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Re: The Nuvi 260

#21 Post by tribeca » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:43 am

Bro,

You hve to select the voice with TTS, its in the language menu.

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TOKARA wrote:one more thing if i get a Nuv 260 and load it with malsing maps...would the voice still speak the streetnames? on basis that no SG/MY garmin maps installed.

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Re: The Nuvi 260

#22 Post by tribeca » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:51 am

Just something strange to report.
I was driving with my 260 on & it just suddenly when into
updating mode. Dialogue box came on the screen & state
its updating to the latest firmware !!
It when on for about less then a minute. Then state I now
hve the latest firmware.

I was not hooked up to anything, not even the ciggy plug.

Prior to this happening, a few days ago I did try to download
fr Garmin site for the latest firmware, but it says I already hve
the latest version.

Anyone had this happen b4 :shock:

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Re: Is Nuvi 260 available?

#23 Post by FrancisTLim » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:49 am

unclediy wrote:Nuvi 260 is more expensive :$gone: than the wide screen nuvi200W - because one has to pay for the preloaded maps [of either Europe or North America] and of coz it speaks road names - which r not really useful in this part of the world. Go for Nuvi260 only if it is going to be used in those locations.
Speaking of road names may sound funny for the roads here, but after a while, you will get used to it. Then it becomes quite useful.

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Re: The Nuvi 260

#24 Post by leekb » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:39 am

Text-to-Speech may seem superfluous but it is actually very useful, even in this part of the world. Although having a native English speaker pronouncing local street names in foreign accent may sound weird, the speech is highy comprehensible.

I can do without the MP3 player, the audio book player, bluetooth, the travel guides, etc. But text-to-speech is a must-have. I have been using the nuvi 360 for some time now. My next nuvi could probably be the nuvi 260.

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Re: The Nuvi 260

#25 Post by tribeca » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:40 pm

Another thing to add.
Try the different TTS voice. To suit you.
I found that the aussie lass has a more
"acceptable" pronunciation of local names.
Just guessing as in down-under they do
hve lots of local/aboriginal name.

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Re: The Nuvi 260

#26 Post by watchthewaves » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:05 am

I too find TTS useful. After trying out the fewTTS voices, my personal preference is Emily (UK accent). Overall, I find her more accurate (or when not accurate, more easily understandable) most of the time compared to the other voices. But on occasions, I find that the Aussie female voice can pronounce local names pretty accurately (better than Emily). Some occasions only. YMMV.

And if you are a bit brave, can order online from the US. Significant savings compared to the local prices. Even if need to ship off to Taiwan for warranty claim, I think the savings will more than pay for the shipping.

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Re: The Nuvi 260

#27 Post by cruiser » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:33 am

tribeca wrote:Just something strange to report.
I was driving with my 260 on & it just suddenly when into
updating mode. Dialogue box came on the screen & state
its updating to the latest firmware !!
It when on for about less then a minute. Then state I now
hve the latest firmware.

I was not hooked up to anything, not even the ciggy plug.

Prior to this happening, a few days ago I did try to download
fr Garmin site for the latest firmware, but it says I already hve
the latest version.

Anyone had this happen b4 :shock:


:mrgreen: :-$ your 260 probably was going through some YoYo ride & teasing you... :mrgreen:

R U driving a ToY Oda btw??? :-k Alright, on the serious side... there could never be an upload for a PNA if it is not hooked up to your computer and be on-line for the latest updates.



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Re: The Nuvi 260

#28 Post by tribeca » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:34 pm

Exactly, its something out of the twilight zone man... :shock:

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Re: The Nuvi 260

#29 Post by cruiser » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:46 pm

tribeca wrote:Exactly, its something out of the twilight zone man... :shock:

Heheh... glad U R ok and back ton the ground accepting humanoid's normalcy like with tremors running thru Spore or fr that region, the Archipelago rather than be ferried thru the Twilight Zone into another dimension... where no Garmin or MSM maps exists to trace your safe return.... :thumbsup:

Did you try rebooting your 260 in any case and reload again the current MSM maps?
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Re: The Nuvi 260

#30 Post by tribeca » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:41 pm

cruiser wrote:
tribeca wrote:Exactly, its something out of the twilight zone man... :shock:

Heheh... glad U R ok and back ton the ground accepting humanoid's normalcy like with tremors running thru Spore or fr that region, the Archipelago rather than be ferried thru the Twilight Zone into another dimension... where no Garmin or MSM maps exists to trace your safe return.... :thumbsup:

Did you try rebooting your 260 in any case and reload again the current MSM maps?
I thought I was going to meet Mr Spock \:D/ finally after all these years.

No leh, as it still function normally after that, no reset/reboot, as the msm map is
in sd slot did not do anything else.

OK another question, our gps is capable of receiving signals from the SATs right.
Wouldn't it be possible for the SATs to send signals to update/disrupt our gps ?
And if Garmin has its own BIRD up in the sky it can download stuff onto gps,
without having to plug into the net, right. Just "hantum" my 2 cents O:)

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