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.
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Includes Days out, the Good Pub Guide, historical audio tours and more.
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.
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
Physical & Performance
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
WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
7.8 ounces (221.1 g)
up to 3.5 hours
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps
Accepts data cards
microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)