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Does the non-GPS version of Streets & Trips 2009 pronounce street names?
Creeker
Hello

I've been using S&T for many years now and beginning around '05, have found the GPS to be quite helpful, and have been using it for any occassion I can, but mostly family vacations, for which it has proven invaluable. I also rather enjoy looking back at where we've been and can associate photos and experiences with the trail. After the trip, I delete the planned route and print the traveled trail out and file it away with other memories.

I did a search with no luck and quite frankly the review of '09 is much too long to read in this lifetime, so I found it necessary to post a new thread... sorry if this was covered somewhere else.

I want to upgrade from '08 to '09. I already have a GPS antenna from my '07 version, which has worked well with my '08.

Does anyone know if the street pronunciation feature is available on the '09 version if I do not purchase the GPS version?

The package info of the GPS version gives me the impression that the non-GPS version does not support street pronunciation.

Thanks for your responses.
tcassidy
My understanding is the software is the same whether or not you purchase it with the hardware. It should work fine with your GPS and will pronounce street names to the best of its abilities.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Creeker. Welcome to the forums. You are asking a very good question, because if I recall correctly the comparison chart on the back of the product box is indeed incorrect, or at least confusing. You are the second person I have heard asking this question, which leads me to believe there must be many more people not knowing if the software-only product is capable of providing spoken driving directions.

I bought the software-only version. Luckily I didn't read the back of the box . It speaks street names, and there is, as far as I know, absolutely no difference in the software between the no-GPS and GPS versions.
Larry
Terry and Marvin speak truth!
In terms of the software...S&T = S&T GPS = S&T Trial

If you don't have a GPS locator you are basically not going to be able to experience the speaking of street names (even though the software is capable of this).
Ken in Regina
Hi Larry,

Does S&T 2009 have a "simulate route" mode like the Garmin programs?

...ken...
Marvin Hlavac
Ken, no Streets and Trips doesn't have it. I've seen it in iGuidance, Garmin Mobile PC, and perhaps others, too. I've always wondered what would be a practical use of such feature, other than for demonstration purposes in a retail store or at a show.
Ken in Regina
It's not much use if you can't force it to accelerate unless it's a really short route. I find it very useful to test the speaker volume and, occasionally, to make sure I've got the desired voice file selected.

...ken...
MisterMoonlight
Larry said:
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If you don't have a GPS locator you are basically not going to be able to experience the speaking of street names (even though the software is capable of this).
Yes you can, but it is hard...

If you want to simulate a short route in S&T, you may download and install a trial of Franklin GPS Gate. There is a gps simulation that is working with S&T. I did it myself previously one time for debug purpose with S&T Keys.

You choose a short route (without too many turns), than you draw some small straight line segments (to build the longer route), you read in S&T the coordinate (lat,lon) of each side of these line segments and enter all this coordinate in franklin simulation. If you are doing this carefully, you're simulation may go off route a little at some point, but if your segments are straight lines enough, it will mostly simulate a correct route with S&T.

Then you may try navigation without having a gps, at home! No other real use i think in the real life because entering these coordinates are a big job .
tcassidy
That would be Franson GPS Gate. MisterMoonlight, you certainly are imaginative for your testing. Congratulations!

Terry
MisterMoonlight
Terry said:
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That would be Franson GPS Gate. MisterMoonlight, you certainly are imaginative for your testing. Congratulations!
Yes thanks Terry for the typo. I was probably thinking about Benjamin Franklin when i wrote this post :rofl"
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