I've been using Garmin GPSs for the past ten years and decided to get a TomTom 1435TM because Garmin maps are notoriously inaccurate in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area.
Compared to the Garmin, the 1435TM takes more key presses to enter a destination. But I'm frustrated in that during navigation this new TomTom doesn't speak street names. Is there a setting I'm missing?
Also, where can I see the battery status?
But I'm frustrated in that during navigation this new TomTom doesn't speak street names. Is there a setting I'm missing?
I sounds like the voice that you have selected is a recorded voice. There are several of them for each language, but they do not speak the names of the individual streets.
You want to change the selected voice to a computer voice. This will use the text names of the streets on the map to spoken names, using a synthesizer program.
- Tom -
If you are NOT plugged in to the Cigarette Lighter Adapter, the battery status is shown as an icon in the lower left corner of the driving screen.
If you ARE plugged in to a functioning CLA in your vehicle, the GPS is charging and the battery condition is not shown.
- Tom -
I had the same problem when i downloaded different Voice. had to go back to a generic until i found one that worked.
I used the tt xxl550tm for 2 years and liked it.
I tried the 1435tm and thought the sound was not good
I returned it to amazon for a refund.
I ended up getting the garmin 2598lmt and it is working very well, it has good sound and syncs with my phone really well. And I am amazed how well the voice commands work to enter a address. I never have to touch it, I just do the voice commands all the time.
When TomTom's NAV3 generation of devices (which includes your 1435 and my 1535) were introduced, they were a major step backwards, and voice commands were a joke. TomTom eventually added features and improved performance to where my 1535 is now very satisfactory, and the voice command capabilities of my 1535 are really, really good, IMO.
THEN TomTom introduced the NAV4 generation of devices last year and - IMO - again took a massive step backwards. There were a couple of significant improvements, but a number of features disappeared, the user interface became about as unfriendly as anything that I have ever seen, and the voice command capabilities became a total joke.
I was about ready to give up on TomTom, but they made some limited improvements during the last year and just this week they released a new software build (13.057) that SEEMS to address the biggest deficiencies of the NAV4 devices. Based upon limited use of 13.057, the worst flaws of the user interface have been addressed - which was the single biggest problem of the NAV4 generation of devices, IMO. Voice command performance appears to have been significantly improved also, although it's so new that I'm going to hold off on final judgment for a while.
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