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Sony NV-U44

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and performance. The screen and value for money are also appreciated, but many are negative 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 NV-U44 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Sony NV-U44 (Red)

 

As the entry-level model in the Sony NAV-U line of portable GPS devices, the NV-U44 has a fairly basic feature set. There's no Bluetooth hands-free. There's no traffic information. There's no multimedia playback. For your $249 dollars, the only feature...

The Sony NV-U44 features text-to-speech, which is a great feature to have in an entry-level model. The dual view with lane guidance is invaluable in cities with complex highway systems.

The predictive search on the text entry is unpredictable, often causing the accidental selection of a wrong option. Gesture command system is not well documented.

The Sony NV-U44 offers a few useful features that competing manufacturers have not yet implemented on their entry-level models.

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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...

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"Sony's Idea Of A Joke"

 

Here it is July and lo and behold for a mere $100 bucks here is your new map! This GPS was scam right from the start I feel for the cost of the map I will stay away from Sony for my GPS needs I think. At least I know Garmin is out there.

Ok its nice compact works fine, purchased in Jan/09 was advised at purchase that Sony should be supplying at least the first map updated for free as most others have? Awesome Great Buy Great entry model but thats it

Cannot enter places common in Manitoba such as a Provincial Park. No Bluetooth/ music player but hey its a GPS foremost

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"Still 250$ at Sears in Canada"

 

Had it for 79,99$ at Sears in US. A real bargain with all the main functions you expect from a GPS

Not find any problem yet.

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"excellent unit, solid construction,it's a Sony"

 

My wife thinks I just like buying gadgets. But she really likes this unit compared to our 1st GPS a Nextar. This is such an improvement over the Nextar. I have looked at almost all of the mid price units and I think for the money ($79 at Sears for...

very easy to use, nice screen, Sony Style website is very helpful for updates

POI navigation is a little sketchy, it may well be me but I'll figure it out

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"GREAT DEAL FOR A BASIC GPS"

 

if you are looking for a gps that will not be used all the time and are afraid of wasting money this is the one i got a refurbished model at a sony outlet for only 65 dollars and it runs great. Also if u are not technologically advanced this is very...

Voice to txt, it gets the job done for a fraction of the price of most GPS. It has most of the basic features and gets you from point A to B without breaking the Bank.

NONE so far, besides no bluetooth

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ITS PERFECT!

 

I was a little leary about buying my sony NV-U44 at first being that it was not one of the popular gps brands like Tom Tom or Magellan, but when I put in my destination, it took me right to it with no prob. It is SO easy to use. It is hassle free with...

It is all you need in a GPS system

The turn on button is a little hard to press

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Great GPS for low $$.$$

 

Having owned 2 TomTom Ones 2nd Editions that did not have Text to Speech, I decided to buy something that did and was fortunate to be able to find 2 of these NV-U44 units last week. I think I bought the last 2 in Jacksonville, FL. I had originally...

Text to Speech, Split Screen at intersections, Accuracy.... SONY

None so far

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"Great GPS for low $$.$$"

 

Having owned 2 TomTom Ones 2nd Editions that did not have Text to Speech, I decided to buy something that did and was fortunate to be able to find 2 of these NV-U44 units last week. I think I bought the last 2 in Jacksonville, FL. I had originally...

Text to Speech, Split Screen at intersections, Accuracy.... SONY

None so far

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Still 250$ at Sears in Canada

 

Had it for 79,99$ at Sears in US. A real bargain with all the main functions you expect from a GPS

Not find any problem yet

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.

Battery

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

Depth:2.1in
Height:3.7in
Weight:5.5oz
Width:4.3in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:NV-U44/NV-U44/R/NV-U44/S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony
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