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Garmin-nuvi-1490t.8506621
6.5 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 1490

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
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
7.0

Garmin Nuvi 1490T

CNET
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.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Garmin Nuvi 1490T

CNET
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.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Garmin Nuvi 1490T

CNET
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.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Garmin Nuvi 1490T

CNET
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.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

Garmin Nuvi 1490T

CNET
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.
  • 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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Overall 9
8.5

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
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10

Garmin Nuvi 1490TV

GadgetSpeak
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
7.8

Garmin Nuvi 1490TV :

GamesNation
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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Overall 8
8.3

TEST: Garmin Nüvi 1490T - Større og smartere Nüvi

PC World
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Garmin er en av et stadig synkende antall produsenter som fortsatt tilbyr portable navigasjonsenheter (PND) i Norge. De er også blant de aller største. Selskapet har giret noe ned på utviklingsfronten, og prioriterer å oppgradere og forbedre, fremfor å flere ganger i året komme med helt nye produktserier. De siste månedene har vi fått en oppdatering av Nüvi-serien.
  • Pros: Stor og god skjerm. Presis og rask beregning. Rask omregning ved avvik. Enkle og oversiktlige menyer.
  • Cons: Kunne vist mer informasjon på skjermen.
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