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3.0 out of 5 stars okay, October 9, 2011
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This review is from: Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US and Canada) (Electronics)
The menus are very simple and easy to understand. Navigation is accurate. 5" display is plenty big enough. Reception is great. One thing I would change is the voice option. There are 2 voices. The standard voice is a bit muddled and speaks street names. The other voice is much clearer but DOESN'T speak street names. I think you can download more voices online but I haven't tried that yet. Overall the GPS is well worth the 179 we paid.

UPDATE: I don't care for the lack of street names on the screen. My old garmin gps shows all the street names. This one only shows half of them even if i'm zoomed in or out. I need to know what street I'm on! See photo I uploaded.
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Initial post: Oct 24, 2011 7:49:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2011 7:51:14 PM PDT
Nuvi Expert says:
http://www8.garmin.com/vehicles/voices/

Yes, you can download voices, though they don't speak street names. Michelle, and the downloaded voices are "pre-recorded". Samantha, the default, is text-to-speech synthesizer.

Also, you can record your own phrases to play as well:
http://www.garmin.com/us/products/ontheroad/voicestudio

Some of the voices and the voice studio app is free.

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 4:10:55 AM PST
CharleyCee says:
Prior to having a thorough hearing examination the voices of many folks sounded muddled to me. A good digital hearing aid solved that problem.

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 4:05:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 5, 2012 4:07:21 AM PDT
Tom F. says:
2 star?????? It seems to me that they are taking care of the product for you, what more do you want. My son has one of these and wouldnt have a different one. I'm going to buy one. PS. I really like your truck in your avatar. I have a Model A Ford.
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