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Sony NAV-U82 Series GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony NAV-U82 Series GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and screen. The performance and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the route planning and maps.

size, performance, screen, reliability

usability, price, maps, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Sony NAV-U82 Series GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony NAV-U82 Series GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony NAV-U82 Series GPS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and performance, but many are less positive about the maps and price.

screen, performance, size

usability, price, maps

44% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NV-U82G Navigation Unit with UK & Ireland MappingSony NV-U82G Navigation Unit with UK & Ireland Mapping

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

There are NO good pints about this dreadful product! Their so-called 'Customer Service' is even worse! They have NEVER and will NEVER relase map updates for their Sat Nav range, (they expect you to buy a new one)! I have been a loyal customer for 35...

Where to start! - A Sat Nav that has NEVER and will NEVER have updated maps issued is POINTLESS and actually potentially DANGEROUS! - I always buy THIS companies equipment but will NEVER, ever buy another another of their products! - What next; a...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

When it was purcahsed some 54 or 5 years ago it was a nice piece of equipment

No software updates available

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

Easy to use,gets me to my destination and very helpful on long journeys that are new to me.

I contacted Sony as I needed a map update for this model and cannot find one. I am yet to get a reply, a month later and still waiting. Need a map update and think they no longer do them and expect me to buy a new model.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

Ease of use and Sony quality. Safety camera (when it was working). Traffic monitoring.

Extremely poor product support. no more map updates. Safety camera feature no longer functions, could not get any support from Sony. The safety camera feature was one of the main reasons for purchasing the product. I brought the last possible...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

Everything about this satnav is great i'v been using it for over 4 yrs now and it's never been wrong, always stated exactly where, when and how long a journey is going to take, even if I take a wrong turning or exit from motorway it recalculates in...

none

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

size.speech

cannot update .will not accept post code

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

The Sony sat nav system is a great product for the price and what you get, it is of a perfect size for any car and has a brilliant touch screen function. Overall I have been impressed with the Sony NV-U82 , although only had it a short time it has...

Takes time to register the satellites, hard to get updates for this model now? I think Sony should reconsider upgrades for this model at a reduced cost.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

Limited settings to choose from, good for technophobes. Encourages you to learn how to use the sun to estimate direction.

Slow to find satellites - especially when starting from a new location. Many times >15 minutes. Command response is so slow it appears to be not working. No user defined POI. Saved routes + favourites limited and awkward to use. Slow response makes...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

Good size,nice pilot voices,easy to use,

somethimes tells me to slow where should to turn

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NVU82G

 

The Sony sat nav system is a great product for the price and what you get, it is of a perfect size for any car and has a brilliant touch screen function. Overall I have been impressed with the Sony NV-U82 , although only had it a short time it has...

Takes time to register the satellites, hard to get updates for this model now? I think Sony should reconsider upgrades for this model at a reduced cost

Dec, 2010
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Product Specifications

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display brightness:280
Display number of colors:0.032768 / 32768 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.8
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.8
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Type

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

Map

Map view options:3D

Navigation

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Antenna Type:GPS
GPS receiver:SiRF Star III
Storage Capacity:512

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Processor

Built-in processor:Intel PXA270
Processor:Intel PXA270
Processor frequency:300
Processor model:Intel PXA270

Software

Bundled software:NAVTEQ

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: No
Number of Waypoints:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.787
Height:3.43
Weight:8.82
Width:5.71