Test different voice language options?

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Test different voice language options?

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Please share your thoughts on the easiest way to test what a different voice language selection sounds like.
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Seems like the easiest is to hit Where To, pick a spot, and press Go. Your chosen language will say, "Please drive to highlighted route."

I'm sure you are aware that only one voice in each language is capable of saying Garmin Real Directions, such as, "Turn left at the traffic light." So in English, its Zoe or forget those handy directions.

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danham wrote: 20 Jun 2024 18:47 I'm sure you are aware that only one voice in each language is capable of saying Garmin Real Directions, such as, "Turn left at the traffic light." So in English, its Zoe or forget those handy directions.
Yup, but a female British or Australian voice can be so much more appealing, but at the risk of getting the side-eye from my wife every time she hears one (my phone is configured with one).

@danham. thanks for the suggestion on the voice test method. That is a decent test and is easy to do.
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Peobody wrote: 20 Jun 2024 20:05 Yup, but a female British or Australian voice can be so much more appealing.
Try a female French voice. "A la prochaine sortie, tournez à gauche". Oh yes!
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Peobody wrote: 20 Jun 2024 20:05
danham wrote: 20 Jun 2024 18:47 I'm sure you are aware that only one voice in each language is capable of saying Garmin Real Directions, such as, "Turn left at the traffic light." So in English, its Zoe or forget those handy directions.
Yup, but a female British or Australian voice can be so much more appealing, but at the risk of getting the side-eye from my wife every time she hears one (my phone is configured with one).

@danham. thanks for the suggestion on the voice test method. That is a decent test and is easy to do.
As the real-world female voice guiding my navigation (my wife) can testify, I have a horrible sense of direction, so the choice for me is a no-brainer.

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