nüvi® 1490T

Part Number: 010-00810-06

Discontinued - Still Supported Device

Overview

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

Features

The large screen yet ultra-thin nüvi1490T offers multiple-point routing to make your journey – anywhere in Europe – as easy as possible. It has Lane Assist and Junction View for supreme route awareness. It includes Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone calling, pan-European premium traffic avoidance and ecoRoute™ to calculate a more fuel-efficient route. It also is compatible with the optional cityXplorer™* download to get you around on foot or public transport, and you can add City Guides to make the most of your time in town.

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Key Features

  • Advanced route planning capability
  • 12.7 cm (5 in) widescreen, but only 15mm thin– ideal for use in and out of the car
  • Premium, subscription-free traffic alerts
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling
  • Lane Assist and Junction View for help with upcoming junctions
  • Public Transport and Pedestrian mode with optional cityXplorer™ download
  • New optional AA City Guides for restaurant listings, attractions and more
  • Unique Cyclops speed camera warning system
  • Announces street names before you turn – e.g. “Turn right into Dell Road”
  • Street-level mapping for Europe (44 countries), including the UK and Ireland

Great on the Go

nüvi 1490T’s slim pocket 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 1490T 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 1490T's large screen. In addition, nüvi 1490T 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 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. There is pan-European coverage on selected sat navs.

Make Hands-free Phone Calls

Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 1490T’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Simply 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 junctions and exits up ahead so you get a clear idea of your next manoeuvre well in advance.

Ultimate Simplicity

nüvi 1490T 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 turn – e.g. “Turn right into Dell Road” so you can keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Unique Speed Cameras

Garmin contains the unique Cyclops speed camera warning system, which delivers reliable, accurate and direction-relevant alerts across Europe. nüvi 1490T knows the locations of fixed, average speed, mobile and temporary cameras, and Cyclops constantly tracks camera locations and updates its central database daily. You can add an optional annual subsciption for these speed camera updates for confidence you're travelling with the very latest picture of cameras on your route.

Where Am I? emergency locator

Just tap the car icon on the sat nav map screen for your exact coordinates, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to hospitals, police and petrol stations nearby.

Garmin Lock™

The Garmin Lock anti-theft protection system uses GPS to lock the sat nav 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, the Good Pub Guide, 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. Some of the benefits include:

  • 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
Bluetooth Navteq Traffic

Specs

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 colour TFT with white backlight
Weight 7.8 ounces (221.1 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 3.5 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

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

Additional

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

In the Box

  • nüvi 1490T
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Europe (full coverage)
  • Lifetime traffic¹ avoidance
  • FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

²Lifetime traffic terms and conditions

Maps

Maps for New Regions

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Need a map update?

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