Important: There are TWO sets of instructions for Garmin depending on which model you own:

If you own a Garmin Nuvi 300 or 600 series or any other NON-Nuvi Garmin model, please follow the instructions below for the G-TUNES Installer.

However if you own a Nuvi 200, 700, 800, 5000 please follow the New Nuvi Instructions below.

MAC OWNERS: If you are using a Mac to install the voices you must use the New for Nuvi Installation” instructions below UNLESS your GPS unit is a Garmin 300 or 600. These 2 models do NOT have the ability to be installed via Mac…only via PC. These are the only models not Mac compatible. The solution is to simply install via PC if possible for you.

New Nuvi, 200, 700, 800, 5000 Instructions (90% of Garmins follow THESE instructions)

-Connect your Garmin GPS device to your computer.

-Open “My Computer” to view all drives and removable storage devices on your computer.

-Click on Garmin.

-Browse to find the ìGarmin/Voiceî folder on the Garmin drive.

-Drag the new voice file in to the “Garmin/voice” folder then drop.

-Once it’s finished tranfering into the Garmin, double-click the Unplug or Eject icon in your system tray. Click Stop, and then click OK.

-Unplug the USB cable from your Garmin GPS device.

-Enjoy your new voice!


This is our original and Older method for installing Garmin voices. MOST Garmin models follow the instructions above for New Nuvi’s. But in case you have an older model like the ones listed, please follow THESE instructions below.

This is a fast and easy process…we just outlined EVERY step below!

In order for you download and use the G-Tones Installer, and the Pigtones Voices, Please do the following

-Right click on the download link for the Garmin G-tunes installer

-click save Target as

-save on Desk top

-Right click on the download link for your new GPS voice

-click save Target as

-save on Desk top

-Double click on the zip file to open it

-click on the GTonesSetup39.MSI

-Copy to desk top

-Double click on the GTonesSetup39.MSI to run install. and follow the install instructions

-After G-Tones is installed double click on the voice icon you saved to your desktop

-It will automatically put the voice in the installer and open G-tunes

-Click on the voice that you want to install

-Make sure that your GPS is plugged into your computer

-Click on the install button

-The new voice will be stored under “American English” in your Garmin make sure you select that one and enjoy your new voice

-If you have any problems please click here to open a Support Ticket and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

To CHANGE the voice on your GPS:

-On your GPS device, touch Tools (icon of a wrench).

-Touch Settings.

-Select Language.

-Select Voice.

-Choose your favorite voice and hit OK.

-Make sure your volume is up and mute is off

Garmin: Frequently Asked Questions

A .zip file is simply a file that’s zipped up and compressed for easier downloading and usually contains more than one file inside it.

To unzip your file and access it’s contents, often times you can right click and either choose unzip or decompress. Most pc’s and macs have built in decompression files.

If your computer does NOT give you that option, you can download winzip for mac or pc by going to or just search for Free Unzip programs and you’ll find them.

But MOST computers have a utility built in for that already.

Depending on which GPS you have, it may not show up in the “My computer”. This is something that Garmin did with early GPS units. Most specifically the C300 series. ( C310 C330, C340 Et. al)

You may need to update your installer to the latest Garmin Installer. The computer can see it, but the installer may still be looking for it. Click here to download the latest Garmin Installer.

We are unable to support the C300 Series of Garmin at this time. We are working on it, and may have a solution soon. Please check back with us, and we will let you know when we solve that problem.

We have created a simple installer for the voice files for installing. Simply purchase, download to your desktop, and double click on the .VUP icon. It will automatically load the voice into the library, and with one click, you can install into your Garmin GPS.

When you have loaded the voice you can select:

1. The Wrench tool

2. The Locale button

3. Under the Mouth Icon, you select “American English”

4. Your voice is ready to go!

To return to a regular boring old voice just repeat the above list, and select “British English”

This is only true for the OLD Garmin models and the older Nuvi 300 – 600. Those models only allow so many voices on the system and it only recognizes the factory set names at this time.

The new Nuvi models give you the ability to see the actual voices.

No. The .VUP is a format we use to be able to install quickly via the installer on your GPS. It is our own proprietary format that allows us to quickly deliver to your GPS the right voice.

1. This is a GARMIN only installer right now. Check to see if you have a GARMIN GPS.

2. Check to make sure your GPS is connected to the computer via USB cable.

3. Please check to see if you have the latest version.

4. AGAIN, THIS IS A GARMIN INSTALLER, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GARMIN GPS. Just in case you didn’t hear it the first time. icon smile Garmin Installation Instructions

If you still have more questions please open a Support Ticket here for fast response