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4-000-806-11 (1)
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Instruction Manual
Personal Navigation System
Instruction Manual
NV-U44
©2008 Sony Corporation

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    4-000-806-11 (1) Instruction Manual Personal Navigation System Instruction Manual NV-U44 ©2008 Sony Corporation...

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    Using the manuals The manuals for this unit consist of the following 3 guides. Before installing or operating the unit, read these manuals thoroughly and retain them for future reference. • Quick Start Guide Contains instructions on basic operations, such as installation, navigation operations, etc. After you have read this manual, you should be ready to start using the unit.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Basic Operations Menu operations ............. . 5 Gesture Command operations .

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    Photo Playback Viewing photos ............. . 37 Photo playback controls .

  • Page 5: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Common procedures to operate the system are explained. General operations can be performed on the touch screen. Gently touch the displayed icons with your finger. Note Do not press the display with excessive force. Do not use any sharp object, such as a pen, etc., to tap on the display.

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    Other basic menu operations cancel the setting confirm the selection/proceed to the next step “Done” or “OK” About the battery status indication The battery status can be checked by the indicator in the main menu. Indicator Status Adapter connected. Fully charged. Not fully charged.

  • Page 7: Gesture Command Operations

    Gesture Command operations Frequently-used operations can be performed by assigning finger strokes such as a line, etc. For navigation In the map display (except in map scrolling mode), draw the command stroke as below. start navigation to your home (page 15) start navigation to a destination stored in Favorites (page 20) change map scale to the “Preset Scale”...

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    For photo playback In the photo playback display, draw the command stroke as below. For details on photo playback, see page 37. start the slideshow (only when playback controls are shown) skip to the previous file skip to the next file skip to the previous folder skip to the next folder Make...

  • Page 9: Keyboard Operations

    Keyboard operations The keyboard display appears when you need to enter text. When entering addresses, you need only enter characters in upper case, as the system automatically converts them to appropriate characters. You can change the case or enter special characters/symbols when necessary.

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    enter an alphabetical character enter a number enter a special character enter a symbol enter a space delete a character change the case proceed to the next step show the candidate list* confirm the entry *1 When another keyboard type is selected, touch “123” to switch to the numeric keyboard. *2 The candidate list automatically appears when candidates are narrowed down as you continue inputting characters.

  • Page 11: Navigation

    Navigation Checking the GPS status About the GPS status indication The GPS status can be checked by the color of the current position icon. If the current position is not displayed, press VOICE/POS. to show the icon. Indication Status Signals are insufficient for navigation. Reception temporarily interrupted (e.g., in a tunnel).

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    Viewing detailed GPS status information Detailed GPS status information, such as the latitude, longitude, etc., can be viewed to check if the current position is properly calculated. In the menu display, touch , “General,” then “GPS Status.”...

  • Page 13: Route Searching

    Route searching You can search for a route in various ways. The following route search methods are available. • “Address search” (page 13) • “Home search” (page 15) • “POI search” (page 15) • “Intersection search” (page 17) • “City center search” (page 18) •...

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    Select the desired city in the list. If more than one address candidate exists, the list of candidates appears. In this case, select the desired address. The address confirmation display appears. Select “Go.” Route guidance starts. Street search If the house number is not known, a search can be made to an approximate point on the street. In the menu display, touch If the state selection display appears, select the new (current) state or “Change to Different State.”...

  • Page 15: Home Search

    Home search If you register your home, you can search for a route there. For details on registering your home, see page 42. In the menu display, touch Route guidance starts. If you select “Take Me Home” without having registered a home address, the registration display automatically appears.

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    By POI name You can search for a route to a POI by directly entering its name. In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Points of Interest.” Select “By Name.” The POI name input display appears. Enter the POI name.

  • Page 17: Intersection Search

    By POI category You can search for a route to a POI by selecting its category(ies). In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Points of Interest.” Select “Category.” The list of category candidates appears. Select the desired category. Select sub category when necessary until the POI candidates are narrowed down.

  • Page 18: City Center Search

    City center search The city center can be set as a destination. In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Find City.” The city name input display appears. Enter the city name. The list of city candidates appears. Select the desired city in the list.

  • Page 19: Recent Destinations Search

    Changing a POI name/category in Quick Links In the menu display, touch Select “Quick Link Settings,” then the desired Quick Link. Select the desired setting method. Select By Name Category Category and By Name Recent destinations search The system stores previous destinations, allowing you to select one quickly from the list. For details on how to delete the history, see page 35.

  • Page 20: Address Book Search

    Address book search You can select the destination saved in the address book. For details on how to manage the address book, see page 35. In the menu display, touch The search method selection display appears. Select “Address Book.” The list of groups appears. Select the desired group.

  • Page 21: Option Menu In The Address/poi Confirmation Display

    Option menu in the address/POI confirmation display The option menu in the address/POI confirmation display provides various useful operations. When the confirmation display appears after setting a destination, select “Options,” then one of the following items. Item Save This Location* (page 35) Edit Item* (page 41)

  • Page 22: Map Operations

    Map operations Indications on the map When no route guidance is in progress: A Current direction (page 44) B Current speed (page 44) C Current position/GPS status indication (page 11) D North indicator/current time E Current street name continue to next page r...

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    During route guidance: Straight-ahead driving F Distance/ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) to destination G Distance to next turn H Next instruction Approaching an intersection I Next turn instruction continue to next page r...

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    Approaching an intersection (closer)* J Magnified view of an intersection (page 46) K Bar indication of the distance to next turn Approaching an intersection (even closer)* L Current position * You can set to hide the magnified view of an intersection (page 46). continue to next page r...

  • Page 25: Map Scrolling Mode

    Map scrolling mode You can switch to map scrolling mode by touching the map, whether during route guidance or not. By placing the desired point into the crosshair, you can view the information on the point or open the map options. Operations in map scrolling mode scroll a map move the desired point to the center of the...

  • Page 26: Using The Map Tools

    Using the map tools The map tool bar appears when you touch “Options” on the map display. MENU VOICE/ POS. 1 To show the main menu. 2 To toggle the map orientation (heading up/north up). 3 During route guidance: To repeat the last voice guidance. In other cases: To return to the current position display.

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    More map options More options are available by selecting “More…” in the map tool bar. Item Navigate to Here* Save This Location (page 35) Edit Item* (page 41) Quit Navigation* Skip to Next Destination* Block Route* (page 32) Search from Here* *1 Available only for the point selected in map scrolling mode.

  • Page 28: Route Planning

    Route planning Creating a new itinerary The procedure to create a new itinerary is explained below. In the menu display, touch Select “Route Planning,” then “Options.” Select “New Route.” The route planning display appears in which the current position is set as the start point. For details on how to change the start point, see “Editing route points”...

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    After setting the route point, select “Done.” The route planning display reappears with the selected point added in the list. The last setting is listed as the final destination. Repeat step 4 to 6 to continue adding route points. Up to 10 route points can be set. Select “Calculate Route.”...

  • Page 30: Editing Route Points

    Editing route points You can edit the selected route points while creating an itinerary. Select the desired route point in the route planning display, then one of the following items. Item Change Location Delete Change Order You can open the route planning display and modify your itinerary, even after starting route guidance. Purpose Shows the search method selection display to set the route point again.

  • Page 31: Option Menu For Route Planning

    Option menu for route planning The option menu in the route planning/route confirmation display provides various useful operations. When the route planning/route confirmation display appears, select “Options,” then one of the following items. Item Save Route Saved Routes* Route Profile (page 45) Calculation Condition* New Route* Sort by Distance*...

  • Page 32: Adding An Interim Destination To The Current Route

    Adding an interim destination to the current route During route guidance, you can add an interim destination. In the menu display, touch the interim destination. For details on search methods, see “Route searching” on page 13. You can select the desired search method, except for home search and Favorites search. After setting the interim destination, select “Options”...

  • Page 33: Route Confirmation

    Route confirmation Viewing the turn-by-turn list During route guidance, you can view the turn-by-turn list. In the map display, select “Options,” then “Turns.” The turn-by-turn list appears. Select the desired item to show the detailed information. continue to next page r...

  • Page 34: Viewing The Entire Route

    Viewing the entire route During route guidance, you can view the entire route to the destination. In the map display, select “Options,” then “Turns.” Select “Confirm Route.” The entire route appears. To change the route calculation conditions 1 Select “Change Condition,” then the desired option. Route guidance starts.

  • Page 35: Destination Management

    Destination management Destinations on “Recent Destinations,” “Address Book,” and “Favorites” can be managed. Recent destinations You can delete the history of “Recent Destinations.” In the menu display, touch Select “Delete.” Select the item to delete. To select all items, select “All.” To unselect all items, select “Clear.”...

  • Page 36: Favorites

    Set the following items. Item Name Group Phone Icon Sound Select “Done.” The destination is added to the address book and indicated by the selected icon on the map. From the map option menu In the map display, touch the map to switch to the map scrolling mode, then select the desired point.

  • Page 37: Photo Playback

    Photo Playback You can view photo files stored on a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the unit. Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” containing photo files shot by a Sony digital still camera in the unit. Supported photo file type • File format JPEG •...

  • Page 38: Photo Playback Controls

    Photo playback controls Touch the display if the photo playback controls are not shown. File name/shooting date and time 1 To exit the photo browser. 2 To select a file from the list. 3 To skip to the previous file. 4 To start the slideshow.

  • Page 39: Photo Settings

    Photo settings The following photo settings are configurable. In the photo file list, select “Settings” c the desired item c the desired option. Item Playing Interval Repeat Slideshow Range File Order Purpose Sets the slideshow interval. Repeats the slideshow. Plays slideshow of all photo files in a “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 40: Settings

    Settings The setting menu includes the following categories. • “Route Planning” (page 40) • “Address Book” (page 41) • “General” (page 42) • “Map” (page 44) • “Route Profile” (page 45) • “Guide” (page 46) Route planning settings The following route planning settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Route Planning (page 28)

  • Page 41: Address Book Settings

    Address book settings The following address book settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Edit Item Edit Groups Make Backup Restore Address Book Import Items Export Items c “Address Book” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Edits the address book entry.

  • Page 42: General Settings

    General settings The following settings related to the system are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Volume (Operation Sound) Units Time Format Time Zone Select Language Display Input Home Address Start the Configuration Wizard Daylight Saving Time c “General” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Presets the volume level for touch screen operation sound: “Level 3,”...

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    Item GUI Day / Night Mode Power Saving (Display OFF) Keyboard Style (page 9) Password Lock Change Password Reset Factory Default Product Information GPS Status (page 12) Firmware Version Memory Stick Information Demonstration Mode Favorites (page 36) Track Log Purpose Selects the color theme of menu displays.

  • Page 44: Map Settings

    Map settings The following map display settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item 2D / 3D Map View Map Orientation Map Color Automatic Map Color Change Preset Scale (page 7) Landmark Icon Driving Trail Delete Driving Trail Address Book Icon Road Width Font Size Icon Size...

  • Page 45: Route Profile Settings

    Route profile settings The following route profile settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Ferries Carpool Lanes Driving Route History Calculation Condition c “Route Profile” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Allows the use of ferries/avoids them unless no alternative is available: “Allow,”...

  • Page 46: Guidance Settings

    Guidance settings The following route guidance settings are configurable. In the menu display, touch Item Volume (Guide) Voice Attention (Merge) Automatic Zoom Intersection Zoom Select Voice c “Guide” c the desired item c the desired option. Purpose Presets the volume level for voice guidance: “Level 3,”...

  • Page 47: Using The Pc Application Software

    Using the PC Application Software You can install the PC application software to your computer. Using the software, you can manage various data to use on the unit. System requirements Computer • IBM PC/AT compatible machines • USB port • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 (or later) •...

  • Page 48: Installing The Software

    Installing the software Go to http://esupport.sony.com/ Enter your model number, then click “Continue.” Select “Drivers,” then “nav-u tool” to download the software. Follow the instructions at the website and complete the installation. Connecting the unit to your computer Turn on the unit and your computer.

  • Page 49: Starting The Software

    2 To manage the map data (page 51). 3 To manage the address book data (page 52). 4 To upgrade the firmware (page 54). 5 To select the language for software on-screen displays. 6 To access to the Sony navigation support site.

  • Page 50: Guidance Voice Data Management

    Guidance voice data management You can transfer guidance voice data from your computer to the unit, using the software. Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software. You can also transfer data to the “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the unit. Select “Guidance Voice Manager.”...

  • Page 51: Map Data Management

    Map data management You can transfer and replace the map data on the unit, using the software (e.g., to restore map data if necessary). Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software. Select “Map Manager.” If the map data does not appear, select “Browse,” then specify the data location. In the list, select the map to transfer, then Select “OK.”...

  • Page 52: Address Book Data Management

    Address book data management Address book data on the unit or your computer can be managed, using the software. You can transfer or import the address book data on the unit or your computer. Editing the address book data on your computer You can edit the address book data on your computer, using the software.

  • Page 53: Transferring Address Book Data From Your Computer To The Unit

    Transferring address book data from your computer to the unit You can transfer address book data from your computer to the unit, using the software. Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software. Select “Address Book Manager.” Select If the data does not appear in the list, select “Browse,”...

  • Page 54: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware upgrade You can upgrade the firmware on the unit, using the software. For details, visit the website below: http://www.sony.com/nav-u/support...

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