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The Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic, includes nuMaps Lifetime Updates for City Navigator NT for North America and features an integrated FM traffic receiver with free lifetime traffic updates. The ultra-thin navigator also includes route planning and ecoRoute to calculate a more fuel-efficient route. It's easy to see where you're going on the 5-inch Touchscreen display of this portable GPS navigator. View map detail, driving directions and photos in bright, brilliant color. Twenty-five percent slimmer than other Nuvis, you can take it anywhere. This Garmin Bluetooth GPS easily fits in your pocket or purse, and its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot. Lane assist with junction view on the refurbished GPS navigator guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate.
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Questions & Answers for Garmin Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished

Question

Is this refurbished gps in like new condition?

Can it be returned if not satisfied with perfomance or condition?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Nonie37
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I can't speak for everyone but this is my second GPS Unit from Garmin that I purchased Refurbished and I have not had any problem whatsoever.
I took the 1 Year Drop, Spill and Broken Screen Replacement Plan for 10$ so... within a year you can have a new one! What do you thing is going to happen to my unit in 11 months? LOL
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EricandMilou
 - Ottawa, Canada
answer 2
Yes, it can. It comes with its own manfacturer's warranty in case you didn't opt for the walmart warranty.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JulySky
 - Glen Burnie, MD
answer 3
Yes, it cannot be distinguished from a brand new unit, from the paperwork to the actual box. I prefer refurbished, as you are guaranteed that it works correctly, whereas a new unit does not go through the quality control the refurbs do. Both Garmin and WalMart warranty the unit, Garmin with a one year warranty, and an additional year from WalMart for twelve dollars US.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Starlord
 - Centralia,WA
answer 4
LIKE NEW CONDITION...............ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????????

When I took mine out of the box it gleamed........no scratches, marring of the actual unit or signs that it had ever, EVER seen the light of day,dark of night or any other person's fingerprints, other than the fact it came in a clearly marked REFURBISHED box.

I like FACTORY REFURBISHED items because then you know that a Technician that works for that company has replaced all bad parts and aligned the unit to factory specifications...........so in some cases it's as good or better than one that rolls off the line that a technician has not looked at............remember......your refurb unit came off the assemblly line broken OR MALFUNCTIONING in some way then they fixed it and now it finally came to rest with you.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Doc58Y
 - Chesapeake, VA
answer 5
Yes the refurbished GPS is like new. My came with USB cord that connects to your computer for map updates and a utility cord that connects it to your car charger so the GPS can be taken with you when you leave the car the charge last 3 hours. It also has a stand that can connect to your car, but I don't use that, I don't want Theif's to know it is in my car.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Tuttie65
 - Rosemark, TN
answer 6
Yes mine works perfectly.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Tuttie65
 - Rosemark, TN
answer 7
it says refurbished but it looks brand new to me with one year warranty from garmin!!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
cubanomuscle
 - miami,fl
answer 8
Looks like new not one blemish on the one I got.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
ColoradoCJ7
 - Castle Rock, CO
Question

What comes with this unit?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine came with the glass mount suction cup adapter, glue backed ring to mount on the dashboard and use the suction cup mount on it, the car charger with the Traffic receiver in it, and the usb cable to connect to your compuater for updates from Garmin as well as charge athe unit.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hwdlen
 - Hollywood, FL
answer 2
The USB cable to connect to you lighter (accessorie switch).
Suction cup and grabber for the windshield.
Rond platic piece to put on your dash to hold the unit.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EricandMilou
 - Ottawa, Canada
answer 3
The 1490 comes with a windshield mount, cord hook up for the car lighter, and a usb for your computer.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JulySky
 - Glen Burnie, MD
answer 4
The unit, of course, in a bubble wrap bag, the windshield suction cup mount, the dashboard mounting disc, the auto power adapter, a mini USB cable, English and French Quick Start manuals, a slip detailing the Lifetime Map activation procedure and an owner's booklet. We bought a Case Logic case at Our local WalMart for fifteen dollars, plus tax.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Starlord
 - Centralia,WA
answer 5
A stand to attack it to your car, a USB cord to attach it to your computer so you can get the latest maps loaded into it and a cord that plugs into your car that plugs into the GPS so it will charge itself and when you leave your car you can take it with you and the chage last 3 hours. I keep mine in the bubble wrap that it came in for protection. I have NOT connected it to the car because I don't Theif's to know I have it in my car. My Husband does the driving and I am the Navagator.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Tuttie65
 - Rosemark, TN
answer 6
GPS, car charger with traffic module, USB cable, window suction mount.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
ColoradoCJ7
 - Castle Rock, CO
Question

I don't see a mention of a car charger/connection with the 1490. Can it be hooked up to the car cig lighter?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
babse
 - Chandler, AZ
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. The T in LMT stands for Traffic and the reciever is part of the car charger cord.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hwdlen
 - Hollywood, FL
answer 2
Absolutely.
It's a USB connector to the Unit who goes to your lighter switch (accessories switch)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EricandMilou
 - Ottawa, Canada
answer 3
It is equipped with a car charger that can be hooked up to the car cig lighter as well as a windshield mount and a usb cord to hook up to your pc or laptop.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JulySky
 - Glen Burnie, MD
answer 4
Yes, it is included in thebox, if you are talking about the 1490LMT. It has a plug that goes in a lighter or other mpower socket, and has a red power light. The cable is about four feet long, terminating in a small USB-type plug. the mini USB cable attaches your unit to your computer for information exchange and power.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Starlord
 - Centralia,WA
answer 5
Yes, comes with a cigarette lighter type cord which also has the FM antenna in the actual cord for the traffic updates.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Doc58Y
 - Chesapeake, VA
answer 6
My unit came with a car charger that connect to the electric port in my car, It is not a cig lighter there isn't a heating unit in it. It also came with a USB cord that you connect to it to get the Map updated.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Tuttie65
 - Rosemark, TN
answer 7
It comes with a power cord that is also a charger.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
RickMed
 - Middleburg, FL
answer 8
Yes comes with power charger for car.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
ColoradoCJ7
 - Castle Rock, CO
answer 9
Yes, the nuvi 1490LMT comes with a car charger. Below is a full list of what is packaged with the nuvi 1490LMT.

-Lifetime maps and traffic (indicated by "LMT" after model number on the box)
-FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
-Vehicle suction cup mount
-USB cable
-Quick start manual
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
billbgarminassociate
Question

What come with it?

It doesn't show any extras on the advertisement; I am wondering if is has a window mount and car charger?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Albany, Oregon
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes to both.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
oldcop430
 - Lake Gaston, NC
answer 2
you get a window mount, a car charger and a computer hook up, USB port.
But it also fits AC/DC adapter from older Nuvi models if you have one as I do.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
loveplants
 - Connecticut
answer 3
Yes. These items came in the same box with the GPS unit when I got mine, along with a CD-Rom disc that walk you through loading and maintaining the lifetime maps.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
goodliving
 - Scottsbluff, NE
answer 4
Yes, it comes with 3 different mounts one of which is a suction cup window mount. Since it is an LMT model, it comes with a car charger cord with the Treaffic receiver in the cord as well as free lifetime map updates.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hwdlen
 - Hollywood, FL
answer 5
It did have a window mount and a charger. You can use it on the pc or the auto.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
flower32605
 - Hamilton, Oh
answer 6
comes with window mount, in online lioterature says it doesn't come with car cord but does, one is included.....that doesn't work ???!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SoundsHot
 - brooklyn, ny
Question

Does it comes in other languages than english ?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
lillyd10
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
program set up lets you pick languages
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BuckLasVegas
 - las vegas nv
answer 2
A Garmin GPS has a ton of other languages available. Click on Tools then scroll down to languages.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jonathan9876
 - Fredericksburg, PA
answer 3
Yes, but it's linguistically limited to Spanish and French.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
JMH48
 - Alamogordo, NM
answer 4
Yes, a whole bunch of alternate languages are available.
Connect to your home computer via USB cable and you connect with the Garmin.Com website and follow their directions...
Very easy and very complete...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
JPKirkpatrick
 - Ellsinore, MO
answer 5
User interface in 35 languages: Afrikaans (South Africa), American English, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and seven asian languages.

Voice prompting in 39 languages: Afrikaans, American English, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Bulgarian, Canadian French, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, European French, European Portuguese, Finnish, Flemish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Mandarin (China), Mandarin (Taiwan), Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese and Turkish.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
FSNC
 - NC
answer 6
Yes. Multiple languages are available.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
oldcop430
 - Lake Gaston, NC
answer 7
You just need to download it from Garmin. It is free with this GPS.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
davidca
answer 8
yes... comes with different languages and you can always download from Garmin.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
FlyFisherman2
 - Blue Ridge, GA
Question

How do you install this unit? Does it attach to the window or sit on the dashboard?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
My unit came with a suction cup adapter for the windshield. However, there are accessories available to mount on the dashboard.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hwdlen
 - Hollywood, FL
answer 2
you should get a mount with the unit. If not you can purchase one that vacuum itself to the windshield. Just turn it on and it should work by itself. get a cigar lighter plug cord that will keep the battery up on long trips.
slopokieoke
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
slowpokieokie
 - Sallisaw, OK
answer 3
Comes with windshield mount but could easily sit in an "have to buy" bean bag style holder
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ImanArtistWife
 - fredericksburg, TX
answer 4
You will get a plastic waffer with your GPS. On the backside there is another waffer glued to it. This has a thin film on it which protects the adhesive which can be attached anywhere solid on your dash. Your GPS stand has a suction cup which attaches to the waffer.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
FrankoD
 - rising sun maryland just south of Pa. and Del.
answer 5
Window mount.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
truckbc
 - Ridgeway SC
answer 6
It can attach to the window glass by a suction mount that came with the unit, but an accessory I use is a non-slip dish that sits on the dash and that has a special circle of smooth plastic that the suction cup can stick on. Really good and easy to move around too.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
dadmw1
 - Iowa
Question

As a delivery driver, I need to input multiple stops at once. Can this unit allow input of 50-80 points?

I would like to specify the 1st and last stop...allowing GPS to arrange the others.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
cocobwoy
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
We deliver 140-150, newspapers per day, we have every address programmed into our unit and it works fine for us.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
earljam72
 - Middlebury, In.
answer 2
Has route feature that allows multiple via-points to be entered. Enter home as first and last point. Intermediate points in any order.
Has feature to re-optimize saved route. This solves the "Traveling Salesman" problem.
Cannot tell you how many points can be entered.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
TechGeezer
 - GBC, Texas
Question

Voice Activated (Hands Free)

Model # Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator.
Can you find a place or address with voice activated without using a keyboard to type?
Thanks John.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Livermore
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Ther's no voice activation
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ttck
 - Springfield, VA
answer 2
No, the nuvi 1490 LMT will not have voice activated navigation. To see a list of nuvis that do have this feature, please visit the following website and click on "Voice-activated" on the left:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
billbgarminassociate
Question

Does it have Lane assistance like LM 50LM has?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Parsippany, NJ
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hwdlen
 - Hollywood, FL
answer 2
Yes it does
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EricandMilou
 - Ottawa, Canada
answer 3
Yes!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JulySky
 - Glen Burnie, MD
answer 4
Yes.............not sure how an LM50 does it but this one shows you what lane in the upper left hand corner.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Doc58Y
 - Chesapeake, VA
answer 5
Yes it does exactly the same.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
ColoradoCJ7
 - Castle Rock, CO
answer 6
Yes, The nuvi 1490LMT has Lane Assist and Junction View. For more information on all the specifications on the nuvi 1490LMT please visit the below site and click on the specs tab.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=82601
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
billbgarminassociate
Question

is ther some sort of a hook up charge for the gps.

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT 5" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps and Traffic, Refurbished
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
no additional charges
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
loveplants
 - Connecticut
answer 2
No charges. The information is obtained from the satellites free of charge. you must keep your maps up to date however. If you purchased a unit with lifetime maps no more charges are incurred. Otherwise, you must purchase map updates on occaison.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hwdlen
 - Hollywood, FL
answer 3
No
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Henagar
 - Henagar, AL
answer 4
It connects to your lighter switch.
It connects to any type of USB port.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
EricandMilou
 - Ottawa, Canada
answer 5
Yes, both for computer and car lighter
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
TheMicroman
 - Rockaway, NJ
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