Summary: Given that it's a Sony, I thought that this would be a good item. Yes, this is used and all, but it worked for all of 4 hrs and then went kaput. I have been charging and charging this item, via AC and via USB, but all it does is turn on and then die. It's worthless. I should have tested it right away so I could have returned it but I thought it would at least last for 6 months. Geez, was I wrong!
Summary: I love this GPS and since it is a sony, you can not go wrong and it is very precise! The volume of the navigation is great even with the radio on. This is a great basic GPS for the price. The unit is four inches wide, three inches tall and a half an inch thick. It is not the smallest of the pocket-sized GPSs models available.
Summary: The nv-U44 made by Sony has more features then could be expected. The only problem is that Sony no longer is in the GPS business and is not providing updates since the release of maps 2009a and firmware 1.1 release. The update map if you can find it is very pricey. Luckily I was able find the 2009a maps and updated my GPS. The firmware update is still on their site to download for free.
Summary: I had originally received the NV-U44 as a gift, it was stolen from my vehicle so I had to get another GPS, bought a Tom-Tom but didn't like the features so I gave it to my son, bought a Garmin but it took forever to get signal, ended up getting my other half a different Sony GPS with a bigger screen but would only replace my own with the NV-U44. I find the SD slot useless but you can't go wrong with the clear screen, touch sensitivity & ease of use of the NV-U44.
Summary: Sony NV-U44 GPS receiver that you want to go home and it shows you the way. This Sony navigation device’s 3.5-inch High Brightness Si-TFT Active Matrix anti-glare touchscreen makes reading map on-the-go real easy, even under broad daylight. With a 320 x 240 pixel screen resolution and 2D/3D map mode, this device makes cross-country travel a cake-walk.
Summary: Bought this from sears about 18 months now! The Unit gave up after very limited use i must say (approx 1 use every month)! Error said that the unit could not initiate start up and that if after hitting the reset button nothing happened I should contact customer service (Sony)! Right, I promptly gave them a call since the reset did nothing to revive it.
Summary: I decided to buy this item when i went on a trip to Sacramento california and had a very difficult time finding the homes of relatives whom i'd not visited before.After that experience i decided i needed something to guide me in the right direction and this is just that,easy to use works like a dream.No more wandering around using up precious and expensive gas going in circles. Thank you Sony NV-U44 GPS.