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Sony NV-U44

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Sony NV-U44. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the reliability and screen. The performance and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the route planning.

usability, price, performance, screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Sony NV-U44 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sony NV-U44 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the maps.

usability, performance, price, reliability, design


65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NVU44 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-to-Speech (Gun Metallic)Sony NVU44 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-to-Speech (Silver)Sony NVU44 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-to-Speech (Red)

Aug, 2015

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Sony NV-U44 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator Review


Sony's NV-U44 portable GPS also comes in red (NV-U44/R) and silver (NV-U44/S). The 3.5 inch, standard aspect ratio (320 x 240 Pixels - not widescreen) display is an anti-glare, Si-TFT Touch Screen. While it has one of the most sensitive GPS receivers...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Wierdo (

Very nice GPS expecially for the money. ”


I bought the Sony NV-U44 GPS from Sears. They were having a promotion and I got the unit for $79 or so, plus tax. Less than $85 total. I bought it after returning a unit from another manufacturer which would not hold a charge. This unit has performed...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: rinkudaxini (

Good for basic navigation ”

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: henkebunch (

Inexpensive quality


This Unit does a god job on the road, has saved my behind a couple of times. It does have the tendency to send you up the wrong way on a one way street, or send you the short route which winds up being grid locked traffic but, it does have the shortest...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: raymeadows (

where can I find a ac cord for charging at home Nav-u44


drop the ball ????

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: MsKIMMY (

Worked and then it didnt


I purchased my Nav-u in Feb or March also purchased my mother one Her on and off switch did not worked and she charged it for days and it didnt ever come back on. She gave me a phone call and explained to me what was going on and returned it to Sears....

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: lfreer (

Sony Nav-U GPS


I thought this product was a great buy I have been all over the midwest with it and I love the speedometer feature, the only disadvantage is the updates for this are about $100 but otherwise it is money well spent...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Rayniel (

!!!!Excellent Product!!!!


Before I bougth this Sony Nav-U, I had bought a Magellan 1200 also at Sears, but once I started to use it it was good but the Voice direction came only in English Language, plus info was not that accurate, so I decided to pay a little more that $90...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Frustrated with Sony (

don't buy this one


I purchased this unit last November and just returned from a trip where it led me to a location that was closed / relocated 15 years ago. It also completely lost me when I travelled on an interstate highway that had been opened in recent years. I...

Compact, Large Screen

Acquires Satellites Slowly, Complicated Controls, Difficult Menus, Limited routing options, Old map, Poor customer support

May, 2009

Consumer review by: boddy (

Poor Quality


Poor Quality

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Arrive at your destination in style with the NV-U44/S nav-u portable satellite navigation system. Featuring an elegant 3.5" touch-screen display that comes with pre-loaded maps covering the entire United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, you'll enjoy portable navigation right out of the box. Equipped with Gesture Command, you can take control via simple, on-screen finger movements. In addition, this GPS device has Dual view which displays dynamic route information and a clearer view of what's ahead at the next turn.


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony