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Navman s80 gps

I brought a navman s80 gps, and it doesnt read out the street name just says turn left or right. pls tell me how to set up for voice commornd for street name

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I too bought a Navman S80 from Halfords because the website said it says street names. I discovered that it doesnt. I phoned Halfords who after looking into it said their web page was wrong and it doesn't say street names.They refunded my money.

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Change the voice to "Karen"

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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.

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TomTom® XL 330S GPS Receiver street names announced?

your xl will not say street names if its using a human voice, because it can not convert text to speech

you have to use the computer generated voice option to utilize the text to speech feature.

tap the map screen, the go in the preference option, then locate the change voice option.

on my xl its on the 4th page but your 330 may differ slighly.

it probably wont tell you which are computer or human generated, so youll have to experiment.

you can read about your voice options HERE

you can get a copy of your manual HERE if you need one.


Dec 02, 2009 | GPS Devices

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Garmin wont read street names anymore

To activate the voice prompts, go to 1. Tools, 2. Settings, 3. Language, 4. Voice Language Option, 5 Select a Voice Option that includes a persons Name, eg Jack or TTS, Select OK and that should resolve your problem.

Dec 08, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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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.

Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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Aug 17, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Text to speech

My GARMIN nuvi 350 - was working for last two years in good condition,all sudden it speech / voice is lost although I tried to reset as well as adjust volume on high.

It is not mute still it does not have speech ?? why all sudden this issue arised ?? Is there any one to support??

Jul 25, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Garmin nuvi 200 - not telling me the street name to turn on to.

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

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Garmin nuvi 650

Got a solution for you:

You need to set the language properly in order to get the speech for street name

Go to setup --> Locale - Voice Language

Select language with TTS (Text-To_Speech) next to it:

American English-Jack (TTS )
American English-Jill (TTS)
Australia English-Karen (TTS)

Apr 22, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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Speaking the names of major streets

It will only tell you the names of the streets if you use the COMPUTER voice. The other voices will not announce street names. So go to your voice selection and pick the computer voice...either male or female.

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260 not calling out street names

- Amazingly, the 260 does not come with Text-To-Speech turned on. The whole point of the upgrade to the 260 is text-to-speech (TTS). So go into the settings and go to "Voice", and choose an English voice with "TTS" in the title. The default voice does tell you to "turn right in point three miles", and all GPS receivers with voice prompting will do this, but that's not Text-To-Speech. TTS actually pronounces (or does the best it can) at pronouncing street names. So instead of "turn right", you get "Turn right on Jackson street".

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