Item Works Ok but the cost of the map updates are outragious
Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: I have had the unit for 6 months and I went to update maps and they are $20.00 per quarter or $89.00 a year. Desided to order a new Garmin with FREE lifetime maps. Purchased the 5 inch screen Garmin for $119.00 with FREE LIFETIME MAPS.
At least should have the advertising it wasn't upgrade after fabrication
Alison Velazco, Amazon
20 November 2013
Summary: The GPS wasn't upgrade, I'm always lost. My motive to buy it was cause relocation in a new and unknown place and it wasn't help me a lot because nobody explained that I had to upgrade later for almost $60 plus.
Summary: I bought this as a second unit to accompany the one I already had but without lifetime map updates and traffic because that is really useful in the rural area I live. The main problem is it also lacks other basic features including the ability to get a different route, I often know that the route...
Summary: Works as advertised; however, it could be better. I had has some problems getting it to do what I wanted. You can't conventionally plot your own course and when you take of an alternate course it keeps pestering you until you get far enough for it to figure out where you are going.
Angst Over Fights Relating to Use of GPS Navigator
Thomas M. Loarie, Amazon
27 July 2010
Summary: Just switched to the Garmin nüvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic and found it to be superior to the TomTom. I have downgraded the TomTom from 4stars to 3stars.
Summary: I guess i am the first reviewer. Make sure to back up your GPS before updating, cos you will loose your TTS after updating it.Also this model does not give you Written Instruction after entered the destinations(Something likes turn left in 20ft, and then turn right in 40ft) and the POI sucks, it...
Summary: pros,, low price, help button, current speed and posted speeds, size easy to read, Cons, after a year and half, lifetime maps is useless as it rendered useless with error message saying memory too full. I did not realize I should have bought a unit with expandable memory chip. This unit has none.