|A portable GPS receiver, the Garmin nuvi 1490TV features a range of options that provide enhanced functionality. One of the key features is the integrated digital tuner that provides this Garmin GPS with access to Freeview television and radio in Europe. A 3.5 mm audio jack audio jack allows users to listen in on programs with their favorite pair of headphones when noise is a concern. The touchscreen display of this portable GPS receiver provides intuitive menu navigation that doesn't compromise display space. A scrolling map provides up-to-date input on the user's location after he or she has selected a destination, and provides turn-by-turn instruction that includes displaying upcoming junctions so that the user can be prepared for lane changes. To complement the handsfree navigation, integrated Bluetooth technology allows this Garmin GPS to be paired with a compatible phone for enhanced functionality. The Garmin nuvi 1490TV can download extra information to be useful to pedestrian travelers as well. A compact build and reliable technology allows this Garmin GPS to be useful in a variety of ways.|
|System Type||Fixed, Portable|
|Screen Size||5 in.|
|User Interface||Keyboard, Touch Screen|
|Display Size||4.4 in. x 2.5 in.|
|Resolutions||480 x 272|
|Trip calculator||Lane Assist, Points-of-Interest (POI), Route Recalculation, Shortest distance|
|Included Software/Maps||Europe Maps|
|Battery Life||3 Hours|
|Expansion Slot Type||micro-SD slot|
Average review score based on 6 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I have one already so bought one for my son for Christmas. Truly excellent sat nav. Light easy to carry and almost as slim as my mobile. The pedestrian mode is great in unfamiliar places and allows me to find where I have left my car! The superb TV function is a massive bonus... Particularly when having to wait for long periods in the car with the grandchildren. 100 per cent recommendation from me.
After a week of usage I'm very impressed with the Garmin 1490TV.
The unit build quality is very good and it's obvious that high quality materials were used for the construction. Navigation and route calculation is also what I expected and the map detail are displayed very smoothly during driving. The unit locates satellites much quicker than my old Nuvi 200W used to and the big display is also much appreciated.
The main reason I bought the 1490TV was for the reverse camera feature and I'm very satisfied with that. The TV function doesn't work in my area, but I knew that it won't since it was intended for europe anyway and not remote parts of South Africa.
Reverse camera feature
Responsive menu's and smooth displaying of map
EcoRoute HD support
TV not compatible with some other countries. (Not that I mind anyway)
Garmin might want to improve the startup times of their GPSr units.
wouldnt be without this Sat Nav now, not only do I use it as a navigater regulary but also watch TV on it at night on my bedside cabinet, the price of this item was also very reasonable. telikenetic
tv is is very good. tv does not work so well on trains. it captures lots of chanels. clear picture.
traffic does not work. they all say it works but you have to pay big time to know which area to avoid. i found everything very good. rear passengers in car love love it. my son does not like to use the pedestrian mode. he is 14 and does not know why. overall excelent.
As a taxi operator I spend many hours sitting in the car. This product is adeal to aliveate the boredom. Good reception. Plenty of variation. My only problem is wear and tear with connect/disconnect on a daily basis for security - R the connections going to last.
I would recommend this product as essential in my line of business