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ESPOO, Finland – If you like the sound of your own voice, or are simply fed up of being told what to do, then Own Voice for Ovi Maps is just for you. Own Voice lets you record and share your own navigation instructions for Ovi Maps, directly from your Nokia. Simply download the app to your device and as quickly as you can say various versions of “Turn left in 200m” 53 times, you’ll have your very Own Voice pack for navigation.

In brief

  • Own Voice app creates your own satnav voice
  • Record 53 commands for complete pack
  • Share with others online
  • Free Ovi Store download

The Own Voice app lets you create a new voice pack, taking you through each step of the process. To kick things off, find a quiet space to record, then let the app take you through each of the 53 required commands including my favourite “You have reached your destination”. When you’re done recording, you simply add your name, hit save and the voice pack is uploaded to the Own Voice website.

With 10 million downloads of Ovi Maps already on devices, there’s sure to be no shortage of voices to choose from. The app lets you browse new voice packs by popularity and by recommendation (though you can also browse all voice packs). Want to share your creations with friends or the entire world?  Easy!  Own Voice has the ability to share voice packs by Facebook and Twitter and if you find one you really like (or hate) then you can rate it.

Own Voice for Ovi Maps is available only in English and is compatible with all Nokia devices which support the new version of Ovi Maps (3.03).  You can get the Own Voice app today as a free download from the Ovi Store.