I just purchased my Garmin StreetPilot and used it for the first time today,Upon loading my destination information and proceeding there was no voice guidance just arrows and the information on the title bar screen. How do I get the voice guidance to activate?
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Re: No Voice Guidance
Are you sure the volume was up? There is a scroll wheel on the top right side of the unit (as you face it). Make sure it is turned all the way up towards the top of the GPS. You should see yellow bars in the right of the unit indicating the volume level. Also, when you turn the unit on, there is a button on the bottom right that looks like a wrench. Tap this, then press the down arrow on the bottom right. You will see an icon that says, "Volume." Tap it, then check that the "Navigation" volume level is where you want it to be (normally 100%, but that is up to you).
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Once you set up the destination and the gps position is acquired (that can take a while, and you should be outside or in your car) it should guide you while moving before every turn (depending on the settings you have made upon first boot - voice selection/guidance selection and guidance mode pedestrian/car/truck....)
Install the Garmin City Navigator Cd to your pc and then connect ur garmin to ur pc with the USB cable. You might have to unlock the maps with information provided with ur garmin like ur unit ID and ur unlock code. Another possiblity is that ur memory card is gotten corrupted so try installing it on a different micro sd card. Let us know if u have any luck.
Sounds like your battery died and there's no juice to it. When the battery is low, the unit shuts itself off and has a hard time starting up. If possible, try plugging in your unit with a USB cable from the computer and leave the computer on for a few hours and see if that doesn't solve the problem. When in the car, sometimes the cigarette lighter socket comes loose.
Regarding your i3, the USB drivers must be loaded BEFORE you connect your garmin. If you do not have your USB drivers, you can download them from:
All of the Garmin automotive GPS units that speak street names are also
loaded with basic voice prompts. If one of these types of voice prompts
has been selected, the voice prompts will not speak street names.
In order to change this setting on the StreetPilot c550/580, please follow these steps:
In the Main Menu, tap on the Settings icon.
Tap on "Locale"
The second line on this screen has a picture of a mouth. To the right,
the current voice for the GPS device is listed. Tap it to change the
Select a voice that is labeled with (TTS) at the end. These voices will speak street names.