Works well for where I live. Wouldn't trust it in a big city.
9 April 2014
Summary: I like the screen size and the accuracy of the unit. It's easy to program and the voice commands are right there. The Bluetooth hook to cell phone is very handy. Too bad they don't make it anymore, because the maps are out dated. 2009 are the latest updates available.
Summary: When Sony first time announced NVU83T in 2008, I have already wanted this product, but the price making me to think it over. Now after these years,other brand name hand held GPS devices are still pricey, however, we as a consumer have more chooses about GPS. I can use Sony NVU83T as a backup GPS devices when my ipad having a problem receiving GPS signal at some certain terrain areas while this oldie Sony can still receiving GPS signal. This is excellent.
Good value - unfortunately no future map updates available.
6 September 2012
Summary: Unfortunately Sony no longer supports this particular model. What that means is there will not be any future map updates. Overall, the unit is fairly easy to use. One feature I'm not to happy with is the choice of routes which the unit selects when trying to get to a destination. There are only two options - Standard and avoid toll roads.
Summary: This Sony GPS is the best out there on the market. The big screen is another plus vs other brands. Its best mapping and short cut routes that no other GPS can do it. I recently went a place that with this Sony GPS, it took a really short cut route that the travel time was shorten at least 10 minutes compared with another GPS I traveled to the same location that made a big circle and took a lot more time, distances to get there. I was shocked when I got to the place.
Summary: If Sony is still selling this thing I am truly surprised but I do see some for sale here. This is the biggest piece of junk made. I used mine for about a year and finally got fed up with it when it dead ended me at a river. I ended up throwing it in to the river. I probably could have sold it but did not want to do that to anybody. I'm typically pretty understanding about new techknowligy and know there will be some glitches but this thing was ridiculous.
Summary: The GPS worked great for a year then it started hanging up, unable to find satellites. I have tried updates. It turns on and acts like it wants to work but won't. I tried to go through the SONY website maze but information and customer service is difficult if not impossible to get through. I am a long term SONY fan and have bought a lot of merchandise. Stereos, 2 TVs, 3 SONY cameras, a car stereo and accessories. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.
Summary: Pros: The large screen, easy to operate, pleasant voice. Cons: My biggest frustration with this product is that I was unaware of a map upgrade prior to 2010. Sony no longer offers Map upgrades and I'm stuck with maps from 2008. This past year I attempted to find a WalMart In Carlsbad Caverns, NM and the unit told me I'd have to drive 68 miles. Carlsbad has had a WalMart for three years. Other problems: I've been lost using it several times and had to ask for directions.
Easy to use, forgiving, can handsfree your cell phone, You never get lost!
22 July 2011
Summary: Okay, this review is in english. It is the easiest gps I have ever used. I had the previous model(crushed it with a drill accideentally) and tried others but this is it. You can easily find businesses and addresses. You can talk handsfree with your cellphone through the gps. You can import in other addresses by excel worksheets. I do this for work.
Pros: I like the size of the screen the clarity of the voice directions, the ease of use.
Cons: I bought the unit in 2009 and had to upgrade the bios and maps immediately. The new maps were 2007 editions. These are the last maps available from Sony. I live in El Paso, TX and the roads have changed considerable since 2007 (now 2011). The GPS tends to