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Our new Garmin Nuvi 260 quit calling out street names (text to speech). It now just says turn right or turn left. It was working properly for about a week then all of a sudden it stopped the text to speech. Anyone else have this problem. I e-mailed Garmin, but their web site says it could take 3 working days to respond. The wife needs the Garmin for work so I'd like to solve the problem ASAP. She is using my Nuvi 650 until we figure out the problem with the Nuvi 260. Thanks in advance for your help. Bob Savanich bob@lunnen.com 949.422.1947 cell/voice mail

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    The text to speech feature in Nuvi 250 is not working and i've only had it for a week and used it a couple of times.

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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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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.

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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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Voice activated for streets


The Nuvi 250 and 250W is not capable of Text to speech. Please see this link to confirm:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6324#specsTab

The Nuvi 250 and 250W can only say Turn Left or Turn Right. It can not speak the street

- Jim

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Make sure the voice you have selected has the letters TTS next to it.

Feb 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 750 stopped saying street names


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

Jim
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We have a Garmin Nuvi 200. We want to know if we can get voice directions usinf street names with this model. ..............Tom (Connecticut)


No, the Nuvi 200 does not have text to speech for street names. You have to go with a higher model to do this, like the Nuvi 260.

- Jim

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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:

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

Apr 22, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 650 GPS Receiver

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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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Question: How do I change the Voice Language setting on my nuvi 2xx?
--> Answer: All of the Garmin® automotive GPS units that speak street names are also loaded with basic voice prompts (example: Turn Right in 500 feet) as well as Text-to-Speech (TTS) voices that speak street names. If one of the basic types of voice prompts has been selected, the voice prompts will not speak street names. In order to change this setting on the nüvi® 2xx series, follow these steps:
  1. In the Main Menu, touch Tools (Wrench icon).
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Press the Down arrow in the bottom right corner.
  4. Select Language.
  5. The first line on this screen is the Voice language. Touch the Current Voice option for the GPS device listed to change the Voice.
  6. Select a Voice that is labeled TTS. These will speak street names. Options without the TTS label will say the distance until the next turn, but will not include the street name.
  7. Select OK. The Voice has now been changed.
The device should now speak street names. This is tghe solution that I found on the Garmin site. It worked for my device. Hope this is helpful. solution = solution1description.innerHTML; Last modified on: 04/14/2008
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