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    im planning on gettin a radar detecter for my car but ive also been lookin at the more expensive types that use GPS aswell. are the GPS types worth? does any1 have any experiance using them etc?
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    oooh,how cool!
    how much more is the GPS one?
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    (Original post by yo-less)
    oooh,how cool!
    how much more is the GPS one?
    normal from about £70, GPS were about £300
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    thats a big difference.not sure it's worth it.but you should proably ask an expert
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    i kno there is a big difference... standard radar would probably do. most of my drivin is in 1 area so i know where all the fixed cameras are. its mainly the mobile cameras/hand cameras that i dont kno. and i sometimes go to different parts of the country so dont really know where any cameras are
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    I think the detectors that use lasers are to be made illegal, but the normal detectors are okay as they just warn you where the "accident blackspots" are
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    I think the detectors that use lasers are to be made illegal, but the normal detectors are okay as they just warn you where the "accident blackspots" are
    id rather know where the accident hotspots are. after all, thats the only place to put a gatso :rolleyes:
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    Here's a radical idea........don't speed
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    Radar/infra-red based ones are definitely becoming illegal to use very soon (they may be already actually). However, GPS based ones are still legal to use. GPS ones are the only ones worth buying at the moment to be honest. The reason radar based ones are being outlawed is that they can tell you whether a camera is actually operational, whereas GPS ones tell you about all the cameras - whether or not they're operational at the time. Radar based ones also give countless false alarms (things like automatic doors set them off). We have a 'RoadAngel' (GPS based), and it works very well (picks up fixed cameras and the laser guns) - expensive, but worth it.
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    (Original post by SyncMaster_770)
    Radar/infra-red based ones are definitely becoming illegal to use very soon (they may be already actually). However, GPS based ones are still legal to use. GPS ones are the only ones worth buying at the moment to be honest. The reason radar based ones are being outlawed is that they can tell you whether a camera is actually operational, whereas GPS ones tell you about all the cameras - whether or not they're operational at the time. Radar based ones also give countless false alarms (things like automatic doors set them off). We have a 'RoadAngel' (GPS based), and it works very well (picks up fixed cameras and the laser guns) - expensive, but worth it.
    i was thinkin of gettin a GPS type. but do they still pick up cameras not stored on them? also radar types are still legal for now
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    i was thinkin of gettin a GPS type. but do they still pick up cameras not stored on them? also radar types are still legal for now
    When you buy a GPS one, they normally give you a year of free updates. You plug the detector into your PC's USB socket and use the program that comes with it to update the camera locations using the internet - so as more cameras are built, they are added to the detector's memory. After the free year's subscription is up, you can just pay for another 1,2 or 3 years, or some makers offer a lifetime subscription for a one off fee.
 
 
 
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