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Garmin Nuvi 660


Garmin has announced a new Nuvi, the Garmin Nuvi 660. The Garmin Nuvi 660 will come with Bluetooth capabilities just like its siblings, but also will come with an FM transmitter. The FM transmitter will push out voice prompts and via FM to your car stereo. Similar features can be found in other Garmin models. Hands free calling when paired with Bluetooth phones is also supported.

The Nuvi 660 will be compatible with the Garmin GTM-20 and GTM-21 traffic receivers, have connections for an external antenna, headphones/speakers, as well as an internal microphone for hands free phone operation. Traffic information will be provided by the GTM-20 traffic receiver which is included with the Garmin Nuvi 660 and integrated into the power adapter. A three month subscription to Total Traffic Network is included, after the trial period the subscription costs $60 for 15 months of service.

The other major enhancement over the current Nuvi lineup is the wider screen. The Nuvi 660 will feature a 4.3 inch screen running at 480×272. The FM transmitter will be able to send voice directions, MP3 music, audio books, as well as phone calls to your vehicle’s existing sound system. Other sounds are muted when voice directions are spoken. Dialing POIs is also supported.

The retail price is $1076.91 and many retailers will likely offer it initially at $999. The Garmin Nuvi 660 is now shipping.

106 Responses

  1. Hi, I like to do geocaching and am looking to make it more interesting by using a more manual way of finding my way to coordinates than I have so far. The app they have for it on the iPhone is just much too easy, I’d like to actually have to find coordinates without being told my every move. Would I be able to do that with this model? Thanks

    Jesse - July 6th, 2010
  2. Some of you may have encountered an issue where the Nuvi will not acquire satellites or the touch screen might become unresponsive. According to one of our readers, Garmin has been replacing some of these devices (the Nuvi 650 was mentioned) for free even though they are out of warranty. I have no first hand confirmation of this, however if you’ve experienced the issue you may wish to check with Garmin. You can read more about this here:


    Tim - September 22nd, 2010
  3. Hi, We bought our nuvi 660 approx 3 years ago- i don’t think we used it more than 8 times. The touch screen quit working yesterday and the power adaptor end broke off in the 12 volt outlet– WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK. I fixed the cheap adaptor by soldering a different 99 cent adaptor { which was built better than the original garmin } to the fuse contacts inside the garmin junk garmin adaptor. I understand there are 1000’s of people with unresponsive screens that garmin admits were junk from the factory. But no recall– Just another greedy company.. I’m all done with a company that admits they sold faulty products but won’t do anything about it…

    Jeff K - August 5th, 2011

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