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Voice Compatible Devices
All TomTom devices connected with a standard USB cable running software version 5.0 or higher.
All Garmin nüvi models in the following series: 200, 500, 700, 800, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1600, 2200, 2300, 3700, 5000, nüvifone G60, Garminfone.
Why does my order status say "Pending" in my account?
Once you make your purchase your voices are immediately ready to download. Even though your voice status says "Pending" you can still download your voice(s). Login to your account at NavTones and go to 'My Downloadable Products' on the left-hand side of the screen to download.
Updating the System Software on your Garmin
(You need to do this before you download your new voice onto your device.)
How to change the voice on your Garmin
How do I find my TomTom device code?
You may contact navtones support on instant messenger by sending a chat request in AOL IM to: navtonessupport
Login to your account and go to 'My Downloadable Products' on the left-hand side of the screen. Make sure your device is plugged into your computer. Click on the download link to automatically install your voice to your device.
You may also use the manual installation option. When prompted be sure to SAVE the .zip file to a convenient location on your PC.
TomTom voices are delivered as a .zip file containing three files. All files have the same name but different file extensions. For example:
data99.chk - contains encrypted audio files
data99.vif - voice information file
data99.bmp - voice image
Just copy the three (unzipped) files to the 'voices' folder of your TomTom and you are ready to go!
* If the file names as delivered conflict with an existing voice on your device, you can change the file names as necessary, so long as they are all the same. You must also use any text editor (such as NotePad) to change the file name WITHIN the .vif file on the second line.
** All TomTom voices are locked to a single device. Installing voices with the incorrect encryption code may cause your device to cease functioning properly.
DETAILED Step-By-Step INSTRUCTIONS
Garmin voices are installed directly to your Garmin device from your internet browser. You will need the Device Communicator plug-in (powered by Garmin) installed on your computer, and your compatible device to install your voices. Click here to get the Device Communicator plug-in.
**NOTE: Device Communicator is a one-time download which will allow you to easily install future voices from any Communicator-enabled website such as Navtones. All Navtones voices for Garmin function on a single device only.
Device Communicator Compatibility
Windows: Firefox and Internet Explorer
Mac OS X: Firefox and Safari
You will also need the latest software updated on your device. Updating the software is very simple and free with Garmin's WebUpdater available here.