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Sounds and voices

About sounds and voices

Your Mazda NB1 device uses sound for some or all of the following:

  • Driving directions and other route instructions
  • Traffic information

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  • Warnings that you set

There are two types of voice available for your device:

  • Voices that speak street names

Voices that speak street names are generated by your Mazda NB1. They provide route instructions and read aloud city and street names, traffic and other useful information.

  • Human voices

These are recorded by an actor and only provide route instructions.

About voices that speak street names

Your Mazda NB1 uses text-to-speech technology to read the street names on your map as it guides you on your route.

A voice that speaks street names analyzes the whole phrase or sentence before speaking, to ensure that the sentence sounds as close as possible to natural speech.

This type of voice can also recognize and pronounce foreign towns and street names. For example, the English voice can read and pronounce French street names.

Selecting a voice

To select a different voice on your Mazda NB1 device, either tap Change voice in the Settings menu or tap Voices, then tap Change voice and select the required voice.

Changing the volume level

You can change the volume on your Mazda NB1 in the Driving view.

Tap the central panel on the status bar and move the slider to adjust the volume. The last route instruction is played so you can hear the new volume level.