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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: SatNav Led To Drink-Driver Ban

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SatNav instructions from his passenger's phone led 21 year old Adam McDonald the wrong way down a South Shields one-way street and straight into the arms of the law... and it soon became apparent that this was not McDonald's only problem.

His car passed a police vehicle, which consequently did a u-turn and flagged McDonald to stop, but when the police officers spoke to him, they could smell alcohol on his breath so made him take a breath test.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, September 14 @ 10:09:53 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 30 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.092) congratulations are due for the following 14 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, Androidius, BuckMR2, dafflad, dfoskett, GWS, madhatter, ranger_6, Redsamba, squawkbox.


Six users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AlanHo, CA_0313202951, CarboMat, clarkynufc, DennisN, Eyebeear, falkirk81, kna1976, Lotus26r, Moohorse, Oldboy, PHILIP2908, si_b1979, willyroo.

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, September 11 @ 09:59:21 EDT

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News: CamerAlert for iOS - An Update

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With Apple's Keynote earlier this week announcing that iOS 8 will be available to download on September 18th I thought it was time we updated you all on our battle with them over CamerAlert. It's a lengthy tale so bear with me!

You will recall that a minor bug fix update was refused because Apple decided that our app breached some of their restrictions in that it condonmes or encourages illegal activity. let's ignor the myriad of other apps, some from big names, that do the same, for now.

After much to-ing and fro-ing, we were advised that the app would be permitted if it offered other functionality as well and were told that soemthing as simple as a MPH-KPH conversion table (yes really), would tick the box.

So we added that, re-submitted and were refused yet again. After much to-ing and fro-ing the last we heard was from the review team saying that the app would bepulled as it was, but that they woud have a discussion and get back to us in 2 days, that was months ago.

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, September 11 @ 04:48:48 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.092 - 10 Sep 2014

This release sees 48 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 11 Sep 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.091 (03 Sep 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, September 10 @ 09:24:34 EDT

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News: Fewer Speed Camera Fines Despite Police Predictions

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There has been a marked reduction in speeding fines since fixed speed cameras were deactivated across the West Midlands in March 2013 in an attempt to save one million pounds a year.

You may think the reduction is obvious, but the police at the time predicted more speeders would be caught as operations would focus more on the use mobile digital cameras.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, September 10 @ 06:44:25 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 24 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (12.091) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, CAA_0515101642, dezwez, nobubbles, sussamb, Triumphboy.


Two users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 16 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: AndyVaughan, CA_0420175736, casanach, colger23, CrazyKiWi, dorsetbred, Duddy, Floyd_uk, gcranston, johnbull, Oldboy, prv, Ric0741, spoon246, TuppyTrucker, yetiuk.

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, September 04 @ 15:02:18 EDT

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News: Garmin vivosmart - anyone for another fitness tracker?

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Fitness trackers are all the rage it seems, Nike Fuelband, Fitbit, Jawbone Up and countless others are all trying to score a corner of this growing market in activity and lifestyle monitoring products.

Garmin, who already have the vivofit, are about to launch another, the vivosmart which it hopes will combine the best features of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch into one device.

Garmin's vivosmart can do all the standard fitness tracking such as steps and calories burned and adds alerts for calls and texts, calendar alarms and emails when paired to a smartphone on it's built-in OLED display.

Waterproof to 50m with a battery that Garmin claim will run 7 days on a single charge, it's an interesting device which may fill a niche that others haven't quite covered.

Garmin vivofit will be available (in five different colours) in Q4 of 2014 at 139.99.

Source: Garmin.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, September 04 @ 11:58:35 EDT

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News: Speed Cameras Are Not Just For Catching Speeders

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In a follow up to Tuesday's hands off the wheel story, another incident emphasises that speed cameras are not just for catches speeders.

This time, John Naisbitt, from Hetton-le-Hole near Sunderland, was caught speeding at 70mph in a 60mph speed zone by a mobile camera on the A59 in North Yorkshire - he was also seen by the camera footage to allow a child to kneel or stand, unrestrained by a seat belt on the front passenger seat.

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Posted by rob brady on Thursday, September 04 @ 08:30:10 EDT

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News: Galileo Orbit Anomaly

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If you've been following the Galileo orbit issue that arose from last week's launch you'll know that the two Galileo satellites have ended up in the wrong orbit due to an issue at the orbit insertion stage.

Everyone is making positive noises about the issue saying that the satellites are healthy and under full control but the bottom line is that two of these multi-million Euro vehicles are not where they need to be. And worse still, that will leave the network one vehicle short of its full operational capacity.

Whilst Arianespace and the ESA investigate what caused this to happen it seems that most attention is being focussed on the Fregat upper stage, the part of the launch vehicle responsible for placing the satellites in the right position for insertion into their correct orbits.

More detailed discussion of the issues can be found on the Russian Space Web site (in English).

Source: www.RussianSpaceWeb.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, September 04 @ 05:43:15 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.091 - 03 Sep 2014

This release sees 78 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 04 Sep 14.

The Garmin GPSR database (for older devices) is currently 12.084 (27 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, September 03 @ 19:30:54 EDT

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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

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 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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