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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: I need a replacement "Speed Camera Alert" unit. Reply with quote

I have an old Garmin C310 Sat Nav unit that works fine when 'out of home area', which isn't too often nowadays.
My existing 'Camera alert' is a GPX Navigator which has a silly subscription update fee.
So....what are the options for a replacement stand alone Speed camera alert unit, just the basics, no need for lots of fancy add-ons that won't be used, just a sound, reliable camera/hotspot warning unit. Free updates would be nice but don't mind a sensible subscription. The GPX unit is years old and any replacement will last and be in use for years, I don't replace every time something new comes out and most travel these days is local.
Any recommendations gratefully received.
Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you overlook the most important feature - the database quality.

Inforad use our database and the K1 is a very simple solution.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that shows how often I change Very Happy That issue hadn't occurred to me.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about on your iPhone or Android phone?

PGPSW CamerAlert App 59 pence to buy, 19.99 per year to subscribe. Opportunity to get free lifetime updates for reporting cameras (conditions apply, other SCD systems are available, but they're rubbish! Twisted Evil )
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks DennisN but of no use to me at all...I am a luddite and don't 'DO' mobile 'phones apart from a very old pay as you go model that sits in the car in case of emergency. Retired and at home so just don't have the need for one.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in a similar situation recently as my Talex subs expired and I found that the Novus database is hopeless in my area.

I agree with some companies wanting expensive monthly subs which for most 'commuters' is overkill.

In the end I decided on a Nuvi 2200 and the PGPSW database.

I also didn't need any fancy hardware as my car already has a SatNav built in.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inforad K0, K1, or K2. All are under 50, with free updates.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, another question. I only use an AppleMac OS system, no access at all to microsoft pc, so is the Inforad compatible to the Apple ?

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can answer my own question now after a reply from Inforad......No it isn't. Might be next year but not at the moment, so...Inforad is of no use to me. I will just have to search out what is available and Mac compatible.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pogo Alert is Mac compatible.

http://www.pogogps.com/pogoalert_plus.asp
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's if you want to pay 250 for Pogo, plus 50 a year for the camera database updates Evil or Very Mad Beware the hype!

At slightly over half that price you can get a Mac compatible TomTom refurbished PND with navigation and Live services, and run pgpsw database at 19.99 a year - no-brainer!
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better still, just get an Inforad for change out of fifty quid, borrow someone else's Windows PC to do the updates, and pay nothing for them that's the real "no brainer", IMO.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another possibility is to see if you have a software OS emulator available for your Mac (don't know if it's there, or available 3rd-party - 'Google' search?) to set up a 'virtual' OS system area on your computer. Not clued up on this myself but others may be (you may even find something on here with a Search) - if there is one, that may be a cheap/free solution as well (especially if you haven't got any MS freinds. Laughing )
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if Inforad with the PGPSW database were to produce a unit that 'spoke' and had a GPS speed readout like the Novus/Talex units it would sell in thousands.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigPerk wrote:
Another possibility is to see if you have a software OS emulator available for your Mac (don't know if it's there, or available 3rd-party - 'Google' search?) to set up a 'virtual' OS system area on your computer.

Bootcamp comes free with the Mac, to allow dual booting. But you have to buy a copy of Windows.
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