The large screen nuvi 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.
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 n?vi 1490LMT's 5" (12.7 cm) touch screen 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 LateNo 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.
Plan Aheadnuvi 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, n?vi 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 Directionsn?vi 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. 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, n?vi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.
Make Hands-free CallsFor hands-free calling, n?vi 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 nuvi's touch screen 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.
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Not a good one
About Me Casual User
Comments about Garmin nuvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS with Lifetime Map and Traffic updates:
Good looking but I feel some defective not sure mine or this model itself. Earlier gps were great. I may need to return.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By Funky Grandma
from Cape Coral, FL
This is my third brand of GPS. It is the only one that did not ask me to drive routes that were impossible due to incorrect inforrmation. The first two directed me on a route that would have necessitated driving across a six lane highway where there was no access. I am still learning to use the unit fully.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Exactly what I needed
from Sicklerville, NJ
I got this particular GPS because it had lifetime updates and bluetooth. I'm very happy with the performance so far. I'm only a casual user but when you need it it's there for you.
I would buy this product again.
from Glenville, New York
The Nuvi has exceeded my expectations and a huge improvement over my older Garmin. Have had no problems updating the maps and installing the Bluetooth with my Iphone. Touch screen is responsive, clear and bright. The large 5 inch screen is very nice and the whole unit very slim. Really love this unit.
from Central Valley
You can't go wrong with this product! This is the best GPS at this price range BAR NONE!
By Dave the scouser
from Sydney Australia
Visitor to USA so bought one to help me find my way in a new environment
Good but I still need help
About Me Enthusiast
It came with a usb cord but it is only good for charging. It did not come with the correct usb for connecting to my computer. I had to order it separately when I finally discovered why "can not locate device" kept showing up on my laptop. It doesn't show the POIs as we travel like my TomTom does but seems to be pretty accurate. I wish it was easier to map my particular custom routes. Maybe others find it easier to use, I guess I am still learning.Also wish the call center (for help) was open during hours I can call. They are only open when I am at work.
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from Eagle Pass, Tx
I use it everytime I travel out of town. This was my first time using this particular GPS and I loved it.
Thanks for making my trip possible
By Chemistry teacher
from Houma, LA
Would not have even attempted to navigate thru the Houston interstate system without a GPS. Lane assist was awesome helping me get thru downtown Houston.
good at what it does