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Greatly increases road visibility.
Bluetooth hands-free calling.
Free FM traffic data.
Fuel-saving EcoRoute function further increase this Nuvi's value.
Not as sensitive screen.
The bigger screen doesn't get an increase in resolution, resulting in jagged edges on some of the graphics.
Ad-supported traffic may be a turn off to some users.
By ShopExplorer on October 06, 2010
Now over a year old, there isn't much that could be called "innovative" about the Garmin Nuvi 1490 T, but at the same time, there's not too much that's wrong with it. 154.99 is definitely a price that catches the eye and with a full...-
By TechReviewSource on September 15, 2010
The Nuvi 1490T is one of the latest GPS navigation devices from Garmin. It features a large 5-inch LCD touch screen, free lifetime FM traffic data, Bluetooth calling, and much more. For those interested in saving fuel and the environment, this...70
By cnet on September 07, 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...77
By GadgetSpeak on July 06, 2010
The Garmin 1490T is a 5 inch screen GPS unit which offers, as well as the basic features, Bluetooth connectivity, traffic alerts and maps of Europe and not just the UK and Ireland. It is intuitive in operations, provides spoken street names and has a...92
By GpsPasSion on June 19, 2010
Both the TomTom and Nuvi units reported traffic conditions more frequently and accurately than the receiver we used in our last comparison. Overall we preferred the ability of the 540s to read out details about reported problems and its ability to...-
By CNET Australia on May 17, 2010
While it mightn't be terribly exciting, the 1490T's combination of traffic messaging, junction view, ease of use and Bluetooth hands-free, make this the 5-inch GPS to...85
By Electronicsme on March 23, 2010
Garmin now produce a number of different GPS navigation systems that cater for any situation, with each model offering something slightly different. For a first time user, there are some features here that will never be used, but as an upgrade from an...72
By DigitalVersus on March 12, 2010
The Garmin nüvi 1490T is almost identical to the Garmin nüvi 1390T that we’ve already tested. We did test it and analyse it nevertheless so as to isolate any differences there may be between them. Our findings and photos below....60
By Good Gear Guide on February 11, 2010
This is a great Garmin GPS unit with a simple but effective user interface. It provides an outstanding navigational experience on the whole. Highly recommended....85
By Trusted Reviews on September 28, 2009
Personal navigation devices are designed to be portable. But the small screens which pocket friendliness entails can be a little hard to read. Larger devices are available, but theyre not common, and usually priced according to their size....90