Garmin announced their 1490T today, a GPS unit that they claim is 25% thinner than ‘most’ nuvi models.  It sports a 5-inch touchscreen, lane assist, Bluetooth for handsfree calls and free lifetime traffic updates, something we’ve seen in Navigon’s line of GPS units.  They’ve also tossed in lane assist with junction view to help you get through the complex urban sprawl I often refer to as Los Angeles.  And like the nuvi 1300, the 1490T include ecoRoute, which finds the most fuel efficient path to your destination.

The Garmin nuvi 1490T is expected to arrive this July and cost $499.99.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."