You know what would be worse than getting lost by following your satnav’s directions too literally? If the satnav spoke with your voice as it told you to drive off the side of an overpass onto the road below. And now it can do just that, thanks to Garmin’s Voice Studio software
Available as a free download for PCs, Voice Studio lets you record a few dozen phrases (best done using an external microphone), then edit them to copy over to your nüvi satnav. Apparently the entire process takes about 30 minutes.
Of course, it doesn’t work with text-to-speech, so you won’t get street names read aloud as you drive. But as a free way to listen to yourself get lost it’s a pretty unique solution.