Garmin Nuvi 1490T
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
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Garmin Nuvi 1490T review: 32 facts and highlights

1. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5"
Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT-Digital: 7"

2. Has route optimizer

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.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
49% have it

3. Has a currency converter

This allows the user to calculate currency exchange rates when passing from one country to another.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
16% have it

4. Has lifetime traffic updates

The device includes a subscription to a lifetime of free traffic updates.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
60% have it

5. Has a favorites menu

Save all your favorite destinations, such as certain towns or restaurants, so you have directions ready for your next visit.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
57% have it

6. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
77% have it

7. weight

221.1g
Garmin Nuvi 3760T: 113.4g

8. Has eco-routing

This option allows users to plan environmentally friendly routes which can reduce fuel consumption.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
36% have it

9. thickness

16mm
Becker Revo.2: 7mm

10. Has route avoidance

The device can avoid certain routes depending on the user's preference. For example, if you wish to avoid expensive toll roads then the device can design an alternative route.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
76% have it

11. resolution

480 x 272px
TomTom VIA 1605 M: 800 x 600px

12. Has photo viewer

You can upload your favorite photos to the device and always have them on hand while travelling.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
32% have it

13. Has multi route capabilities

This is the ability to have multiple “vias” per route.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
58% have it

14. has voice prompts

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
91% have it

15. Has lane guidance

This feature will tell the user what lane they should be in when preparing for upcoming turns or junctions.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
75% have it

16. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
88% have it

17. Has map editing capabilities

This means that users can add extra detail to their map or correct any wrong information.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
1% have it

18. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
96% have it

19. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
3h
Garmin eTrex 30x: 25h

20. Has pedestrian mode

The pedestrian mode optimizes the route for walking, and may also adjust arrival times to match walking, rather than driving speeds.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
20% have it

21. Has hands free calling

Hands free is a crucial feature for road safety, allowing you to answer calls without taking your hands off the wheel.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
40% have it

22. Has speed alerts

The device will alert you of upcoming speed cameras and warn you if you exceed the current speed limit.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
79% have it

23. width

137mm
Garmin eTrex 30x: 54mm

24. waypoints

Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.
1000
Garmin Rino 750: 10000

25. Has spoken street name feature

The device will tell you what street you arrive on.
Garmin Nuvi 1490T
85% have it

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