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The Nuvi 1490LMT is a portable global positioning system receiver from Garmin that offers a step-up from the company's 1490T.

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Pros

routes can be planned on-the-fly

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maps are as up to date as possible, constantly updating

2 agree

Interface is clear and easy to use when you're on the road

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Screen is bright and clear and easy to see even on bright days

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The window suction cup works very well

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Points of Interest accounts for unforeseen trip problems such as lost hotel reservations

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Bluetooth integration with compatible cell phones

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

needs a firmware update to operate reliably

6 agree

Annoying Traffic advertisements

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inconsistent touchpad - sometimes have to press hard

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street name pronounciation takes some getting used to

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Nuvi 1490LMT is a portable global positioning system receiver from Garmin that offers a step-up from the company's 1490T model. Featuring free lifetime map updates, this model can be updated four times annually to ensure that the latest locational information including new businesses, streets and buildings is included. A built-in FM transmitter provides free lifetime traffic updates, warning users of upcoming accidents, construction or other road blockage issues. The 5-inch backlit color touchscreen provides clear and vivid imagery, with interactive turn-by-turn "City Navigator" navigation throughout North America and Mexico. "Lane Assist" technology removes guess-work from directional prompts, providing users with a virtual first-person view of the street or freeway in front of them while implementing an arrowed illustration for accurate lane changing. On-board Bluetooth connectivity supports hands-free wireless call integration, increasing safety while preventing the need for a dedicated unit for convenience. Two and three-dimensional map interfaces are available, with shaded contours for simulated elevation levels on the latter. "HotFix" predictive satellite technology helps to provide users with the most accurate information on current location, with steady and accurate support even when vehicles enter underground tunnels or drive under bridges. "EcoRoute" mode helps to determine routes that are the most fuel-efficient, with up-to-the-minute fuel usage readings available in addition to live detour routing. 

Features
  • 5-inch backlit TFT color touchscreen
  • Free lifetime traffic updates
  • Free lifetime map updates
  • MicroSD card support
  • Voice prompts
  • Lane assist function
  • Automatic multiple route sorting
  • EcoRoute mode
  • Route avoid function
  • Automatic re-route function
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Custom Points Of Interest
  • Photo navigation

 

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