"Big screen but has big issues"2.0 starson by wwwXpert
Pros: 5" Screen, Free Lifetime FM Traffic, Geocoding
Cons: No POIs on Map while driving, Intermittent Blank Screens when driving, Intermittent System Crashes, Usability issues when Panning Map with Touch Screen, Inaccurate Satellite Triangulation (sometimes off by 1 city block)
Summary: The Garmin nuvi 1490T offers a great screen and free lifetime FM traffic but delivers poor value in usability, reliability and customization. I tested this new unit over the course of three weeks in Northern California and New York City. The system performance degraded over time where the Map display goes blank intermittently and calculation of routes takes several minutes. So if you're driving and make a wrong turn, expect to be lost because the unit becomes unresponsive while it recalculates the route which takes several minutes; and when it's done, it's not where it was previously and has to recalculate again and again. Also, Garmin removed all POI display on the Map when driving with no manual override to display POIs. As a consumer who's driving, you will not be able to see different POI categories like gas stations, coffee shops, parking, etc... Bottom-line, stay away from the Garmin nuvi 1490T.