GARMIN NUVI 1490TV SAT NAV - £114.97 @ Currys/PC World clearance

GARMIN NUVI 1490TV SAT NAV - £114.97 @ Currys/PC World clearance

Found 16th Jun 2011
this is the only Garmin model with freeview TV & Radio.
At present there is TV Garmin sat nav to superceed this model.

Shelf price £114.97, marked as £155 off.

Bought this yesterday at Currys/PC World, Branch 2285, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5TX.

Note: Staff member stated that branch stock levels of 3 or less are shown on the website as zero !!!. Therefore check in store.

As these are clearance items, ensure all items are in the box.
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Great deal if you can get it. I paid £140 for the 1490 without the TV and its a great Sat Nav, not sure if this model has traffic but if it does then even better deal.
I have the 1490T as well. Nearly launched it out of the window on numerous occasions.
Can't see on website, only the 1490T, do you have the currys product code please?
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[b]What's in the Box:
nüvi® 1490TV
Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Europe (full coverage)
Pan-European premium traffic¹
FM traffic receiver with vehicle power cable
AC adapter
External TV antennas
Vehicle suction cup mount ²
USB cable
Quick start manual

¹Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. Traffic content not available for all areas. See…fic for traffic coverage areas and…tml for program License Agreement containing complete terms and conditions.

Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 5.4"W x 3.4"H x .7"D (13.7 x 8.6 x 1.78 cm)
Display size, WxH: 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 272 pixels
Display type: WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
Weight: 9.1 ounces (258 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 3 hours
Waterproof: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Maps & Memory:
Basemap: 4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Preloaded street maps: yes
Includes lifetime map updates: no
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: yes
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 10
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands): no
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): yes (with junction view)
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow): no
myTrends™ (predicts routes based on user's navigation behavior): no
3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D): no
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yes
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
FM traffic compatible: yes (receiver and lifetime traffic included)
XM® compatible for U.S: no
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe): yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) : yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device): yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device): yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator: yes
Picture viewer: yes
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Touchscreen: yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
Trucking-friendly: no
Geocaching-friendly: no
Marine-friendly: no
Additional: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

MPEG-2 compatible
The large screen, yet ultra-thin, nüvi 1490TV is a cutting-edge pan-European navigator with DVB-T digital terrestrial television and radio. An in-built digital tuner gives you access to Freeview digital TV and radio content from across Europe, including more than 50 TV channels and 24 radio stations in the U.K.

With its bright 12.7 cm (5 in) screen, nüvi 1490TV is packed with advanced navigation features including free pan-European premium traffic updates, multi-point route planning and Lane Assist with junction view. Make hands-free phone calls with Bluetooth® wireless technology and find the most fuel-efficient journeys with built-in ecoRoute™ software. Download optional cityXplorer™* mapping to plan the whole journey with pedestrian and public transport routes and discover Garmin’s free VoiceStudio™ software to record a new voice for your sat-nav. You even can add City Guides to make the most of your time in town.

Key Features
DVB-T digital tuner for Freeview television and radio
Stereo speakers and 3.5 mm headphone output
Integrated aerial for high DVB-T signal strength areas and two magnetic dipole aerials for low-signal areas
Pan-European premium, subscription-free traffic alerts
Advanced route planning capability
12.7 cm (5 in) widescreen
Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calls
Lane Assist with junction view for help with upcoming junctions
Public Transport and Pedestrian mode with optional cityXplorer download
Optional AA City Guides for restaurant listings, attractions and more
Garmin’s unique speed camera warnings
Announces street names before you turn – e.g. “Turn right into Dell Road”
Street-level mapping for Europe, including the UK and Ireland
Record a new voice for your nüvi 1490TV with Garmin VoiceStudio software
Great on the Go
nüvi 1490TV’s slim design means you can take it anywhere. The 12.7 cm (5 in) screen means it is even easier to see where you are going. Use to its full potential by downloading cityXplorer to navigate selected cities via trains, tubes or buses* as well as on foot. Add an AA City Guide for your chosen city to find out about all attractions and places to eat, stay and shop.

* Note: Public transport data may vary between cities.

Plan Ahead
nüvi 1490TV includes advanced navigation features to take the worry out of travelling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 1490TV's large screen. In addition, nüvi 1490TV automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.

Traffic Alerts
Not every traffic service is equal. With Garmin you’ll always know what lies ahead. And it’s subscription-free, for life. Based on Trafficmaster data, there is extensive pan-European coverage of the road network (100 percent on motorways in England, Scotland and Wales). Know how long you’ll be held up, and choose to be routed around the queues.

Make Hands-free Phone Calls
Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 1490TV’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Just pair with your compatible mobile phone and talk hands-free through the nüvi.

Many thanks OP, spoke to customer services last night who told me that all units were ex demo
and that there were no pristine units available anywhere at this price. Checked this morning
in nearest store to me showing as having stock on their system and there were 2, one demo and one pristine in box, marked up at £269 but scanned through at £114.97. Cheers X)
thanks oshandi
i've been trying to get a cheap sat nav for ages and i've been checking currys/pc world all week but always showing out of stock. i had no idea less than 3 dont show up so i went in this morning and managed to get one. couldn't get the garmin i wanted as they only had the display model and garmin had a demo set on it so it didn't work, but managed do get a navicom for £55.
i saw a few different models in there which i know were showing as oos on line so if anyone is after a sat nav and are near to a currys/pc world i would deffo pop in.
also brought my in cribbs bristol
Currys/PC World also have Garmin 1690s FOR £99 (£199 in Halfords). I got one in Worcester and they had some left. Seems to be a great unit.

Code 0000502771 @£114.97

Thanks very, very much. Just picked one up from the Currys Discount at Central Park, Manchester at the same price. The box was busted-up but it is an ex-display model, never switched on. Now sitting at my desk watching the DVB TV and it's a cracker! Again, cheers!
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