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My garmin 255w will tell me to turn ect . but does not say the street name

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You have to change the selected voice form American English to American English-Jack (TTS) or Samantha (TTS). Same way for the other languages.

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My 255w tells me the names. As mentioned previously.. Not all the voices say the names its mostly the ones with the TTS at the end of the name

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A 255W doesn't say street names, have the same unit.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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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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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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Does the garmin nuvi 255W speak street names


I had the same problem with my nuvi 255w. Called tech support at Garmin and they told me one of the voices under Tools, Settings, Language, Voice has to end in a persons name. I had British English selected and it did not speak street names. When I selected Austrailian Englich - Karen, the street names all work fine.

Dec 10, 2009 | 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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Just got the garmin nuvi 255w. love it but cant get the machine to say the street names out loud. only displays the name of the street on the screen. What am i missing


You will need to do the following,touch Tools,
then Settings,then Language,voice,select one that has TTS after its name,I use Samantha but your choice.Turn Simulater on when driving if you care to.Have you downloaded the complete Manual yet?Go on google and print the 60 page Manual,hope I have helped you.

Aug 04, 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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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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