Garmin Nuvi 1490T Review


The Garmin Nuvi 1490T is a new gps system that has been released by Garmin. It comes with a huge 5″ widescreen and includes additional features like text-to-speech, lifetime traffic, bluetooth and lane assistance. The gps system is designed well, it is thin and lightweight making it easy to carry.

Included with the Garmin Nuvi 1490T is a FM traffic reciever with which you will get free lifetime traffic updates that will help you route your way around traffic. You will have the ability to receive alerts about traffic delays and road construction.

View a Garmin Nuvi 1490T demo video

Why its good

  • Easy of use – This system is very easy to use.
  • Huge 5″ widescreen – See more of what is around you.
  • Good Routing Engine – The system calculates the best routes for you. The engine used in Garmins are better than the ones in tomtom or magellan
  • Garmin WebUpdater – Garmin provides a very easy way to keep the gps system maps up to date
  • Text to Speech – The system announces the street names in a very nice natural voice.
  • Lifetime free traffic updates- You get a FM traffic receiver
  • Lane Assist and junction view – 3D Graphics of road signs
  • Bluetooth – Make hands free phone calls


  • Battery life

Bottom Line

The new Garmin Nuvi 1490T is a good gps systems that has a great design making it easy for you to carry the device. If you need gps system with a larger than normal screen then this system is for you.

Best Price

In the Box

The following items are included in the box

  1. Garmin Nuvi 1490T
  2. EasyPort Suction Cup Mount
  3. Preloaded with maps of North America and Europe
  4. Adhesive Disk
  5. User Guide
  6. Services and Accessories Guide
  7. Vehicle power cable
  8. USB Cable
  9. Carrying Case

Video Review

More information

You can read user comments of the Garmin Nuvi 1490T or get more information and have questions answered on Garmin Gps Systems at our Gps Forums.

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