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).
- 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