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Garmin Nuvi 1490
5.4 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 1490

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Overall 10
10

Garmin

Anne H., Newegg
22 October 2014
  • Pros: gave it to my granddaughter. She was thrilled. It works well.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

NUVi rulez

Anonymous, Newegg
20 June 2014
  • Summary: Lifetime maps is defiantly something to look for when your choosing models. Spend the few extra dollars now and you will be very glad you did later.
  • Pros: NUVI beats TomTom everytime.. I've had a few of both, and the Garmin's are just a much better experience overall. Having this in the windshield showing the posted speedlimit and your current speed side-by-side in your line of sight is extremely helpful to stay aware of limit changes. Saved me fro...
  • Cons: none really.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after 18 months.

American E., Newegg
29 March 2014
  • Pros: Nice screen. Navigation works well.
  • Cons: Died after 18 months (during use). Would not start beyond the "Garmin" splash screen. Would not do a hard reset. This is a well recognized fault if you search the Web. Phoned Garmin tech support - confirmed that it had bricked itself, and outside warranty.
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Overall 10
10

great navigator

Rakuten
20 June 2013
  • Summary: I get in my car and turn it on, we're pretty much ready to go immediately. The new display posts speed limit signs of major roads flush left on the screen, which is a new feature that is also really helpful, if you're driving in an unfamiliar area.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin

Andy, Rakuten
11 September 2012
  • Summary: This is an awesome garmin nuvi, love the bluetooth option. And the screen is 5" which is huge compared the last edition of the garmin nuvi I had. The sound is clear and you cant beat the lifetime maps and traffic. I would definately recommend this to anyone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmins are the best, except for this one.

Dan B., Newegg
28 July 2012
  • Summary: I gave up on the traffice option and ordered a Nuvi 50LM. All the reviews are great for that GPS. It's got to be better. By a different Garmin. Google Maps does just as good on traffice and is more reliable! Garmin is great, but not this one.
  • Pros: Out of the box, it works just like it should. Garmin stands behind this device and honors their warrenty. Newegg got it to me fast and working, like they always do!
  • Cons: I read many bad reviews and after having several Garmins before I thought the reviewers were just unlucky, or didn't know how to operate this device corectly. Now I realize, every bad thing said about this Garmin was the truth! I have it all happen to me, twice! Within 90 days, it would go into c...
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Overall 2
2.0

Another piece of junk from China

joemvcnj, shopping.com
6 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Conveniently just beyond 1 year warranty (of light use), Route feature becomes useless. Scroll down to see direction, and unit will shut itself off. Unit also make a humming sound when power is on from the speaker. Software update from Garmin accomplished nothing.
  • Pros: Good until it breaks down
  • Cons: Bad hardware and software.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the money

James O., Newegg
25 May 2012
  • Summary: About the best bang for the buck!
  • Pros: Gets you there everytime. Easy to program. Knows speed limit and will change within 100' of roadside sign. Usually finds satellite within 2 minutes sometimes within seconds.
  • Cons: Power hog when turned off. Pulls 0.75A when off and will run car battery down in 4 days or less if unused. Did this twice before I figured what was happening. Unplug if car is going to set more than 12 hours. Does not necessarily take you the best route to destination but will get you there. Best...
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Overall 10
10

Garmin Nuvi GPS, YES!!!

Vinh L., Newegg
4 April 2012
  • Pros: I love using a unit that is truly dedicated to GPS functionality. Therefore, this Garmin nuvi 1490t blasted all my expectations. Responsiveness, accuracy, traffic updates, quick-recaculation, easy to use, and the conscience of never having to worry about being loss is a bonus. Another thing is ha...
  • Cons: A very very tiny white-line appears at the bottom of the screen. Hmmmm.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Sandra, Rakuten
2 April 2012
  • Summary: so easy to get started & download maps. Will be taking a road trip in Cali & will definately need it!
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