Test: Garmin of Nuvi 1490Tpro

Is huge – is the first thing that comes to mind when one holds the Garmin of nüvi 1490Tpro (349 EUR) in the hand. The navigation system is by its large, sharp, and an excellent-to-read 5-inch display. The hardware is successful and is a class of its own.

  1. Test: Garmin of nüvi 1490Tpro
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Experienced software

The Garmin of nüvi 1490Tpro has not only a Bluetooth module to hands-free mobile phone, but reads even SMS via text to speech. The speech quality is usable, and lies within the scope of what you can expect from a mobile navigation system today. As a highlight, it also has the storage service TMC-Pro, which is paid with the purchase price of the device and is available from now on – as well as the premium services in Italy, France, Belgium, United Kingdom and Scandinavia.

In addition to the Garmin typical features such as Garmin’s GPS-based anti-theft lock and there’s also the EcoRoute, which helps fuel saving photo navigate to geo-coded images. 60 days after the purchase of the Navis on the latest version, you can update the integrated map of Europe; In addition, you can complete a freshness guarantee.

Fast operation

The high working speed is immediately started with the Garmin nüvi 1490Tpro – the menus come with nice animations under your finger through. The large buttons and the nicely designed icons also facilitates the operation.

The Navi can optimize route with several intermediate itself and thus passes in the optimal sequence in the different locations. There is a pedestrian mode as well as a variant for cyclists.

On the road safely

On our extensive test drive, the Garmin of nüvi 1490Tpro at first also made a good impression. The map display is very easy to read thanks to the excellent display, although no POI in the guidance are represented. The speech via text-to-speech informed extensively and speaks street names – almost been too talkative, but you feel safely supported. Only the routes in the city gave rise to criticism, here led the Garmin of nuvi 1490Tpro like other Garmin’s only on detours to the destination. Over land, however, there on the route selection to expose nothing.

Technical data and test results

Facilities
Navigation
The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 5.0
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 15
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Hardware
Interfaces BT USB
Total storage / memory space (MB) internally 2000
Entertainment
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /
Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (83)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 10
Entertainment 10 3
Handling max. 150 very good (137)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 57
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (135)
acoustic guidance 50 45
optical guidance 75 69
Positioning accuracy 25 21
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (91)
Overland 30 30
City 30 26
dynamically 40 35
JUDGMENT Max 500 446 very good
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: NC5 / 09

Rating

Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (83)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 10
Entertainment 10 3
Handling max. 150 very good (137)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 57
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (135)
acoustic guidance 50 45
optical guidance 75 69
Positioning accuracy 25 21
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (91)
Overland 30 30
City 30 26
dynamically 40 35
JUDGMENT Max 500 446 very good
Price / performance satisfactory
tested in issue: NC5 / 09