Update Your Garmin GPSs With a New Voice

Your Garmin or Tom sat nav will get you on your way with an Powerful, business-like tone in the language of your choice. But you should not settle for the ordinary. Why not have a little fun and spruce up your sat nav with a more intriguing voice. Perhaps, rather than the exact proper voices which come standard with your device, you would prefer a silly squirrel, or perhaps you’d like Han Solo or Darth Vader navigating you around.

It’s easy to download a new¬†Update your GPS on their respective web sites. Imagine a Yeti giving instructions, or maybe the eerie Dr. Nightmare consorting his book of magic to get the best route! Garmin offers several free voices like these. For a minimal fee, you may even download Spongebob or Dora the Explorer. (Quite a surprise for the kids!)

Before you begin, you may download the Garmin Communicator plugin. This is a free program which lets your computer communicate with your Garmin GPS. If you don’t need to use this application, you may download the voice into your own computer, then open and extract it. Locate the voice on your Garmin drive. In any event, your Garmin GPS device needs to be connected to a computer with a USB port.

Once your download is complete, and you have disconnected your Gps sat nav from your computer, you can change the voice on your apparatus. Just go to tools, then to voice preference. With the list of listeners in your Garmin display, scroll down to find the one that you’d like, then you click ok. It is that easy!

If you want to put a bit of your own personality into it, then you can also download the Garmin Voice Studio. This is a free program that guides you through recording your own voice for truly customizable sat nav directions. You might even have a friend or loved one record for you!

If You’ve Got a TomTom GPS, you will need to visit the official TomTom site and install TomTom Home applications to your PC. Together with your TomTom sat nav connected via USB, you can start downloading directly on your gps sat nav.

In this site, TomTom had quite a few voices to choose from, Including many star voices. (However, there’s a small fee for pick ones.) Your driveway shall never be dull with Billy Connolly, John Cleese, or Snoop Dogg directing you around!