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My new tomtom XL It should have spoken street names, but I can not get it?

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    no spoken names.....bought XL for this feature only

  • alantweedale Dec 24, 2008

    I have a Tom Tom One Gen 4 Australian Model with the same problem

  • gojipoj Jan 09, 2009

    I have a tomtom XL, how do I activate the spoken street names, is there a setting that I need to change, it justdirects me by saying turn left or right no spoken street name.

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    i wanna know all the extras

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After much playing around I too discovered this. Apparently only computer simulated voices pronounce street names. So I assume Samantha is the only computer voice.

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Apparently only Samantha can speak street names. Mine didn't come with it, but when I updated my unit by connecting it to the computer at the tomtom site, Samantha was automatically downloaded. I chose her voice and it works.

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You have to have the xl-S model for it to speak street names.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the TomTom XXL 540S and on box says spoken

You must turn it on, or un-mute it & adjust volume too. by using the setup.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: no street names spoken

Have you selected an electronic voice? If you have a "standard" voice or have used a "celebrity" download voice, it won't give computed responses for street names.
Go to voices, change voice and try a digital/electronic voice. If not installed, use TomTom home to download an electronic voice.
Hope this helps

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I want to have my new tom tom to say street names when giving direstions


Not all sound files speak out the street names. If you would like to have the street names spoken, you need to select a voice that ends with computer. For example, the voice file selection: Simon, English UK, Computer will speak street names. But the voice file, Bonnie, English US, will not speak Street names. Dave, English US, computer will give you street names but Lori or Mandy, English US will not.Procedure to get the street names spoken: Tap on main screen. Tap on change preferences. Tap on arrow. Tap on change voices. Tap (select) a voice that ends with computer. Tap select. Tap done till you reach the main screen.

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How do I enable spoken street name aloud on my GPS, XL 330-S, as on the speech preference screen this option shows light. Please advise. Thanks.


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Not all sound files speak out the street names. So, in a way, it is your set up that needs to be changed. It is is not a wrong information. If you want, street names spoken, you need to select a voice that ends with computer. For example, the voice file selection: Simon, English UK, Computer will speak street names. But the voice file, Bonnie, English US will not speak Street names. Dave, English US, computer will give you street names but Lori or Mandy, English US will not. Procedure to get the street names spoken: Tap on main screen. Tap on change preferences. Tap on arrow. Tap on change voices. Tap (select) a voice that ends with computer. Tap select. Tap done till you reach the main screen.

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Just purchased Tomtom ONE XL GPS , does it have


yes, but you have to use one of the computer generated voices, because it not capable of announcing street names with human voices.

tap the map screen, then the little wrench icon, then scoll to the page with the voice options (chance voice) and select a computer generated one.


if you can find it, let me know...its also possible someone has deleted the computer voices, in that case, youll have to download tomtom home to get them back.


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No street names spoken


Have you selected an electronic voice? If you have a "standard" voice or have used a "celebrity" download voice, it won't give computed responses for street names.
Go to voices, change voice and try a digital/electronic voice. If not installed, use TomTom home to download an electronic voice.
Hope this helps

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I have a tomtom xl 325 se special edition bonus


There are two voices (male/female) that say "computer voice" by them. You have to select one of these voices to access text-speech for street names.

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NOT GIVING SPOKEN STREET NAMES


try resetting your unit


Check that the battery is charged properly.
Charge your device for at least 2 hours before trying to turn it on again. Make sure the charging light on your device is on.


Press and hold the On/Off button until your device restarts. This can take more than fifteen seconds.

if that fail, use your tomtom home to update your unit.

bill

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Cannot get spoken street names


I have the TomTom XL V2 UK, ROI & Europe and it doesn't speak the street names, if that's what you mean.
Presumably your model is the same.
Check the specifications to see if 'Text to speech' is supported.
If not, it won't say the names.

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Change preferences to use a computer generated voice.

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