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2018 News from ActiveGPS

Here you will find the 2018 news from ActiveGPS. We used this page to advise of new product pages and releases, back in stocks, new map updates, product reviews and more during 2018. View the very latest news from 2021.

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Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT - 18th December 2018

Back in stock - popular Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT GPS, radar and laser speed camera detector with Bluetooth and PC FREE speed camera updates.

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition - 20th November 2018

Now available to buy from ActiveGPS - Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition GPS based speed camera detector. Same speed camera detector as the standard Cheetah c550, but includes two main differences:

1. Includes lifetime unlimited speed camera updates
2. Includes 3 year manufacturer's guarantee

Cheetah c550 Platinum Edition

Standard Cheetah c550 doesn't include any speed camera update period. The standard c550 includes a 1 year guarantee.

Handheld comparison tables - 13th November 2018

Five new dash cam comparison pages/tables are now online and designed to compare ALL Garmin handhelds available to buy from ActiveGPS. The standard Garmin handheld comparison table only features 9 outdoor handheld devices from across the Garmin range. The five new comparison tables feature all handheld devices from across the Garmin range e.g. Montana series, inReach series, etc. To view the new comparison tables please click the links below:

Garmin eTrex comparison table
Garmin GPSMAP comparison table
Garmin inReach comparison table
Garmin Montana comparison table
Garmin Oregon comparison table

Dash Cam comparison tables - 13th November 2018

Four new dash cam comparison pages/tables are now online and designed to compare ALL dash cams available to buy from ActiveGPS. The standard dash cam comparison table only features 10 dashcams from across the range of four manufacturers. The four new dash cam comparison tables feature all dash cam devices from any particular manufacturer e.g. Garmin. To view the new comparison tables please click the links below:

BlackVue Dash Cam Comparison Table
Garmin Dash Cam Comparison Table
Mio Dash Cam Comparison Table
Snooper Dash Cam Comparison Table

Garmin inReach satellite communicators - 9th November 2018

Garmin inReach satellite communicator devices include the Garmin inReach Explorer+, Garmin inReach SE+ and Garmin inReach Mini.

All Garmin inReach models offer Global iridium satellite sytem for two-way communication (text messaging) between inReach devices or to a compatible smartphone. Only the inReach Explorer+ provides DeLorme TOPO maps for navigation.

All satellite communicators offer SOS messaging for getting help in an emergency. Optional weather forecasts are available and all devices are desingned to be compact and waterproof (IPX7). You can also share your GPS location with friends and family so that they can track you on your adventure.

Garmin GPSMAP 66s and GPSMAP 66st - 5th November 2018

Garmin GPSMAP 66s and GPSMAP 66st handheld devices are now available from These new models include Multiple Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) connectivity which is better than GPS alone. The screen is 3.0-inch and the handheld GPS systems also features altimeter, barometer and compass. Paperless geocaching is supported by the GPSMAP 66s and 66st with a connection to Accessories and additional mapping is also available to buy.

Garmin BlueChart g3 marine charts - 31st October 2018

Garmin have announced that they are releasing a new version of their popular BlueChart marine chart series. The new version entitled 'g3' replaces the current 'g2 HD' version. Partnering with Navionics, the new marine cartography charts will feature both Garmin and Navionics data. The new BlueChart g3 charts are due for release in early 2019 (January to March 2019). Read more about BlueChart g3 charts.


Snooper DVR-WF1 - 18th October 2018

We sell many dash cams at and the Snooper DVR-WF1 is one of te smallest. It features an external GPS antenna and records with a wide 150 degree viewing angle. Parking mode feature uses motion sensors to begin recording.

WiFi compatibility enables you to connect your smartphone to the Snooper DVR-WF1 to download videos where you can then playback and/or share them.

Snooper S6900 sat nav range - 15th October 2018

NEW from leading specialist sat nav company Snooper - S6900 sat nav range. Comprising of three models; S6900 Truckmate (for truck drivers), S6900 Ventura (for caravanners and drivers of motorhomes) and S6900 Bus and Coach (bus and coach drivers) the S6900 sat nav range features:

‣7-inch full colour LCD touch display
‣Active Magnetic Mount
here street-level road maps for UK and Europe

Among many other features.

Mio MiVue dashcam range - 12th October 2018

Our Mio MiVue range of dashboard cameras has seen the addition of the following models:

MiVue 786, MiVue J85, MiVue J60, MiVue C380 and MiVue C330.

To learn more about each model click the above links. Pictured below:
(top) Mio MiVue J85 - discreet small dash camera with option to plug in a rear facing camera.
(bottom) Mio MiVue 786 - 2.7-inch touchscreen display for recording, playback and speed camera alerts.

Garmin zumo 396LMT-S - 8th October 2018

Garmin's latest motorcycle sat nav the Garmin zumo 396LMT-S is now available to buy from ActiveGPS. Featuring 4.3-inch glove-friendly touchscreen, the zumo 396 is preloaded Full Europe maps which can be updated free for life and via the unit's built-in Wi-Fi module. The zumo 396LMT-S is packed with features that are fully brought to life when you pair the zumo 396 with a compatible smartphone with Bluetooth and are running Garmin's Smartphone Link app. Read more about the Garmin zumo 396LMT-S.

Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT NOW IN STOCK - 21st June 2018

Snooper's latest 4th generation 4ZERO speed camera detector is in stock now. The latest model named Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT features GPS database (free to update) of fixed and mobile speed camera lcoations, radar detector, laser detector and the ability to update the GPS database from either a Windows PC, Mac or compatible smartphone via Bluetooth connection.

Garmin BlueChart v2018.5 (v20.0) release - 31st May 2018

As of 31st May 2018 a new Garmin BlueChart version: v2018.5 (v20.0) has been released. View the range of Garmin BlueCharts we sell.

Garmin BC 35 Wireless Reversing Camera - 17th April 2018

The new BC 35 wireless backup or reversing camera is now in stock and is compatible with the forthcoming Garmin dezl 780LMT-D and dezlCam 785LMT-D truck sat navs. The BC 35 reversing camera features include:

‣Shows what's behind your vehicle when in reverse
‣160° wide-angle field of view; shows what's behind your vehicle when in reverse
‣Wirelessly transmits video up to 13.7 metres (45 feet)
‣Allows up to four cameras to be used together

NEW Blackvue dash cameras - 12th April 2018

The new range of Blackvue dash cams include the DR490L 2CH, DR590W 1CH, DR590W 2CH , DR750S 1CH and DR750S 2CH. Features include WiFi for downloading of videos to your smartphone. Alternatively the Blackvue DR490L 2CH includes a 3.5-inch screen for instant playback on the dash cam's screen. All systems include built-in GPS technology apart from the DR490L where it is an optional extra.

Compact design makes the installation very discrete for all blackvue dash cam models apart from the DR490L. View the full range of latest dash cams

Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k NOW IN STOCK - 28th March 2018

Garmin TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k maps on SD/microSD card is perfect if you want to explore the countryside right across England, Scotland and Wales. Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO provides you with detailed full coverage recreational map for Great Britain via the screen of your compatible Garmin handheld/outdoor device e.g. Garmin Montana 680.

Preloaded on the SD/microSD card is topographic coverage of all of Great Britain at 1:250k and 1:50k and of the Isle of Man at 1:25k. The GB TOPO map also displays turn-by-turn street navigation on more than 320,000 miles of roads, with full map coverage from HERE maps.

TOPO Great Britain PRO screen shot

Snooper DVR-4HD Dash Cam and GPS Speed Camera Alert device - 7th March 2018

Get the latest Snooper DVR-4HD dashboard camera and speed camera detector from ActiveGPS. The DVR-4HD records in Full 1080p HD recording quality. WIth a 3.0-inch screen for instant playback and 152 recording angle you will be able to capture events in a focus range from 1.5 metres to the horizon. Your GPS location will be recorded for playback of your trip on a PC or Mac computer.

There is also built-in GPS detection for speed camera locations. You will receive alerts to speed cameras along your route with tone (beep) warnings.

Garmin STRIKER Plus 4cv, 5cv, 7sv, 7cv and 9sv - 2nd March 2018

Garmin STRIKER Plus Fishfinders now available at include 4.3-inch (STRIKER Plus 4cv), 5-inch (STRIKER Plus 5cv), 7-inch (STRIKER Plus 7sv or STRIKER Plus 7cv) and the 9-inch (STRIKER Plus 9sv). All Garmin STRIKER Plus systems feature GPS speed information, keypad control and waterproof to IPX7 standards. These Garmin Fishfinders are available to buy with or without a transucer (which is required to use the fishfinder capabilities). There are no Chartplotter capabilities as these systems are Fishfinders.

Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 45cv, 65cv, 75cv, 75sv and 95sv - 5th January 2018

The new range of Garmin ECHOMAP Plus Chartplotters is now available from ActiveGPS. WiFi downloading of BlueCharts is now possible with every ECHOMAP Plus Chartplotter except the 45cv. The screen sizes are 4.3-inch (ECHOMAP Plus 45cv), 6-inch (ECHOMAP Plus 65cv), 7-inch (ECHOMAP Plus 75cv), 7-inch (ECHOMAP Plus 75sv) and 9-inch (ECHOMAP Plus 95sv).

sv models include both DownVu and SideVu which will show you the view below and to the sides of your boat respectively. cv models only show you DownVu with a view of the waters below your boat. To operate the Sonar on these Chartplotters please learn more about Garmin transducers (sold separately).

All ECHOMAP Plus Chartplotters come preloaded with the UK and Ireland BlueChart. You can also add additional BlueCharts for navigating other waters such as European waters, US waters, Canadian waters, African waters, Asian waters and more.

As well as the ECHOMAP chartplotters being available to purchase from ActiveGPS, you can also buy all of ECHOMAP accessories too.

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