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Garmin navi 5000 - voice turn by turn

How do you activate the voice activated turn by turn to announce the street name?

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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

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

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It's fixed. Thank you. Not sure how we did it.

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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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Help - my Garmin 260W no longer announces street names. How can I get this feature to reactivate????


All of the Garmin automotive GPS units that speak street names are also loaded with basic voice prompts (i.e. 'Turn Right in 500 feet') as well as 'text-to-speech' 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, please follow these steps:
  1. Touch Tools (Wrench Icon) from the Main Menu
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Language*
  4. Touch on the blue rectangle that corresponds with Voice
  5. Touch on a voice that is labeled with (TTS) at the end. These voices will speak street names. Options without a name or the TTS label will say the distance until the next turn, but will not include the street name.
  6. Touch Ok
The voice has now been changed.

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Nov 14, 2008 | GPS

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I have a Garmin 260W. When I first got it it announced the street names , but now it does not say the street names. Just says turn in so may feet etc. Can this be fixed and how??


Not all of the voices can give street names - only the ones enabled for text-to-speech (TTS). Go into the settings and select a voice marked TTS.

Jul 15, 2008 | Garmin GPS

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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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Street names


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: My nuvi is supposed to speak street names when giving voice prompts but it doesn't. How can I fix this?
Answer: All of the Garmin automotive GPS units that speak street names are also loaded with basic voice prompts (i.e. 'Turn Right in 500 feet') as well as 'text-to-speech' 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 line of products, please follow these steps:
  1. In the Main Menu, tap on the Settings icon.
  2. Tap on "Locale"
  3. The second line on this screen has a picture of a mouth. To the right, the current voice for the GPS device is listed. Tap it to change the voice.
  4. Select a voice that is labeled with (TTS) at the end. These voices will speak street names.
  5. Select "OK". The voice has now been changed.
The device should now speak street names.

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