nüvi 3490LT is part of Garmin's flagship collection of premium navigators. With a stunning ultra-sleek design it is less than 9mm thin, making it the slimmest navigator in the world with dual-orientation 4.3" touchscreen display. It is one of our first Live Ready sat navs and is equipped with Garmin's new lightning-fast Guidance 3 navigation engine making it swift to operate, quick to calculate and reliable to navigate. Other premium Garmin features inside include 3D traffic, our unique Speed Cameras and Bluetooth hands-free calling.
Powered by Guidance 3
The Guidance 3 premium navigation engine offers significant benefits including notably faster route calculations so you can get going much quicker. It provides a faster, more intuitive user interface as well as more accurate searches.
It also includes Garmin's innovative Bird's Eye junction view which gives an overhead perspective of the correct lane to be in when approaching complex junctions. This is particularly useful in areas that require multiple manoeuvres.
Other useful features include Automatic Orientation whereby nüvi will adjust the display depending on whether it is in portrait or landscape position and the ability to 'pinch and zoom'. Guidance 3 also offers 3D terrain, buildings and landmarks to show a realistic image of the road ahead.
Live real-time information via Smartphone Link
nüvi 3490LT is also 'Live Ready' - via Garmin Smartphone Link - an Android app which provides live services to the sat nav. Smartphone Link creates a seamless navigation experience between the nüvi and your Android mobile phone to communicate and share data. Among other functionalities, this lets you add live services to your sat nav such as
3D Live Traffic which provides real-time information to help you navigate in and around traffic problems. 3D Live Traffic updates every two minutes with 2000 messages including details of traffic incidents, road conditions and delays. There is 99% coverage of traffic flow data on all major motorways as well as A and B roads making it. 3D Live traffic gives you the best all-round view of the traffic situation at any given moment – it is fast, reliable and accurate.
Your understanding of the traffic conditions is further enhanced by PhotoLive traffic cameras, available via Smartphone Link, which can be called up on demand for a real-time view of your route from the traffic cameras.
Smartphone Link also enhances Garmin's standard safety camera alerts with Speedwatch data, which provides real-time updates for fixed, temporary and average speed cameras, mobile zones and red light cameras together with "crowd-sourced" mobile speed traps reported by Speedwatch customers.
Avoid traffic tie-ups
To keep drivers moving, the nüvi 3490LT includes subscription-free 3D traffic for the lifetime of the product.1
Delivered via traditional RDS-TMC, the service combines trafficTrends™ historic route data together with information on the current traffic situation to identify congestion and incidents on your planned journey. An astonishing 80 million sources are used to understand what's happening on the roads, with comprehensive coverage of motorways and A roads across the UK and Europe. If there are queues, you'll be offered an alternative route to avoid any delay.
Hands-free for safer driving
nüvi 3490LT comes with Garmin's innovative voice-activated navigation so you can choose how you want to control it. Simply wake up the sat nav using your customised voice command and speak the menu options on the screen for totally touch-free navigation.
With built-in Bluetooth wireless technology, you can sync with your compatible mobile phone for hands-free phone calling and even access your phone book and call history via the sat nav – no need to look at, touch or even find your phone. Garmin's SafeTexting even speaks your text messages, eliminating another risk of distraction.
Go Beyond Navigation
Avoid confusion at tricky exits and junctions. nüvi 3490LT's Lane Assist with PhotoReal Junction View shows the lane you need to be in at upcoming major junctions and exits with incredible detail of your surroundings right down to the trees, bridges and pylons. From a mile before the junction, the sat nav enters split screen mode to show your position on the map alongside a realistic depiction of your upcoming manoeuvre, with accurately reproduced road signs for confident navigation and reassurance you're on track.
Keep an eye on the latest speed cameras
Garmin nüvi sat navs contain our unique Cyclops Speed Cameras system, for real-time, direction-relevant and accurate alerts.
Find fuel-efficient routes
Garmin's ecoRoute fuel-saver technology finds the most fuel-efficient route to a destination, helping drivers save money while being kinder on the environment. The innovative feature tracks fuel usage and calculates the cost of a journey as well as enabling accurate expense reporting.
Smart mount system
nüvi 3490LT is even more convenient to use. It has a "smart" mount, to provide a constant power source and it automatically powers on and off with the vehicle engine. An extra speaker in the mount provides a volume boost if you need it. When the sat nav is removed from the mount, nüvi automatically marks your parked position and it finds the nearest parking to your location for the ultimate convenience.
Avoid traffic tie-ups with 3D Traffic, subscription-free live traffic updates over the HD Radio system.
Navigate hands-free with voice-activated navigation.
Make hands-free calls and texts.
Easily carry nüvi in your purse or pocket thanks to a design that’s less than 9 mm thick.
View routes on the 4.3" (10.92 cm) touchscreen.
Control nüvi easily using its responsive multi-touch glass display with pinch to zoom.
Get fast route calculations and address look ups with Garmin Guidance 3.0, our most advanced mapping and navigation engine available.
Know which lane to be in thanks to advanced lane guidance with Bird’s Eye and photoReal™ junction views.
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Yes (photoReal and Birds Eye views)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Yes (includes Safe Texting)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
View upcoming points of interest along route
Trip Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes
Featuring Garmin Guidance 3.0, our most advanced navigation engine. It includes all the features of Guidance 2.0 plus predictive routing and the world's best traffic avoidance system to make everyday driving easier.
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