Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, STS navigation in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; How do I get my navigation to use voice turn by turn directions, it is nothing like using my Garmin.
Do you have a destination entered? If so, go into config and make sure the audio isn't turned off. Many members find the Nav hard to understand. I don't think so but I read manuals.
Check the 'Read This First' thread at the top of the thread listing for a list of great tips. If you don't have the Nav Manual (separate from the owners manual) get one. I think there are links to PDF's of the manuals in that thread.
I mastered my navi and now I love it. At first it was a little complicated but the more I used it the more I liked it and some features will let you use while the car is in motion...yea thats right some you can use while in motion but not gonna tell.
I have the factory Nav and I also had a Garmin Nuvi. Each time I tried the Nav I gave up, until my Garmin died. Forced to use the Nav, I tried a little harder and lo and behold, it works pretty good. The only thing I don't like is, it won't say the street names like the Garmin did. Rather than in 200 feet turn right on Main Street, it just says in 200 feet turn right. It does the job but requires some effort at first. All that being said I had ordered a Garmin 3790 LMT and it is simply amazing but is 6 or 7 years newer technology and is portable.
I think everyone agrees the STS nav is a PITA to learn. Why is that? Poor enginering. I have a probably 10 y/o Garmin... retailed for $1,300 so it's old.........never been updated (I use it only in rentals) and it is still better then the STS hands down.
BUT I've been looking at BMW 7's and their systems are by far the worse to understand. I Drive!!! What a crock....... 9 clicks to set a radio station.