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Now that you have found us we hope you will find our forums a friendly and helpful place to ask questions and receive answers. With over 450,000 registered users, we have one of the busiest satnav forums.

We offer unbiased reviews of all manner of GPS devices and you can be sure that we have tested every device we review, no PR re-hashes here, just honest opinions and in-depth experience from our team of respected editors and moderators.

We also produce the PocketGPSWorld Speed Camera Database, a speed camera warning service compatible with a huge range of satnavs. It is the most comprehensive database of its kind and now covers 80 countries. Don't take our word for it, take a wander through our forums and see what our customers think of our database and our service. Their feedback is better than any marketing spiel we can come up with.

And finally, don't be afraid to ask, if you need satnav help, want to install speed camera alerts, or just need advice on a purchase, we're here to help. Don't be shy, just head to the forums.

Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 28 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.065) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0914224105, dennisf, dickshorty, jbsolutios, k984942, SpacedMan


Six users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 19 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: akkipaa, BrianRob, Davez, etz2012, gilessmith, keven, metalhead, Mick002, MikeB, Neilbowyer, nicksmithassociates, Romansilver, rwuk, spoon246, Tradman, TuppyTrucker.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, June 30 @ 06:37:46 EDT

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News: Is Facebook using your GPS to suggest people you may know?

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A statement released by Facebook on Monday has triggered a media frenzy. In the statement, the US social media company admitted that they used location information to suggest friends via their 'people you may know' feature.

This revelation has unsettled users concerned over privacy issues and personal security. The possibility that the list may include people you may not know but have passed in a street and the worry that your picture and name is being suggested to complete strangers all adding up to yet another digital privacy debate for users of the social network.

Facebook subsequently retracted their admission that location data is being used but this has not appeased users who recount examples of friend suggestions that could not be explained unless location data was being used.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, June 30 @ 04:02:40 EDT

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News: New TomTom VIA satnavs launch

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TomTom announced two new VIA models yesterday. The VIA 52 and 62 support pairing with a smartphone to enable Bluetooth hands-free, real-time traffic and live speed camera alerts.

Once paired, the drivers smartphone can remain in his/her pocket and Lifetime Maps and Lifetime Traffic are included in the purchase price.

The VIA 52, featuring a 5-inch display is available to purchase right now with prices starting at 139.99 for the UK maps version. The 6-inch display equipped VIA 62 will go on sale next month.

Source: www.tomtom.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, June 30 @ 03:37:28 EDT

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 14.065 - 29 Jun 2016

This release sees 62 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 30 Jun 16.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, June 29 @ 13:53:49 EDT

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News: Need to track 20 dogs? Garmin has it covered

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I have a dog, just the one and, so far, I haven't lost her. But if you have the need to track a bunch of dogs, then Garmin has your back covered with their latest device, the Astro 430.

Aimed firmly at the US hunting market, the latest model is an improvement on the earlier generation and can track a maximum of 20 hounds at distances of up to nine miles! Sadly, as this uses the US Multi-Use Radio Service to transmit location data it is unlikely to make it to the UK anytime soon so professional dog walkers may want to look elsewhere.

The Astro 430 will be available from July, the handheld unit costs $449 and each tracking collar is an additional cost. Alternatively a bundle with handheld and one tracking collar is $649.99.

Source: garmin.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, June 23 @ 12:23:57 EDT

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News: New A1 Average Speed Cameras

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New average speed cameras have just been activated on the A1 in Lincolnshire. The point-to-point cameras, paid for by Highways England, cover a stretch on the A1 at Ponton, near Stoke Rochford.

Running costs and maintenance are being covered by Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, June 23 @ 10:06:00 EDT

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

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Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 37 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.064) congratulations are due for the following 9 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

alositha, Giles1977, gristy, Hissing_Syd, ikeric, Merc350, richmond, SpacedMan, spookoverload


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 19 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: astonmw007, dalek, dartmoorwanderer, DennisN, disco1974, hudsonl, IanLives, Kremmen, legalspeed, MaFt, Meshman, Mick002, Oldboy, perky192, Romansilver, spoon246, spudman72, sussamb, TuppyTrucker.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Thursday, June 23 @ 07:27:37 EDT

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News: Welcome to North Wales - GoSafe say hi

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I support speed limits, they generally exist for good reasons and road safety is a big, and important issue. But when I see images such as this I can't help but feel anger.

The picture, courtesy of North Wales speed camera spotters, shows a mobile speed camera set-up over the A55 in Colwyn Bay North Wales. The dual carriageway here, on the primary expressway link between England, North Wales and the ferry port at Holyhead, is a 50mph limit, not for safety reasons but to reduce noise because the road was built through the centre of the town.

So it makes a prime revenue raising opportunity for GoSafe, the North Wales Safety Camera Partnership. Now we can argue about whether anyone who speeds deserves the fine or not, but the covert installation of the camera can only have been sited to catch drivers unaware, they won't ever see the camera van and the first they'll know of it is when the NIP hits their mat.

From the GOSafe website:

"Myth: Safety cameras are hidden to catch motorists out and are placed where they will record the most speeding offences.
Fact: Cameras are not hidden to catch drivers out or placed where they will record the most speeding offences. Cameras are there to encourage motorists to drive within the speed limit so the most successful cameras are those which record the LEAST number of offences not the most."


I think GoSafe need to look up the definition of hidden! This set-up doesn't even have the benefit of forcing drivers to slow down and think twice. It's this type of practice that increases the suspicion of drivers that speed cameras exist as a stealth tax, when the road is more than capable of accommodating a higher speed, there is no safety issue here.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, June 23 @ 04:10:09 EDT

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 14.064 - 22 Jun 2016

This release sees 71 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 23 Jun 16.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, June 22 @ 14:39:25 EDT

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News: A77 Average Speed Cameras Update

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The A77 in Ayrshire, West Scotland is set to get replacement speed cameras.

By the end of June, the average speed cameras will replace the ones originally installed 11 years ago back in 2005. Transport Scotland has claimed that the point-to-point cameras have cut deaths and serious injuries by approximately 75%.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, June 22 @ 13:34:43 EDT

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News: A14 Cambridge Average Speed Cameras To Go

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The average speed cameras on the A14 in Cambridge are set to be scrapped.

Highways England believe that an ongoing upgrade to the road will cut traffic hold ups and therefore the cameras will no longer be needed.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, June 18 @ 09:54:08 EDT

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News: TomTom develops a formula for ''The Ultimate Summer Drive''.

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In a press release from TomTom this week they claim to have cracked the formula to determine the perfect drive. Of course the result is the blindingly obvious: an untravelled 2 lane backroad with no traffic, lots of stopping places, beautiful scenery, gentle bends and great weather.

That, I suppose, is quite easy for me to say, but much more difficult to work out given a map and a sketchy knowledge of local roads. TomTom have done some analysis of their own data and come up with some research that identifies the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway as being the Ultimate Summer Drive.

The TomTom press release explaining how this was derived follows:

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, June 16 @ 07:07:57 EDT

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Subscribers: This Week's Subscriber Awards

Free Subscriptions!
Every time we release the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database we award those subscribers whose reports met our qualifying criteria a FREE 1 year membership to the site. We will publish the user-names of those who achieved the award following each release.

Of the 28 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (14.063) congratulations are due for the following 8 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

bat400, doddi, Howard2010, ikeric, iwoodland, SpacedMan, SpikeUK, StuartG


Six users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: 253, ahafeez, akkipaa, blackjack05, delboyuk1984, DennisN, dorsetwurzel, PaulWH, PHILIP2908, Romansilver, sussamb, trintrax, TuppyTrucker, uberohr.

Our thanks to those who support the database and continue to report sites and locations, this is the reward, and for those who prefer to steal and abuse the service, read this thread. We WILL detect you.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, June 15 @ 10:13:23 EDT

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Subscribers: The PocketGPSWorld.com CamerAlert Speed Camera Database Has Just Been Updated!

Speed Cameras


Version 14.063 - 15 Jun 2016

This release sees 73 static and mobile speed cameras added/removed/modified across the various speed camera databases. Please keep submitting all sightings of mobile speed cameras so we can keep our database up to date with active sites. Apparently-inactive sites are regularly removed from the database (note that these do not get included in the total above).

Please click here for the full breakdown of country, speed camera type and number. All members submitting qualifying reports of static/mobile speed cameras will be credited with their subscription awards by 17:00 09 Jun 16.

Dont forget our RSS feed which is updated every time we release the speed camera database. Simply right click on the RSS image and select copy shortcut, then post the link into your favourite RSS reader.

You can submit new speed camera locations or submit changes to current cameras by following this link to the submission page and you can download the database via this link.

A beginner's guide to the speed camera database can be found here, and some installation instructions for most units can be found here.

Please watch for further announcements on the homepage or sign up to our weekly newsletter alerts which carry full details of future speed camera database releases. The newsletter signup box is located on the top left of all site pages. Your privacy is important to us, we do not sell on your email details.
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Posted by maft on Wednesday, June 15 @ 10:03:39 EDT

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News: Driver Wins Speed Camera Appeal

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A driver who was clocked at 85mph, and claimed he was only travelling at 29mph, has lawyered up and persuaded the authorities that the speed camera that clocked him was incorrect.

The incident happened in December last year, but he had to wait for his case to go to court, and was only eventually issued with a court summons in March.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, June 12 @ 07:59:42 EDT

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