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Garmin unveils nüvi 1490T with 5-inch screen

updated 08:50 am EDT, Thu April 16, 2009

Garmin nuvi 1490T

Garmin today updated its nüvi GPS mapper line with a new, especially high-end model. The 1490T is one of the company's largest ever and has a 5-inch touchscreen that provides both more information about the road as well as a more comfortable view; with the extra display size, the back is also about a quarter thinner than most of Garmin's lineup. As a flagship, it also gets much of the better features, including the new pedestrian GPS for walking, free lifetime traffic updates and multi-route prediction with lane guidance.

The 1490T also includes ecoRoutes for picking routes based on the most fuel-efficient drive. Bluetooth is built-in for hands-free calling from many cellphones and integration that lets it dial numbers found through points of interest on the map. Garmin ships the mapping device in July for $500 and can be paired with more detailed CityXplorer maps ($10-15) for improved detail when on foot.



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