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fkadir
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby fkadir » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:42 pm

Any updates to the usage and any issues with it pls? Planning to get one for myself to replace my old Garmin. Thanks in advance!

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swisscobalt
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby swisscobalt » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:13 pm

Socialburnz wrote:
skylab wrote:Hello...

Just got the unit yesterday and having no problem with MFM map...the unit is functioning well.

Anyhow, it cannot display the POI icons...

Will update if I encounter any new findings on the unit.



Same goes with my unit.. it cannot show the POI Icon..
i still figure it out and if u solve it..please let me know...


Have you tried this?

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Socialburnz
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby Socialburnz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:28 am

swisscobalt wrote:
Socialburnz wrote:
skylab wrote:Hello...

Just got the unit yesterday and having no problem with MFM map...the unit is functioning well.

Anyhow, it cannot display the POI icons...

Will update if I encounter any new findings on the unit.



Same goes with my unit.. it cannot show the POI Icon..
i still figure it out and if u solve it..please let me know...


Have you tried this?

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sudah try.. tapi sama jugak... :(

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skylab
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby skylab » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:00 pm

yup...poi is no longer visible with 1490t...maybe garmin have their own reason..

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swisscobalt
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby swisscobalt » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:54 am

Latest firmware updates for 1490T
released 30 June 2010

Changes made from version 4.20 to 4.40:

* Added Loc8 Postal Code functionality for Ireland.
* Corrected issue that could cause unit to remain stuck on copyright screen.
* Corrected issue that could cause unexpected shutdown when satellite reception is temporarily lost.

fkadir
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby fkadir » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:20 pm

Just received my 1490 yesterday from Amazon and am using the latest maps from MFM. The unit works solidly so far with no issues. I can confirm that POIs are not appearing when in navigation mode but I can see the POIs when exploring the maps.

Of course its running on the latest available firmware (V4.4).

Absolutely love the huge screen. BTW, any way to remove the information panels on the right of the screen when navigating? I would prefer the map to take up the whole screen.

Thanks in advance.

jeremy747
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby jeremy747 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:38 pm

Been using my unit for a while, yes I love the big screen. When i put back my 255W to use, i get a shock with the screen size difference.

The MSM maps also tend to draw thicker roads on the already smaller 255w screen.
The 1490 on the other hand draws thinner roads and shows more on the screen.

Only thing as most of have mentioned is the non display of POI.

I also noticed that the unit takes a couple of seconds to load and display additional map space when you zoom out. Example, when i quickly zoom out, there will be blank squares of surrounding area which will take about 2-3 seconds to appear.

Anyone notice this on your 1490?
Other than that, I just love the big screen.

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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby Socialburnz » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:29 pm

jeremy747 wrote:Been using my unit for a while, yes I love the big screen. When i put back my 255W to use, i get a shock with the screen size difference.

The MSM maps also tend to draw thicker roads on the already smaller 255w screen.
The 1490 on the other hand draws thinner roads and shows more on the screen.

Only thing as most of have mentioned is the non display of POI.

I also noticed that the unit takes a couple of seconds to load and display additional map space when you zoom out. Example, when i quickly zoom out, there will be blank squares of surrounding area which will take about 2-3 seconds to appear.

Anyone notice this on your 1490?
Other than that, I just love the big screen.



yeps2...
sometimes it happend to me oso...
and also for the POI.. still didn't fine a way how to make it appear when navigating..
but.. it's not a big deal.. i really love the big screen...
and for me..it functioning very well.....

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swisscobalt
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby swisscobalt » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:53 pm

jeremy747 wrote:Only thing as most of have mentioned is the non display of POI.

I also noticed that the unit takes a couple of seconds to load and display additional map space when you zoom out. Example, when i quickly zoom out, there will be blank squares of surrounding area which will take about 2-3 seconds to appear.

Anyone notice this on your 1490?
Other than that, I just love the big screen.


Yup, I have the same issues (POI not displayed during navigation & screen lagging). I noticed that whenever I installed the lite version of mfm maps, the lags improves a tiny bit..but the blank screen still there for a few seconds

It's a really BIG difference when I upgraded from 200W, and I love my new 1490T...

moonwalker
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Re: Nuvi 1490T Review

Postby moonwalker » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:33 am

Hi all, i am new here.
glad to have found this great forum!! :champ:

i have a question to ask, regarding Nuvi 1490T. My unit was bought in UK, and it has only UK map..
can i install MFM on 1490?


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