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Garmin NÜVI 1490LMT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4427 reviews of Garmin NÜVI 1490LMT. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the maps and price are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the voice guidance and memory. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, maps

memory, voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin NÜVI 1490LMT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 4427 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin NÜVI 1490LMT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4134 user reviews of Garmin NÜVI 1490LMT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the maps and price. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the voice guidance and memory.

usability, performance, screen, price, maps

reliability, memory, voice guidance

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic UpdatesGarmin nuvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin GPS Nuvi 1490LMT Accessory Bundle - Car Charger + Home Travel AC Charger

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 1490LMT

 

The Garmin nüvi 1490LMT adds lifetime map updates to the nuvi 1490T (which already includes lifetime traffic). All this in a package with a 5” wide screen and multi-destination routing, features not found on any of the nuvi 12xx or 13xx models.

There are several changes to the nuvi interface in the 12xx, 13xx and 14xx series. For one, the menu button is gone, replaced by the arrow in the lower left corner.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

NUVi rulez

 

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.

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...

none really

Jun, 2014
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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not Compatible with Wii U Control Pad

 

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.

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...

none really

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Jim H. (tigerdirect.com)

Great price for highly featured GPS.

 

I purchased this model, after finding my newer GPS(2555LMT)lacked some of the features of the older models. In particular, older models support user defined routes better than the Nuvi 2555 series. This was of interest to me, as I am planning my trip...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Perfect

 

Like new works great

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Pnuttygal (tigerdirect.com)

Love It!

 

This item works great and does everything they said it would do. I love the fact that I don't have to wear my bluetooth when driving when using my Garmin!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Pnuttygal, (tigerdirect.com)

Love It!

 

This item works great and does everything they said it would do. I love the fact that I don't have to wear my bluetooth when driving when using my Garmin!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: TechCoord (tigerdirect.com)

Most Bang For The Buck

 

Can't ask for better. Does what it's supposed to and is easy to use. I've read other reviews that claim it is not as easy as a TomTom, so why not buy another TomTom.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: TechCoord, (tigerdirect.com)

Most Bang For The Buck

 

Can't ask for better. Does what it's supposed to and is easy to use. I've read other reviews that claim it is not as easy as a TomTom, so why not buy another TomTom.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: CEC (tigerdirect.com)

Good Unit

 

Works very well, although there are times when I don't think it sends me on the fastest route. Like when it sends me through town instead of the freeway. Never faster through town. Otherwise work great. It does pronounce street and business names a lot...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Car
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:> 1 Continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode:Advanced Mode
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: No
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready
Voice Control: No

Playback

DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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