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dc1234
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Best hardware for database Reply with quote

Which stand alone speed camera detector is best for pocketGPS database?
As in, not a sat nav but a designated detector, like the old Novus or Snooper detectors?
Do any of these types of unit support the database?

If not, which sat nav unit might be best to use in this way, e.g no map or navigation, just audible sound warnings that might mean you can use the detector without it being on dashboard etc?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The database is NOT a detector. It is a list of cameras together with their locations by latitude and longitude. You need a GPS enabled thingy to stick it onto, so that the thingy's GPS location can be used to say there's a camera "here".

Apart from a satnav, a good alternative would be a smartphone or iPhone with GPS. CamerAlert is available to download free of charge, with a copy of the latest version of the database. It is updated daily/weekly and requires a subscription to download updates.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me try asking a different way...

Which stand alone /designated detector can I use the database on (not a satnav, not a smart phone, but a separate GPS detector).

I suppose I am asking, which device on the compatible device list is a stand alone / designated detector (not a sat nav)?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if ANY of the devices on the compatible device list is a standalone/designated detector - I think not, but I stand ready to be corrected.

Maybe you should Google each of the devices listed on the compatible list to see whether any are stand alone/dedicated detectors? My understanding is that they are all satnavs or smartphones (but they ARE standalone, including the smartphones which sit in your pocket, except for the ones which are satnavs built into vehicles).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the OP referring to real detectors that detect the radar or laser beam? Or something else? If something else, please clarify.
Laser detectors are a wast of time/money. The laser guns get your speed in about 1/3 second and don't have a lot of 'scatter' to pick up either. So if you are targeted by a laser gun, it's too late to do anything about.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something else. GPS detector only, no map, audio alerts, not a smartphone.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it'they are not not GPS detectors they are GPS receiving devices. The conventional term (in speed camera terms) for a detector, is a device that will receive the radar transmissions or laser transmissions from a speed camera/gun. And you have said that you do not want such a device, so that only leaves a GPS device in conjunction with a camera position database, which is what now think you are asking about.

There is no there is GPS device that will take the PGPSW database other than a PND or a smartphone. Unless someone knows different.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks.
Whats a PND?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A PND is a portable navigation device - a satnav in other words.

But you don't necessarily have to be using the map or the navigation, or have it on the dash.

You can get verbal warnings of the cameras as long as the PND is plugged in and it can get a GPS signal - maybe in your bin between the front seats perhaps.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dc1234. That's three threads you have posted in about the same thing now. It's getting quite a puzzle following you around. That's why DennisN locked the one that you started last night. Stick to just one thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi...i am a new user here. I think a good alternative would be a smartphone or iPhone with GPS. CamerAlert is available to download free of charge, with a copy of the latest version of the database. It is updated daily/weekly and requires a subscription to download updates.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RickyTerzis wrote:
Hi...i am a new user here. I think a good alternative would be a smartphone or iPhone with GPS. CamerAlert is available to download free of charge, with a copy of the latest version of the database. It is updated daily/weekly and requires a subscription to download updates.
If the last sentence is actually a question rather than a stetement, then the database is updated regularly on a Wednesday, but the CA database download is always a snapshot of the work in progress (by the camera database administrator MaFt) so every time you download, you get the absolute up to date data. Yes, it requires a subscription the update after the first free data set. It costs around 20/year. The PGPSW database is generally acclaimed to be the best, keeping things like average speed zones in roadworks up to date by crowd sourcing.
Try it for free and subscribe if you like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a statement.

It's what Dennis wrote in March, post 2 above.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's actually a quote that adds nothing. I wonder what point Ricky was trying to make.
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