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Which GPS devices speak street names?

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There are a number of GPS units that speak street names including the Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT and the TomTom Start 55TM. Both are available on Amazon.com, as of 2015, and can be purchased with lifetime map updates.

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In addition to speaking street names, the Garmin Nuvi 2797LMT has a number of features including Garmin Traffic and Bluetooth compatibility. This GPS unit also connects to an Android smartphone. When they are paired, the Garmin can use the data to share information such as points of interest, where the car is parked and even the final destination. Garmin Real Voice is the technology that speaks street names, and it is described in reviews as being friendly and clear. This unit has a 7-inch touch screen.

The TomTom Start 55TM also has a number of additional features in addition to speaking the names of streets. These include advanced lane guidance, which tells drivers what lane is best to get into, and downloadable points of interest. The device helps drivers find the lowest price on gas when on the road, and it offers roadside assistance when a driver needs help. The TomTom Start 55TM also has options to find the fastest route and calculate accurate arrival times, and it comes with pre-installed maps of both the United States and Canada. This unit has a 5-inch touch screen.

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