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NV-U44

Personal Navigation System

Instruction Manual

2008 Sony Corporation

4-000-806-11 (1)

Instruction Manual US

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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.

Important Information Contains important notices to be read prior to use, including warnings, specifications, and troubleshooting instructions.

Instruction Manual (PDF) (this manual) Contains descriptions of all functions.

Note on this manual

Illustrations and screenshots in this manual may differ from the actual device.

Table of Contents

Basic Operations 5

Menu operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Gesture Command operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Keyboard operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Navigation 11

Checking the GPS status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Route searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Address search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Home search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 POI search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Intersection search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 City center search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Quick Link search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Recent destinations search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Address book search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Favorites search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Option menu in the address/POI confirmation display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Map operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Indications on the map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Map scrolling mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Using the map tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Route planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Creating a new itinerary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Option menu for route planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Adding an interim destination to the current route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Skipping to the next destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Blocking the route. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Route confirmation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Viewing the turn-by-turn list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Viewing the entire route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Viewing a map of the vicinity of the destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Destination management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Recent destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Address book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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Photo Playback 37

Viewing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Photo playback controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Photo settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Settings 40

Route planning settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Address book settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

General settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Map settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Route profile settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Guidance settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Using the PC Application Software 47

System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Installing the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Connecting the unit to your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Starting the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Guidance voice data management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Map data management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Address book data management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Editing the address book data on your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Editing the address book data on the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Transferring address book data from your computer to the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Transferring address book data from the unit to your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Firmware upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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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.

Menu operations

The main menu appears when you turn on the unit (except during route guidance, in which case the map appears).

1 Press to show the main menu. 2 To check the battery status and current time. 3 Press to show the current position on the map. 4 Touch to show the navigation menu. 5 Touch to show the application menu. 6 Touch to show the setting menu. 7 Touch to return to the previous display.

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MENU

VOICE/ POS.

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Other basic menu operations

About the battery status indication

The battery status can be checked by the indicator in the main menu.

To Touch

cancel the setting Cancel

confirm the selection/proceed to the next step Done or OK

Indicator Status

Adapter connected.

Fully charged.

Not fully charged.

Low battery.

Battery is empty. Charge battery immediately.

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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.

To Make

start navigation to your home (page 15)

a circumflex

start navigation to a destination stored in Favorites (page 20)

Favorite 1

an L shape

Favorite 2

a mirror-reversed L

change map scale to the Preset Scale (page 44)

a clockwise circle

a counterclockwise circle

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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.

To Make

start the slideshow (only when playback controls are shown) a dot

skip to the previous file

a horizontal line (right to left)

skip to the next file

a horizontal line (left to right)

skip to the previous folder

a vertical line (downwards)

skip to the next folder

a vertical line (upwards)

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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.

The following types of keyboards are selectable:

QWERTY + 123: QWERTY layout with number keys.* QWERTY: Large QWERTY layout without number keys.* ABC: Alphabetical layout without number keys.

* QWERTY refers to the top row of letters, reading from the left, of a traditional typewriter style keyboard.

For details on how to change the setting, see page 43.

QWERTY layout with number keys:

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Entry field

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*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.

To Touch

enter an alphabetical character the desired character key

enter a number the desired number key*1

enter a special character to switch to the special character keyboard, then the desired character; and ABC to switch back

enter a symbol @!? to switch to the symbol keyboard, then the desired symbol key; and ABC to switch back

enter a space Space

delete a character Backspace

change the case Caps

proceed to the next step Next

show the candidate list*2 Search

confirm the entry Done

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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.

Note Acquisition of GPS signal may take up to 10 minutes, especially for the first time. Make sure that you are in an open space for faster acquisition.

Tip If GPS signal reception is poor after turning on the unit, the information bar appears at the top of the display. You can also check the GPS status by the message on the information bar. By touching the information bar, you can jump to the display where you can view detailed GPS status information (page 12).

Indication Status

Signals are insufficient for navigation.

Reception temporarily interrupted (e.g., in a tunnel).

Signals are sufficient for navigation.

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Current position icon

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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.

1 In the menu display, touch , General, then GPS Status.

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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) Quick Link search (page 18) Recent destinations search (page 19) Address book search (page 20) Favorites search (page 20)

Address search

Address search allows you to set the destination by entering the address information such as house number, street name, etc.

Note on the state selection The system recognizes the state you usually drive in and sets it as default, so that you do not need to enter the same state name at each address search. When GPS detects that the current position is not in the default state, the state selection display automatically appears, allowing you to set the desired state.

Full address search

Follow the procedure below if you know the house number, street name, and the city name of the destination.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Enter Address. If the state selection display appears, select the new (current) state or Change to Different State. When selecting Change to Different State, enter the state name, then select the desired state. The house number input display appears.

2 Enter the house number. The street name input display appears.

3 Enter the street name. The list of street candidates appears.

4 Select the desired street in the list. The city name input display appears.

5 Enter the city name. The list of city candidates appears.

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6 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.

7 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.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Enter Address. If the state selection display appears, select the new (current) state or Change to Different State. When selecting Change to Different State, enter the state name, then select the desired state. The house number input display appears.

2 Select Skip without entering the house number. The search method options appear.

3 Select Representative Point of the Street. The street name input display appears.

4 Enter the street name. The list of street candidates appears.

5 Select the desired street in the list. If more than one city or address candidate exists, the setting display(s) appears. In this case, set the city or select the address. The address confirmation display appears.

6 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

To set the destination in another state You can select a different state when State appears in the name input displays. Select State, enter the state name, then select the desired state.

Tips The state can be set by entering its standard 2-letter abbreviation (e.g., NY for New York). The list of state/city/street candidates automatically appears without touching Search when narrowed

down to 4 candidates.

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Home search

If you register your home, you can search for a route there. For details on registering your home, see page 42.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Take Me Home. Route guidance starts.

Tip If you select Take Me Home without having registered a home address, the registration display automatically appears.

With Gesture Command In the map display, draw .

POI search

POI (Points Of Interest) search allows you to set facilities such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc., as the destination. The system searches for POIs near the current position.

To search for the POIs in another city You can specify the city before selecting the POI search method. In this case, the system searches for POIs in the city center.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Points of Interest.

3 Select Change City.

4 Enter the city name.

5 Select the desired city in the list.

To switch back to the nearby search, select Nearby.

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By POI name

You can search for a route to a POI by directly entering its name.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Points of Interest.

3 Select By Name. The POI name input display appears.

4 Enter the POI name. The list of POI candidates appears in order of distance from the current position.

5 Select the desired POI. The POI confirmation display appears.

6 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

Tip If there are too many POI candidates in the list after step 4 above, you can narrow down by selecting category(ies). Select Category to show the category list, then select the desired category(ies).

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By POI category

You can search for a route to a POI by selecting its category(ies).

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Points of Interest.

3 Select Category. The list of category candidates appears.

4 Select the desired category. Select sub category when necessary until the POI candidates are narrowed down. The list of candidates appears in order of distance from the current position.

5 Select the desired POI. The POI confirmation display appears.

6 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

Tip If there are too many POI candidates in the list after step 4 above, you can narrow down by entering the POI name. Select Name to show the POI name input display, then enter the POI name.

Intersection search

The intersection can be set as a destination, if available for the selected street.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Find Intersection. The street name input display appears.

3 Enter the street name. The list of street candidates appears.

4 Select the desired street in the list. If more than one city candidate exists, the city name input display appears. In this case, enter the city name, then select the desired city. The street name input display appears.

5 Enter the other street name. The list of street candidates appears.

6 Select the street. The address confirmation display appears.

7 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

Tip The intersection search can also be made by selecting Enter Address in step 1 above and skipping the house number input. For details, see Street search on page 14.

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City center search

The city center can be set as a destination.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Find City. The city name input display appears.

3 Enter the city name. The list of city candidates appears.

4 Select the desired city in the list. The address confirmation display appears.

5 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

Tip The city center search can also be made by selecting Enter Address in step 1 above and skipping the house number input. For details, see Street search on page 14.

Quick Link search

Quick Link allows for quick access to the preset POI name/category. Frequently-used POI categories (e.g., Gas Station) are preset in Quick Links as default, which can be changed if desired.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select the desired Quick Link. The list of POI candidates appears in order of distance from the current position.

3 Select the desired POI. The POI confirmation display appears.

4 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

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Changing a POI name/category in Quick Links

1 In the menu display, touch , then Find a Place.

2 Select Quick Link Settings, then the desired Quick Link.

3 Select the desired setting method.

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.

1 In the menu display, touch , then My Places. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Recent Destinations. The list of searched destinations appears in reverse chronological order.

3 Select the desired item in the list. The address/POI confirmation display appears.

4 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

Select To set

By Name the POI name. Enter the name.

Category the POI category. Select category(ies).

Category and By Name the POI category and name. Select category(ies) c By Name, then enter the name.

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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.

1 In the menu display, touch , then My Places. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Address Book. The list of groups appears.

3 Select the desired group. The list of data in the selected group appears.

4 Select the desired entry in the list. The address/POI confirmation display appears.

5 Select Go. Route guidance starts.

Favorites search

You can select a destination that is saved in the Favorites. For details on how to manage Favorites, see page 36.

1 In the menu display, touch , then My Places. The search method selection display appears.

2 Select Favorite 1, Favorite 2, Favorite 3, or Favorite 4. Route guidance starts.

With Gesture Command In the map display, draw one of the command strokes: Favorite 1: Favorite 2:

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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.

*1 Appears depending on your selection. Edit Item appears when you select My Places c Address Book. In other cases, Save This Location appears.

*2 Available only during route guidance.

Fine adjusting the destination point

You can jump from the address/POI confirmation display to the map scrolling mode, and fine adjust the destination point.

1 Select Map in the address/POI confirmation display. The map in the scrolling mode appears. For details on the map scrolling mode, see page 25.

2 Drag the screen to fine adjust the destination point, then select Go. Route guidance starts.

Item Purpose

Save This Location*1 (page 35) Saves the selected point to the address book.

Edit Item*1 (page 41) Edits the selected address book entry.

Interim Destination*2 (page 32) Adds the point as an interim destination in the current route. The system navigates you to this point before the current destination.

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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

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E

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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

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H

I

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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).

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KJ

L

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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

To Operation

scroll a map drag the screen

move the desired point to the center of the screen

touch the point

pan the map touch and hold the center of the crosshair until the beep sounds, then drag it in the desired direction

exit the map scrolling mode press VOICE/POS. (The current position reappears.)

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Using the map tools

The map tool bar appears when you touch Options on the map display.

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.

4 To show more map options. 5 To show the turn-by-turn list (page 33).* 6 To zoom in/out the map.

Touch / . 7 To adjust the voice guidance volume.

Touch / . To turn off the sound, touch .

8 To hide the map tool bar.

* Available only during route guidance.

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MENU

VOICE/ POS.

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More map options

More options are available by selecting More in the map tool bar.

*1 Available only for the point selected in map scrolling mode. *2 Available only for address book entry icons. *3 Available only during route guidance. *4 Appears when is touched. *5 Available only if more than one destination point exists.

Item Purpose

Navigate to Here*1 Starts route guidance to the point.

Save This Location (page 35) Saves the point to the address book.

Edit Item*2 (page 41) Edits the address book entry.

Quit Navigation*3 Exits the current route guidance.

Skip to Next Destination*3*4*5 (page 32) Reroutes to skip to the next destination.

Block Route*3*4 (page 32) Routes a detour for a specified distance from the current position.

Search from Here*1*4 Searches for POIs near the selected point.

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Route planning

Creating a new itinerary

The procedure to create a new itinerary is explained below.

1 In the menu display, touch , then Route Planning.

2 Select Route Planning, then Options.

3 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 on page 30.

4 Select Add to add a route point in your itinerary. The search method selection display appears.

5 Select the desired search method to set the route point.

Select To set

Enter Address by address search (page 13)

Home your home as the route point (page 15)

Find a Place by POI search (page 15), intersection search (page 17), city center search (page 18), or Quick Link search (page 18)

My Places by recent destinations search (page 19), address book search (page 20), or Favorites search (page 20)

Browse Map a route point from the map display (page 25)

Current Position the current position as the route point

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6 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.

7 Select Calculate Route. The route calculation starts. After the calculation is complete, the route confirmation display appears.

8 Select one of the following items.

Item Purpose

Go Starts the route guidance.

Change Condition Changes the route calculation conditions.

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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.

Tip You can open the route planning display and modify your itinerary, even after starting route guidance.

Item Purpose

Change Location Shows the search method selection display to set the route point again.

Delete Deletes the selected point from the itinerary.

Change Order Changes the order of route points.

Select the point to move c / c Done.

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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.

*1 Appears only in the option menu of the route planning display while setting the route point(s). *2 Appears only in the option menu of the route confirmation display after setting the route points.

Item Purpose

Save Route Saves the current route.

Select an unregistered line in the list, then enter the name. To overwrite a registered route, select a registered line in the list c OK.

Saved Routes*1 Edits the route/starts the route guidance.

Select the route, then one of the following options. Edit: Shows the route planning display to

edit the route point. Rename: Changes the name of the

selected route. Delete: Deletes the selected route. Start Navigation: Starts the route

guidance.

Route Profile (page 45) Shows/changes the current route profile settings.

Calculation Condition*1 Sets the route calculation conditions.

New Route*1 Shows the route planning display to create a new itinerary.

Sort by Distance*1 Sorts the route points in order of distance from the start point.

Simulation*2 Simulates the current route.

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Adding an interim destination to the current route

During route guidance, you can add an interim destination.

1 In the menu display, touch , then select the desired search method to set 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.

2 After setting the interim destination, select Options in the address/POI confirmation display.

3 Select Interim Destination. The route guidance to the interim destination starts.

Skipping to the next destination

If more than one destination point exists during route guidance, you can cancel the current destination and reroute to skip to the next destination.

1 In the map display, select Options, More..., then .

2 Select Skip to Next Destination. The current destination is canceled, and the route guidance to the next destination starts.

Blocking the route

During route guidance, you can detour for a specified distance from the current position. For example, if traffic congestion occurs ahead of the route, you can reroute to avoid this area.

1 In the map display, select Options, More..., then .

2 Select Block Route. The distance setting display appears.

3 Select the desired distance, then Detour. Recalculation starts.

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Route confirmation

Viewing the turn-by-turn list

During route guidance, you can view the turn-by-turn list.

1 In the map display, select Options, then Turns. The turn-by-turn list appears.

2 Select the desired item to show the detailed information.

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Viewing the entire route

During route guidance, you can view the entire route to the destination.

1 In the map display, select Options, then Turns.

2 Select Confirm Route. The entire route appears.

To change the route calculation conditions

1 Select Change Condition, then the desired option. Route guidance starts.

Viewing a map of the vicinity of the destination

During route guidance, you can view a map of the vicinity of the current destination.

1 In the map display, select Options, then Turns.

2 Select Show Destination. A map of the vicinity of the current destination appears.

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Destination management

Destinations on Recent Destinations, Address Book, and Favorites can be managed.

Recent destinations

You can delete the history of Recent Destinations.

1 In the menu display, touch , My Places, then Recent Destinations.

2 Select Delete.

3 Select the item to delete. To select all items, select All. To unselect all items, select Clear.

4 Select Done, then OK. The selected item(s) is deleted.

Address book

You can register the destinations or points on the map to the address book.

From the navigation menu

1 In the menu display, touch , then select the desired search method. For details on search methods, see Route searching on page 13. You can select the desired search method, except for home search, address book search, and Favorites search.

2 After setting the destination, select Options in the address/POI confirmation display.

3 Select Save This Location. The registration display appears.

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4 Set the following items.

5 Select Done. The destination is added to the address book and indicated by the selected icon on the map.

From the map option menu

1 In the map display, touch the map to switch to the map scrolling mode, then select the desired point.

2 Select Options, then More... Follow the procedure from step 3 above to add the selected point to the address book.

Tip Further management of address book is available from the setting menu (page 41).

Favorites

You can register destinations to Favorite 1, Favorite 2, Favorite 3, and Favorite 4 separately.

1 In the menu display, touch , then General.

2 Select Favorites.

3 Select Favorite 1, Favorite 2, Favorite 3, or Favorite 4.

4 Select the desired search method. For details on search methods, see Route searching on page 13. You can select the desired search method, except for Favorites search.

5 After setting the destination, select Done in the address/POI confirmation display. The destination is stored in the selected Favorite.

To change the registration in Favorites Follow the procedure above and overwrite a registered Favorite.

Item Purpose

Name Enters the name.

Group Selects the group to categorize.

To create a new group, select New Group, then enter the group name.

Phone Enters the phone number.

Icon Selects the icon to show on the map.

To select from the facility icon list, select Facilities Icons c category(ies) c icon.

Sound Configures the sound setting. Sound Function: Sets to ON to have

notification sound upon approach. Sound Source: Selects the sound source. Distance of Starting to Play Back:

Selects the distance at which the sound will be output.

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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

File extension .JPG

Number of pixels Max. 12 mega pixels

Viewing photos

1 In the menu display, touch , then Photo. The list of folders/files appears. To move to the upper level, touch . To list files as thumbnails, select Thumbnail.

2 Select the desired folder/file. If you select a folder, then select the desired file. The photo playback display appears with the selected photo file.

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Photo playback controls

Touch the display if the photo playback controls are not shown.

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. 5 To skip to the next file. 6 To open the option menu for photo playback. 7 To hide the playback controls.

With Gesture Command In the photo playback display, draw one of the command strokes: Start the slideshow (only when playback controls are shown): z Skip to the previous file: Skip to the next file: Skip to the previous folder: Skip to the next folder:

Option menu for photo playback

The following options for photo playback are available. Select Opt. in the tool bar, then one of the following items.

Item Purpose

Clockwise Rotates the current photo clockwise in 90 degree steps.

Counterclockwise Rotates the current photo counterclockwise in 90 degree steps.

2 3 4 5 6 7

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File name/shooting date and time

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Photo settings

The following photo settings are configurable.

In the photo file list, select Settings c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

Playing Interval Sets the slideshow interval.

Repeat Repeats the slideshow.

Slideshow Range Plays slideshow of all photo files in a Memory Stick Duo or the currently selected folder.

File Order Sorts photo files by shooting date or name.

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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 c Route Planning c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

Route Planning (page 28) Opens the route planning display to create an itinerary.

Simulation Simulates the last route.

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Address book settings

The following address book settings are configurable.

In the menu display, touch c Address Book c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

Edit Item Edits the address book entry.

Select the group, then one of the following items. Entry in the list: Opens the display where

you can delete an entry, or change the name/ group/phone/icon/sound setting.

Move: Categorizes entry(ies) to another group. Select the entry(ies) to move c Move To c the new group c OK.

Delete: Deletes an entry(ies). Select an entry(ies) to delete c Done c OK.

Edit Groups Edits the group setting. New Group: Creates a new group. Rearrange Group Order: Changes the

order of groups. Select the group c / c Done.

Edit Group Name: Changes the group name.

Delete Group: Deletes the group and all its entries.

Make Backup Backs up the address book data on a Memory Stick Duo.

Restore Address Book Restores the address book data from a Memory Stick Duo.

Import Items Imports the address book entry(ies) from a Memory Stick Duo.

Select the file in the Memory Stick Duo c all entries or individual entry c Done c OK c OK.

Export Items Exports the address book entry(ies) to a Memory Stick Duo.

Select the group c entry(ies) c Done c Done c Done, select/create a file, then select c OK c OK.

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General settings

The following settings related to the system are configurable.

In the menu display, touch c General c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

Volume (Operation Sound) Presets the volume level for touch screen operation sound: Level 3, Level 2, Level 1, OFF.

Units Selects the distance unit: Kilometers, Miles.

Time Format Selects the clock indication: 12hr (AM / PM), 24hr.

Time Zone Sets the time zone automatically or manually.

Select Language Selects the language for on-screen display.

Display Adjusts the display settings. Brightness, Day / Night Mode: Switches

the display brightness automatically or sets the brightness for day time/night time use: Automatic, Day, Night. The brightness level for day time and night time use can be adjusted manually.

Touchscreen Calibration: Performs the touch screen calibration when the touch function is off the mark. Touch the targets in sequence.

Input Home Address Registers your home address. Enter Address: Sets from the navigation

menu. For details on how to set the address, see Address search on page 13.

Map: Selects on the map. For details on how to select the point on the map, see Map scrolling mode on page 25.

Start the Configuration Wizard Configures the basic settings by following the wizard (i.e., to perform the Startup Configuration Wizard again).

Daylight Saving Time Sets daylight saving time automatically by GPS or manually. Automatic: Updates automatically by

GPS. Manual (+1h)/Manual (+30min): Sets

manually. OFF: Standard time.

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Item Purpose

GUI Day / Night Mode Selects the color theme of menu displays.

Power Saving (Display OFF) Turns off the display automatically after several minutes of inactivity: ON, OFF.

Keyboard Style (page 9) Selects the keyboard type: QWERTY + 123, QWERTY, ABC.

Password Lock Locks the unit by setting a 4-digit numerical password to prevent unauthorized access: ON, OFF. Once activated, you will need to enter the password when you turn on the unit.

To activate, select ON, enter the password, reenter the password to confirm, then select OK. To deactivate, select OFF, enter the password, then select OK.

Change Password Changes the password for locking the unit.

Enter the current password, enter the new password, then reenter the new password.

Reset Factory Default Resets settings to default.

Product Information Views the ID number and status (cradle connection, etc.) of the unit.

GPS Status (page 12) Views the detailed GPS status information.

Firmware Version Views the firmware version.

Memory Stick Information Views the information of the currently inserted Memory Stick Duo, such as used/ free space; formats the Memory Stick Duo.

To format, select Format c OK repeatedly.

Demonstration Mode Automatic Demonstration: Sets to start the demonstration automatically after several minutes of inactivity: ON, OFF.

Start Demonstration: Starts the demonstration.

Favorites (page 36) Registers destinations in Favorites.

Track Log Store Track Log: Logs your position at regular intervals while driving, and stores the data on a Memory Stick Duo inserted in the unit for later use on your computer, etc.

Delete All Track Logs: Deletes all track logs stored on a Memory Stick Duo.

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Map settings

The following map display settings are configurable.

In the menu display, touch c Map c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

2D / 3D Map View Selects the default map view. 2D: Overhead view. 3D (level 1): Aerial view (high angle). 3D (level 2): Aerial view (medium angle). 3D (level 3): Aerial view (low angle).

Map Orientation Selects the default orientation of 2D map. In Direction of Travel: Heading up. Always North: North up.

Map Color Selects the map color schemes for day time use and night time use.

Automatic Map Color Change Switches the map color scheme automatically.

Preset Scale (page 7) Presets the map scale level for clockwise and counterclockwise circles of Gesture Command.

Landmark Icon Shows landmark icons on the map. The settings can be configured separately for each facility.

Driving Trail Shows driving trail on the map: ON, OFF.

Delete Driving Trail Deletes driving trail.

Address Book Icon Shows the address book entry icons on the map: ON, OFF.

Road Width Selects the width of the road shown on the map: Wide, Standard.

Font Size Selects the size of the fonts shown on the map: Large, Medium, Small.

Icon Size Selects the size of the icons shown on the map: Large, Medium, Small.

Zoom While Scrolling Zooms out the map/fixes the scale when scrolling: ON, OFF.

Compass and Speedometer Shows the current speed and direction on the map when no route guidance is in progress: ON, OFF.

Map Version Views the version of the current map.

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Route profile settings

The following route profile settings are configurable.

In the menu display, touch c Route Profile c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

Ferries Allows the use of ferries/avoids them unless no alternative is available: Allow, Avoid.

Carpool Lanes Allows the use of carpool lanes/avoids them unless no alternative is available: Allow, Avoid.

Driving Route History Uses the driving route history when calculating the route: Use, Not Use.

Calculation Condition Sets the route calculation conditions.

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Guidance settings

The following route guidance settings are configurable.

In the menu display, touch c Guide c the desired item c the desired option.

Item Purpose

Volume (Guide) Presets the volume level for voice guidance: Level 3, Level 2, Level 1, OFF.

Voice Attention (Merge) Activates the audio warning on merge: ON, OFF.

Automatic Zoom Zooms out the map automatically when driving on the highway: ON, OFF.

Intersection Zoom Shows the magnified view of an intersection: ON, OFF.

Select Voice Selects the guidance voice type. For details on how to import guidance voice data from your computer, see Guidance voice data management on page 50.

To select the desired item, select the item c Done. To delete the item, select the item to delete c Delete c OK.

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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

OS Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 (or later) Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional with Service Pack 3 (or later) Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition/Media Center Edition 2004/Media Center

Edition 2005 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate with Service Pack 1

(or later)

Monitor High color (16-bit color) or more, 800 600 dots or more

Other Internet connection for data download and support

Notes The following system environments are not supported.

Non IBM PC type computers, such as Macintosh, etc. Homemade computers OS upgraded computers Multi-monitor environment Multi-boot environment

Depending on the computer condition, operation may not be possible even with the recommended environment.

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Installing the software

1 Go to http://esupport.sony.com/

2 Enter your model number, then click Continue.

3 Select Drivers, then nav-u tool to download the software.

4 Follow the instructions at the website and complete the installation.

Connecting the unit to your computer

1 Turn on the unit and your computer.

2 Connect the unit to your computer with the USB cable. Note While using the software or transferring data, do not: disconnect the USB cable. turn off or reset the unit. shut down the computer, enter computer standby mode, or restart the computer.

Disconnecting

After using the software or completing the transfer, exit the software, then disconnect the USB cable.

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Starting the software

1 Start the software. Click start, then select (All) Programs c nav-u tool c nav-u tool. The main menu appears.

1 To manage guidance voice data (page 50). 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.

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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.

1 Select Guidance Voice Manager. If the guidance voice data on your computer does not appear, select Browse, then specify the data location on your computer.

2 Select the drive corresponding to the unit/Memory Stick Duo.

3 In the list, check the box(es) of the guidance voice data to transfer, then select .

Transfer starts.

4 Select OK. The guidance voice data is transferred to the unit/Memory Stick Duo. For details on how to select the transferred data on the unit, see page 46.

Note In step 3 above, a notification appears if free space is insufficient on the unit/Memory Stick Duo. Delete unnecessary data by selecting OK c Show in Target c the data to delete c Delete c OK c OK.

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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.

1 Select Map Manager. If the map data does not appear, select Browse, then specify the data location.

2 In the list, select the map to transfer, then .

3 Select OK. Transfer starts.

4 Select OK. The map on the unit is replaced.

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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.

1 Select Address Book Manager. If the data does not appear in the list, select Browse, then specify the data location.

2 Select .

3 Select the group/entry to edit, then the desired edit menu.

4 Select OK after editing is complete.

5 Select Save item(s) to PC. The address book data on the computer is updated.

To delete the group/entry In step 3 above, select the group/entry to delete c Delete c OK.

Editing the address book data on the unit

You can edit the address book data on the unit, using the software. Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software.

1 Select Address Book Manager.

2 Select . Follow steps 3 to 4 of Editing the address book data on your computer on page 52 to edit the address book data on the unit, then select Apply to the Unit.

Select To

Add add a new group/entry.

Edit edit the selected group/entry.

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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.

1 Select Address Book Manager.

2 Select . If the data does not appear in the list, select Browse, then specify the data location.

3 Check the box(es) of the group(s)/entry(ies) on your computer.

4 Select Transfer including group name. or Transfer only item(s).

5 Select Transfer. Transfer starts.

6 Select Apply to the Unit, then OK. The address book data is transferred to the unit.

Note In step 5 above, a notification appears if free space is insufficient on the unit. Delete unnecessary address book data from the unit (page 52).

Transferring address book data from the unit to your computer

You can transfer address book data from the unit to your computer, using the software. Before starting, connect the unit to your computer and start the software.

1 Select Address Book Manager.

2 Select .

3 Check the box(es) of the group(s)/entry(ies) on the unit.

4 Select Save to PC.

5 Select Save. Transfer starts.

6 Select OK. The address book data is transferred to your computer.

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