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Garmin Nuvi 1490

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Garmin nuvi 1490LMT

GPS Tracklog
4 October 2010
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 1490LMT adds lifetime map updates to the nuvi 1490T (which already includes lifetime traffic). Introduced in 2009 (here is a list of more recent nuvi introductions ), the 1490LMT also comes with a 5” wide screen and multi-destination routing, features not found on any of the nuvi 12xx or 13xx models.
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Garmin nuvi 1490LMT

PC Magazine
12 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 1490LMT is a midrange personal GPS navigation device that offers good value. You get all the usual features that are expected nowadays, such as text-to-speech, a 3D map view, and a 480-by-272-pixel, 5-inch resistive touch screen with colorful, animated map graphics. The nüvi 1490LMT measures 3.4 by 5.4 by 0.6 inches (HWD). It comes complete with free lifetime map updates and traffic reports.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

22 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV doesn’t offer anything outstanding, but if you’re looking for a solid, dependable and easy-to-use satnav with the added bonus of Freeview TV, it ticks all the boxes.
  • Pros: While most satnavs offer up 4.3 inches of screen real estate, the 1490TV delivers a full 5 – and isn’t any the heftier for it. Garmin makes some of the most user friendly navigation software around, with clear, clean map design, easy-to-follow voice guidance and a powerful search tool that lets you key in a street name without first having to specify the town, or browse Points of Interest in much the same way. The lane management system for motorway driving makes nego...
  • Cons: As you might imagine, the Freeview tuner doesn’t work particularly well in more rural areas, even with both antennae hooked up and draped over your car seats. Also, if you’re planning a lengthy telly session, you might find the three hour battery life to be a little short.
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Overall 7

Garmin Nuvi 1490T

9 July 2010
  • Summary: Anyone who wants a reliable and simple navigation device with a bit more screen real estate won't be disappointed by the Garmin Nuvi 1490T.
  • Pros: The Garmin Nuvi 1490T's 5-inch touch screen greatly increases road visibility. Bluetooth hands-free calling, free FM traffic data, and a fuel-saving EcoRoute function further increase this Nuvi's value. Garmin's interface remains one of the easiest to understand.
  • Cons: The bigger screen doesn't get an increase in resolution, resulting in jagged edges on some of the graphics. Ad-supported traffic may be a turn-off to some users.
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Garmin Nuvi 1490 T Sat-Nav

16 June 2010
  • Excerpt: When Garmin released their Nuvi 1490 T Sat-Nav during the summer of last year, it was regarded as an excellent, multi-functional GPS device which, at around £220, also added good value and great features. A year down the line, Sat-Nav technology has moved on a little, but the 1490 T’s price has fallen dramatically.
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Garmin nuvi 1490T review

GPS Tracklog
16 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 1490T offers a 5” wide screen and multi-destination routing, features not found on any of the nuvi 12xx or 13xx models.
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Overall 9

Garmin nuvi 1490T Sat-Nav

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • Summary: With its 5in widescreen display and attractive price, the Garmin nuvi 1490T sat-nav looks like a bargain.
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Overall 9

Featuring live traffic capabilities, excellent lane guidance and a simple but highly effective user interface, the nuvi 1490T is one of the best GPS units on the market

Good Gear Guide.au
23 July 2010
  • Summary: This is a great Garmin GPS unit with a simple but effective user interface. It provides an outstanding navigational experience on the whole. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Large, responsive touch screen, quick to get a GPS fix and to reroute, effective UI, great lane guidance, Bluetooth, New Zealand maps included
  • Cons: Map lacks detail compared to competitors, traffic antenna built into car-charger, no FM transmitter
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Overall 8
Design 8
Features 10
Ease of use 10
Performance 10

Garmin Nuvi 1490TV

28 June 2010
  • Summary: This is a Sat Nav unit from one of the best known names in that field. This is also an in car TV capable of receiving all the digital channels. Why put both in one unit? Well if you have ever travelled with children you will know why.
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Overall 8

Garmin Nuvi 1490TV :

1 July 2013
  • Summary: Un navigatore satellitare con ricevitore DVB integrato
  • Pros: Discreto software di navigazione, funzionalità, ricevitore DVB, ampio display
  • Cons: Autonomia migliorabile
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