Garmin vocabulary

 

A trivial question, but one that has bothered me for a long time. I have a Nuvi 40LM (old, but still useful thanks to the lifetime maps). I use the female voice with the British accent (don't recall the name)because it is so well enunciated that I can understand it better than most. Frequently it directs me to "take sid road", or at least that's what it sounds like to me. What is it really saying that I hear as "sid"?

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 40]

Maybe "side"

Maybe "side"

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

I think I found my answer in

I think I found my answer in Garmin's Voice Studio. Under "British English" there is a list of phrases you can record using a different voice. One is Slip Road. A quick google of that phrase shows it is a British term meaning " (Automotive Engineering) Brit a short road connecting a motorway, etc, to another road", i.e. an on-ramp or off-ramp.

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 40]

accent

I use American Jill because I had better luck with it ! I also changed a few expressions and timings so it didn't tell me turn here when I was at the turn but gave me a second or two more

Agree

geo334 wrote:

I use American Jill because I had better luck with it ! I also changed a few expressions and timings so it didn't tell me turn here when I was at the turn but gave me a second or two more

I don't want to have to learn a useless vocabulary using the English or Autralian voices.

Bad enough in some US states. I remember years ago stopping at a small restaurant in Georgia asking for two hot dogs and two coffees. It took a few tries until she said, "Oh Y'all want red hots"?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

I've tried the British voice

I've tried the British voice as well. I think it's Emily, if I remember correctly. Yes it got me thinking when it tells me to take "slick road" (that's what I thought it said).

Where did you find how to do this?

geo334 wrote:

I use American Jill because I had better luck with it ! I also changed a few expressions and timings so it didn't tell me turn here when I was at the turn but gave me a second or two more

Where did you find how to change the timings for turn here? I wish at times, especially in town where the announcement comes up a bit later than I would like.

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

Maybe Karen

The word's likely side.

The voice may be that of Garmin's Karen who is actually the actor, singer Karen Jacobsen.

See:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AniDSfX2j5w

She also voices for Siri.