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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

Garmin Nuvi 1490T
alaScore 87

8397 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8285 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and value for money. The performance and screen also get good views. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 1490T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 1490T

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 669 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 1490T from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 1490T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6220 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 1490T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, performance, value for money, size

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nuvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin nuvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic UpdatesGarmin nuvi 1490/1490T 5-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

 

TomTom's got one . Magellan's got one . Now, we have our hands on Garmin's newest 5-inch GPS navigator. Dwarfing the current norm of 4.3-inch units, the Garmin Nuvi 1490T's big screen makes it that much easier to view from its perch on a car 's...

The Garmin Nuvi 1490T's 5-inch touch screen greatly increases road visibility. Bluetooth hands-free calling, free FM traffic data, and a fuel-saving EcoRoute function further increase this Nuvi's value. Garmin's interface remains one of the easiest to...

The bigger screen doesn't get an increase in resolution, resulting in jagged edges on some of the graphics. Ad-supported traffic may be a turn-off to some users.

Anyone who wants a reliable and simple navigation device with a bit more screen real estate won't be disappointed by the Garmin Nuvi 1490T.

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Garmin nuvi 1490T

 

Garmin now produce a number of different GPS navigation systems that cater for any situation, with each model offering something slightly different. For a first time user, there are some features here that will never be used, but as an upgrade from an...

Bluetooth CompatibilityIntegrated FM ReceiverecoRoute2D and 3D mapping

Crowded product category

Garmins nuvi 1490T will be released in the 3rd Quarter of 2010 and it...

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A Review of the Garmin Nuvi 1490T

 

With a large display, built-in traffic receiver, and an eco-routing mode, the 1490T sounds like a compelling choice for the consumer, but just how good is it? Find out in this Garmin Nuvi 1490T review.

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Garmin nuvi 1490T Review

 

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

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Garmin nuvi 1490T review

 

UPDATE: Now available bundled with lifetime map updates as the Garmin nuvi 1490LMT

The Garmin nüvi 1490T offers a 5” wide screen and multi-destination routing, features not found on any of the nuvi 12xx or 13xx models.

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Garmin nuvi 1490T GPS unit

 

Take Garmin's excellent 1390T GPS unit, add a large, 5in display and you end up with the nuvi 1490T — a bigger version of Garmin's former flagsh...

Large, responsive touch screen, quick to get a GPS fix and to reroute, effective UI, great lane guidance, Bluetooth, New Zealand maps included

Map lacks detail compared to competitors, traffic antenna built into car-charger, no FM transmitter

This is a great Garmin GPS unit with a simple but effective user interface. It provides an outstanding navigational experience on the whole. Highly recommended.

Recommended!

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Garmin nuvi 1490T Sat-Nav

 

With its 5in widescreen display and attractive price, the Garmin nuvi 1490T sat-nav looks like a bargain.

There's nothing particularly revolutionary about the Garmin 1490T. Aside from the free searching of address and POI databases and the cityXplorer compatibility, its features can be found in any number of alternatives. However, at £215 it's already good...

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

 

Big screen ; Lane guidance coverage ; Easy to use ; Junction view uses real-world photos ; Decent Bluetooth hands-free

Big screen can obscure the road ; Traffic messaging handy, but not foolproof ; More features would be nice

While it mightn't be terribly exciting, the 1490T's combination of traffic messaging, junction view, ease of use and Bluetooth hands-free, make this the 5-inch GPS to get.

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Garmin Nuvi 1490TV

 

The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV is a satnav with a 5-inch super wide touchscreen, pan-European coverage, high detail City Navigator maps, subscription-free traffic updates and – in an unusual twist – a built-in Freeview TV tuner.

While most satnavs offer up 4.3 inches of screen real estate, the 1490TV delivers a full 5 – and isn’t any the heftier for it

As you might imagine, the Freeview tuner doesn’t work particularly well in more rural areas, even with both antennae hooked up and draped over your car seats. Also, if you’re planning a lengthy telly session, you might find the three hour battery life...

The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV doesn’t offer anything outstanding, but if you’re looking for a solid, dependable and easy-to-use satnav with the added bonus of Freeview TV, it ticks all the boxes.

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Garmin Nuvi 1490TV

 

The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV is a satnav with a 5-inch super wide touchscreen, pan-European coverage, high detail City Navigator maps, subscription-free traffic updates and – in an unusual twist – a built-in Freeview TV tuner.

The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV doesn’t offer anything outstanding, but if you’re looking for a solid, dependable and easy-to-use satnav with the added bonus of Freeview TV, it ticks all the boxes. Garmin Nuvi 1490TV is tagged with Garmin Nuvi 1490TV, Sat-nav...

Product Specifications

The large screen nüvi 1490T comes with FREE lifetime traffic and offers multiple-point routing and lane assist with junction view to help you manage busy highway interchanges.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:5"
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3.4in
Weight:7.8oz
Width:5.4in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

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

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:1490T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Routes:10
Tracklog Points:10000
Waypoints:1000
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