Installation Guide: • Right click the link and “save file as” • Connect device via USB cable with your computer • Download directly to the folder named POI on the internal storage of your Garmin device or copy the file later to this location • Users of older devices nüvi 205 & 550 need to create a POI folder manually • Disconnect Garmin device from Computer and restart • The free POIs can be found in the “Where to” menu after clicking on “Categories” and then scrolling down to “Other categories” Older devices list the package under “Extras” in the “Where to” menu.
Garmin nuvi 2699LMT-D 6 inch Sat Nav. With UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts, Bluetooth and Automatic Speech Recognition (Voice Command). With Lifetime Maps and Digital Traffic, Real Directions for more natural instructions, speed camera alerts, hands-free calls. IMHO, the Garmin voice addons called Elfred, Dr. Nightmare, and Matt White are not very good. None of them speak street names. In fact, I deleted them from my GPS. I simply like to use the voice editor and edit the existing voices. Just my 25 cents worth.
Advertisement I’m sure many of you have a Sat Nav (Satellite Navigation) tool, such as a TomTom or Garmin device. You probably realise that you can change the voices, but maybe you haven’t been bothered to do so yet because you thought it would be too much effort. Well, it’s not difficult and won’t take you long at all. Changing your Sat Nav voice is easy and can be done for free (or nearly free) using voice files from lots of sources.
Today we’ll go through the basic steps to get new voice files installed on your Sat Nav and then give you a great list of sites with free and dirt cheap voice files you can get. How To Install New Sat Nav Voice Files Since I have a TomTom, I’ll take you through the process quickly. If you have the TomTom setup software installed on your computer, plug your TomTom in and start it up.
Navigate the menus to voices (the voice option is shown at every step). You’ll be shown a huge collection of voices, starting with premium content, popular freebies (like Hungarian Grandmother) and moving on to community voice files which are free. To install a free voice, just click on “ Add” to the right of the detail. It’s really that simple! For Garmin instructions for downloading and adding voice files, see. Install Itv Player On Toshiba Smart Tv more.
It’s pretty straightforward. However, I would guess that the Garmin software has a similar directory to make purchases even easier for you. For all of the following websites, you’ll need to follow slightly different instructions depending on your model of Sat Nav and the site. Mostly they simply involve unpacking the files and copying them onto the Sat Nav while it’s connected to your computer as a drive. TomTom’s Voice Collection of downloadable voice files. TomTom do have a free voice section on their website, but it’s currently just listing different languages and accents.
However, if you browse the voices on your TomTom computer software you’ll find there’s plenty to choose from already which came as default options. Sat Nav Voices offer plenty of free sat nav voice files, plus a few cheap voices for you to consider. They’ve recently made free a “Dangerous Steve” voice which is in honour of Steve Irwin. All of these are made with voice actors, but they’re quite good. Celebrity Voices Celebrity voices has nothing for free, but offers plenty of voice files for and dirt cheap. Voice files are made using voice actors doing imitations of Jason Statham, Elvis, Jack Nicholson & Doc Emmet Brown and more. There’s a great variety of interesting voices here.
NavTones Voices NavTones Voices offer a good variety of voice files for or at a wide variety of prices, ranging from free to $12.95. Here’s where you can find KITT (from Knight Rider) and Daria alongside Mr T and Burt Reynolds. Plenty to choose from! Pig Tones has nothing for free, but does offer some rather cheap voices. All of them are done with voice actors imitating the originals, but they are pretty good and give you some more variety to consider. GPS Data Team has a list of free downloadable voice files for many Sat Nav types.
It’s very straightforward and gimmick-free, but mainly only features voices you can get at their original sites as shown above. Occasionally you can find voices on GPS Data Team which may have been available elsewhere for free as a promotion at some stage, but has now gone up to regular price. For instance, GPS Data Team has Darth Vader for free, which is normally $12.95 at other sites. What’s your favourite Sat Nav voice?