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Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus

Product Codes: SN280 and SN280EU

The ultra-compact pocket sized Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus is much more than an ordinary satellite navigation system, incorporating NAVTEQ street-level road maps for the UK and Ireland on a 2.7-inch LCD touch screen. Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus features a built-in MP3, MP4 player and a handy photo viewer. The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus also includes Snooper Services Pack, which includes FREE AURA speed camera updates and FREE access to over 2000 golf courses in the UK and Ireland for life!



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Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus satellite navigation system includes maps of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus features a super bright 4.3-inch colour widescreen touch screen display with turn by turn navigation, voice guided instructions and a full 8-digit UK postcode searches with a choice of 2D or 3D moving map display.

The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus in addition features the award winning AURA speed camera database which is updated on a daily basis and includes multi-route planning.

Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus with AURA speed camera database provides alerts to speed cameras locations in United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (subscription applies).

AURA Speed Camera Database

Unlike AURA, many other GPS databases rely largely on locations provided by hobbyists who might not be able to tell a speed camera or a red light camera from a traffic flow camera or a surveillance camera. These databases could result in annoying false alerts, which could lead you to start ignoring even legitimate alerts -defeating the point of having a GPS database in the first place.

Other databases are not updated every day, and they also limit how often you can download updates. As a result, devices using these databases are not as up-to-date as they could be and are likely to miss alerts.

In contrast, Snooper has assembled a professional team that devotes every working day to verifying each and every speed camera and high risk zone that goes into the AURA database. The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus provides speed camera locations for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

The AURA speed camera database incorporates shared mobile Police positions, Gatso cameras, Truvelo cameras, SPECS cameras, DS2, Speedcurb, Watchman, Multi Lens Gatso, Accident Blackspots, Mobile Laser Sites and High Risk Zones. Plus the AURA database includes the speed limits at all these locations so your Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus can count down accurately to the hazard!

Snooper Golf ShotSaver

Snooper Sapphire Plus with Golf Pro Shot Saver gives you access to over 2000 golf courses across the UK and Ireland. Golf Pro Shot Saver uses the very latest GPS technology to provide you with distances anywhere on the golf course. The distance to bunker, lakes, streams, paths plus many other hazards will automatically be calculated. Snooper Shot Saver will also give you the individual distances to the front, middle and back of the green ensuring you can always select the right club.

All golf courses are plotted on foot to ensure maximum accuracy and in the unlikely event you can't find your golf course on the Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus, let Snooper know and they will have it plotted within 7 days!

The Green - Including distance readings to the back, the centre and the front of the green from the tee off point. Also included on the screen is the hole number, What par the hole is, the overall distance of the hole, the stroke index and any obstacles that you will encounter along the course.

Lakes and ponds - Provides a distance reading to the front and back of the hazard so that you can decide whether you need to 'lay up' or can reach the other side!

Bunkers - Distance to the bunkers will be displayed as well their position on the fairway, left, right, centre or front of the green. Sand and grass bunkers are both included

Streams - Snooper ShotSaver knows the distance of streams and similar water hazards plus their position on the fairway.

Paths and roads - Steer clear of paths and roads with Snooper Shotsaver. Distance to the hazard as well as it's position is clearly displayed

General Hazards - Ditches, ravines, valleys and other unplayable areas that need to be avoided!

Carry - Snooper's Golf ShotSaver will accurately let you know the distance required to carry the ball across a hazard, area of rough or unplayable ground from the Tee to the fairway. Ensure you make the correct club selection for the perfect drive!

Trees - A great guide round the course. Distances to key trees are shown to help with shot selection.

Dogleg - Snooper S280 Golf Shot Saver will identify every dogleg, left and right and give you an accurate distance reading to the turn. Select the right club and ensure you are in position for that important shot in to the green.

Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus Features

‣2.7-inch full colour LCD touch display
‣Pre-installed street-level road maps of the UK and Ireland
‣8-digit postcode - navigate using full UK postcode search
‣Turn by turn voice instructions
‣2D and 3D Map Views
‣Fully integrated speed camera warnings
‣Includes GPS Golf Shot Saver
‣Simple touch-screen operation
‣'One touch' Home & Office route planner
‣Includes stylus for use with touch screen
‣MP3 and MP4 Player
‣Photo viewer
‣Extensive list of Points of Interest
‣A choice of different screen colours
‣Built-in SIRF III GPS antenna
‣Built-in rechargeable battery
‣Fully portable - Plug & Play
‣FREE access to over 2000 golf courses across the UK and Ireland
‣FREE subscription to Snooper Services incorporating lifetime speed camera updates
‣2 Years manufacturers guarantee

Speed Camera Warning Features

‣Advanced warning of fixed speed cameras including Gatso, Truvelo, Watchman, Speedcurb and SPECs speed cameras
‣Advanced warning of mobile speed cameras including roadwork cameras, DS2, Mobile Laser, Mobile Safety Vans and temporary Gatso locations
‣Advanced warning of accident hotspots, Congestion Charge Cameras and Schools (optional)
‣Voice Alerts confirm camera type and speed limit
‣Auto Ranging - automatically calculates the distance required depending on the speed limit
‣Smart Mute - automatically mutes any alerts if you are below the speed limit
‣Fully portable - easily transferable from car to car
‣Logic Modes - Detects cameras only if they are considered a risk. It can ignore cameras on the opposite carriageway
‣Utilises AURA UK and Ireland speed camera database


The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus is mounted inside on your vehicles windscreen using the suction cup windscreen bracket provided. The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus can be powered directly either from its internal battery if it's fully charged or powered from the cigarette lighter socket.

Map Coverage

Recognised as the industry leader in digital street level mapping, Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus uses NAVTEQ map data. Ensuring you are taken seamlessly from A to B on the best possible route with full UK 8-digit postcode search. To ensure the most accurate postcode search available Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus uses Ordnance Survey, the most comprehensive of it's kind.

Also available: the Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus Western Europe - giving detailed street-level mapping for the whole of Western Europe. Map coverage: UK, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Snooper AURA Speed Camera Subscription

The Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus includes FREE subscription to Snooper Services! Incorporating lifetime speed camera updates and FREE access to over 2000 golf courses across the UK and Ireland. All golf courses are plotted on foot to ensure maximum accuracy and in the unlikely event you can't find your golf course on the Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus, let Snooper know and they will have it plotted within 7 days!

PC System Requirements

To add the AURA speed camera database to the Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus you will need a PC with either Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista and have Internet access.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus
‣12 volt In-vehicle Charger
‣Windscreen Mounting Bracket
‣Adhesive Dash Mount Disc
‣USB Cable
‣512MB microSD card NAVTEQ maps of UK and Ireland
‣Software CD-Rom
‣Quick Start Guide
‣Operation Manual

Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 2.7-inch, TFT QVGA (320 x 240) with touch panel
‣Processor: Samsung 2440A 400Mhz
‣OS: Windows CE 5.0 Core Version
‣GPS Receiver: SIRF III
‣Memory: built in NAND Flash 256MB Samsung SLC
‣Memory Card: T- Flash (Micro SD) Card 256MB (UK & Ireland)
‣Speaker: 1W Internal Speaker
‣Power: 12 volt, cigarette lighter
‣Battery: 3.7V Li Ion Re-chargeable, 1050mAh
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 90mm, Height - 55mm, Depth - 16mm
Snooper S280 Sapphire Plus manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

ActiveGPS is an Official Snooper Internet Supplier (parent company Active Alliance Limited) is an Official Snooper Internet Supplier No: PP1310. The Snooper official Internet supplier network has been created to protect UK consumers from stolen and counterfeit goods. In addition as an official supplier we have the expertise to provide you with the best before and after sales service. For further information please click on the logo to the right.

Page updated: 15th March 2024

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