The unit supports Bluetooth streaming of audio to A2DP capable devices (such as the A wide-screen 4.8-inch screen, gesture commands, an improved super suction cup, and updated design that's 30 percent thinner than the outgoing model and featuring a new gunmetal finish round out the NV-U94T's feature set.
The NV-U74T steps down from the U94T, losing music/video playback and reducing the screen to 4.3 inches.
The latter also features Bluetooth, gesture command, split-screen dual view, and an accelerometer for more accurate navigation when signal is low.
Both units feature text-to-speech and a new "super suction cup" that reportedly really sucks (..a good way) to achieve maximum adhesion to your location of choice.
Finally, the entry-level NV-U44 steps farther down to a 3.5-inch screen, but adds wine red and silver colored models to the standard gunmetal gray.The top of the line NV-U94T model replaces the and features improved software for faster routing and Position Plus, a technology suite that uses accelerometers and, interestingly, a barometer to route the unit when the satellite signal is lost. Sony says that it's increased the point of interest database to more than 5 million points.The NV-U94T's cradle has a built-in RDS-TMC real-time traffic receiver, while the NV-U74T model has its RDS-TMC function built into the main unit. To help sort through these POIs, Sony has expanded its catalog of brand icons and is now offering a Quick Link feature to allow users to specify their favorite points of interest for easy access.For example, if "Starbucks" is quick linked, the unit will find the nearest Starbucks without having to dig through a menu.Over the outgoing model, the NV-U94T adds MP3 and non-DRM AAC audio playback, MPEG-4 video playback, and JPEG slide shows from its Memory Stick Duo card slot.Both will be available this February for 0 and 0, respectively.At Tom Tom, we're all about helping you get around.New and modified roads, speed limits, signage, points of interest, and more are added in order to improve routing accuracy.Most map updates are distributed via physical media such as DVDs, SD cards, and USB sticks.This can vary by manufacturer and the operating system installed on the GPS unit.Downloading maps for the wrong system will do nothing for your GPS maps.