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I can't get it to announce street names

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Ever since I have owned my garmin 260 gps, it hasn't spoken the street names. It tells me where to turn and gives good directions, but I can't get it to announce the street names. Can you help?

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I had this same problem too. Find the wrench icon and select settings. Scroll through the settings menu and select Language. Select Voice, select the language and scroll again. For English look for American English-Jill(TTS). (text to speech). That should do it. It took a while to find this out. You would think that this should be mentioned in the manual. I suspect there are many returns because people may think this feature doesn't work.

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When you first turn it on you will see a wrench icon at the bottom of the screen... touch that... the setting would be in there .... i cannot help you further then that as my garmin does not annouce streets.

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