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Garmin Nuvi 1390T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2793 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The value for money and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 1390T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Garmin nüvi 1390T

 

The market is flooded with personal navigation devices these days. But that doesn't mean new entrants can't stand out—particularly if they offer unprecedented value. The Garmin nüvi 1390 ($269.99 list), our latest Editors' Choice, accomplishes this...

Accurate navigation. Smooth map animation with plenty of road speed limit signs. Well-timed voice prompts. Two lane assist modes. Pedestrian routing enhanced with (optional) cityXplorer maps

Lifetime traffic comes with frequent ads, even if you turn the feature off. No 3D landmarks or multi-segment routing

Despite pesky ads that come with free lifetime traffic, the Garmin nüvi 1390 brings many high-end navigation features down to a budget price point. And it helps you drive more efficiently.

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Garmin Nuvi 1390T ? With ecoRoute feature

 

Garmin Nuvi 1390T weighs 5.7 ounces and has rubberized rugged housing. It has very slim chassis and is 2.9 inches high, 4.8 inches wide and 0.6 inch deep. The Garmin Nuvi 1390T has 4.3 inch touch screen with resolution of 480x272 pixels and it is quite...

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Garmin nuvi 1390LMT

 

The Garmin nüvi 1390LMT adds lifetime map updates to the nuvi 1390T (which already includes lifetime traffic). All this in a package with lane assist, junction view and Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use. All of the units in the 1200, 1300 and...

The following features were first introduced on other recent nuvi models.

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Garmin nuvi 1390T review

 

The Garmin nüvi 1390T is a high-end unit in a recently introduced line of Garmin GPS navigators, offering lane assist, junction view (seen above), lifetime traffic, and Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use. All of the new units in the 1200, 1300 and...

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Garmin nuvi 1390T Review

 

Conclusion / recommendation / ratings are based on the opinion of the author. I recommend that you read the entire review before making any decision.

Great for City Folk

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Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT

 

The Garmin Nuvi 1390LMT navigation GPS unit has a lot of extras that you will love. We were wondering where the media player and voice recognition features were, but we really like all of the features you can get with this navigation GPS unit,...

This Garmin offers a lot of great ways to plot your course, like ecoRoute and cityXplorer

The lack of voice recognition is one weakness

This unit is compact and packed with features, but you may miss having an integrated media player.

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Garmin Nuvi 1390T

 

The Garmin Nuvi 1390T navigation GPS unit has a lot of extras that you will love. We were wondering where the media player and voice recognition features were, but we really like all of the features you can get with this navigation GPS unit, including...

This Garmin offers a lot of great ways to plot your course, like ecoRoute and cityXplorer

The lack of voice recognition is one weakness

This unit is compact and packed with features, but you may miss having an integrated media player.

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Good for the money

 

I've had a 14 series Garmin for over a year now. I rides attached to my windshield of my truck. I drive a 3 axle water tanker truck and go off road on some very rough terrain to get to railroad sidings. It shows alot of the dirt roads that I go on too....

Durable, and acurate

sound with high volume will start to crack

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Does exactly what it should for a reasonable price

 

I just used this on a trip from Las Vegas to Reno, and then to Lake Tahoe. It was easy to navigate on the unit when I needed to find something. Addresses were very accurate. Recalculation did not take me on a route that was way out of the way. For the...

Latest firmware is what makes this unit great! Accurate information, lane assist is very nice feature, No issues with receiving phone calls with the BlueTooth connection and Iphone after setup. Simple menu. Fast recalculation times

May think your on a road when your not, if your very close to it. Iphone contact information does not sync, nor does it display the name of the caller. Could have more features since this is just a faster version of the old units. Out of the box it sho

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Nuivi 1390 LMT not really impressed

 

I definitely prefer my older 255W unit which unfortunately got stolen, Garmin seems to loose steam with the new generation. Bluetooth unit very random most of the time would not connect with my phone calling Garmin they confirmed they have only certain...

Life update, Traffic update (not so accurate though) Lock security anti theft, Bluetooth

Bluetooth very picky and erratic, slow, traffic update not so useful

Product Specifications

nuvi 1390T packs big features into a slim design. The ultra-thin navigator includes lane assist with junction view, free traffic alerts, hands-free calling and ecoRoute to calculate a more fuel-efficient route.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3 / 4.3"/4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3in
Weight:5.7oz
Width:4.8in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Europe/North America

GPS System

Connectivity:Bluetooth / USB/Bluetooth / USB
GPS Functions / Services:Distance / Elevation / Lane Assistant / Time/date/Time/date / Elevation / Distance / Lane Assistant
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking/Automotive / Hiking
Traffic Services:MSN Direct / TMC (Traffic Message Channel)/TMC (Traffic Message Channel) / MSN Direct
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:1390T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Routes:0
Waypoints:1000
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