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My husband bought a nuvi 200 series but now need to have it "speak" in English

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Press the Wrench symbol, then "Settings", then "Language".

Under "voice" select an American English voice. Make sure you select American English for the text and keyboard as well.

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Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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I want to change the language to english


The Garmin Express program will update your device's operating software. You'll also be presented with a list of additional updates which includes all voice languages that are compatible and available for your device.
To change the voice language on a dezl 560, LIVE 1695, LIVE 2300 series, nuvi 200, 205, 400, 500, 700, 705, 800, 805, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1690, 5000, 2200, 2300, 2400, 3700 series, or zumo 600, 665, and 220 devices:
  1. Touch Tools
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Language
  4. Touch Voice1
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  5. Touch the desired voice language
  6. Touch Ok
The device will now speak the selected language.
or Change the language its ok done thankyou

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How do I change language from Spanish to English?


You do not tell witch Garmin GPS device you own.

But in general language are changed in settings.

Here is a site that explain how to do this in Nuvi 200 and Nuvi 700 series.

Good luck

http://www.gpsreview.net/back-to-english-with-garmin/

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My nuvi 200 is 3 years old suddenly speaking in what sounds like German instead of English. I have tried to reset but no joy


1. To select an English speaking voice
  • Press TOOLS (The spanner icon on the bottom right corner of the page showing WHERE TO and VIEW MAP)
  • Press SETTINGS (Top left icon)
  • Press LANGUAGE
This brings you to a screen with 3 items; VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
Press VOICE and select an English speaking voice.

2. Since it changed itself it's possible that the English voice file is corrupted and may need to be replaced. To replace a voice file you first need to;

  • Download and install the latest version of WEBUPDATER to your computer from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27
  • Connect your satnav to the computer and run the Webupdater program
  • Webupdater will search for updates to your satnav operating system. Accept any updates it finds and they will be installed. When the update is complete it will offer you optional updates including VOICE FILES.
  • Tick the English speaking voice files you want to select them and click "continue" or "next" They will be downloaded to your satnav.
  • You then need to repeat the process described in paragraph 1 above to select an English speaking voice.

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I bought my Nuvi 200 in Thailand. I also bought an Australian card. How do I get the voice in English instead of Thai. Tom


  • Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol bottom right of the screen that shows WHERE TO and VIEW MAP) It might take a little trial and error if you don't speak Thai but it should be possible.
  • Press SETTINGS (The spanner symbol)
  • Press VOICE (The lips symbol)
This brings you to a screen with 3 items; VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
Press each in turn and change each to English.

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I have the nuvi 205W series in a foreign language and can't get it back to english


  • Press TOOLS (The spanner symbol in the right bottom corner of the screen that shows WHERE TO and VIEW MAP)
  • Press SETTINGS (The spanner symbol) or LOCALE (the blue symbol) on models that don't have a SETTINGS symbol.
  • Press LANGUAGE (The lips symbol)
This takes you to a screen with 3 items; VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
Press each in turn. The VOICE will give you the option to select a voice by name and country. Select one that's from an English speaking country to get the voice prompts in English.

Press TEXT LANGUAGE and select English or American English if you're in the USA.

Press KEYBOARD and Select English. This should solve your problem.

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I have a Garmin nuvi 255W (a gift) and while setting it up, my thumb hit the country "Venezuela" instead of the "United States." I can't get out of Venezuela. What do I do?


If your satnav is not in English go to paragraph 2 first.

1. On the screen that says WHERE TO and VIEW MAP
  • Press WHERE TO
  • Press ADDRESS
  • At the top of the screen you'll see the country VENEZUELA
  • At the bottom you'll see an icon CHANGE COUNTRY
  • Press CHANGE COUNTRY and select United States
2. If your satnav is not in English as a result of picking Venezuela
  1. Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol in the bottom right corner of the page showing WHERE TO and VIEW MAP
  2. Press SETTINGS (The spanner icon) or LOCALE (the blue icon) if your satnav doesn't have a settings icon
  3. Press LANGUAGE (the lips icon)
There are 3 items on this screen; VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD

Press VOICE and select a voice from an English speaking country
Press TEXT LANGUAGE and select American English
All should now be back to normal.

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How do I change my 200 series Garmin to English?


go into your settings and or advanced settings and select language ! select english

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i need to upgrade there is some places and St not on here

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