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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 name.

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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.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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My garmin 750 doesn't identify the streets that i should be turning at.Just tells me distance when to turn.


Do you mean it is not speaking the street names? Have you selected a voice that uses the Text-to-speach (TTS) feature? From the main screen press, "Tools", then "Settings", then "Language." Next to the voices that will speak street names, you will see the (TTS) designation. Press one of these and the unit should tell you the street names.

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New unit does not announce street names...nuvi 255wt unit


Please see this link on how to enable the TTS (text to speech) mode so your unit will speak street names,

http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/74.html?1260198848


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Dec 29, 2009 | 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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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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Garmin 265 W won't speak street names


Hi,

Below is the procedures for setting the languages...

Touch tools > settings > language > voice.

Voice- changes the language for voice promts.
Languages noted with a persons name are (tts)
text to speak voices.

which have an extensive vocabulary and pronounce
the street names as you approach turns.

The pre-recoreded voices (those without a persons name)
have a limited vocabulary and (do not speak names of locations or streets)

Text language- change all on-screen text to the selected language,
changing the text language does not change the language of user entered data
or map data, such as street names.

Keyboard- select the keyboard for your language,
you can also change the keyboard language mode from any keyboard
by touching the mode button

Adjusting the volume levels
From the "menu" page touch "volume"
to adjust the volume.

To adjust the volume levels for the media player
and the navigation prompts,
please click.

Tools > settings > Volume > Restore
Restore will, restore to origional volume levels.


Regards
Richard

Apr 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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How do you get GArmin nuvi 265WT to speak street names?


I just purchased similar model (Nuvi 265W) and experiment for sometime. The trick is on the language option with or without TTS.

Select Setting from menu, go to language and pick the Voice option. Select any one of the language with TTS (Text to Speech) and save. Those that without (TTS) will not talk "street name", this is why some cheaper model can't speak street name, only turn-by-turn instruction, like nuvi model 205.

Enjoy


Apr 11, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W 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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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.



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O.k. This Gps Is supposed to give off street names when it talks


You do not have to reset the whole device. There is a setting you have to adjust to get the unit to speak street names. You have to go to the button on the bottom of the screen that looks like a wrench. Press this. You should see a button marked "Locale" or "Languages." Press this, then look for the spoken language button. It might say, "American English" Press this, then select a language with "(TTS)" next to it. This stands for Text to Speech and will allow the unit to speak street names.

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 650 it is not telling the street name.


U WILL NEED TO GO TO MENU, THEN SYSTEM, THEN LIP ICON AND CHOOS TTJACK OR GILL

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