dealsgarmin nüvi 1490t gps with - life traffic for…

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Re: lifetime traffic - it's hit or miss depending on where you live or are traveling through. Where I live, the traffic feature on our Garmin is useless. It'll show that there's a traffic jam and there's a delay but as you drive you see there's no slowdown whatsoever. Often when there is some kind of traffic problem, it gives us no warning at all. In certain metro areas there are no traffic updates available. In major cities like NYC or Toronto, just getting a GPS signal at all for navigating can be challenging, let alone traffic updates. This is from my experience; again YMMV depending on where you live/travel.

Lifetime map updates are WAY more useful than traffic updates IMO. Map updates from Garmin can cost almost $50 (or more) a pop if you don't have free lifetime maps.

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@a4tis: I agree lifetime Maps would have made this a way better deal.

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Can you use the map updates on other Garmin devices as well?

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@bolts: I do not believe so. It is my understanding that when you register your Garmin device on the Garmin website, that device is allotted the map updates. I could be wrong though