Navigation needs to learn how to pronounce

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    Argghhh.

    Is it me or does the female voice on the navigation annoying when she says "RYE" instead of "RIGHT."

    "Make a RYE on route 1."

    Everything else is great
     
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    Hmmm... I haven't noticed this. I only just tried my turn-by-turn navigation a couple of days ago, and I think it rocks :icon_ banana:. Now I've gotta get a car cradle, so I can use the nav in a safer way :).
     
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    Maybe your nav girl is from da hood?:icon_ devil:
     
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    it screws up a bunch of the street names by me... im in miami and the surrounding areas all the time and it has a hard time with all the spanish names.


    the rest of the time im in tarpon springs which is infested with greek's and it has a hard time with the greek names too.


    still completely satisfied with it.
     
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    hahaha, all the GPS navigation I've ever had has botched things. I was quite enjoying it the other day when it was driving my parents nuts.
     
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    though that reminds me, is there any way to change the voice? Perhaps do custom voices?

    I always wanted the one bob dylan did for one of the GPS units....
     
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    i wished but no you cant change it.
     
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    Her familiarity with the Native American names around Seattle is, ahem, limited to say the least.
     
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    Not really with the TTS approach used in Google Nav. It would be possible if you had a GPS app that actually used sound clips.
     
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    My Garmin nuvi has a major problem with numbered roads. It says 426 fort wendy six, among other amusing quirks. My wife's built-in nav in her car has a strong accent, so bad that we mimic it.

    I expect to see more features in Navigation when it is no longer a beta. Now that the fruit phone will be getting someone else's navigation, that's great news for us because now Google can't sit around on a halfcrap nav app if they want people moving to their kool-aid.

    To me the nav in Android is good enough to no longer pay Garmin. Sure, it botches proper names and it says a few basic words oddly, but it converges one more thing into a single gizmo and that works for me.
     
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    I think it's pretty funny, but only when you already know what she's talking about.

    My Garmin pronounces every street that is a "Drive" as doctor. :)
    "Now approaching Oak Hill Doctor."
     
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    yeah i've noticed it a few times too... it always cracks me up so far. I'm sure that if i couldnt see the screen it might annoy me but all my GPS's have done this. i sometimes take a road with a crazy name just to hear it try to pronounce it!