Snooper Truckmate Pro Sound DB8500 includes a large 7-inch slim wide touchscreen, DAB Digital Radio and DVB-T Digital TV. The DB8500 also features Lane Guidance and Junction View to help guide your truck or HGV along your route with turn-by-turn voice directions.
Snooper Truckmate DB8500 also features Bluetooth for handsfree calls and provides FREE TMC Traffic information and speed camera locations by subscription.Two versions of the DB8500 Pro with different preloaded maps are available, these are UK and Ireland and Europe.
The Snooper DB8500 Truckmate is part of a family of four different DB8500 Pro Sound sat nav devices. While each model uses here maps, the preloaded POI and internal database differs between the range. Each of the four different models has a different driver, or more specifically a different vehicle type/size in mind.
The Snooper DB8500 truckmate sat nav features a large 7-inch touchscreen and includes Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, DVB-T Digital TV and built-in FM transmitter. Just tune your lorry’s radio to an unused FM frequency and listen to DAB radio inside you vehicle. Similarly you can watch Freeview TV in your vehicles cab. The Truckmate DB8500 uses the latest here mapping and is available with either preloaded UK and Ireland or European maps.
DB8500 truck sat nav also provides advanced warnings to roadwork's, congestion and traffic jams and what's more these alerts are all FREE. The DB8500 features TMC Traffic information which utilises the traffic master information network.
The Truckmate 8500 works like a normal sat nav; you enter the address, postcode etc, for turn-by-turn directions to your destination. What makes it very different is that you can enter and save your trucks load, height, weight, width, length and the Snooper truck mate's preloaded software will then calculate the best route avoiding low bridges, unsuitable and too narrow roads, etc.
Snooper DB8500 Pro Sound truck sat nav is the result of more than 5 years of development of the Snooper truck mate range. Research has shown that truckmate users will save money over time. By using Snooper satellite navigation to find the shortest or most economical route you will save 16% fewer miles driven on each journey and thus also a 16% saving in fuel expenses making this Snooper Truckmate pay for itself. Read more about Snooper Truckmate click here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy the DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound or any other Snooper truck sat nav model from ActiveGPS and receive FREE lifetime map updates worth over £100. The annual road map updates are by here. Details of the offer and other models that include the FREE lifetime map updates are available via the following link.
Snooper Truckmate DB8500 Pro Sound lorry sat nav on-board features include Junction View and Lane Guidance. These features make it clear what lane you need to be in at each junction providing you with plenty of warning. To make your current location clearer and to highlight where you are heading this truck sat nav can also increase the size of road names and numbers displayed on the 7-inch screen.
The DB8500 Pro has a point of interest 'corridor' search which will inform you of points of interest along your predetermined route. Additionally the DB8500 sat nav system includes AdBlue Filling Station Points of Interest. This feature allows you to find your nearest petrol station. There is also a route timer that can be set to alert you when it is time to take a break on your journey.
Truckmate DB8500 includes as standard My Speed information meaning it will tell you the speed limit of every road regardless of whether there is a speed camera there or not. You can get speed limits for lorries over 3.5t. The Truckmate DB8500 will also alert you if you exceed the speed limit protecting your driving licence. The Truckmate can also be optionally updated to include Snoopers Aura Database of speed camera locations. Click here to read more about the AURA speed trap database.
Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound Features
‣7-inch full colour LCD touch display
‣here street-level maps - SNT8500 UK and Ireland, SNT8500E Europe
‣Turn by turn voice instructions
‣2D and 3D map views
‣3D Direction indicators
‣DVB-T Digital TV (will only operate in areas with free to air digital TV service)
‣DAB Digital Radio
‣TMC traffic information technology
‣Lane Guidance - provides advanced notice of which lane or lanes to use when approaching junctions
‣My Speed - displays speed limits of nearly every road across Europe
‣Your Route - create and save your own bespoke routes
‣Multi-route planner - navigate around up to 16 different destinations just by adding the post codes
‣'One touch' Home and Office route planner
‣Navigate by junction number, co-ordinate or heading
‣A choice of different screen colours
‣Extensive list of Points of Interest
‣User POIs - upload and share POIs with other users
‣Built-in rechargeable battery
‣Built-in SIRF III GPS antenna
‣Fully portable - Plug and Play
‣1 year manufacturers guarantee
Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro mounts on the inside of your vehicles windscreen using the supplied suction cup windscreen bracket. Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro can be powered directly either from its internal battery if it's fully charged or powered from the cigarette lighter socket.
Snooper Truckmate model SNT8500 includes street-level here maps (formely NAVTEQ) for the following countries:
UK • Ireland
Snooper Truckmate model SNT8500E includes street-level here maps for the following countries:
UK • Ireland • France • Spain • Portugal • Italy • Austria • Switzerland • Belgium • Holland • Luxembourg • Germany • Denmark • Norway • Sweden • Finland • Poland • Estonia • Lithuania • Czech Republic • Latvia • Liechtenstein • Hungary • Romania • Slovakia • Slovenia • Serbia • Montenegro • Croatia • Turkey • Greece • Albania • Bosnia & Herzegovina • Bulgaria • F.Yugoslavia Rep.of Macedonia • Russia.
Snooper AURA Speed Camera Subscription
Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro provides advanced warning of all fixed speed cameras, SPECS and many laser sites using Snooper's AURA speed trap database. There are 3 easy ways to pay using a credit or debit card.
1. Monthly £2.99 inc. vat per month
2. Quarterly £7.99 inc vat every 3 months
3. Annual £29.99 inc vat every 12 months
PC System Requirements
The Snooper DB8500 will only operate on Windows computers. Specifically, you must be using Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Vista, WIndows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1. Additionally the software will only work with Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape Navigator 6 or above.
The Snooper DB8500 will not operate when using Windows 95, 98, Millennium, 2000, Windows XP (64 bit) or Apple Macintosh operating systems.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound
‣Hard Carry Case
‣Windscreen Mounting Bracket
‣Extension DAB/DVB Antenna
‣Video In adaptor 2.5mm to Phono
‣SD card with preloaded here maps - SNT8500 UK and Ireland, SNT8500E Europe
‣User Guide/Software CD-Rom
‣Quick Start Guide
Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound Accessories
The DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound comes supplied with everything you need to use it in-car (see What's in the box? above), however replacement and additional DB8500 Pro Sound accessories are also available to buy from ActiveGPS.
Extra parts that you might like to consider buying include: external GPS antenna, sun visor, dashboard mount disc and a soft carry case. View all of the accessories for the Snooper DB8500 Truckmate here.
Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound Technical Specification
‣Display: 7-inch, TFT LCD (800x480 pixels, 64,000 colours)
‣Processor: TCC7901 500Mhz Dual-Core
‣OS: WinCE 6.0
‣GPS Receiver: SIRF III (Chip Set)
‣Memory: Internal NAND Flash 512Mb
‣Memory Card: SD/SDHC supported (up to 32Gb)
‣Bluetooth Module: CSR Chipset, Antenna - Integrated chip type
‣Traffic information: TMC messages with free product lifetime subscription
‣Speaker: Integrated high quality speaker
‣Microphone: Integrated microphone for hands free calling
‣Power: 12-24 volt DC in-vehicle power socket
‣Battery: Li-pol, 1100mA/3.7V
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 180mm, Height - 122mm, Depth - 20mm
‣Snooper DB8500 Truckmate Pro Sound manual
Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here.
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Page updated: 5th September 2016