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Garmin Nuvi 1490 Bundle with Lifetime Traffic & Mapping Update Voucher (discontinued by manufacturer)

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1490 Traffic Bundle
  • Route around the tailbacks with premium lifetime traffic avoidance for UK and other European countries
  • Lane Assist with Junction View shows correct lane choice at exits/junctions with accurate road signs
  • Bluetooth® for safer hands-free calling, dialling and answering through the sat nav speaker and microphone
  • Preloaded street-level mapping for the UK, Ireland and all Europe (44 countries)
  • Lifetime Map Updates mean you've always got the latest maps, POIs, street names and junctions

This product comes with a Lifetime Mapping Update Voucher
Your Garmin nüvi comes with a Lifetime Mapping Update Voucher. You can find out more about Lifetime Mapping Updates here.

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Product details

Model: 1490 Traffic Bundle
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 13.7 x 8.6 cm ; 222 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 680 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 1490 Traffic Bundle
  • ASIN: B003IKAZO0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,987 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Model: 1490 Traffic Bundle

Product Description

The compact widescreen Nuvi 1490T sat nav is a feature-packed navigator for Europe with full street maps for 44 countries including the UK and Ireland.

A premium lifetime traffic subscription for the UK and other European countries plus traffic receiver gives extensive coverage of the road network (including 100 percent on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales), keeping you aware of traffic problems on the route ahead, complete with delay times, so you can make a decision whether to let Garmin find a better route around the holdups.

Advanced navigation features include Lane Assist with Junction View for supreme route awareness. Avoid last-minute lane changes with the correct lane for upcoming exits and junctions clearly indicated well in advance - just follow the magenta arrow. Junction View shows a realistic preview of the upcoming junction – complete with road signs – for a clear view of what’s up ahead.

Bluetooth® wireless technology enables safer hands-free calling when you pair the 1490T with your compatible mobile phone. Simply dial numbers on nuvi’s touchscreen keypad to make a phone call and tap the screen to answer an incoming call. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialling of your mobile phone address book contacts and points of interest and speak into nüvi 1490T’s built-in microphone.

ecoRoute™ fuel-saver software helps you save fuel and money and reduce your carbon footprint by calculating the most fuel-efficient route to your destination.

With Text to Speech, nüvi announces road names as you approach so you know where to turn without having to look at the screen – ideal when driving on busy or unfamiliar roads.

Garmin’s unique Cyclops™ directional speed camera alerts know the locations of fixed, average speed, mobile and temporary cameras together with speed limits to help you travel safely and legally. This integrated advance warning system delivers reliable real-time and accurate alerts, with the central Cyclops™ database updated daily.

nüvi 1490T’s pedestrian mode is ideal for continuing the journey beyond the car. Add optional cityXplorer™ mapping to plan the whole journey including footpaths, shortcuts though parks and travel on trains, buses and tubes for a total travel itinerary.

Box Contains

  • Nuvi 1490T sat nav
  • Preloaded City Navigator NT mapping for Europe (full coverage)
  • FM traffic receiver with premium lifetime traffic
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • USB cable
  • Dashboard disc
  • Quick start manual

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.7 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    913 of 919 people found the following review helpful By James on 7 Jan 2010
    Model: nuvi 1490t
    Eventually selected this Garmin after looking at a lot of other GPS units.
    I've used TomTom for years, so my main decision was whether I stuck with them - or finally bit the bullet and tried out another manufacturer.
    I'm used to TomTom's UI - but every extra feature seems to cost a fortune and I loathe their customer service.
    Quick summary - I'm glad I changed.

    Bad things:
    The Power Lead. Power lead for the unit is a thick cable that's like having a boa sprawled over your dashboard. I've absolutely no idea why they've made it so chunky. On the bright side though, I've got no worries that it's going to snag or break, I'm quite convinced it's going to outlast me.
    It's crashed a couple of times. When it does crash it restarts and you with one button push you're back on your route. Not good it crashed, but at least it's a reasonably pain-free crash.
    Manuals. Useless. Traffic was flakey on my first trip and I'd no idea why. I'd used the power lead, but kept on losing signal. Only when I got home and noticed another lead in the box, I realized that there was a separate FM antenna you have to plug into the power lead.

    Good things:
    Build Quality. It feels well made. Big sold slab of nice rubberized plastic, with a lovely bright massive screen on the front.
    UI. Didn't take me long to realize I preferred it to TomTom.
    Full Post-code recognition. Many units have this now, but it was lovely to get it.
    Bluetooth Handsfree. Works beautifully. I turn on my GPS and it now automatically routes all calls to it - can just leave your phone in your pocket.
    Traffic. Not a lot to say. It works, and it comes free with the unit (yes I'm talking to you TomTom with your overpriced optional FM aerials).
    Road Names.
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    72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By bannnedwaggin on 16 Jan 2010
    Model: nuvi 1490t Verified Purchase
    This is my second satnav, bought to replace a very good one produced by Sony, who have now ceased to produce satnavs, so that getting map updates was a problem. I went for the Garmin 1490 because it came out top in a very exhaustive review carried out by a respected consumer magazine - and I haven't been disappointed. It's even better than the Sony, getting me to my destination correctly each time I've used it. And it's quick in "translating" the satellite info to my actual position - for example, when I go under a railway bridge, the screen shows that (the Sony sometimes showed this a little too late or early). Its estimate of arrival times is a bit optimistic, but, there again, I haven't connected the traffic info aerial yet, so maybe that can be excused. The maps appear to be very up-to-date - it was good to be able to get a free update just after purchase. (But they're not up to date for everywhere - our house in Spain doesn't apparently exist, although we moved in five years ago, and I've just been looking at it in a photo on Google Earth! On the other hand, it contains full details of a new housing development in Scotland that had its first occupants only last year!) I haven't found anything to moan about, although I would say that the manual is sometimes not as clear as it might be, but that will be sorted out by experience.
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    205 of 206 people found the following review helpful By Derek Manley on 29 Oct 2009
    Model: nuvi 1490t
    Nearly caused a divorce the first time we used it but that's not the machine's fault! Worked O.K. out of the box, easy to set up - connect to computer to update firm ware (do this on a regular basis for ongoing updates). Maps clear,(although a few glaring errors)spoken instructions clear although female voice less distinct. Traffic jam updates good. Third party POIs plentiful but remember to upload everything at one go as previous inputs are overwritten. Works for me - a decent piece of kit.
    Addendum to above - If you are updating maps make sure you have, a very fast internet connection, a fast CPU, plenty of time... and patience. Took me about nine attempts over three days to finally get everything sorted. If the downloader looks as if it is doing something, it probably is! It's just flaming slow. Also I hope the update is major otherwise it's a lot of effort for maybe very little.
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    417 of 420 people found the following review helpful By M. Hammond on 15 Nov 2009
    Model: nuvi 1490t
    This seems to be a product that divides opinion. Yes, I recognise most of the criticisms that have been made by other reviewers, but I also believe they can be overcome to a large degree. For example:
    1. Buy a dashboard mount: I find this invaluable, providing somewhere to tuck spare wiring, as well as making removal from the car that much easier.
    2. True, the touchscreen can be frustrating at first, but with practice errors become much rarer.

    Of course, the simplest way to use a SatNav is just to put your destination in and let the SatNav take you there, but we all know the difficulties that can create, when the SatNav thinks that impassable track is a great short cut, avoiding the need to take the main road miles further. The great advantage of the Nüvi 1490 is that you can use it away from the car to plan and simulate routes. If you think the SatNav is wrong you can always change the route by adding Waypoints.

    As with human beings, it cannot be expected to respond to information it hasn't received, so if there is no FM signal or no information available, you may still be stuck in a queue. However, whilst driving from the North East to the Midlands recently, I twice had reason to be grateful for its ability to re-route in the face of traffic problems up ahead, so this is a useful feature, despite its limitations.

    Finally, the Nüvi 1490 is not just a SatNav for the car. It's light-weight and its pedestrian mode means you can continue to us it when you have left the car, enabling you to avoid getting lost in town.

    So, all in all, this SatNav may not yet be the answer to ALL our dreams, but it's still the best I have come across.
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