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I would like to know if your Garmin GPS modle #250w has text to speech or does it name street to turn by voice.

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No, it does not
you could check the specs on the garmin web site:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=9121

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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