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Garmin nuvi 1490T

80
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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GPSmagazine says:

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.
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80
woodsyca
This is my first GPS, and I admit I love it. For the most part, it gets me where...read more
70
mcdvus
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
Motilac
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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82
Average Critic Score

Start-up time

80
 

Location accuracy

80
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Expandability (maps, poi, etc.)

80
 

Ease of use

80
 

Durability

80
 

Display

80
 

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