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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: A9 Average Speed Camera Rolling Blockade Scrapped

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Back in June, we reported that "Lorry Drivers Threaten To Bring Scotland To A Standstill".

Lorry driver Conor McKenna intended to arrange convoys in an attempt to demonstrate what he thought might happen when the A9 average speed cameras are switched on, i.e. slowing the overall flow of traffic down between the cameras.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, October 21 @ 09:10:24 EDT

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News: Speed Cameras Take Their Revenge On Jeremy Clarkson

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TV's Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson once argued that speed cameras were not a stealth tax due to the low revenue they earned the country.

He suggested that just one individual, namely Simon Cowell, pays more revenue to the country's coffers than all its speed cameras put together.

That said, Clarkson still intensely dislikes speed cameras and makes no secret of it.

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Posted by rob brady on Saturday, October 18 @ 08:01:20 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 (12.103) congratulations are due for the following 10 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, alositha, brianheslop, dj_rog, gazza_407, m0nbr, slider101, trotor, XativaDavid, xfileswilly.


Three users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 14 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: CAA_0528205956, cdcorbett, gazza1, gcranston, inthe128, marmitebcfc, PHILIP2908, Rick-uk, rory1968, Schnitzergs, spoon246, Steelbreese, summer68, TieJustice.

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, October 16 @ 10:46:07 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.103 - 15 Oct 2014

This release sees 51 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 16 Oct 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, October 15 @ 17:58:50 EDT

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News: Speed and Alcohol Blamed for Death Crash

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29-year-old Vasta Odedra died in his car after it ended up in a ditch and burst into flames on the A337 in Everton, near Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire.

The accident happened just after 3.00am on May 29th - shortly after his white Volvo V40 was caught by a speed camera going through roadworks on the M3 near Farnborough.

Hampshire police said Mr. Odedra's speed between the camera and the crash site would have averaged over 80mph.

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Posted by rob brady on Sunday, October 12 @ 09:47:53 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 (12.102) congratulations are due for the following 4 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

3dBell, davejones, Wheeliedoc, willyone.


Five users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 15 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: Alz, Daggers, DennisN, DJ1, falkirk81, hudsonl, inthe128, jacann, JockTamsonsBairn, macacan, Mick_1959, Quinny1, smithrc, 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, October 09 @ 13:17:07 EDT

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News: Bristol first airport to introduce GPS arrival routes

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New arrival routes for Bristol Airport will see it become the first major UK Airport using GPS technology.

The system uses the new Performance Based Navigation Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) which replaces the reliance on traditional navigation beacons with satellite navigation technology which will allow for higher precision approaches.

Previously aircraft navigated between ground based beacons but the new GPS technology will allow for more reliable and predictable flight paths that allow for a reduction in emissions, an increase in efficiency and a reduction in noise to local communities.

Source nats.aero

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 09 @ 05:19:48 EDT

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News: Galileo Orbit Anomaly - Inquiry Conclusions

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The Independent Inquiry Board that was formed to investigate the orbit anomaly of the two Galileo satellites has announced its findings.

As we reported last week, the issue was the result of a frozen full pipe that delivered hydrazine to thrusters necessary to align the Fregat upper stage ready for correct orbital injection.

The freeze was the result of cold helium feed lines being installed in close proximity to the hydrazine fuel lines. They were connectedly the same support structure which led to a thermal bridge. This sequence of events occurred due to a design ambiguity which failed to recognise the possibility of thermal transfer between these components.

Whilst it doesn't help the two satellites that are now effectively lost to the Galileo network, it is at least a simple fix and will not result in delays to the next launch scheduled for December.

Source: Arianespace.com


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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 09 @ 04:48:14 EDT

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News: Cyclist draws 212 mile long GPS artwork in a single day.

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We've seen a number of GPS artworks over the years but cyclist David Taylor surely takes the crown with his massive depiction of a bicycle, drawn on a day long 212 mile cycle ride through the New Forest and surrounding areas last month.

David plotted a route and logged his efforts using a GPS. He has posted the end result to Strava.com.

Some key data from the 13 hour long ride include an average speed of 16mph, 7,000 feet of climb and nearly 7,000 calories consumed.

Source: CylcingWeekly.co.uk


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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 09 @ 04:35:16 EDT

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

Speed Cameras


Version 12.102 - 08 Oct 2014

This release sees 47 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 Oct 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, October 08 @ 18:13:21 EDT

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News: Britain's Most Lucrative Speed Camera Named

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The most lucrative speed camera in the country has been identified. It is situated on Newport Road, Cardiff.

It captures an average of 71 speeding drivers a day and has accumulated 800,000 revenue in only six months.

Over 13,000 drivers were caught by the camera - a camera that does not have warnings signs on approach.

A Cardiff council spokesman said: "The speed camera in question does not have advance signs in place alerting drivers, as this is not a legal requirement."

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Posted by rob brady on Monday, October 06 @ 07:41:42 EDT

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News: Speed Cameras With No Safety Benefits To Be Removed

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Ten speed cameras are to be retired in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

NSW roads minister Duncan Gay said that those particular ten cameras do not provide a "road safety benefit".

Twenty four speed cameras have already been decommissioned since the present government came to power in 2011, but more than 100 fixed speed cameras will still be in operation.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, October 03 @ 06:20:49 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 (12.101) congratulations are due for the following 6 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAA_0515101642, CAS_1215202320, dafflad, johnh7, nobubbles, rashman.


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 17 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: archchancellor, Arf-RS, CA_0313202951, CAA_1130221413, capella, DavidIr, dorsetbred, hudsonl, Jaz666, johnny_g, milysev, Motormouse, Rick-uk, rpjw, Skater, spoon246, StuartAllen.

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, October 02 @ 12:36:01 EDT

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News: TomTom adds MySports Android App

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It has been along time coming but TomTom have finally released an Android version of their MySports app tallowing you to connect your TomTom GPS Watch to your Android phone.

A number of updates have also been rolled up into the latest release including post activity heart rate monitoring, so you can measure your recovery speed, and improvements to the layout of the display for easier reading.

To use the new app you will need to connect your GPS watch via a PC or Mac, download the MySports Connect Desktop Application and then create an account and update your watch to the latest software version, currently 1.8.19.

TomTom have also updated their iOS app to support the changes in iOS 8.

Source: Google Play

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 02 @ 04:56:31 EDT

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News: Garmin Forerunner 920XT - A premium sportswatch

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Garmin's Forerunner 920XT tries to tick every possible feature box in an attempt to take the crown among GPS sportswatches.

The latest in a long line of watches popular amongst athletes, the Forerunner 920XT has a high resolution colour LCD display, Bluetooth and supports both GPS and GLONASS GPS networks as well as a watch mode, so yes, it can even tell the time!

Amongst a long list of data that it can track are steps, distance and calories with a user defined daily goal and reminders to get up and move. It can also track your sleep and the Bluetooth allows you to receive notifications such as SMS messages, email and caller details when connected to a smart device.

There is full support for swimmers. Alongside a 5 ATM water rating, the 920Xt can record swim drills, kick sets, swim distance, pace, stroke type, stroke count and SWOLF score. For runners it logs cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time and also features a metronome with vibration and audible alerts to guide cadence training.

And for cyclists it has an altimeter for precise ascent, descent and gradient data during training and is compatible with sensors such as speed, cadence, heart rate and power meter.

The 920XT can connect to a heart rate monitor as well as a wide range of ANT+ sensors and can vent act as remote control for Garmin's VIRB action cameras.

This long list of features won't come cheap though. Available in Black/Blue or Red/White it will be available in Q4 2014 at 389.99 or 419.99 with the hearty rate monitor.

Source: Garmin.com

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Posted by Darren Griffin on Thursday, October 02 @ 04:28:02 EDT

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