July 12th 2009 9:35 am

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I highly recommend the newer 1490T over the older nuvi 5000, as the 1490T includes free lifetime traffic service, has a rechargeable internal battery, lane assist, 3D junction view, Bluetooth, displays speed limit information on the map, ecoRoute, and has an improved interface that's faster and easier to use than the nuvi 5000. quote


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Critic reviews

8.3
4 reviews
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    8.0
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  • Durability
    8.0
  • Start-up time
    8.0
  • Display
    8.0
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    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Expandability (maps, POI, etc.)
    8.0

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8.0
5 reviews
  • Location accuracy | 1 comment
    9.2
  • Battery life
    7.2
  • Durability
    8.4
  • Start-up time | 2 comments
    6.8
  • Display
    8.0
  • Ease of use | 1 comment
    7.6
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Expandability (maps, POI, etc.) | 1 comment
    8.0
8.0
CNET Sep 6, 2010

Anyone who wants a reliable and simple navigation device with a bit more screen real estate won't be disappointed by the Garmin Nuvi 1490T.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Sep 28, 2009

There's nothing particularly revolutionary about the Garmin 1490T. Aside from the free searching of address and POI databases and the cityXplorer compatibility, its features can be found in any number of alternatives. However, at £215 it's already good value.

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8.0
GPSmagazine Aug 8, 2009

I highly recommend the newer 1490T ... includes free lifetime traffic service, has a rechargeable internal battery, lane assist, 3D junction view, Bluetooth, displays speed limit information on the map, ecoRoute, and has an improved interface that's faster and easier to use than the nuvi 5000.

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8.0
GPS Track Log Jun 16, 2009

The Garmin nüvi 1490T offers a 5” wide screen and multi-destination routing, features not found on any of the nuvi 12xx or 13xx models.

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8.0
Ralff Ralff

The only issue I have is the accuracy of the maps. Even keeping them current, they often are missing locations (stores, office buildings). Also with so many mapping options available today, the idea that Garmin requires you to pay (above the price of the GPS) for map updates is kind of...

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8.0
woodsyca woodsyca

This is my first GPS, and I admit I love it. For the most part, it gets me where I need to go. I don't travel a lot, but when I do my Nuvi is an essential part of my travel kit. However, it does have some drawbacks. The touchscreen isn't always that responsive. Maybe my iPhone has spoiled me...

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