Unboxing: GARMIN nuvi 1490LMT GPS from CostCo

Yey! We have a new baby in the car! My SIL who lives in Canada brought with her this 5" touchscreen, anti-glare display GPS ; ) Now, I will never be scared to drive alone in an unfamiliar place *fingers crossed ; p

complete set found inside the box of Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT CAN$179 plus tax

Package contains:

    • nüvi® 149
    • 0LMT GPS
  • Preloaded City Navigator street maps
  • Vehicle suction- cup mount
  • Dashboard disc
  • Lifetime traffic receiver with integrated vehicle power cable
  • Lifetime map upgrades
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start manual

Originally priced at CAN$199 in CostCo, she got it with CAN$20 discount and paid for only CAN$179 for the unit.

initial start up loading of maps 

GPS means Global Positioning System.

Garmin Lock Anti Theft feature

Garmin nuvi 1490LMT is a handsfree Bluetooth vehicle navigation device. It means that you can pair it with a Bluetooth- enabled phone like my Nokia XpressMusic 5530 to make hands- free voice calls. DH and I tried it once and it works!

where to?

You can input the address where you are going. It gives text and voice guided directions. Street names are clearly announced by a man or a woman's voice in a selected language.

bright 5-in. diagonal WQVGA TFT color display: 480 x 272 with white backlight

It also has microSD card expansion slot for updates and downloading of road maps. DH downloaded our map here.  

built- in odometer

Dimensions: W 5.4 in x D 3.4 in x H 0.6 in
Weight: 221g

plug in car charger

It has built in lithium ion battery that lasts up to 4 hours.

vehicle suction cup mount

 driver's view

I have yet to try using it for long distance driving. So far, it keeps me company while I am driving alone on my way home ; p

Do you have a GPS? Share your experience with me.