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Garmin nuvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Sunlight-readable, 5-inch backlit TFT color touchscreen display with 480 x 272 WQVGA pixel resolution
  • Preloaded with City Navigator NT data for North America (U.S. and Canada) and Puerto Rico, with nearly six million points of interest
  • Free lifetime map and traffic updates for the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and navigation info, along with constantly updated traffic information
  • Advanced navigation features including voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, lane assist with junction view, fuel-saving ecoRoute
  • Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calling. Comes with One-year warranty.microSD card (not included)
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Technical Details
Item Weight7.8 ounces
Product Dimensions5.4 x 3.4 x 0.6 inches
Item model number010-00810-02
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Display Size5 inches
Display Resolution480 x 272
Battery Life3 hours
  
Additional Information
ASINB003ZX8B3W
Best Sellers Rank #4,380 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 13, 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The large screen nüvi 1490LMT comes with free Lifetime Maps and Traffic and offers multiple-point routing and Lane Assist with junction view to help you manage busy highway interchanges. It announces streets by name, has hands-free calling compatibility and pedestrian navigation options. The ecoRoute feature calculates a more fuel-efficient route.

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The large screen nüvi 1490LMT comes with free Lifetime Maps and Traffic and offers multiple-point routing and Lane Assist with junction view to help you manage busy highway interchanges. It announces streets by name, has hands-free calling compatibility and pedestrian navigation options. The ecoRoute feature calculates a more fuel-efficient route.

It's easy to see where you're going on nüvi 1490LMT's 5-inch touchscreen display.

Traffic information is updated constantly, and map updates are available up to 4 times a year, with no subscription, fees, or expiration dates.

Travel tools include JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more.

Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit.

Extra-Wide, Feature-Rich GPS Navigator Lifetime Maps and Traffic


Includes Free Lifetime Map Updates
With free Lifetime Map and Traffic updates, you always have the most up-to-date maps, points of interest and navigation information available at your fingertips. Traffic information is updated constantly, and map updates are available for download up to 4 times a year. Both features are ready to go, right out of the box, with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.

See Even More
It's easy to see where you're going on nüvi 1490LMT's 5-inch (12.7 cm) touchscreen display. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. With its big, bold display, you won't miss a thing.

Know the Lane Before It's Too Late
No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. Lane assist with junction view is available in select metropolitan cities.

Navigate City Transit
With its enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities, nüvi 1490LMT is the perfect travel companion for getting around town. Download optional cityXplorer content to help you navigate city public transit. Know where to walk, where to catch the bus, subway, tram or other transportation and how long it will take to get there. cityXplorer maps are available for select cities throughout North America and Europe. And with prices as low as $9.99, you'll have money left over to spend in the big city.

Plan Ahead
nüvi 1490LMT includes advanced navigation features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 1490LMT's large screen. In addition, nüvi 1490LMT automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 1490LMT's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator NT street maps, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and the speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. With the 1490LMT's enhanced user interface, you can slide your finger to conveniently scroll between screens. You also can upload custom points of interest (POIs). And with HotFix satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Make Hands-free Calls
For hands-free calling, nüvi 1490LMT integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 1490LMT while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 1490LMT saves you gas and money with ecoRoute--a green feature that calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more. The 1490LMT includes many travel tools, including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect Photos and navigate to them. With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations. The 1490LMT features Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage where you can download custom voices and vehicles. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD cards.

What's in the Box

nüvi 1490; Preloaded City Navigator NT North America (U.S and Canada); Lifetime Maps and Traffic; FM Traffic Receiver With Vehicle Power Cable; Vehicle Suction Cup Mount; USB Cable; Dashboard Disc; Quick Start Manual

Customer Reviews

Very nice large easy to read screen.
Rainkntry
One would think I would have never again bought another Garmin after the first bad experience but I do like Garmin's GPS.
behbeh
It is very easy to use and I would highly recommend this product.
Romby

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3,140 of 3,190 people found the following review helpful By C. James TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 4, 2010
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Having been a Garmin owner for about 5 years I had no doubt what brand I was going to buy, my old Garmin served me well but it was time for a new one and the wide screen was a key feature I wanted in my new one.

The screen is impressive, while going from 4.3" to 5" does not sound like much it is really amazing how much more map and information that fits well on the screen. The screen itself is anti-glare that works, and very bright if you want it, I have the brightness at 60% and that is fine even in bright sunlight. The images are very crisp and clear, street names and such are auto-sized to not obstruct the map but big enough to read easily. The volume when it is reading out direction is also outstanding, so loud I have it also on 60%. So a solid 5 Stars on the screen and voice volume, as well as the pronunciation of the street names!

Quirk: When I first got it I was in my office and opened it, plugged it in to just power and fired it up, it kept asking for me to agree to the license terms and no matter how I answered it rebooted itself, did this like 4 times and then was ok. This would happen each time I turned it on. Not a big issue really, as soon as it "sees" the sats it stops doing it and is fine. Little off for the scare factor, it has never done it again.

The update process is very easy but long, likely very long on a slower PC and/or slow internet connection, the map data is huge. That said it is the nature of the beast and Garmin makes it as painless as possible, the registration and update process was very slick.
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1,379 of 1,407 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Rawlins on January 18, 2011
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*** UPDATE at the bottom of this review (September 2012)

Background - I own a lot of technology. I like electronic toys and I indulge myself in whatever the latest gadget is. This has given me a broad taste in different segments of gadgets, and a pretty good eye for what works and what does not work.

Some convergence works but to date, most just plain suck (January 2011). Prime example of poor convergence is my iPhone 4 and Apple App Store GPS software like Navigon, Garmin, TomTom, MotionX, iGO, GlobalNav, MapQuest, Google and others. I tried them all - and in one way or another, they all suck. Why? Because the iPhone is primarily a mobile phone and an iPod. When an SMS message comes in, or a Facebook alert, or a Calendar alert, or a phone call, it either distracts or switches away from GPS navigation. Not a good idea when driving, far less when driving in unfamiliar areas!!!

Convergence in GPS mapping systems is completely understandable. Magellan, Garmin, TomTom and others are scrambling against an ever increasing golden horde of Androids and iPhones, other smart phones plus in-car navigation and GPS stereos, OnStar and other competitors. The GPS manufacturers HAVE to offer everything under the sun to keep in business - MP3 player, Audiobook player, Bluetooth connectivity, JPEG player, USB hard drive, Travel Guides, Traffic updates, offline maps, nearby shopping coupons - you name it, there is a GPS unit that has it. Long gone are the days of the single purpose GPS unit. Now most of them include the proverbial kitchen sink.

This Garmin 1490LMT replaces my still fully functional 2008 model 3.
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154 of 159 people found the following review helpful By Daniel E. Pearson on December 29, 2010
First of all, I'd like to admit that I'm a Garmin fan. I've used other GPS's in the distant past and they never seemed to stack up to Garmins. I'll mainly be reviewing this GPS to other Garmin units I've owned, so if you're looking for a review that compares it to other brands, this isn't it.

I've owned several Nuvi's and the main difference between this and the others I've owned is speed and size! As another reviewer pointed out going from a 4" screen to a 5" screen makes a really big difference. And the speed compared to my other Nuvi's is incredible! Everything from initial boot-up to typing addresses in to map-drawing is lightning quick. I've always hated how my old Nuvi's would get me turned around or make me miss a turn after typing an address because the draw refresh rate was so slow, this 1490LMT nearly does it in real-time.

One note on speed; it doesn't seem like searching for something by name is any faster, still slow as molasses.

Build quality seems good, but the shiny black plastic around the edge of the screen collects fingerprints easily, if you care about that kind of thing.

Overall I really like the unit...with 1 minor and 1 MAJOR annoyance:
Minor: I can't seem to figure out how to get my current speed to not display on the screen. This Garmin has a feature that displays the current speed limit of the road your on (nice feature) and displays your current speed right next to it. If you go over the speed limit your current speed turns red. I KNOW I'm speeding Garmin! Quit nagging me! I live in southern California, of course I'm speeding!

Major: This is the first GPS I've ever owned that has ADVERTISING BUILT IN!
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