53points

Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT

38points

Garmin Nuvi 255W

Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
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Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT vs Garmin Nuvi 255W

Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W

Why is Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT better than Garmin Nuvi 255W?

  • 16.28% bigger screen size
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    5"vs4.3"
  • Has lifetime maps
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  • Has multi route capabilities
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  • Has route optimizer
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  • Has lane guidance
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  • Has pedestrian mode
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  • 4mm thinner
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    16mmvs20mm

Why is Garmin Nuvi 255W better than Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT?

  • 1h longer battery life - GPS
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    4hvs3h
  • 48.17g lighter
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    172.93gvs221.1g
  • 15mm narrower
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    122mmvs137mm
  • 12mm shorter
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    74mmvs86mm

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General info

1.screen size

5"

4.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.has an external memory slot
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.resolution

480 x 272px

480 x 272px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.battery life with GPS on

3h

4h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
5.has a touch screen
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Navigation

1.Has lifetime maps
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
Users are able to download the latest maps four times per year with no further fees or subscriptions.
2.Has GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
3.Has lifetime traffic updates
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.
4.Has eco-routing
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
This option allows users to plan environmentally friendly routes which can reduce fuel consumption.
5.Has multi route capabilities
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
This is the ability to have multiple “vias” per route.
6.Has route optimizer
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
If the user has many destinations planned, for example a UPS driver, they can enter in all of the destinations and the GPS will calculate the most efficient route to take, saving time and reducing fuel costs.

Features

1.Has a favorites menu
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
Save all your favorite destinations, such as certain towns or restaurants, so you have directions ready for your next visit.
2.Has a dedicated smartphone app
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the device.
3.Has a currency converter
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
This allows the user to calculate currency exchange rates when passing from one country to another.
4.Has photo viewer
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
You can upload your favorite photos to the device and always have them on hand while travelling.
5.Has voice prompts
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.Has hands free calling
Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 255W
Hands free is a crucial feature for road safety, allowing you to answer calls without taking your hands off the wheel.

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