nüvi® 1490TV

Part Number: 010-00842-30

The 1490 TV you are purchasing may be considered a TV under the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1967. As such you must have a valid TV licence in order to use this product. You expressly agree that Garmin may transfer your personal data, including but not limited to your name, surname and address to the TV licencing authorities as required by the Act. TV Licensing will only use the information you give us to check that anyone buying TV receiving equipment holds a valid licence for their address. We will not disclose it to any other third parties without obtaining prior consent unless we are required or permitted to do so by law.

Overview

The large screen, yet ultra-thin, nüvi 1490TV is a cutting-edge European navigator with DVB-T digital terrestrial television and radio. An in-built digital tuner gives you access to Freeview digital TV and radio content from across Europe, including more than 50 TV channels and 24 radio stations in the U.K.

With its bright 12.7 cm (5 in) screen, nüvi 1490TV is packed with advanced navigation features including free pan-European premium traffic updates, multi-point route planning and Lane Assist with junction view. Make hands-free phone calls with Bluetooth® wireless technology and find the most fuel-efficient journeys with built-in ecoRoute™ software. Download optional cityXplorer™* mapping to plan the whole journey with pedestrian and public transport routes and discover Garmin’s free Voice Studio™ software to record a new voice for your sat-nav. You even can add City Guides to make the most of your time in town.

Key Features

  • DVB-T digital tuner for Freeview television and radio
  • Stereo speakers and 3.5 mm headphone output
  • Integrated aerial for high DVB-T signal strength areas and two magnetic dipole aerials for low-signal areas
  • Pan-European premium, subscription-free traffic alerts
  • Advanced route planning capability
  • 12.7 cm (5 in) widescreen
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calls
  • Lane Assist with junction view for help with upcoming junctions
  • Public Transport and Pedestrian mode with optional cityXplorer download
  • Optional AA City Guides for restaurant listings, attractions and more
  • Garmin’s unique Cyclops Speed Cameras
  • Announces street names before you turn – e.g. “Turn right into Dell Road”
  • Street-level mapping for Europe, including the UK and Ireland
  • Record a new voice for your nüvi 1490TV with Garmin Voice Studio software

Great on the Go

nüvi 1490TV’s slim design means you can take it anywhere. The 12.7 cm (5 in) screen means it is even easier to see where you are going. Use to its full potential by downloading cityXplorer to navigate selected cities via trains, tubes or buses* as well as on foot. Add an AA City Guide for your chosen city to find out about all attractions and places to eat, stay and shop.

* Note: Public transport data may vary between cities.

Plan Ahead

nüvi 1490TV includes advanced navigation features to take the worry out of travelling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 1490TV's large screen. In addition, nüvi 1490TV 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.

Traffic Alerts

Not every traffic service is equal. With Garmin you’ll always know what lies ahead. And it’s subscription-free, for life. Based on Trafficmaster data, there is extensive pan-European coverage of the road network (100 percent on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales). Know how long you’ll be held up, and choose to be routed around the queues.

Make Hands-free Phone Calls

Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 1490TV’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Just pair with your compatible mobile phone and talk hands-free through the nüvi.

Simplicity and Safety

Supreme Route Awareness

Avoid last-minute lane changes with Lane Assist. It shows you the correct lane to be in for upcoming junctions, giving you supreme route awareness. Junction view shows you realistic pictures of upcoming junctions so you get a clear idea of what is ahead of you.

Ultimate Simplicity

nüvi 1490TV has a simple, intuitive menu. Just touch the screen to look up addresses and get turn-by-turn directions. nüvi announces street names before you make a turning – e.g. “Turn right into Dell Road” so you can keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Speed Cameras

Garmin's unique, pan-European Cyclops Speed Camera warning system gives reliable, relevant and accurate alerts. nüvi 1490TV has the location of fixed, average speed, mobile and temporary cameras already built in. New or moved cameras are constantly tracked and the database is updated daily.

Where Am I?

Just tap the car icon on your map screen for your exact coordinates, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to hospitals, police and petrol stations. Beyond emergency situations, use "Where am I?" to log those memorable locations so it’s easy to revisit them on a future drive.

Garmin Lock™

The Garmin Lock anti-theft protection system uses GPS to lock the unit to a secure location of your choice.

Extras for your Garmin

  • Pedestrian & Public Transport Navigation
    cityXplorer will direct you via footpaths, footbridges and more and tells you where to catch trains, buses and tubes (dependent on the city).
  • Travel Guides
    Includes Days out, historical audio tours and more.
  • Garmin ecoRoute
    Choose a fuel-saving option to find the most economical route, saving both money and fuel. See the cost of the journey as you plan it and get scored for your performance with the Driving Challenge – good for identifying areas for improvement.
  • Speed Cameras
    Find out how Garmin’s unique speed camera alerts are so accurate
  • Points of Interest
    Get locations for stores, football stadiums, festivals and more.

Enhance your sat nav's features

To enhance the features of your sat nav, you can download the latest free software updates here: www.garmin.com/webupdater. Some of the benefits include:

  • Latest Bluetooth compatibility – make sure your unit works with the latest handsets
  • Vehicle Icons - customise your unit making your journey more fun
  • Voices - Download new voices for your sat-nav

The 1490 TV you are purchasing may be considered a TV under the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1967 (the “Act”) . As such you must have a valid TV licence in order to use this product. You expressly agree that Garmin may transfer your personal data, including but not limited to your name, surname and address to the TV licencing authorities as required by the Act. TV Licensing only will use the information you give us to check that anyone buying TV receiving equipment holds a valid licence for their address. We will not disclose it to any other third parties without obtaining prior consent unless we are required or permitted to do so by law.”

Bluetooth Navteq Traffic

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.4"W x 3.4"H x .7"D (13.7 x 8.6 x 1.78 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 colour TFT with white backlight
Weight 9.1 ounces (258 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 3 hours
High-sensitivity receiver
Headphone jack/audio line-out

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
nüMaps Guarantee
Built-in memory
Accepts data cards yes 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) Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)
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

Additional

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

In the Box

  • nüvi® 1490TV
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Europe (full coverage)
  • Pan-European premium traffic¹
  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • AC adapter
  • External TV antennas
  • Vehicle suction cup mount ²
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

²Lifetime traffic terms and conditions

Maps

Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

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More Information

For more details on the 1490TV including FAQs please visit our detailed pages.

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