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I just bought a Garmin nuvi 255W. It s supposed to have text to speech but I can't figure out how to get mine to do it. The manual that came with it is for the 205W and that is the only one I can find on line. Jeanette

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    We received a Garmin GPS for Christmas. How can I find instructions so that can operate it optimally?

  • memendymoore Feb 13, 2009

    http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi200_O...
    Even garmin.com doesn't have a 255 specific manual. They only have a 200series owner's manual.


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Mine did not say street names so I thought it did not have that function. Then I reset it to factory defaults and now she says the names! I must have somehow turned off that function when I started to use it.

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My garmin nuvi 255w does not speak street names. How do I set it up to speak the street names?


I'm afraid the 255w does not speak street names. A satnav needs to have "Text To Speech" capability before it can speak the names and the 255 doesn't have it.

Aug 04, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin 255w has no speech at all


Go to Tools......Settings.....Language..... under Voice make sure you select one that has an ending with ( TTS ) text to speech

Nov 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 260W no language found. Restore does not work. How do I find the voice? I am in Italy - I need to fix this!!


go to Tools....Settings....Language..... under Voice select a language that ends with ( TTS ) text to speech

Nov 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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A have a Garm nuvi 255WT that is supposed to include spoken street names. It speaks well enough, in any language I want, but it only tells me when to turn left, right, etc. It never includes the street...


You need to make sure that the voice you have chosen is a Text to Speech voice (it will say TTS next to it). These voices will speak the street names. The others will not. See if this helps.

Sep 12, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do i get my garmin 255W nuvi to speak street names, it speaks turn at net left or right but no names


The Nuvi 255W is capable of TTS (text-to-speech) and speaking street names. Please see this link on how to set the unit up to speak street names:


http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/74.html?1260198848

- Jim

Jan 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin 255W doesn't speak the name of street, why?


You will need to do the following to get your unit to speak street names.
Tools/Settings/Language/Voice,select one that has TTS after its name.
I would suggest that you go on Google and download the 60 page complete Manual which also has Troubleshooting in it.

Aug 07, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I have a Nuvi 255. It does not speak street names


Did you select Text To Speech (TTS) one?  If the voice doesn't have (TTS) it won't speak street names.

Mar 29, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 260 - how to activate text to speech


Make sure the voice you have selected has the letters TTS next to it.

Feb 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Wont say street name


Make sure the Voice you select (Tools -> Settings-> Language-> Voice) has (TTS) after its name (TTS = Text To Speech).

Feb 02, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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