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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.

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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: Galileo Security Offices Moving from UK Due to Brexit

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The European Commission have announced that part of the infrastructure for Europe's Galileo Satellite Navigation system is to be moved from London to Spain due the the UK's upcoming exit from the European Union.

The main security monitoring station for Galileo will be in Paris, with the UK station being the back-up when Paris was offline. It was due to go online later this year. A spokesperson for the European Commission confirmed it was being moved "as consequence of the UK withdrawal from the EU".

The Galileo system is due to be operational from 2020.

Source: Independent

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Posted by MaFt on Thursday, January 18 @ 10:59:02 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 12 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.013) congratulations are due for the following 2 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

CAS_1105151635, Gimbo


1 users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 9 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: akkipaa, awayday, baldygrumps, bw2020, clearys, delboyuk1984, MaFt, PHILIP2908, Quinny1.

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, January 18 @ 06:27:39 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 16.013 - 17 Jan 2018

This release sees 20 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 18 Jan 18.

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, January 17 @ 15:06:49 EST

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News: Dummy Speed Camera Set Alight

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A speed camera has been targeted for destruction even though it has not been active for almost five years.

An arsonist risked prosecution by setting the fixed speed camera alight on Stafford Road in Wolverhampton.

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Posted by rob brady on Friday, January 12 @ 06:15:49 EST

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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 16 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.012) congratulations are due for the following 4 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

abre, camaltby, CAS_1105151635, fatsi


1 users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 11 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: akkipaa, awayday, chambed, cliffbrown, gchell, MaFt, mhvideos, Quinny1, Sammy2710, Tangsoodogb, 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, January 11 @ 12:40:02 EST

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News: Waze Navigation App Coming to FordSync 3 Dashboards

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Ford drivers with the FordSync 3 infotainment system (2016 and onwards) will soon be able to use the Waze navigation app through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in their car. The Google-owned app uses crowd-sourced data for reporting congestion and accidents.

iPhone support will be coming soon via an over-the-air update and Android support will be added later in the year.

"At launch in the coming weeks, any 2018 model year Ford vehicle equipped with SYNC 3 version 3.0 or greater will be able to run Waze on its touch screen. Other SYNC 3-enabled Ford vehicles can receive an over-the-air update or an update via USB to enable Waze functionality."

Source: Ford

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Posted by MaFt on Thursday, January 11 @ 10:13:04 EST

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News: Voice Control Coming: Ford, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Kia and More

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Smart seems to be all the rage at the moment: smart homes, smart speakers and now smart cars. Ford, Toyota, Lexus, BMW and Kia have all announced they they are bringing Amazon's Alexa, or Google's Assistant, voice control to their cars, and their homes, in the very near future.

Ford
Alexa integration will allow you to check the status of your electric car from inside your home and, later in the year, all Ford Sync3-equipped cars will have full voice control while driving. Such as listening to audio books, getting navigation directions, adding items to shopping lists etc.

Source: Ford

Toyota
Toyota have stated that vehicles with the Entune 3.0 infotainment system will start to get Alexa capabilities this year. More cars will get Alexa throughout 2019.

Source: The Verge

Lexus
Lexus models with the Enform 2.0 system will start to get Alexa capabilities this year. More cars will get Alexa throughout 2019.

Source: The Verge

Kia
Kia have announced that they will bring Google Assistant to a handful of it's 2018 models via the UVO infotainment systems on the new Niro PHEV, Soul EV, Optima PHEV and K900.

Source: The Verge

BMW
Announced last year, BMW have said that Amazon Alexa will be available in all 2018 model year BMW and MINI vehicles from mid-2018 in the US, UK, and Germany.

Source: Amazon

Everyone Else
For everyone else, there is Anker's $50 solution, the Roav VIVA - a Bluetooth charger with Alexa built in. Simply ask Alexa to open your navigation app on your phone, to play you some music, to read you an audio book or just make a handsfree phone call.

Source: Roav


What do you think to the addition of these voice-controlled assistants to cars?

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Posted by MaFt on Wednesday, January 10 @ 14:58:29 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 16.012 - 10 Jan 2018

This release sees 45 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 Jan 18.

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, January 10 @ 14:05:11 EST

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News: 10000 Caught Speeding On One Stretch Of A12

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Over 10,000 speeding drivers have been caught by cameras on a stretch of the A12 last year.

Average speed cameras have been monitoring the stretch in Suffolk, just north of the Essex border, since summer 2015.

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Posted by rob brady on Wednesday, January 10 @ 06:39:10 EST

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News: Garmin Announce Speak Plus with Amazon Alexa and Dashcam

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Garmin have announced an upgraded version of their Speak device: the Speak Plus. Powered by Amazon Alexa, the Speak Plus is a small, voice-activated navigation device with built in dash cam. Used in conjunction with a smartphone app, the Speak Plus is able to give navigation directions, detect lane departures and forward collisions and can send video and stills to your smartphone from the dash cam.

Oddly, for an in-car device, you can control your smart home such as turning on lights or adjusting your home thermostat. You can also ask Alexa for facts and information about your location to keep passengers entertained. The Speak Plus can also play music from a number of services, via your smartphone, to your car's stereo.

The Garmin Speak Plus is available for pre-order in America for $199.99 to be shipped in February. There are no dates yet for the Speak or Speak Plus to be available outside America.

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Posted by MaFt on Monday, January 08 @ 10:44:19 EST

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News: Mobile POI Site for Smartphones Now Uses HTTPS!

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Nearly six years ago we launched our Mobile POI site for smartphones to easily find points of interest around you and also to submit them on the go. In recent months the functionality had stopped as most common browsers would not share your location over an 'insecure' website. It's taken a lot of work behind the scenes but we are now pleased to announce that the mobile POI site is now using secure HTTPS and is fully operational again!

So, head over to pocketgpsworld.com/mobilepoi to see what POIs are near you and get submitting any missing places.

On top of this we are busily working away behind the scenes to get the whole site running over HTTPS. As you can imagine, with over 16 years of PocketGPSWorld.com numerous 'admin' set-ups, page templates/themes, link formats, database systems, modified CMS's and thousands upon thousands of pages it is quite a task. We're nearly reaching the final phase of testing and once ready all visits will automatically use HTTPS.

Thanks for your patience!

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Posted by MaFt on Friday, January 05 @ 17:52:18 EST

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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 21 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (16.011) congratulations are due for the following 4 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

aj_irishman, DEANO3528, itscraig, Tenyon


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 13 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: adrian_anastas, docpaul, dyf, Gardela, johnm52, JPV, Oldboy, Quinny1, Siggy101, smstextaddict, spoon246, sussamb, willyone.

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, January 04 @ 13:09:03 EST

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

Speed Cameras


Version 16.011 - 03 Jan 2017

This release sees 39 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 Jan 18.

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, January 03 @ 13:45:32 EST

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News: Smart Motorways Prove To Be Lucrative

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Four smart motorway speed cameras on the M1 in Derbyshire have caught 8,382 speeding drivers between Tibshelf services and junction 29A at Duckmanton in 2017 - meaning they are the highest earning cameras in Derbyshire.

One driver was caught at 128mph in a 50mph zone in a BMW X5.

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Posted by rob brady on Tuesday, January 02 @ 07:44:46 EST

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Reviews: 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 15 unique submitters who were first to make qualifying reports for this weeks database release (15.124) congratulations are due for the following 4 members who have just been awarded a FREE 1 year subscription:

ajafferji, aj_irishman, eiainb, lafontla1


Four users missed out by not having a qualifying subscription. The remaining 7 were Lifetime Members. Our continued thanks to: akkipaa, Andy-G, CraigC_UK, Dave5, delbell, MaFt, Mearns.

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, December 28 @ 11:46:26 EST

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