very helpful navigator, i would not drive on a long trip without it!
12 February 2014
Summary: helps me to get to places i have not been with less stress and confusion than by using printed maps and directions. saves gas by knowing more direct routes and about traffic. it's advice is generally but not 100% accurate. i wouldn't drive on a long trip without this or a similar Garmin device.
"A first-time GPS user's review after 1-1/2 years of use"
8 January 2013
Pros: Nice large, bright display, fairly easy to use, very good maps. Bluetooth is very timely and handy. The lifetime map updates is a great feature. FM speed and traffic updates and display are a great idea.
Cons: Eco-Route is a joke, only one vehicle profile, the touch screen should have better resolution & crisper graphics. The update process takes far too long; see below for more.
Summary: I bought this GPS for my wife as a birthday gift since she is prone to getting lost so often. It works great and picks up directions very quickly. I looked at the Garmin 90 series because of the bluetooth feature. The bluetooth is pretty good but not great. The voice clarity is not as good as my cars bluetooth device nor my in-ear device. The maps are pretty accurate but have some missing areas even with the latest map updates.
Summary: The product is excellent! The unit is not as fancy as the latest model but it serves the purpose with its bluetooth makes easier to get calls from mobile phones. The 5 inch screen is perfect for me (am not 20-20). But, if you're expecting the photo-view guide of entry, exits or intersections, then this is not the model you want. Again, if you need navigation this is the product you need. The product is worth the the price.
Summary: I purchased this unit as a replacement for Garmin's 765 model, which worked well until the connector for the power cord detached from the unit. I was happy to see the 1490LMT has a standard mini USB connector port that shouldn't break (as least as easily). The 1490LMT has a 5" display, about 3/4 of an inch larger than the old model. That may not sound like much but it makes a big difference.
Large display and ease of use. Great value for the money.
28 June 2012
Summary: Need a GPS receiver, so did brief research and found this product. Bought one and used it for a couple of months. Overall it is very good product. There is one thing I should point out. I have been using yahoo/google map for a long time, so have got used to the suggested route, list of driving directions etc. It will be nice for GPS receiver to have these features. Other than that, i'm happy with this purchase.
Lifetime FREE updates for maps & traffic*Wonderful deal for the money
10 May 2012
Summary: With all of the road construction that has been on going, I needed a way to avoid the long lines & delays, while traveling to other states. As I am NOT a NEW gaget person, I needed something that was easy to operate--right out of the box. The direction folder led me outside & within a matter of seconds, I was operating my NEW & first GPS. I was able to enter some of the information I needed & I was off to my first destination.