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Sony NV-U44

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony NV-U44. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and reliability are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the maps.

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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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony NV-U44 ( Silver)

 

However, for many consumers the basics are all that is needed. In this respect, the NV-U44 does a pretty good job of creating a good navigation experience without breaking the bank.

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.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Sony NV-U44 review: Sony NV-U44

 

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.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (gpstekreviews.com)

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
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Consumer review by: Wierdo (viewpoints.com)

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 (viewpoints.com)

Good for basic navigation ”

 
Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: henkebunch (mysears.com)

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 (mysears.com)

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

 

drop the ball ????

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: MsKIMMY (mysears.com)

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 (mysears.com)

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 (mysears.com)

!!!!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

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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