Just wondering... (Voice Preferences)

 

...what type of voices does everyone use? Do men prefer women voices and women prefer men? Or, does it really matter? How about accents? I was just pondering on this last night and thought I would throw out the question and see what transpires.

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Although

Although I most often use my Nuvi with the sound muted, when I do have the volume turned on I have used American English Jack for years now.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

My wife says I have selective hearing

Actually, I think I can hear Jack better than Samantha. I'm sure this is personal preference.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Jack

We refer to our unit as Jack. As you might guess, I use American English Jack

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Lee and Serena

My wife prefers Lee (the aussie guy) and I prefer Serena (brit woman).

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Well it has to be a woman

Well it has to be a woman for us on the fire department to call her a b***h in a box! So we use a woman!

Sam

Like t923347, I mostly mute my Nuvi but when I do need a voice, I've become accustomed to Samantha over the years.

I use the Aussie Gal

Nice voice and fun pronunciations of all our Mex named streets

mute

My other front see driver (wife) keeps me on track even if the GPS isn't in the car. I don't need another voice male or female in my ear.

intelligibility rules

I choose the voice not for enjoyment but to make it most likely I'll understand it properly. While any of them will do at low stress and low background noise, as things get busy, some are easier for me to understand than others. Somehow this has had me choosing female voices on each of three historic voice-prompting units. I currently use Samantha.

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personal GPS user since 1992

American female

We call her Jill, which I think is also her name on the list.

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NUVI 350

Samantha

In the past I've used Australian English – Karen but since American English – Samantha uses both Real Directions and Real Voice that's what I've been using lately.

That being said, I'm still awaiting to hear my first recognizable landmark direction on one of my active routes.

Explanation more in detail for those interested ~ Real Directions & Real Voice

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44108
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44485

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Karen

Karen, Karen, Karen.

I have

canuk wrote:

In the past I've used Australian English – Karen but since American English – Samantha uses both Real Directions and Real Voice that's what I've been using lately.

That being said, I'm still awaiting to hear my first recognizable landmark direction on one of my active routes.

Explanation more in detail for those interested ~ Real Directions & Real Voice

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44108
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44485

My 2689 has the real directions, "turn left at the stop sign" type stuff most of the time, I thought it was cool when I got it, then it really wowed me when she (Samantha) said to turn at the (I forget the name) drugstore, and I'll be ... there it was, right where she said it would be. Being that specific doesn't happen often, but so far when it has, she was correct.

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For me....

I prefer British female accent.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Maybe they need

canuk wrote:

In the past I've used Australian English – Karen but since American English – Samantha uses both Real Directions and Real Voice that's what I've been using lately.

That being said, I'm still awaiting to hear my first recognizable landmark direction on one of my active routes.

Maybe they need a Canadian voice for some of our users. It would have to throw in some Ehhhs randomly so it could sound like "Turn right, after the stop sign ehhh.

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Jill forever

We both love Jill. That was on it when we got her and Jill Map wouldn't be the same without her voice.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

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I find Samantha's voice more clear.

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Voice Command

My wakeup phrase for my nuvi is "Hey Karen." 'Nuff said.

@ Box Car

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Nuvi voice

I use Jill

I Like Samantha

She sounds OK to me.

American English Jill

She's been around for a very long time. She still mispronounces lots of words (even something as simple as "Orangewood") but she's familiar...like the car I drive.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

99% of the time

I use Daniel...easiest for me to hear in the pickup smile

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"You can't get there from here"

Agree on familiar and mispronouncing

DorkusNimrod wrote:

She's been around for a very long time. She still mispronounces lots of words (even something as simple as "Orangewood") but she's familiar...like the car I drive.

We love to hear her mispronounce. It is entertaining when on a trip.

I got my first GPS in 2008 I think. The Nuvi 750 just came on the market when I bought it and it had Jill on it. She is all we have ever used.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

If I needed a woman to tell

If I needed a woman to tell me where to go, I would just get married again.