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Why is it that I can't get vocal directions on my garmin nuvi 260w

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The "vocal directions" are a function of the Text-To-Speech, or TTS. When you are picking a voice for your unit, you will usually find 2 listings for each voice, and one of them will be designated TTS. Choose that one and your voice should give you spoken directions and street names.
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