nüvi® 1490T

Part Number: 010-00810-05


The large screen nüvi 1490T comes with FREE lifetime traffic and offers multiple-point routing and lane assist with junction view to help you manage busy highway interchanges.

Includes Lifetime Traffic

A combination power cable/traffic receiver in the box gives you traffic services for the life¹ of your device. You’ll avoid traffic jams and keep moving when your nüvi alerts you and offers detours. No additional purchases are necessary — it’s 100% subscription-free traffic.

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.

Turn-by-turn Directions

nüvi 1490T has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 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. And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Go Beyond Navigation

Also offered on nüvi 1490T are standard nüvi features that go beyond navigation:

  • enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities
  • ecoRoute™ — a green feature that calculates a more fuel-efficient route and tracks fuel usage
  • travel tools — JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator
  • “Where Am I?” emergency locator — get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations, and fuel stations
  • anti-theft feature Garmin Lock™
  • custom voices and vehicles from Garmin Garage
  • microSD™ card slot
  • hands-free calling capability using Bluetooth® wireless technology

²Lifetime traffic terms and conditions

Bluetooth Navteq Traffic


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.4"W x 3.4"H x .6"D (13.7 x 8.6 x 1.6 cm)
Display size, WxH 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 7.8 ounces (221.1 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 3 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
nüMaps Guarantee
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Bluetooth® wireless technology
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)


Additional This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

In the Box

  • nüvi 1490
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Lifetime traffic¹
  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable (indicated by "T" after model number on the box)
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.

¹FREE lifetime traffic updates may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available for all areas. See traffic coverage areas.


Maps for New Regions

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