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Gamin nuvi 260W - Cannot set to text-to-voice.

Just says to turn left or right.

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  • schmuckjf Aug 27, 2008

    When I first got my garmin nuvi 260W, it voiced the street names, now it just says turn left or right, although the street name is printed on the screen! I've only used it for 3 weeks! Help.

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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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Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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