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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: BIKEHUD KickStarter Campaign to Fund 2nd Gen HUD

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We covered the launch of BIKEHUD CLASSIC back in January of this year. Unlike similar solutions from Skully and NUVIZ, BIKEHUD has been on-sale and available to buy for nearly a year.

Now the UK company behind BIKEHUD, BikeSystems, is seeking funding via KickStarter for its second generation system called BIKEHUD ADVENTURE.

BIKEHUD ADVENTURE is a head-up-diplay module that fits into your existing helmet. it is not a custom helmet so you can move this between helmets if you upgrade to a newer lid. It has a wireless display module that displays speed, GPS nav data etc and interfaces with a smartphone.

BIKEHUD ADVENTURE PLUS adds a controller module which is installed on the bike and gives you extra data such as gear position, revs, indicator operation etc. BIKEHUD ADVENTURE VISION adds rear and forward facing bike mounted HD cameras.

Motorcycle helmets are very much a personal preference, because this solution is standalone it means you can choose whichever helmet make or style you prefer, open faced, closed etc and still have the benefits of a HUD system.

Source: kickstarter.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 27 @ 09:17:18 EST

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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 45 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.114) congratulations are due for the following 11 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

0800spankme, alositha, CA_0209225915, CAA_1222003534, gbrevern, GerryWhite, Lonnie, oldbwl, rgrover, tiddler, willyone.


Eight users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 26 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: awb69, Bulldozer, CA_0420175736, CAA_0810050326, cdcorbett, Daggers, DennisN, dine, dorsetbred, Fraserp, gilessmith, hal1but, hudsonl, iggsy, jm202067, lez2000, marmitebcfc, mcousin, NdBuk, petejenkins, PhilHornby, richardh, Rick-uk, shires999, sivermachine, tboy_ng.

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, November 27 @ 07:35:50 EST

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News: u-blox Set New Benchmark for GNSS Precision Timing

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Swiss based u-blox, a leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors, has announced two new GNSS precision timing modules, the NEO-M8T and LEA-M8T.

Theses compact surface mount modules can generate a reference clock with <20 ns accuracy along with high GNSS sensitivity. The precise reference clock is derived from multi-GNSS networks including GPS and GLONASS.

As we've discussed on these pages before, GPS is now widely used as a source of precision timing for many industries including military and banking networks. It's this growth in the reliance on GPS for timing that has caused such concern about jamming and other denials of GPS service.

Source: u-blox.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 27 @ 07:19:08 EST

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News: M60 and M62 Average Speed Cameras Off Until The New Year

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Following on from our story on Sunday about how hundreds of speeding motorists have escaped prosecution due to a dispute between the Highways Agency and Greater Manchester Police over the speed camera paperwork, it has now been revealed that the cameras will remain out of action until the new year.

Greater Manchester Police have been warned by a QC that the "temporary regulation order" is unlawful in its current form, if challenged by a ticketed driver, the prosecution would fail.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, November 27 @ 07:14:53 EST

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News: Crosskase PocketGPSWorld Reader Offer - 40% OFF

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We've reviewed Crosskase bags and backpacks a number of times here at PGPS. Formed by a group of tech geeks who were struggling to find bags that offered the protection for their kit that they demanded, they set out to create a range that offered maximum protection, functionality and storage.

That was 5 years ago and they now have a wide range of backpacks, bags and sleeves all designed with the protection of your laptop as their primary aim. There are hard and soft shelled backpacks, backpacks with solar cells, a backpack built-in battery for charging your smartphone, backpacks that turn into messenger bags and a range of dedicated laptop bags.

In the run up to Christmas, Crosskase have generously offered PocketGPSWorld readers an exclusive discount which will give you a massive 40% saving and free delivery across their entire range. Click the read more link to access the checkout discount code.

Source: www.crosskase.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 27 @ 06:53:11 EST

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News: OriginGPS Nano Spider - The World's Smallest GPS Receiver

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Meet the Nano Spider from OriginGPS, a fully integrated GPS receiver that measures a staggeringly small 4x4.2.1mm!

Designed for applications where space is at a premium, wearables, smart watches etc, the Nano Spider hasn't sacrificed performance, boasting a Time To First Fix (TTFF) of >1 sec, accuracy of 1 meter and power consumption measured in microwatts.

Nano Spider is 47% smaller than the Micro Spider that it replaces. It shares the same CSR SiRFstarIV system on a chip as the Micro Spider and incorporates an ARM7 processor. It also sports a Low Noise Amplifier (LNPA) and a Surface Acoustic Wave filter (SAW).

Source: OriginGPS.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 27 @ 06:29:45 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.114 - 26 Nov 2014

This release sees 81 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 27 Nov 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, November 26 @ 19:30:50 EST

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News: Hundreds Escape Speed Camera Prosecution

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Thirty two new speed cameras covering the M60 and M62 have been doing their job since they were installed over the last three weeks - but only up to a point.

Although fully operational, none of the hundreds of motorists who have been caught by the average speed cameras will be prosecuted.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, November 23 @ 09:24:16 EST

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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 46 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.113) congratulations are due for the following 16 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, adrianmparry, alositha, BoltonRed, CA_0209225915, CAA_0226160619, GIG, jbsolutios, JohnTT, Monkey0Magic, paradoxical, rossgmattinson, SonictheDiver, starkaha, trotor, willyone.


Nine users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 21 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: awayday, CA_0420175736, CAA_0425203456, cdcorbett, dartmoorwanderer, Fraserp, Funks, gcranston, gilessmith, golfgti-man, INPS_Mike, inthe128, JockTamsonsBairn, marmitebcfc, n_golding, NdBuk, ready-brek, richardh, shires999, siclic, snifflebag.

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, November 20 @ 17:49:01 EST

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News: AcerNAV turn-by-turn navigation powered by TomTom NavKit

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More news from TomTom with the announcement today that they have signed a multi-year deal with Acer Inc.

The deal will see their Android application AcerNAV use TomTom's NavKit navigation engine. The app will be free to owners of Acer's Liquid range of smartphones. AcerNAV allows users access to on-board maps, no roaming fees, and access to download free TomTom map updates fro Europe and certain Asian countries.

AcerNAV will include route planning, 2D and 3D mapping and, thanks to another partnership with TripAdvisor, a database of hotel and restaurant reviews.

Source: play.google.com/

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 20 @ 09:41:22 EST

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News: SatNavs Blamed For Speeding Drivers

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Following on the heels from yesterday's story about a lorry overturning in a narrow lane that was clearly unsuitable for HGVs, here is yet another story that suggests many drivers overly rely on their satnavs.

Ian Temperton, who is a casualty reduction manager with Norfolk County Council, has claimed that satnavs are responsible for speeding on the A17 near Terrington St Clement. Three people have died on the single carriageway road in recent years.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, November 20 @ 07:12:18 EST

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News: SSTL tech used to stabilise Philae's landing

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OK, this has little to do with GPS I admit, but the Rosetta mission, and Philae's comet landing, has been such a success that when this blog post fell into my inbox I wanted to pass it on.

As many of you will already know, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) designs and manufacturers satellites and sensors including Europe's fledgling navigation network, Galileo.

It's expertise is widely regarded so back when the Rosetta was being designed, SSTL was approached for assistance. The Philae lander needed a small momentum wheel. This wheel spins at a constant rate and locks the lander on course.

SSTL had experience in designing small momentum wheels, whilst these have a different purpose to reaction wheels (they are spun up when a satellite needs to re-orient itself), the basic designs are similar and SSTL was awarded the contract.

Needless to say, as well as the complexities of designing hardware that must survive the rigours of a launch and the vast range of heat and cold, SSTl also had to cater for a 10 year journey to comest 67P during which the lander would be dormant.

When you consider all the things that had to work perfectly when activated after a 10 year sleep, the success of the mission is even more amazing. SSTL's blog link below gives much more detail on the design, development and testing process that was required. Fantastic work by a UK team.

Source: sstl.co.uk/blog

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 20 @ 05:14:23 EST

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News: TomTom throws its hat into the Intel Wearables ring

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With wearables forecast as the next big thing, TomTom has announced it is supporting Intel's wearable technology and will provide Location Based Services (LBS) for MICA, its 'My Intelligent Communication Accessory' bracelet.

TomTom will provide LBS data to MICA users with ETAs and 'Time to Go' reminders based on appointments in your calendar. Unlike Pebble, Android Wear and Samsung Gear, MICA is not a smartwatch, it's a standalone device that has its own SIM. Intel has mentioned partnerships with Yelp for local data and Garmin, the latter raising an eyebrow given TomTom 's involvement.

Following its unveiling, MICA has met with a somewhat lukewarm reception from the tech press. Variously described as 'bizarre', 'style over substance' and 'Yikes!' MICA seems firmly targeted at women and is designed to be worn with the display on the inside of the wrist.

Fashionistas can buy MICA in the U.S. in early December for $500.

Source: intel.com/mica

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, November 20 @ 04:49:37 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.113 - 19 Nov 2014

This release sees 88 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 20 Nov 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, November 19 @ 17:49:22 EST

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News: Police Find SatNav Route Mistake Funny

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West Yorkshire Police have found the funny side of a lorry driver taking the wrong turning.

The hapless lorry driver probably found it a lot less amusing - his vehicle ended up at a decidedly dodgy angle, almost completely on its side, on a very narrow lane that was clearly not suitable for HGVs.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, November 19 @ 13:46:59 EST

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