Even if both Google and Nokia are offering free turn-by-turn navigation for mobile phones (in some parts of the world) that hasn’t stopped Garmin from unleashing a couple of new satnav models onto the Australian market. Both the 1450T and 1490T nüvi devices offer a 5-inch screen, lane assistance, the latest WhereIs maps and SUNA traffic.
What makes the 1490T special is its Bluetooth integration for handsfree calling. Both support the recently announced Garmin Voice Studio, plus all that usual point of interest stuff that every other satnav manufacturer includes as well.
In terms of pricing, the nüvi 1450T will set you back $349 while the 1490T will cost $399.