Garmin has announced the nüvi 1490TV a personal navigation device that combinesPan-European navigation features with DVB-T digital terrestrial TV and radio.
Using the DVB-T digital television standard, the nüvi can pick up freeview digital TV and radio content from over 14 countries across Europe. In the UK there are over 50 digital TV channels and 24 digital radio stations including programmes from digital content providers such as the BBC, ITV, SKY, Film4 and Five to name a few.
At the core of the device is an easy to use sat nav that has all the usual features users would find in a top of the range Garmin nüvi, but with the addition of the DVB -T digital tuner, users can keep in touch with all the digital TV content available over the airwaves.
The nüvi 1490TV has built-in stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone output, a long life lithium-ion battery, composite video input for external reversing camera (not supplied), a built-in aerial for high DVB-T signal strength areas and two magnetic dipole aerials for low signal areas.
The nüvi 1490TV will be available across Europe in early April 2010 at GBP299/EUR299.