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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 40 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.

News: Speed Camera Surprises Man Twice

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Dean Kenworthy, a 50 year old white van driver, got a shock when he realised that he was caught speeding at 57mph by a mobile speed camera.

His van, which was leased, was limited by law to 50mph in 60mph speed zones - a fact that he claimed no knowledge of.

Kenworthy already had 11 points on his licence and feared disqualification from driving.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, September 02 @ 13:02:23 EDT

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News: Commissioner Vows Speed Cameras Will Be Reactivated

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West Midlands' new police commissioner David Jamieson has said that the funding of fixed speed cameras in his area is a priority.

Jamieson, a former Solihull councillor, was also transport minister in the last Labour government.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, August 29 @ 08:08:13 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 27 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.083) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

cornet, greggy, jonial, ReginaldPerrin, sussamb, tractionmanuk.


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 17 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AP2635, bw2020, colcas, COMP, Daggers, dine, falkirk81, hudsonl, martin63, ppenman, rdstewart, redmg, spoon246, tboy_ng, Tony-1, TuppyTrucker, WelshPilot.

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, August 28 @ 10:16:09 EDT

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News: CoPilot App upgrade to version 9.6.2

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ALK Technologies have announced the release of version 9.6.2 of the CoPilot app and are offering a bank holiday discount of 20% for new users. The app provides a free map upgrade for existing users.

The new app introduces ActiveRoutes which uses actual road speeds to calculate the most efficient and accurate route for your trip based on historical data. ActiveRoute works in conjunction with the CoPilot ActiveTraffic service.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Thursday, August 28 @ 07:17:18 EDT

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News: Two Galileo satellites placed into the wrong orbit

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Last week saw the launch of a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana carrying the first pair of the Full Operation Capability Galileo navigation satellites. The launch seemed to go perfectly as expected from the Soyuz workhorse and the European Space Agency's equatorial spaceport. Indeed the launch team reported a successful mission.

Unfortunately when the Galileo navigation satellites deployed and started sending signals back to the ground stations an analysis of the data provided by the launch tracking ground stations showed that the satellites were not deployed in the expected orbits. The targeted orbit was circular, inclined at 55 degrees with a semi major axis of 29,900 kilometers. The satellites are now in an elliptical orbit, with excentricity of 0.23, a semi major axis of 26,200 km and inclined at 49.8 degrees.

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Posted by Mike Barrett on Wednesday, August 27 @ 10:04:26 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.084 - 27 Aug 2014

This release sees 44 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 28 Aug 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is now up to date (13:42, 28 Aug 14)

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, August 27 @ 08:52:24 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 32 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.083) congratulations are due for the following 9 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

agenders, Atilla1962, billyzion, CAA_0424190618, Eastuppertoff, motormat, ReginaldPerrin, scottydog90, sussamb.


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Aid, Brack, CA_0313202951, CA_0420175736, CA_0722001856, CAA_0528205956, Coume, CraigC_UK, Daggers, DocG, Kwakers, nwinton, spoon246, 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, August 21 @ 14:14:03 EDT

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News: RoadHawk launch multi-camera black box drive recorder

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With ever rising cost of motor insurance and crash for cash scams, in-car black box video camera systems are now a popular add-on that can help tip the balance back in favour of the motorist.

RoadHawk are specialists in this area with a range of in-vehicle camera products. In the past we've reviewed a number of their products including the RoadHawk DC-1 and the RoadHawk HD. Now they've added to the range with the RoadHawk E10, a multi-camera solution designed for commercial fleets. The RoadHawk E10 can provide 360 degree coverage, with both internal and external protection and supports upto 4 cameras.

Other features include 'side swipe/cyclist' protection, rear view, load and occupant monitoring options with the evidential grade video and GPS data recorded on a 100+ hour loop. The RoadHawk E10 system starts from 249.95 ex VAT plus fitting.

Source: Roadhawk.co.uk

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, August 21 @ 06:46:08 EDT

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News: Arianespace and ESA sign contract for Galileo launch services

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Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a contract for services that will see an accelerated launch programme for the Galileo European Navigation System.

Arianespace are responsible for the launch of all 22 of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites built by German group OHB System and the British company
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

The contract will see Arianespace use a combination of Soyuz and Ariane 5 ES launch-vehicles. Three Ariane 5 ES launch vehicles will each lift four Galileo satellites into a 23,000km orbit and five Soyuz launch-vehicles will each lift two.

The 22 FOC satellites will join the existing four Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites launched by Arianespace in 2011 and 2012.

Source: arianespace.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, August 21 @ 06:25:54 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.083 - 20 Aug 2014

This release sees 66 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 21 Aug 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is now up to date (18:27, 21 Aug 14)

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, August 20 @ 18:30:39 EDT

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News: 28 Drivers Caught Dodging Average Speed Cameras

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Twenty eight speeding motorists have been caught trying to evade detection by speed cameras along two stretches of South Australian highway covering 84 kilometres.

By driving on the wrong side of the road, many motorists thought they were dodging the average speed cameras but South Australia Police caught and fined them AUD$846 plus a AUD$60 victims of crime levy (approximate total of UK 506).

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, August 15 @ 09:07:45 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 (12.082) congratulations are due for the following 8 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0421150446, CAA_0704132654, chriskeens, coopers11, darren_r1, eaglesnest, Emaiche, lyonion.


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: atlaz, blueeagle, cdcorbett, DocG, elliott6324, FmTroll, jacann, Kayf, mrh1, privet, prv, Quinny1, Schnitzergs, sdm197, spoon246, sturmey.

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, August 14 @ 11:43:49 EDT

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News: New Osomounts come with NFC

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A new trio of smartphone mounts from Osmount have been launched.

Complete with a new 'push to clamp' feature and built-in NFC, the range of mounts, which includes suction, air-vent and CD slot versions mean you can configure your NFC enabled smartphone to launch your choice of app when it is docked in the cradle.

The new clamp feature is also worthy of note. Press a top mounted button to open the clamp where it locks, then just pop your smartphone into the mount. As it touches the back of the mount the claws are released and clamp onto your phone.

It works well and makes for simple, one-handed operation. And with NFC you can quickly configure your chosen nav app to launch as soon as it is docked. All the mounts are priced at 24.99ea. And until the end of August, PocketGPSWorld readers can benefit from a 20% discount, use offer code PocketNFC at checkout.

Source: Osmount.com NFC Mounts

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, August 14 @ 06:16:28 EDT

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News: First Two Operational Galileo Satellites Prepared For Launch

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The first two FOC (Full Operational Capability) Galileo satellites, 'Doresa' and 'Milena' have met for the first time as they are prepared for integration in their side by side dispenser and payload fairing.

The 730kg satellites were named after children who were amongst the winners of a 2011 painting competition.

Doresa and Milena will be placed into orbit atop a Soyuz 'Fregat' launcher on August 21st and will form the first two FOC satellites in the constellation that will form the European operated Galileo navigation system.

Source: Arianspace.com Mission VS09

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, August 14 @ 05:44:29 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.082 - 13 Aug 2014

This release sees 57 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 14 Aug 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is now up to date (16:11, 14 Aug 14)

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, August 13 @ 15:40:31 EDT

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