Garmin is one of the most reputable companies manufacturing GPS-based devices. The nuvi series from Garmin has been internationally recognized as one of the bests in the market. The company has manufactured plenty of products with different features, types, advantages, and of course, prices. One of the nicest creations from Garmin is the nuvi1450LMT. The product seems to be the combination of all the good features you could ever want from a GPS-based device. Without disregarding all the other products we have encountered in the market, the 1450LMT can be the greatest value for money. In this Garmin nuvi 1450LMT review, we have compiled the best advantages of the product from the outside look to the technologies equipped inside.
LMT means Lifetime Maps and Traffic; it means that by purchasing the device, you already have the privilege to enjoy the map and traffic updates from the manufacturer without any subscription necessary. The updates are provided as free services with some limitations included. You are allowed to download the updates for 4 times a year; the navigation information and points of interests (POIs) will be included in the updates as well. Especially for the traffic update information, you can use it as frequent as you need without limitation.
Concerning the interface, the nuvi1450LMT has not been taking big changes to the screen compared to most nuvi 1400 series. The navigational system will be provided though the 5-inch touch-screen display. Once again, no big changes; we must have understood that when it comes to navigating, interface design is the most important feature and Garmin nuvi has created such an easy to understand display as a major selling point. Therefore, it is good that the company does not provide any surprise for us in the screen interface. In terms of display performance, 1450LMT outperforms its brothers with the addition of zooming operation, which is the unit’s only distinguishable feature. Although the sizes of icons and texts are different from other devices of the same nuvi series, Garmin stays consistent with the resolution of 480 by 272 pixels.
Some typical Garmin signatures, such as View Map and Where To, are still included inside. Menu system and buttons that take you to all the features are simply categorized; configuration settings and navigational options are provided very nicely from the touch-screen. If you need to plan a route, simply access the Where To menu so that the device will analyze and configure the necessary navigational services to provide until you reach the destination. View Map feature will show your current position precisely. Garmin nuvi1450LMT brings the flexibility to see the map in 2-dimensional display or in 3D-based navigational system; in both, the maps and any other navigational service will be provided in detailed colors. Just like many touch-screen mobile devices, scrolling or switching the display will be as easy as sliding the fingers. As additional features, nuvi1450LMT bring many other functions such JPEG viewer, world clock, converters, currency, and calculator.
With the nicely delivered navigational services and the free lifetime update of maps and traffic information, Garmin nuvi1450LMT can be a great value for money. Concerning the performance, all the technologies and good features of GPS navigational system have been included and delivered nicely through the 5-inch touch-screen display. Ending the discussion, this Garmin nuvi1450LMT review recommends the device as your countable navigator for everyday use.