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Garmin Nuvi 1490
6.3 out of 10

Garmin Nuvi 1490

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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 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

alertjoe, Walmart
17 June 2012
  • Summary: Received my Garmin Nuvi-1490-LMT refurbished and right out of the box all I had was the display unit. The Mount, Mounting Disk, Wire with Traffic Receiver and USB Cable were all missing.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

RuffBoyz, Walmart
30 May 2012
  • Summary: What I really needed this for was not point A to point B. What I really needed was something to route me to multiple stops, 15-20 or more. I figured out how to do it, however, it was a major pain int the, you know. I needed it to simplify not multiply my problem.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

RuffBoyz, Walmart
30 May 2012
  • Summary: What I really needed this for was not point A to point B. What I really needed was something to route me to multiple stops, 15-20 or more. I figured out how to do it, however, it was a major pain int the, you know. I needed it to simplify not multiply my problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

Map updates don't work

Charles L., Newegg
22 February 2012
  • Summary: I have an very old Tom Tom and it works better. I would pass on this GPS as it's use less. I've gone to tech sites and they say the Garmin support laughed at them.
  • Pros: Size easy to read looks good.
  • Cons: Map updates say not enough memory to load firmware update. So map updates don't load as can not get past this. Life time map useless as not enough memory. I have not added any thing no music pictures and it still does not work. I would not buy this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Turning off ADS turns off traffic

Anonymous, Newegg
21 January 2012
  • Pros: more responsive than 265 nuvi and 760 nuvi. Good size, bright screen.
  • Cons: ADS/Coupons pop up constantly. Per Garmin; the only way to turn off pop-ups is to turn off Lifetime Traffic! They report that this is how the Traffic feature is paid for. Maps remain below par. Commercial data poor.
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Overall 4
4.0

confused way it work on street

andrewal999, Ebay
30 March 2011
  • Summary: i bought from sam club kept 3 days return,its a good product as the service but going to my home i take short cut always going it does redirect new short road but comming back i hit new short cut it never take back same way its 2 mile road and tell me to go 3 street small one i had never travelled...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not up to Garmin's normal standard

Hutch, Amazon
25 October 2010
  • Summary: I have had this unit for about two months and have traveled extensively in TN, NC, VA, and KY. It is easy to use as are all of the Nuvi Series Garmin products, however there have been some major problems with it. 1) The traffic reporting feature is unreliable, erroneous, and essentially worthless.
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin 1490T

Joe, Amazon
29 September 2010
  • Summary: It seemed like a great GPS on paper and as a Garmin GPS user, I ordered it. It was quite a disappointing experience as it frequently indicated LOST GPS SIGNAL even on a major freeway. Worse was the Garmin's customer service department....no help at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

not very helpful

Robert R., Newegg
3 September 2010
  • Summary: I love everything abot this unit except for one thing. It's not a very good device when you need it most. Being off by 75ft doesn't sound like alot until it put you on the wrong road or misses the correct exit lane. I could go on but will simply say: try another brand.
  • Pros: Nice display, nice graphics
  • Cons: Weak antenna, slow startup, off by at leaat 75 ft
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