nüvi® 3490LT

Part Number: 010-00009-11


Thinnest Navigator

Thanks to Garmin Guidance 3.0, FREE lifetime traffic¹ updates, advanced lane guidance and much more, nüvi 3490LT provides the most comprehensive navigation capabilities available. And at just 9 mm, it’s also our thinnest navigator yet.

Navigate by Touch or by Voice

With its innovative voice-activated navigation, you can control nüvi 3490LT with your voice — allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel. Simply wake up nüvi with a customizable voice command and begin speaking menu options that are clearly displayed on the screen. When you’re stopped, you can still control the nüvi using its 4.3" (10.92 cm) glass touchscreen.

Garmin Guidance 3.0 allows you to quickly look up addresses and services and be guided to your destination with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It comes preloaded with maps that feature 3-D landmarks and terrain for North America. It also comes preloaded with more than 8 million points of interest (POIs) and offers the ability to add your own.

Avoid Traffic Tie-ups

With FREE lifetime traffic updates from Digital 3D Traffic, our most extensive traffic avoidance system, nüvi 3490LT can help you avoid delays. Digital 3D Traffic provides updates every 30 seconds over the HD Radio system, so you can easily reroute around congestion and arrive on time.

Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late

Now there’s no more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Available in select metropolitan areas, photoReal junction view makes unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. When you approach an exit or interchange, nüvi 3490LT will enter split screen mode and show you a realistic depiction of junctions on your route, complete with road signs and arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. Bird's Eye junction view also is included for a top-down look at upcoming interchanges.

Go Beyond Navigation

Point-to-point navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 3490LT features a microSD™ card slot so you can store and use detailed cityXplorer™ maps or download custom voices and vehicles for free from the Garmin Garage™. It also comes with a powered mount that charges while you drive while dual-orientation functionality lets you hold nüvi vertically or horizontally for added convenience driving or walking. And for added convenience and safety, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity lets you make and take hands-free calls and texts.

nüvi 3490LT’s “Where Am I?” emergency locator provides your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and more. And Enhanced Exit Services tells you what services you’re approaching on the highway.

¹Lifetime Traffic Terms & Conditions

Bluetooth Navteq


  • Avoid traffic tie-ups with Digital 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.
  • See landmarks and terrain in 3-D.
  • See what's coming with Enhanced Exit Services.
  • Charge nüvi in its powered dock while driving.
Bluetooth Navteq


Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .35"D (12.2 x 7.4 x .9 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.7"W x 2.2"H (9.4 x 5.6 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 800 x 480 pixels
Display type multi-touch, glass, dual-orientation, WVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight 4.2 ounces (118 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 4 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
3-D buildings and landmarks view
nüMaps Guarantee yes
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.")
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) Yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) Yes (Digital 3D traffic)
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.)
Bluetooth® wireless technology 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.

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

In the Box

  • nüvi 3490LT
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico)
  • Lifetime traffic¹ (indicated by “LT” after model number on the box)
  • Digital 3D traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
  • Quick release powered mount
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for more information.

¹Lifetime Traffic Terms & Conditions

Notice Regarding Windshield Mounting Legal Restrictions


Maps for New Regions

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

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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