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Tom tom does not announce street names i have a tomtom one xl -s

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  • polkagene Aug 12, 2008

    the store where i bought it [office depot] claims it does announce street names , as well as text. ws i mis informed ????

  • polkagene Aug 12, 2008

    since my tomtom does not do what i want and you did not solve a problem i dodnt feel i should be charged for this answer. please reply

    thanks

  • polkagene Aug 12, 2008

    how do i go into settings, i dodnt see any thing for a settings catagory ????

  • polkagene Aug 12, 2008

    one of your comments says that the tomtom one- xl-s does not announce street names and now your other rep says that it should announce street names but i may have to go into settings, to turn it on. i do not find a settings catagory on my unit, how do i get to a settings file ???

  • bishamon33
    bishamon33 Jan 26, 2012

    Mine does the same thing as does a replacement unit. It's being returened too! Return it get your money back. Don't waste your time with customer support. The people answering the phones are not real techs just computer screen readers. This unit is a piece of useless junk. If xl 330 is navagation only then why doesn't that appear ANYWHERE IN TOMTOM DOCUMENTATION BEFORE PURCHASE?

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Hi, to my knowledge TOM TOM does not announce street names, i have tom tom 6

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Sorry to dissapoint you and all the other comments that said it could,
BUT, the Tomtom XL-S is Navigation ONLY
NOT Text to Speech/ Street names

All Gps tell you where and when to turn only a few tell you street names
here are a few that tell street names
Tom tom GO 930
Tom tom XL 330
tom tom XL 330 S

In general text to speech are found in GPS costing around 250 and up
the best site to check for is this
http://reviews.cnet.com/gps-systems/

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Hello,
the tomtom device uses voice announcments in it's premium services. have you had it activated? http://www.tomtom.com/support/product.php?ID=1658&Language=1 this site will generate some answers for your questions, unless the unit is damaged in some way. then i would contact the manufacturer.

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Access settings on menu

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Hello the tom tom should announce the street names In my opinion. look in the tomtom settings and see if you find something like detailed map.

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Please unplug the device from the power source for 30 min and then switched it on check if its working.........


Good luck..

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As I check this one, it doesn't announce street name ,there's some trick that other user did to make it work you can check this link
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=401679&page=25

Hope that helps.......

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The unit is supposed to announce street names but you may have to go into the settings and turn it on.

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    Kevin Arseneau Aug 12, 2008

    Does your tom tom announce anything besides the street names at the moment??

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I have a Tom Tom 340S XL and I cannot get it to speak the street names as advertised. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks,


You solved the problem for me. I switched to a "computer voice" and the Tom Tom began calling out the street names. As many times as I read the 340S manual I never saw the requirement to use only a computer voice to speak the street names. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

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hi, it wont announce street names if you have the human voice selected. you must use the computer generated voice du,b as it sounds, thats the way it is.

go tp the change voice option and select a computer generated voice and try again..it should prompt you that you have selected one or the other.

if this fails, let me know and i can give you something else to try


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your xl will not say street names if its using a human voice, because it can not convert text to speech

you have to use the computer generated voice option to utilize the text to speech feature.

tap the map screen, the go in the preference option, then locate the change voice option.

on my xl its on the 4th page but your 330 may differ slighly.

it probably wont tell you which are computer or human generated, so youll have to experiment.

you can read about your voice options HERE

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You have to change the voice to a computer voice. Go to where you choose voices on the main menu Change preferences > Voice preferences > Change voice. Find a voice with the word "computer" in the name and select it. At that point you will be asked what you want to be announced. By the way, this is called "text to speech" in TomTom talk.

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Hi,

When you choose a voice on your tomtom device, you will need to select a voice with the word 'computer' next to gender of the voice you select.

this will activate two option on the next screen allowing you to tick read street names.

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Yes Nickarino is right.
When I switched on my new tom tom it gave me that option to speak street names and it vanished after selected a different voice. I checked all manuals and web references in Tom Tom - none of them list it.
Like Nick said - what you need to do is swtich the voice type to SAMANTHA and it will show the option "Read Street Names Loudly". I jumped on it and said yes ..!!!
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I just bought a tom tom xl we thought it had the capability to sound out the street names as we approached them?


You need touse the computer voice and not the regular voices.

The computer voice is the only one who will announce the street names.

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It will only tell you the names of the streets if you use the COMPUTER voice. The other voices will not announce street names. So go to your voice selection and pick the computer voice...either male or female.

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