Where to Find GPS Voices

Download new and fun voices for your GPS device

You're not stuck with the bland and generic voice that speaks directions from your in-car GPS. So long as your car GPS device supports it, you can download new GPS voices to replace the one you're currently using.

Stock receivers usually come with multiple voice options, but if you're not satisfied, there are places online where you can download new GPS voices.

TomTom Voices

TomTom GPS voices download page

TomTom's navigation voices page is home to many voices you can purchase, download, and install on your navigation device.

On TomTom's website are free voices for your GPS but also categories where you can purchase voices. Your options include cartoons, celebrities, comedy, TV shows, and other.

For example, you can put Mt. T in charge of your personal navigation and safety. Or, purchase voice packs spoken by Roger Moore, Burt Reynolds, or John Cleese, among others.

You need to check your software version and model for compatibility before you download any of these GPS voices. Once you've confirmed compatibility, add the voice to your cart (even if it's free) and use the Place order button to get the download.

You'll need to make a TomTom user account if you don't already have one, but it's completely free and doesn't take long.

TomTom GPS voices download to your GPS device through the TomTom HOME software. Just make sure your device is plugged in so that it can sync with the software.

You can also get TomTom GPS voices through the HOME program, via the Add Traffic, Voices, Safety Cameras, etc. option in the menu.

Purchased voices can be used on one TomTom device only, so you can't expect to transfer the voice to more than one unit.

Garmin VoiceStudio

Garmin Voice Studio program
Garmin Voice Studio.

Garmin offers the VoiceStudio program for making your own navigation voice for use with your Nuvi. All you need is a microphone to record and transfer custom voices to your device.

VoiceStudio guides you through the process of recording a list of words and phrases and downloading the recordings to your device, such as "Proceed to highlighted route," and "Traffic ahead." Follow simple instructions to install the voice set into your compatible Garmin GPS. You can use your own versions of all the common GPS commands. 

Check the extensive list of compatible products before you use the VoiceStudio to confirm that your device is compatible.

PIG Tones for TomTom and Garmin

Pigtones.com archive at Wayback Machine

PIG Tones (Politically Incorrect GPS) was a company that prided itself on developing fun, sexy, and celebrity voices for both TomTom and Garmin GPS devices.

Examples included Captain Jack, Sadera the Seductive, Sean Connery 007, Arnold— The Governator, Christopher Walkin', Beavis & Butthead, Clint Eastwood, and Hockey Mom.

You could use these custom GPS voices by connecting your TomTom or Garmin device to a PC or Mac, downloading the tone, and dragging and dropping it to the unit.

However, the official website is no longer accessible. The only way to use PIG Tones is through a Wayback Machine cache.

Please proceed with Pig Tones at your own risk. Since the website is no longer active, it's possible that the purchase links don't work, meaning that you might be charged for something without being able to actually download the voice. Given that there's no longer an official website to reach for support, you could be left without a refund.

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