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Sony NV-U70T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Sony NV-U70T. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the route planning and memory.

usability, performance, price, screen, size

reliability, memory, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Sony NV-U70T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony NV-U70T


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony NV-U70T from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the price.

usability, performance, size, durability, screen


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NVU70TC.EUR Portable GPS Navigation SystemSony NVU70TC.EUR Portable GPS Navigation System

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony NV-U70T


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Sony NV-U70T from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the screen and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the maps. Many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, screen

reliability, memory

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NV-U70 NAV-U 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorSony NV-U70 NAV-U 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Ryan Block (

Sony NV-U70T GPS reviewed


Looks like Sony's gotten a few of their new NV-U50 and NV-U70T GPS units around, and Pocket Lint's got the European version up for review. What'd they think? Well, Sony's still a little green for GPS units, so one can't exactly expect them to best ...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Sony NV-U70 review: Sony NV-U70


Sony NV-U70 Much like the Alpine Blackbird , the Sony NV-U70 ($499.95) represents a first venture into the portable in- car navigation market from an established company, and though it's a solid and accurate GPS device, it doesn't offer anything the...

The sleek and ultraportable Sony NV-U70 features a simple interface and an accurate receiver.

The Sony NV-U70 was a little slow to calculate routes, and it lacks some of the features found in similarly priced competitors, such as text-to-speech functionality and traffic services.

The Sony NV-U70 is a solid in-car nav system for the GPS newbie, offering ease of use and accurate directions, but you can get more for your money from competing products.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Dennis O'Reilly (

Sony's First GPS Comes Up Short


The Nav-U NV-U70 makes users go the extra mile far too often.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (



When you think of major players in the portable GPS navigation market, Sony doesn't come to mind. Sony is hoping to change that perception with the introduction of its nav-u Portable Satellite Navigation System.

Easy-to-read screen. Excellent mounting bracket. Built-in lithium ion battery and small size make it easy to use as a portable device.

No user-controlled zoom on main map or navigation map view (only auto zoom). No turn list for planned routes. Awkward POI entry.

Good GPS unit with many nice features, but other competing products offer more features at a lower price.

Apr, 2006

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Sony Nav-U Review


Sony turn on the style as their late arrival at the GPS party is a last chance for the electronics giant to wow the crowd. But is the new Sony Nav-U navigation system anything more than old technology in a new frock?

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Chris Brennan (

Sony NV U70T GPS


Sony has a worldwide reputation for producing high-quality and desirable technologies. It's taken this reputation and quality and invested it into the GPS market. The Sony NV-U70T might not have the most attractive name but it should certainly appeal...

The screen can also automatically adjust to the ambient light conditions so you'll always have the best possible view of the screen

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Sony NAV-U NV-70 Great easy to use GPS ”


The Sony NAV-U NV-70 GPS is very easy to use and an outstanding car GPS device.

Feb, 2010

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Get Lost? Never!


I have been looking at many different GPS units because I am a traveling salesman and I am constantly driving places that I have never been before. I decided that I there were certain things that I wanted to have in a GPS unit and the Sony NV-U70 fit...

Clear Audio, Automatic Screen Dimmer, Battery Operation

Price (Unless on clearance), Not Easy Input of Addresses, No Updates Yet

Mar, 2007

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Sony GPS Unit


I experienced a built in unit on a 20 hr road trip last spring. That is when I decided that a navigation system was for me. I researched and found for the price, usefullnes, and portability, this was the one. It's kind of scary at first when you use it...

Oct, 2006

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Sony NV-U70T GPS Receiver


My wife (for whom the GPS was purchased to use in her automible travels) and I were very pleased with this product with the preloaded USA map which takes up all of the GPS's 1GB of memory. To use area maps - East Coast Map A - in this case, the USA map...

GPS has wonderful display and guidance functions in it's preloaded state

Long, long map load times with a potential problem loading maps

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

Leave the Thomas guide at home, and hit the open road with the NV-U70 Portable Satellite Navigation System from Sony. The perfect companion for long trips, or a short ride across town, the NV-U70 features a brilliant, full color, 3.5 inch touch-screen display, resident two-way speaker system, and is pre-loaded with maps of the US and 1.6 million other points of interest. Ready for use right out of the box, the NV-U70 contains a 12-channel GPS receiver with proprietary RF technology, a built in antenna, and 1 GB of imbedded flash memory, all in the palm of your hand. This convenient, user-friendly, compact system can be easily mounted on the windshield or dashboard of virtually any vehicle. Its imbedded rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows up to four hours of operation outside of the car. Switch on the cruise control and let the NV-U70 Portable Satellite Navigation System make your next trip a breeze.


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

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display size (HxV):3.5
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.5

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

WAAS capability: No

GPS Software

Maps Included:Andorra / Austria / Belgium / Czech Republic / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany / Great Britain / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Liechtenstein / Luxembourg / Monaco / Netherlands / Norway / Poland / Portugal / San Marino / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Vatican

GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony


Map storage:Internal storage


Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Internal memory:1000


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Interface Type:Touch Screen
Number of Waypoints:N