Looking to add a bit of personality to your compatible nüvi or zumo? If so, a custom voice is almost guaranteed to bring smiles for miles. If you haven’t been to the Garmin Garage in a while, we’ve added a few new voices to our ever-growing collection of custom voices and free vehicle icons. For Star Wars fans, we now have both good and evil represented in Darth Vader, who makes you never want to miss a turn, and Yoda, who would wisely say, “Go get them, you should!” And Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants arrived a while back and are ready to download as well. Let the Force be your guide and head on over to the Garmin Garage today to download your favorites! (Continue reading below for video samples of Yoda and Darth Vader.)
If you're going to be away from your friends and family on travel and want familiar voices to keep you company, it's as simple as using Garmin's Voice Studio to record them speaking the commands and directions (and they can even have some fun with the phrases). And speaking of fun, additional voices can also be found at Spot It Out, Navtones, Celebrity Voices and Pig Tones. The options are almost endless from these 3rd-party providers – from Mr. T to Santa himself – you’re sure to find a voice for every reason and every season.