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    Google Navigation vs Tom Tom

    Hello,

    I've been using a Tom Tom for several years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. One complaint I have with it is that it was always reminding me to do something. For example, I am on the freeway and my next exit isnt for a long time, say 20 miles, but every interchange it keeps reminding me to keep left.

    The google navigation on the droid doesnt do this and I am very happy with that! But, the voice is this robotic voice that is annoying. The reason for this post is to ask, is there a way to chance the voice like on a Tom Tom, or an app that will do what I am looking for?
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    I've been wondering the same thing. The creepy robotic woman's voice is annoying.
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    You can change the voice to the British accent. I loved it.. then after a a few weeks I had to change it back to creepy robo voice.

    control panel - text to speech settings - british american


    How about a southern accent?

    -Wil
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    "Make that there turn a mile up"
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    From the Google Support Forum:

    "At this time, the voice used in Google Maps Navigation cannot be modified - though there are multiple threads with a similar feature request right here in this Forum. I can't reveal details about future product changes, but please be assured the team's aware of the desire to choose different voices."

    can i replace the navigation voice on my verizon droid? - Google Mobile Help
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    Quote Originally Posted by minmongoblin View Post
    "Make that there turn a mile up"
    Close, but more like "After the tree make that there turn down yonder"
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    it's just beta version right now , but they will make it cool in the future
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guurzak View Post
    From the Google Support Forum:

    "At this time, the voice used in Google Maps Navigation cannot be modified - though there are multiple threads with a similar feature request right here in this Forum. I can't reveal details about future product changes, but please be assured the team's aware of the desire to choose different voices."

    can i replace the navigation voice on my verizon droid? - Google Mobile Help
    Awesome, thanks for the info!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by minmongoblin View Post
    "Make that there turn a mile up"
    Close, but more like "After the tree make that there turn down yonder"
    Hang a left at the old Murphy place*, go 'long bout a half mile**, look fer the big oak tree***, be right there on yer right. Cain't miss it.****

    *"The old Murphy place" hasn't been owned by a Murphy for 50 years, and has no identifying marks anyway

    **more like two and a half miles

    *** which looks just like all the other big oak trees in the county

    **** if you hear the words "can't miss it" you may as well turn around and go home; you have no chance of reaching your destination successfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guurzak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by minmongoblin View Post
    "Make that there turn a mile up"
    Close, but more like "After the tree make that there turn down yonder"
    Hang a left at the old Murphy place*, go 'long bout a half mile**, look fer the big oak tree***, be right there on yer right. Cain't miss it.****

    *"The old Murphy place" hasn't been owned by a Murphy for 50 years, and has no identifying marks anyway

    **more like two and a half miles

    *** which looks just like all the other big oak trees in the county

    **** if you hear the words "can't miss it" you may as well turn around and go home; you have no chance of reaching your destination successfully.
    Hahah that is great............I was about to elaborate on mine, but you summed it up well. I still haven't figured out how for away down yonder is though.

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