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.