With a huge 5 inch screen, the Garmin Nuvi 1490 LMT is amazing with its ability to present a great amount of information on screen. If you ever had one of the smaller screens, you would not be going back after this one.
The screen is anti-glare so even when the sun is shining brightly overhead and through your windscreen, you will still be able to see where you are going.
Updating this SatNav can be a long process especially if your computer is not that speedy but you can leave it to do its thing overnight if necessary - No, it will not actually take that long.
Lots of options available for you to choose from in terms of the routes and traffic. It also comes with lifetime traffic information - definitely a bonus for Mum's taxi.
Ocassionally, the Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT can take you on weird routes if traffic avoidance is enabled. The solution to this concern is to keep traffic information on in the settings but switch off traffic in the avoidance settings (Confusing, I know but come back to this page when you get it and it will all make sense then!). Doing this means you get the best of both worlds as it tells you where the traffic is and suggests alternative routes which you can ignore or accept if you like.
The Nuvi 1490LMT has bluetooth on it and easily pairs with your phone. The reception is great so your caller hears you pretty clearly.