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The Garmin Nuvi 265 does not speak the name of the street I am turning into. It says "turn Left" but not "Turn Left into James Street". Can this feature be switched on? Also it tells me ti turn too close( 5 metres) to the the turning . Can it alert me about 50 metres? can I change this?

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Check to make sure that the voice you selected has TTS (Text To Speech) after the name, this will speak the street name, otherwise it is just a generic right or left.

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I have a nuvi 2597LMT. It does not speak street names


This model has the capability to speak street names. You probably have it set to American English, which only says Turn right or turn left. Go to menu where the voices are. If it says American English or British English, press that name and you will see other voices. Select a TTS (text to Speech voice) like Jack or Samantha or Jill and you will now what a voice that speaks street names. If you can't find any listings, you will need to connect the unit to a PC and download them from the Garmin website.

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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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How do make the gps announce the street name to


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.

Jul 21, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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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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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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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

Apr 02, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W 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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Speak street name


Select a voice with TTS (Text to speech).

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