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Garmin GPS Model 205 - does it give street name?

Does Garmin Model 205 give street name or just right or left turn without any street name?
I did not see TTS option with the language setting.
Do I need to download this option?

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I don't believe this unit offers a street name function. The hard drive is not powerful enough.

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If the Garmin Nuvi Gps has suddenly quit speaking street names and now only says "Turn Left" or Turn Right", please follow the following procedure to restore your Nuvi so that it will begin speaking street names again:

Press the wrench/tools button at the main menu. Select the icon with the lips (language/locale).

You should see (2) buttons labeled American English. The first one makes all of the text on the Nuvi in the English alphabet. The second button is for the voice. If it just says "American English", then it will only say "Turn Left" or "Turn Right". Press this button and select a TTS voice (Text to Speech), like Jill, Jack, Daniel.....etc. That will give you back your street names.

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Does the garmin 205 say street names


Hello,

Yes the nuvi 205 should say street names make sure that you have selected a voice with a TTS behind it. to this go to Tools > Settings > Language > Voice makes sure that you have something like "American English Jill TTS " or even "American English Jill".

Hope this helps!

Mar 14, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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How do make the gps announce the street name to


Neither the Nuvi 250W nor the Nuvi 205W have Text to Speech (which is the feature that allows the unit to speak the street names), so you cannot make yours speak street names. I'm sorry.

Jul 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W 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

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What is the diffence of the street name and the address


a street name is just that, like I live on Jones Street, an address adds a number, like mine address is 1772 Jones street

Dec 12, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205 GPS Receiver

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Doesn't name streets to turn on before the turn.


Go to https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/ and look up your specific GPS system, some do not name the street by name, some (like the nuvi 780) do.

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How do you get GArmin nuvi 265WT to speak street names?


I just purchased similar model (Nuvi 265W) and experiment for sometime. The trick is on the language option with or without TTS.

Select Setting from menu, go to language and pick the Voice option. Select any one of the language with TTS (Text to Speech) and save. Those that without (TTS) will not talk "street name", this is why some cheaper model can't speak street name, only turn-by-turn instruction, like nuvi model 205.

Enjoy


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Gamin nuvi 260W - Cannot set to text-to-voice.


Garmin automotive GPS devices that have text-to-speech (speak street names) are also loaded with pre-recorded voices that do not speak street names (example: "Turn Right in 500 feet"). If one of these pre-recorded voices has been selected, the voice prompts will not speak street names.
To change the voice prompt to spoken street names:
  1. Touch Tools (Wrench icon) from the Main Menu
  2. Touch Settings*
  3. Select Language or Locale
  4. Touch the Voice language option
  5. Select a voice option that includes a person's name (ex. Emily) or TTS. Options without a name or the TTS label will say the distance until the next turn, but will not include the street name.
  6. Select OK
The device should now speak street names.
*Note: The Setting option is not required on all nuvi units.



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I have the Nuvi 200, and the voice does not tell you street names. It just says right or left.

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