Monday, March 25, 2013

Garmin Express & Voice Studio

In updating my Garmin nuvi 50, I downloaded the new Garmin Express software that allows you to update maps, update software, backup/restore/transfer favorites, install free voices & vehicles, and download product manuals.

Curious as to what other innovations Garmin had available, I went to their website and discovered Premium Voices, a collection of voices such as Homer Simpson and Darth Vader that for a small charge can be used on some of their voice compatible units.

And for those of you whose significant other is always telling you where to go, you can download Garmin Voice Studio. According to Garmin, "Voice Studio lets you create custom voices for your nüvi. With just a microphone (recommended) and your computer, you can record and upload custom voices to your device. The software guides you through the process of recording a list of words and phrases and downloading the recordings to your device. It's fun, easy and great way to add your own personality to your device!"

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