1450 vs 1490 vs 1490T vs 1490LMT vs ...

 

It is my understanding that a 1490 is a 1450 with Bluetooth.
Though my 1490 came with a traffic receiver, it isn't labeled a 1490T.
Since they all use the same software, is there really a difference? Does a 1490 become a 1490T when I plug in the receiver?
Can a 1490 be more buggy than a 1450 (they use the same software).
My 1450 didn't come with traffic. I added a GTM-25.
Neither my 1450 (with purchased GTM-25) nor my 1490 (came with GTM-26) have advertisements. Are advertisements only in certain areas? Which units have the advertisements?

It's all so confusing.....

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

What I can tell you

is that my 1490LTM is a 1490 with Lifetime Traffic and Maps. There appears to be different flavors of the basic 1490 each with a different range of options.

LTM

Does that mean your 1490 hardware identical to mine? Is the only difference being that you have a subscription for that unit that enables you to download maps whenever they are released?

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Compare

Garmin allows you to compare their models

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134

The differences between the units are highlighted in light blue.

The 1450 is 1490 with the Bluetooth disabled and possibly missing that hardware too. You can add the receiver/power cord to a 1450 to make it a 1450T, if you didn't get that feature when you bought it. The 1490 is always a 1490T because it comes with the traffic receiver/power cord.

The traffic is "free", being supported by ads that only pop up when you are stopped.

As noted by others, T = Traffic, LM= Lifetime Maps, LMT = both and yes the difference between the 1490T & 1490LMT is the latter has a lifetime map subscription.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

I never get traffic ads

I bought my GTM-25 so I don't expect ads on that receiver, but I never get ads on my 1490, which came with a GTM-26.

Are the ads only displaced in certain locations or near certain POIs?

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

They

They are only displayed when your stopped.

There maybe some logic to which one is displayed but there are only a few different ones (Red Lobster, Olive Garden which are the same company and Best Western are the most frequent) so I doubt if it's POI location specific.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

I've never seen ads on either of my units

Is there a way to tell if your traffic is ad supported? I have a feeling neither of mine is.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Trying to contact

Hi,
I saw your comment when you posted the Catholic Church file.

I have been adding churches in PA and wanted to send them to you so you can update the file. NO CONTACT INFO???

Contact Info

I fixed my acct so my contact info appears.
I am currently working on NJ. Haven't worked on it in a while. It's very time consuming. I can move to PA next.

How are you creating the data? I go diocese by diocese and verify every point using the street address.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Playoffs

Looks like the NBA playoffs to me