Head Unit Compatibility: The Sony XA-NV300T add-on GPS module is
compatible with Sony's XAV-602BT DVD receiver (158XAV602B,
sold separately). It simply plugs into the receiver's rear-panel USB (type-A)
input. The add-on GPS module's map screen will display on the Sony receiver's
touchscreen monitor and voice prompts will be heard through your vehicle's
speaker system. You will use the head unit's touchscreen monitor to operate the
XA-NV300T's navigation functions.
TomTom Navigation (for US/Canada): The Sony XA-NV300T add-on
GPS module features TomTom Navigation. TomTom navigation incorporates real
world, real-time feedback, providing accurate mapping information. Maps of the
United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Canada are installed on the
included SD memory card. You must install the SD memory in the XA-NV300T prior
to using navigation functions.
Note: New map updates can be downloaded to an SD/SDHC memory card
GPS Antenna: The XA-NV300T includes a GPS antenna with a
magnetic base. The antenna should be placed on the roof of the vehicle. The GPS
antenna features a 16.25' cable terminated by a proprietary connector which
plugs into the add-on GPS module. A self-adhesive base is also provide in case
you cannot find a flat metal surface for the antenna. The GPS antenna measures
1.3125" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.4375" (d).
Map Screen (2D/3D): Once the XA-NV300T add-on GPS
module calculates your route, the map screen will appear. The map screen
displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current position and intended
route. Your route is marked with a red line, a blue arrow represents your
current position, and a checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel,
the XA-NV300T guides you to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the bottom of the screen. The map screen also displays the current
time, time left to your destination, current speed, and maximum speed. You can
choose between a 2D or 3D map screen with a Day, Night, or Auto color mode.
Note: You can also choose to have the map screen run in the
background, so you see and hear your source content while the navigation
route is in progress. The unit will then mute the source, so you can hear
navigation prompts when needed.
Text-to-Speech: In addition to the map screen, the
navigation unit features loud and clear spoken instructions through your
vehicle's speakers. When driving to your destination, the XA-NV300T will
announce turn-by-turn directions, including street names and road numbers. You
can choose between male and female voices in various languages. Your source
audio will mute, while turn-by-turn instructions are heard through your
IQ Routes: The XA-NV300T calculates your routes based on the
real average speed measured on roads rather than the posted speed limits. IQ
Routes takes into account the time of day you're traveling a road, and how rush
hour traffic, pedestrian traffic, and traffic light changes can affect actual
traffic speed. You will get a more accurate ETA and the fastest recommended
route based on real world data.
Route Planning w/ Eco Route: Route Planning allows you to determine how
the add-on GPS system calculates your planned route. You can choose from several
different route types to suit your travel preference; Fastest route, Shortest
route, or Eco route. The Eco route mode uses the driving data of millions of TomTom
users, so the unit can indicate which routes are the most fuel-efficient to save
you money and have a lower environmental impact. You can also choose to avoid or use the
following road types; Highways, Toll-roads, Ferries, Car pool lanes, or Unpaved
Advanced Lane Guidance: The XA-NV300T helps you prepare for
highway exits and intersections by showing you which lane you should be in.
Drive To: The "Drive To:" menu is the simplest and most useful
starting point in most situations. Given your current GPS position, you can use
this to navigate to any given address, favorite location, recent destination,
POI (Points Of Interest), and so on. You can choose from the following options.
- Home: Once your home location is stored in memory, it
can be quickly be chosen as a destination.
- Favorite: The locations that you visit frequently can
be stored as "Favorites". A Favorite can be chosen as a destination without
having to enter its address each time.
- Address: This option lets you enter a City, Street
Name/House Number, Zip code or Intersection to navigate to.
- Recent Destination: You can display a list of
addresses, Points Of Interest, and other destinations that you've used
- Points Of Interest: You can access approximately 7
million pre-loaded Points of Interest (POIs) including fuel stations,
parking, hotels, restaurants, ATMs, and lots more. You can search POIs near your current location, along your route, near your
destination, near your home, or in a specific city.
- Point On Map: You select a destination by simply
tapping the map screen.
- Contacts: You can navigate to a contact you have saved in your
paired Bluetooth-enabled smartphone's phonebook.
Route Information: If you already have a route planned, you
can explore it in various ways by choosing "Route Information". You can choose
from the following options.
- Route Instructions: This option provides a simple list
of the turns involved and the distances or times between them.
- Map of Route: Using this option presents your
calculated route on the map screen in its entirety
- Route Demo: This feature simulates visual and voice
guidance of your route with a moving map.
- Show Destination: This option displays the destination
point on the map.
Change Route: Once a route has been planned, you can change
it using the "Change Route" menu. You can choose from the following options.
- Cancel Route: Simply cancels your calculated route.
- Re-calculate Route: Recalculate your current calculated route
with new route planning options.
- Calculate Alternative: You can find an alternative
route if you don't like the original route.
- Avoid Roadblock: If you spot signs of trouble (such as
backed-up traffic), you can choose this menu option to navigate around the
- Travel via...: Choose "Travel Via" if you want to make
sure the planned route goes past a particular location, perhaps to pick up
or drop someone off.
- Avoid Part of Route: This menu option allows you to
avoid intersections that are known for heavy traffic.