I'm returning my 1490T today. It doesn't appear to be sold anymore. Any suggestions for a comparable replacement (without all of the bugs of course). The new 30/40/50 series seems way to bare bones for the cost.
If I recall correctly there is no MP3 support in Nuvi's with 4 numbers in the series # as well as the new Nuvi30, Nuvi40 and Nuvi50. So the 1xxx, 2xxx, 3xxx all have no MP3 support. The 5000 did have MP3 support but it was an different animal anyway, and ran on a different O/S than most other Nuvi models (except the 8xx).
I regret returning my 1490T. Had to replace it with a 1390T, which has the exact same routing issues (it was the map not the unit), no routes and a smaller screen. I miss the big screen.
Just reading what has been added to this thread since my last comment. Wow there are a lot of unhappy 1490 users.
I've only had a couple of lockups during my ownership of my 1490T. I've had other problems cited already too. Even with this, one of my biggest complaints is as I said in my earlier post, unique.
I use the "Categories" to group my Favorites. Quite often after adding or editing a location, after rebooting I find that my new locations have been added, but my 1490T has created dozens of new categories in my favorites! All of them have grabbed on to parts of different parts of the XML within the GPX file.
We made another multi-hour trips last week and the unit worked fine. That night I went in to add a few locations and when I rebooted the unit, well, here are my current favorite categories:
And it just keeps going like that with a total of 46 new category entries before my own categories begin.
What makes it stranger still is that locations I already have assigned (or not) to a category are placed in these new categories, usually only one in each, but occasionally these new categories have two of my real favorites assigned.
I can either go through each one individually and edit them or do a hard reset and reload the last uncorrupted.
Just now placed my order for a 2595LMT
This happened to me too. Garmin was clueless as to what happened or how to fix it. Since I only had four of these entries on my favorites, I deleted them and re-entered them. It's never happened again.
In February 2012, Garmin replaced my out-of-warranty and defective 1490t. My replacement unit has been flawless although I had unfavorable routing 2 months ago on a long trip.
Thanks to advice from forum members, I have solved all map update problems. I have the large JCV file on the SD card. My boot-up time is 18 seconds.
I'm very satisfied with my 1490. If I ever replace it I will buy a unit with a powered mount and voice-activated.
I had to return my 1490lmt because it had issues straight out of the box. The USB port on the back of the unit was defective. When these units have defective USB jacks, they can't be properly supplied 12v dc. This is why a good number of these units were constantly rebooting. It was noted that many of these units had defetive USB ports. Furthermore when it detects that something is plugged into the USB port, but isn't supplying dc volts, it thinks it should be in mass USB storage mode.
I returned my unit to the retailer two days after recipt. I was refunded the difference, and selected a 1450lm. This is esentialy the same unit as the 1490 but for the bugs, no bluetooth conectivity, and chasis is silver.
Personaly mine is a refurb. If you look around on the internet (wich is what I did), you can find both referbs and non-refurbs.
P.S. Also be careful about doing firmware updates on the 1490s too. If you do do a firmware update, this applys to ANY GPS, DO NOT update via anything other than a HARDWIRED internet connection. If your wireless internet connection is not absolutly 100 percent, and most usuall are not, even if you think it is, you WILL end up downloading a CORUPTED firmware file to the unit, and the ONLY way to fix it will be to send it back to Garmin.
Sorry, my previous post posted twice. I erased the message with this one insted. I couldn't figure out how to actualy deleat the post. I'm fairly new to poi-factory.
I wish that were the case with mine. It happens a lot, but not all of the time... Anyway, the 1490T will go back in its box and on to a closet shelf. My new black box should be here in a few days.
If you do do a firmware update, this applys to ANY GPS, DO NOT update via anything other than a HARDWIRED internet connection. If your wireless internet connection is not absolutly 100 percent, and most usuall are not, even if you think it is, you WILL end up downloading a CORUPTED firmware file to the unit, and the ONLY way to fix it will be to send it back to Garmin.
You shouldn't speak in absolutes when presenting your opinion. I routinely upgrade both firmware and maps using a wireless connection and up until now have had no problems. You should say "may" instead of "will".
There are tools the GPS modding community uses that can recover from botched firmware and map updates. Thus it isn't always necessary to send the device back to Garmin.
You shouldn't speak in absolutes when presenting your opinion.
IMHO, you are absolutely correct, sir!
I am much happier with the 2360LMT (Costco) than with the 1490T. Much.
I replaced my 1490T with a refurbished 3790LMT from WalMart. The price was great and it works like a charm. The screen is only slightly smaller, but so much brighter and clearer. And I LOVE the voice activated commands!
I passed the 1490T along to my stepson, and he's loving it, too. It make a good first GPS, but the 3790 and it's siblings are a big leap forward.
I have upgraded the 1490T with the 2460LMT because I like the 5" screen plus the voice activated feature was a bonus. The 1490T had been passed down to my daughter. At first I had problems with it, but everything is working now that the ecoRoute feature is turned off and the ecoRoute database cleared off (the small memory may have been the problem). Anyway, very happy with the 2460 so far and daughter is happy with the 1490.
Lot's of useful info for me too. I'll replace my Nuvi 350 & 1350 towards the end of the year.
Wonder what else will be on sale.
I must report that on a recent trip, the 2360LMT rebooted itself once, while I was driving. Other than that, no problems.
I am very sorry about my choice of words. I did not want to come off sounding like a know-it-all; however, I probably sounded like one. I will be more careful about how I word things in the furure.
Let us move on and have fun GPSing.
I appriciate all the assistance poi factory has been able to provide me with.
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