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.
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.
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.
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.
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.