Overview: The Garmin nüvi 3490LMT, part of the Prestige Series, is a slimline portable GPS
navigation device that provides automatic routing and turn-by-turn voice
directions using 3D views of surrounding terrain, buildings, and landmarks. The
unit includes subscription-free, lifetime traffic updates from 3D Traffic, and
free lifetime map updates. With built-in Bluetooth technology, you can make and
receive phone calls through the device. The nüvi 3490LMT is only 3/8" (9mm) thick
to make it easier to carry in your pocket or purse. Its bright, high-resolution
4.3" touchscreen LCD with a multi-touch glass display is easy to view.
4.3" Touchscreen LCD: The nüvi 3490LMT features a 4.3" dual-orientation
color TFT touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (16:9 aspect
ratio). The screen can be viewed in either landscape or portrait orientation,
and automatically switches to the proper orientation depending upon how it is
mounted. The multi-touch glass display is more sensitive that other units, and
lets you zoom in or out of a map display with a pinch action on the touchscreen.
Preloaded Maps: The nüvi 3490LMT contains NAVTEQ's City Navigator North
America NT 2012 3D maps with detailed road maps of the United States (including
Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Cayman
Islands, and Bahamas. The 3D maps show the surrounding terrain, landmarks, and
buildings from a low perspective for a more realistic view. The maps include more than 8-million points of interest (POIs)
to help you find the destination you desire.
Voice Command: Voice Command allows you to control the
device by using words and commands. The Voice Command menu provides voice
prompts and a list of available commands. Using your voice, you can enter an
address or the name of a Point of Interest, and the unit will begin searching
for that location. You can also maneuver through menus by speaking the on-screen
menu choice you desire.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling: Using the built-in Bluetooth
wireless technology, the nüvi 3490LMT can connect to your mobile phone to become
a hands-free device. The range of the Bluetooth coverage is approximately 33
feet. After pairing, you can receive incoming calls and place calls through the
navigation unit. Outgoing calls can be place by entering the number directly,
calling a number in your phone book, using the call history, or selecting a
Point of Interest. Your home phone number can be saved so you can call home
using a single button. You can check the Garmin website for a list of supported
Free Lifetime Map Updates: The nüvi 3490LMT offers free
lifetime map updates so you'll always have the most up-to-date maps, POIs, and
navigation information. Map updates are available for download up to 4 times a
year with no subscription or update fees and no expiration dates.
Note: Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive
up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made
available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until
this product's useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data
from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. The updates you receive
will be updates to the same geographic map data originally included with
your Garmin product when originally purchased.
nüMaps Guarantee: If you register your device on Garmin's website
within 90 days of acquiring satellites while driving, you can check to see if a
free map update is available. You must be able to connect your device via a
high-speed internet connection in order to check the loaded map version and
download the map update.
microSD Card Slot: The nüvi 3490LMT has a microSD card slot so you can
store and use optional cityXplorer maps (available from Garmin), or
download custom voices and vehicles from the Garmin Garage.
Power Requirements: The Garmin nüvi 3490LMT is powered by
your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power
adapter. The built-in Lithium-Ion battery will provide up to 4 hours of use
after a 4-hour charge. An optional AC adapter (150ACNUVI,
sold separately) allows you to operate the unit on ordinary household current.
The unit can be powered by your computer when it is connected via a USB cable.
Garmin Guidance 3.0: The Garmin nüvi 3490LMT features Garmin
Guidance 3.0, the most advanced navigation engine available with a faster, more intuitive user
interface to enhance the speed and accuracy of searches and routing. As you
approach an upcoming junction, the Bird's Eye Lane Guidance feature shows you
the proper lane to drive in with an overhead perspective. When
traveling interstate highways, the Enhanced Exit Services feature enables you to know
what you'll find when you exit the highway.
Free Lifetime Digital 3D Traffic: With free Lifetime Traffic
from Digital 3D Traffic, you can avoid traffic tie-ups that will delay your
travel. Digital 3D Traffic delivers traffic updates every 30 seconds over the HD
Radio broadcasting system. Digital 3D Traffic combines all of the advantages of
the extensive 3D Traffic Avoidance System with the added benefit of up to 10
times more frequent updates. The nüvi 3490LMT comes with the GTM60 Traffic
Receiver with its integrated cigarette lighter power adapter. An antenna
extension cable is available from Garmin if you have difficulty receiving an FM
Notes: Lifetime Digital 3D Traffic requires no
subscription or activation. Traffic updates are available in approximately
125 metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Points of Interest: The built-in maps include over 8-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations,
attractions, and ATMs. are included to help you find the destination you desire.
In addition, you can download additional points of interest and add them to the
unit's memory (Custom POIs). The free POI Loader software can be downloaded from
the Garmin website to assist you in creating Custom POIs.
Lane Assist: The Lane Assist feature lets you know in
advance which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. In select
metropolitan areas, the nüvi 3490LMT will enter split screen mode to display the photoReal junction view, a realistic depiction of the junction, complete with
road signs and arrows to indicate the proper lane for navigation. The Bird's Eye
view also gives you a top-down view of upcoming interchanges.
Map View Options: You can choose from a 3D map view or two 2D map
views (Track Up or North Up) as you navigate to your destination.
Speed Limits: As you travel along a major road, the speed limit is
displayed on the screen alongside of the vehicle's speed display. If you are
exceeding the speed limit, the color of the vehicle speed indication changes to
red. If the highway's posted speed limit has changed since the last map update,
you can change the speed limit display on the unit.
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant
access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where
Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your
current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also
buttons to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations,
and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
Garmin Locate: To assist you in finding your parked vehicle, the
Garmin Locate feature saves your location to memory when you remove the device
from the windshield mounting cradle while the device is on. You can search for
your vehicle's location using the Last Spot button in the menu.
Pedestrian Navigation: In addition to vehicle navigation, the nüvi
3490LMT can also be useful when walking around town. If you have the optional cityXplorer maps loaded into the unit, the pedestrian navigation feature adds
public transportation options as you travel on foot.
Destination Search: When the Where To? button is pressed, you can use
the search tools to find your destination and plan your route. The search tools
allow you to search for cities, addresses, intersections, or coordinates. The
new Search Bar lets you directly enter a category, brand name, address, or city
name. The unit's memory stores the last 50 locations you have found so you can
quickly find a previous destination.
Keyboard Options: The Garmin nüvi 3490LMT gives you two options
for keyboard layouts. When you are entering an address or other data, you can
choose between a standard QWERTY keyboard layout or an ABCDE alphabetical
Garmin Garage: The unit offers your choice of seven standard
icons to represent your vehicle. The online Garmin Garage offers dozens more
vehicle icons that you can download for free. In addition, you can purchase icon
and voice bundles with Star Wars (Yoda, Darth Vader) and Nickelodeon (SpongeBob
SquarePants, Dora the Explorer) themes.
trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is enabled,
the nüvi 3490LMT automatically records historic traffic data and uses that data
to calculate more efficient routes. This information is sent to Garmin when you
connect your device to myGarmin (your personal account site on the Garmin
website) using your computer. Different routes may be calculated based on
traffic trends for the day of the week or the time of day.
myTrends: In addition to the trafficTrends feature, myTrends
also takes into account your personal driving habits and anticipates your route
when calculating your ETA to your frequent destinations.
Trip Planner: You can create and save a trip with multiple
destinations using the Trip Planner. Once you have entered your destinations,
you can manually set them in the order of your preference, or allow the device
to calculate the most efficient route. Trip itineraries can be saved in memory
for future use.
Photo Navigation: Pictures with location information can be
uploaded to the nüvi 3490LMT or to an inserted microSD card. You can use the GarminConnect section of the Garmin website to search for previously uploaded "Geotagged"
photos. Once the photos are loaded into the device, you can set a destination
based on the photo's imbedded location data.
Trip Computer: The trip information page displays your
current speed and direction, and provides helpful statistics
about your trip. Dual trip odometers keep up with your total mileage. The page
also indicates the distance and driving time to your next maneuver, as well as
the distance and driving time to your destination. Your maximum speed and moving
average speed are also displayed. The information can be reset in advance of
your next trip.
Where I've Been/Trip Log: The Where I've Been application
allows you to view your previous routes and places you have stopped on the map.
In addition, the device keeps a Trip Log, which is a record of the path you have
traveled. The Travel History setting must be enabled in order for the Where I've
Been and Trip Log features to function.
Picture Viewer: The nüvi 3490LMT's Picture Viewer can display
JPEG photo images that you have stored in the device or on a microSD card. The
images can be displayed in a slideshow, or set a single image as wallpaper.
Audiobook Player: The device can play audiobooks from
Audible.com. A subscription to Audible.com is required. Audiobooks can be loaded
to the device or to a microSD card. You can browse titles, authors, or
narrators. Bookmarks can be added, so the player will automatically resume from
the point where you last stopped. Playback controls include play, pause, fast
forward, fast reverse, next chapter, and previous chapter.
Note: The nüvi 3490LMT cannot play digital music files.
GPS Simulator: When indoors, you can activate the built-in
GPS simulator and practice using the unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's
not searching for satellites, saving battery power.
ecoRoute: The optional ecoRoute feature calculates the fuel
economy and the fuel price of navigating to a destination, and offers tools for
improving fuel efficiency. The ecoRoute application can be purchased from the
Garmin Online Store.
Tools: Other tools that can be found on the device include a
world clock, alarm clock, calculator, unit converter, and a language guide.