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Price $165 at 1 store $100 to $139 at 5 stores $129 to $199 at 8 stores $179 to $224 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 7 reviews 4.0 stars out of 12 reviews 2.0 stars out of 6 reviews 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date September 15, 2011 September 28, 2011 November 03, 2011 September 19, 2011
The Bottom Line The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT packs every trick in Garmin's book into an ultra-thin chassis, but the high MSRP will deter some. Garmin's formula for entry-level GPS devices doesn't change much with the new Nuvi 50, but small tweaks, a lower price, and a massive screen enhance value. With its improved interface, the Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT (Advanced Series) is as easy to use as earlier models, while offering a good blend of advanced features at a reasonable price. The TomTom GO Live 1535M's is a solidly performing GPS device and its app integration for search is a nice first, but that's hardly this PND's strongest feature.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Included GPS accessories Car power adapter with TMC antenna
Vehicle mount
USB cable
Car power adapter
USB cable
Suction cup mount
Car power adapter with TMC antenna
USB cable
Suction cup mount
Dashboard disc
USB car charger
USB cable
Navigation routes 100
0
100
Info unavailable
Navigation waypoints 1000
1000
1000
Info unavailable
Audible assistance Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Voice command recognition
Street name announcement
Navigation instructions
Services features Lane Assistant
Lane Assistant
Lane Assistant
Lane Assistant
GPS PC connection USB
Bluetooth
USB
USB
Bluetooth
USB
Bluetooth
Antenna Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Weight 4.2 oz
6.2 oz
6.8 oz
8.5 oz
System features Alarm
Calculator
Clock
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Garmin Locate
Lifetime map updates
Pedestrian Mode
Photo navigation
nüRoute Technology with myTrends
2D / 3D map perspective
Junction view
Garmin Garage
Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
Measurement converter
Photo viewer
Custom POIs
Built-in speaker
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Photo navigation
Junction view
Garmin Garage
Preinstalled POIs
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Built-in speaker
Alarm
Calculator
Clock
Speed limit warning
Emergency Help
Garmin Locate
Lifetime map updates
Pedestrian Mode
nüRoute Technology with trafficTrends
Photo navigation
Junction view
Hands-free calling via Bluetooth
Garmin Garage
Preinstalled POIs
Currency converter
Measurement converter
Photo viewer
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Built-in speaker
Local Search with Google
IQ Routes technology
Fuel prices
LIVE Services
Emergency Help
Lifetime map updates
Preinstalled POIs
Custom POIs
Downloadable POIs
Advanced Lane Guidance
Destination Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
Automotive
Design features Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Touch screen
Included GPS software Garmin City Navigator North America NT
NAVTEQ
MapSource City Navigator NT
nüMaps Guarantee
Garmin City Navigator North America NT
nüMaps Lifetime subscription
TomTom LIVE Services (1 year)
Data memory type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in flash memory
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