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Garmin nüvi 1490T GPS Navigator

Item # 427313
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Key Features

  • Traffic receiver and lifetime traffic alerts

  • 5" touchscreen display (480 x 272 resolution)

  • High-sensitivity GPS gives turn-by turn directions

  • Pre-loaded City Navigator NT North American maps

  • ecoRoute calculates most fuel-efficient route

Our Price  $299.99
Sale Price  $179.99

Availability: Sold Out

  • Please note: This item can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
  • Additional discounts do not apply.
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Product Description
garmin The Garmin nüvi 1490T GPS Navigator has a large touchscreen display and a built-in microphone for hands-free calling with a Bluetooth capable phone. The nüvi 1490T comes with an FM traffic receiver and a lifetime subscription to traffic services and alerts.

Physical/Performance Features:
• 5" touchscreen WQVGA color TFT display
• White backlight
• 480 x 272 resolution
• Built-in microphone for hands-free calling with Bluetooth
• Built-in internal solid state memory with microSD card slot for adding more memory
• Compatible with Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later
• Runs up to 3 hours on included rechargeable lithium-ion battery
• Comes with vehicle suction cup mount, FM traffic reciever/vehicle power cable, USB cable, and quick-start manual
• Weighs 7.8 oz.
• 5.4"W x 3.4"H x 0.6"D

GPS Features:
• High-sensitivity GPS receiver
• HotFix Satellite Prediction calculates your position faster
• Gives turn-by-turn directions and speaks street names
• Displays speed limits for most major roads in the US and Europe
• "Where Am I?" emergency locator finds your exact latitude and longitude and the nearest address, intersection, hospitals, police stations, and fuel stations
• Enhanced pedestrian navigation

Mapping Features:
• Pre-loaded with City Navigator NT North American (US, Canada, and Mexico) maps
• nüMaps Guarantee allows you to update your maps for free within 90 days of purchase
• Features millions of points of interest (POIs)
• Lane Assist guides you to the proper lane for your route
• Junction View provides views of upcoming junctions so you can easily navigate complex highway interchanges or unfamiliar intersections
• ecoRoute calculates the most fuel-efficient route
• Auto Sort for multiple destinations to find the most direct route
• Route avoidance keeps you off highways and toll roads you want to avoid
• Save up to 1000 waypoints/favorites/locations and 10 routes directly from your device
• Add custom POIs

Lifetime Traffic:
• Comes with combination power cable/traffic receiver for a lifetime of free, up-to-date information on traffic jams and detours
• 100% subscription-free traffic service
• Until your product's useful life expires

Other Features:
• Bluetooth wireleess technology for hands-free calling when paired with a Bluetooth-compatible phone
• Garmin Lock anti-theft
• Garmin Garage compatible for downloading car-shaped icons and custom voices to your device
• Photo navigation using geotagged photos
• JPEG picture viewer
• World clock with time zones
• Currency converter
• Measurement converter
• Calculator
Model nuvi 1490T
Display Type Touchscreen WQVGA color TFT
Display Size 5" diag.
Display Resolution 480 x 272
Included Cartography City Navigator NT North Americ
Accepts Data Cards microSD
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Life 3 hrs per charge
Dimensions 5.4"W x 3.4"H x 0.6"D

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Garmin® nüvi® 1490T

(based on 2 reviews)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


"This product takes 1St Place"

By Mr. Dave

from North Tonawanda, N.Y.

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer


  • Acquires Satellites Quickly
  • Compact
  • Easy Menus
  • Easy To Read
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Large Screen
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls


    Best Uses

    • Faster Routes
    • Finding Specific Address
    • Geocaching
    • Planning Trips
    • Rural Navigation
    • Urban Navigation

    Comments about Garmin® nüvi® 1490T:

    We were in Sacramento, Ca. when I was first introduced to this Garmnin 1450T and Boy! was I ever impressed by its performance, how well it was able to located the cheapest gasoline stations in our area, restaurants to our liking and hotels with in our price range. Heck!
    We liked it so much We purchased the same one once we arrived back home. With out any doubt, This item is a
    a bell ringer.. Takes first place.

    • How are you with directions:
    • Bad w/Directions

    Garmin nuvi 1490T

    By PapaBear

    from Circle Pines, Minnesota.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer


    • Acquires Satellites Quickly
    • Compact
    • Easy Menus
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Simple Controls


    • Takes The Long Way At Tim

    Best Uses

    • Finding Specific Address
    • Planning Trips
    • Urban Navigation

    Comments about Garmin® nüvi® 1490T:

    Using it to navigate locally to test its merits found that sometimes it tends to take a much longer route, not necessarily faster or more economical.

    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/Directions
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    • Q:

      Is this unit waterproof?
      Asked on 2/6/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • A:

        The Garmin Nuvi 1490t is not a waterproof

        Answered on 3/7/2011 by Anonymous from None
    • Q:

      Asked on 5/25/2010 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • A:

        Yes! This one is.

        Answered on 6/16/2010 by Mr.Dave from Niagara County, New York.
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