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Garmin Nuvi 680

Garmin Nuvi 680
alaScore 76

575 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 575 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the route planning and design are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

usability, performance, screen, design, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 680 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 575 reviews)

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Garmin Nüvi 680


If you look up Nuvi in the dictionary, you won't find anything, and on a traditional US keyboard, it's hard to even type N ü (hold down alt, then on your numeric keypad type 0252) v i. Go ahead, give it a shot. But if you go into any major retail store...

Bright and large 4.3-inch touchscreen display; lots of features; easy to use

MSN Direct is sub par; no multi-point navigation; poor route redirecting

The Garmin Nuvi 680 is a solid choice for a midline feature-rich GPS system.

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Nuvi 680 GPS


Our review of the Garmin Nuvi 680 finds it to be a highly capable, but quite costly, GPS device. Still, it's worth a look.

Boasts a bright screen, Streaming audio through a car stereo

Very hefty price, Spotty coverage

On several occasions the Nuvi 680 delivered directions too late for me to follow them, while the Mio was more timely. This disparity occurred on both surface streets and the highway, while I used both products simultaneously

Editor's Choice!

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Garmin nvi 680


In September 2006, Garmin upped the ante in the shirt-pocket GPS market with the introduction of the nüvi 660. The nüvi 660 was the first shirt-pocket GPS to sport a 4.3-inch QVGA screen and, when connected to you car's power, a real-time traffic...

Location-based services provide real-time information on traffic, weather, gas prices, and movies. Sensitive receiver. Great 4.3-inch screen

Pricey. Optional packages such as Fodor's and language guides drive up the price. Not all theaters and gas stations report live data to MSN Direct

Garmin leads the other GPS manufacturers with the introduction of real-time location-based services that go beyond traffic reports.


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Garmin Nüvi 680 Review


I take my Garmin Nuvi 680 with me on all of my business trips which include trips to California and Washington, and my Nuvi 680 has never let me down a single time! My Nuvi 680 came preloaded NavTeq City Navigator NT street maps for North America, and...

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Garmin Nuvi 680 Reviews


One of the higher end models, customer garmin nuvi 680 reviews state the ultimate experience with the advanced features, hot and accurate tracking which is on par with the worlds leading gps reciever technology in terms of speed and accuracy, and a...

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Garmin Nuvi 680 Car Navigation GPS Review


The Garmin Nuvi 680 is a classic exampe of convergence of capabilities in consumer electronics. As well as being an automotive navigation device, the 680 is an entertainment device, a communication device and a wireless services interface

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Garmin nuvi 680 Review


Last year the Garmin nuvi 660 was my Editor's Choice for the well-heeled GPS shopper. Garmin announced the 660's successor, the nuvi 680, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 2007. The nuvi 680 is identical to the 660 in every way, except...

Editor's Choice 2007

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Garmin Nuvi 680 Full Review


The recently announced Garmin Nuvi 680 is a widescreen, bright, flat form factor GPS system that is based on one of the best GPS units out there, if not the best, the Nuvi 660. The key difference is that the Nuvi 680 has the capability to get...

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A good navigation unit with extras


The only problem I have with this unit is the Bluetooth feature. Garmin has yet to get me a permanent fix. So when the Bluetooth locks up the whole unit I have to plug it back into my computer and reload this firmware update Garmin sent me. It isn't a...

I love the Audible book feature.The maps are easy to follow. The navigation around the unit itself is very easy

Bluetooth STINKS on this unit. The unit won't stay connected to my phone and always disconects and then locks up the unit. I have to constantly load a firmware update sent to me by Garmin to fix the problem only to have it happen again

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Excellent Product


Garmin's best rating by Consumer Reports was well deserved .

Accurate , well built , quickly adjusts to route changes, voice commands were pleasant and timely . The set-up was easy and the look and quality feel of the product is impressive

Nothing . Charge the battery fully before using

Product Specifications

Receive door-to-door directions while staying on top of local weather, traffic and more with n


Run Time (Up To):7hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n