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SONY GPS NV-U73TW Europa

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and value for money. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the performance, and many are less positive about the route planning.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the SONY GPS NV-U73TW Europa is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 75 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

Looks nice, but that's about it.

 

Used this product for 3 months, got very little good use out of it. Took too long to find address, very slow responding, had to find directions without it. Screen was not responding appropriately, had to press a little too hard in times due to it...

Wide display screen

Slow in responding to touch, kept freezing up, suction cup not good for most surfaces

Consumer review by:

Great Display - really bad GPS

 

I love the unit size, screen, menus, who it works, etc. But as in another review here, the bottom line is getting there in time. My old Garmin and my laptop using nRoute both gave me the short distance through back roads. The Sony unit send me the very...

Love the screen and ease of use

The GPS is really bad. In the Berkshires I placed an address that through back roads and streets is 2.3 miles. The GPS took me to a main road and 4.2 miles later got me there. I had set "shortest" distance in the options, this does not seem to matter

Consumer review by:

Super little unit,accurate,organized, great,

 

Couldn't be happier,my wife's happiness was paramount, it passed the test.... Great mounting bracket that stays put in the Florida heat, easy to relocate as needed..Maps up to date along with the POI's database with phone numbers.. Easier to use than...

Quickly acquires satellites, very well organized features, change features on the fly while driving, well designed mounting arm, .... All in all i couldn't be more satisfied Wife finds it easy to use( It passes the litmus test for sure!!!)

Can't think of any, maybe longer battery life, though it lasts a good 3 hrs,the one time I had it unplugged in my vehicle

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Not user friendly, slow, inaccurate.

 

Looks nice, sturdy and well built

Not user friendly, slow, inaccurate. Very difficult to input addresses. Magellan and Tomtom have a much friendlier user interface

Consumer review by:

After 3.2 upgrade it now works well

 

nice size screen better feature than most in its price range any buyers should make sure its updated to the 3.2 version software. The 3.0 was no good

Great split screen design with lane features

Nobody cares about a photo feature on a GPS Dumb

Consumer review by:

Very easy to use!

 

I used this on my trip to Las Vegas and was very impressed with how well it worked. I've used the Mio C320, and the Garmin 260W, and found that it was almost as good as the Garmin for my needs, and for less than half the price. Quick and accurate route...

Relatively accurate directions, very easy to use for beginners. Very good text to speech

A little slower than the Garmin. Not always the quickest routes, but not bad

Consumer review by:

All it needs is a free update and you have the best GPS

 

It is Sony quality at it's best. The widescreen is awesome, extra big screen means extra big numbers/letters for entering addresses for a guy like me who has fat fingers. I hate trying to hit 'A' but hitting 'S' instead. I used to have a Garmin and...

Easy to use, looks great on & off, easy to take off mount to put away

Poor battery life, needs update, have to type out full name of street

Consumer review by:

All it needs is a free update and you have the best GPS

 

It is Sony quality at it's best. The widescreen is awesome, extra big screen means extra big numbers/letters for entering addresses for a guy like me who has fat fingers. I hate trying to hit 'A' but hitting 'S' instead. I used to have a Garmin and...

Easy to use, looks great on & off, easy to take off mount to put away

Poor battery life, needs update, have to type out full name of street

Consumer review by:

Super little unit,accurate,organized, great,

 

Couldn't be happier,my wife's happiness was paramount, it passed the test.... Great mounting bracket that stays put in the Florida heat, easy to relocate as needed..Maps up to date along with the POI's database with phone numbers.. Easier to use than...

Quickly acquires satellites, very well organized features, change features on the fly while driving, well designed mounting arm, .... All in all i couldn't be more satisfied Wife finds it easy to use( It passes the litmus test for sure!!!)

Can't think of any, maybe longer battery life, though it lasts a good 3 hrs,the one time I had it unplugged in my vehicle

Consumer review by:

Great Display - really bad GPS

 

I love the unit size, screen, menus, who it works, etc. But as in another review here, the bottom line is getting there in time. My old Garmin and my laptop using nRoute both gave me the short distance through back roads. The Sony unit send me the very...

Love the screen and ease of use

The GPS is really bad. In the Berkshires I placed an address that through back roads and streets is 2.3 miles. The GPS took me to a main road and 4.2 miles later got me there. I had set "shortest" distance in the options, this does not seem to matter

Product Specifications

Traveling to your favorite destinations has never been this easy. The nav-u portable satellite navigation system has a sleek, 4.3" touch-panel widescreen display and can be easily mounted in almost any vehicle. The brilliant, high-contrast full-color graphical interface is also intuitive and fun to use. Whether it's a trip across town or cross-country road trip, the nav-u satellite navigation system makes the perfect travel companion. The NV-U73T comes pre-loaded with Map Content covering the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Enjoy powerful, portable navigation out of the box! With a touchscreen comes control via simple, on-screen finger movements. Commonly used commands such as 'take me home' may be accessed by gesturing an inverted 'V' on the screen versus paging through numerous menu screens. Step away from standard GPS mapping and towards a more complete navigation solution. Real Time Traffic Information radio reception allows the NV-U71T to constantly monitor relevant traffic conditions and automatically re-route you around trouble spots!

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3.1in
Weight:7.4oz
Width:5.2in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NV-U73T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony
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