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GPS - Global Positioning System

ActiveGPS products are divided into two distinct product categories SATNAV and GPS. Global Positioning System (GPS) devices (which this page covers) utilise a network of 24 orbiting satellite technology high above the earth to help pinpoint and track where you are, whereas sat nav devices primarily route you from A to B. GPS which was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Defense is today used in a growing number of consumer electrical devices including help with alerts to speed camera locations, hiking and geocaching, navigating coastal waters and tracking where a valuable asset or person is. View the sat nav based products available from ActiveGPS here.

Established in 2005 we're a UK retailer with worldwide delivery for the latest GPS systems. Wherever you intend to use your GPS device we have the ideal GPS system for your requirements. Specifically, we retail GPS based speed camera detectors, dash cams, handheld systems, marine handhelds and chartplotters, cycling computers, Golf GPS range finders and action cameras.

Speed Camera Detectors

GPS speed camera detectors utilise a database of GPS co-ordinates of either UK, European or Worldwide speed camera locations. The GPS device will then alert you to fixed and mobile speed camera locations in the database. Each database requires a subscription to be paid. Some speed camera detectors also include radar and/or laser detection to detect 'LIVE' mobile speed camera locations too. The radar and laser detectors will warn you to live in-use mobile speed cameras in the road ahead. We sell the latest 2019 speed camera detectors from the leading sat nav brands Cheetah and Snooper.

View the full range of GPS speed camera detectors here.

Pictured right; Snooper 4ZERO Elite BT speed camera detector provides alerts to speed camera locations and can be updated wirelessly via a data enabled Bluetooth device e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc.

Dash Cams with GPS

Dash cams that we sell can be used in cars, vans, lorries, etc to record events in the road ahead. Some dash cams will also record events with a view from the rear of your vehicle. You can then be rest assured that the dashboard camera will capture all events in happening along your journey(s). Many of the dashboard cameras include parked mode that records events whilst your vehicle is parked. With a few of the dash cams that we sell you can also be alerted to speed camera locations but because speed camera detection is not the primary function of these GPS systems they are not as 'feature-rich' as a dedicated speed camera detector.

View the full range of dashboard cameras here.

Pictured right; Mio's latest dash cam the Mio MiVue J85 which is small and discreet. An optional rear facing camera can also be added to capture events behind your vehicle too.

Handheld GPS

Handheld GPS systems are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you are walking, hiking, mountaineering or you want to use a GPS for navigating on a boat. You will be able to find your GPS position on a map (maps are often sold separately) via the colour screen on the handheld device. Many of the top models also include barometer, altimeter and compass. If you are geocaching then these handheld systems will be very useful as many offer paperless geocaching and also come preinstalled with geocaching locations.

View the full range of handheld GPS systems here.

Pictured right; The Garmin Montana 680t features 4-inch colour touchscreen, TOPO maps for Europe, 8 megapixel digital camera, electronic compass and barometric altimeter.

Marine GPS

The marine GPS devices we sell are divided into two product categories; handhelds and chartplotters.

Garmin GPSMAP 7407xsvChartplotters provide the ultimate marine information via a dedicated device with a screen size of up to 7-inches. The majority of chartplotters when brought from ActiveGPS are also bundled with BlueCharts g2 marine charts. It's also possible to add a transducer to chartplotters with sounders too, which when connected will provide you with a live view of the seabed beneath your boat.

View the full range of marine chartplotters here.

Pictured right; The Garmin GPSMAP 7407xsv advanced chartplotter with sounder and 7-inch touchscreen display. The GPSMAP 7407xsv also features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 connectivity too - enabling you to connect to other electronic devices.

Handheld devices provide more basic (but essential) information such as sunrise/sunset times, speed, bearing and position. Plus it's possible to add BlueChart marine charts to most models too, so when you are out at sea you'll know exactly where you are.

View the full range of handheld marine devices here.

Pictured right; The Garmin GPS 73 with 4-level grayscale screen and NMEA 0183 connectivity. The GPS 73 also floats on water, which is perfect should it accidentally go overboard!

Cycling GPS

Garmin Edge Explore 820Buy a GPS system for navigating and training information whilst you are cycling. Train against a virtual partner and see where you are on a map. The amount of calories burned will also be displayed on screen. You can mount a cycling GPS system on your bikes handlebars. If you want to buy an action camera for use on a bike see the section below.

View the full range of GPS based cycling devices here.

Pictured right; the Garmin Edge Explore 820 features a 58.4mm touchscreen, Barometric altimeter, 15 hour battery life and European mapping.

Action Cameras with GPS

Capture video whilst you are doing a sporting activity with an Action Camera. Ideal for skateboarders, mountain bikes, skiing and many other sports. You can even use some of the action cameras underwater whilst diving, for example. We also sell the mount you will need whether you need to mount on handlebars, a helmet, around your body, on a ski pole and more.

View the full range of GPS based action cameras here.

Pictured right; Garmin's latest model the VIRB XE with high resolution camera to capture all the action!

GPS Accessories

Whichever GPS system you buy we have all the mounts, power cables, cases, etc that you could need. From mounting your speed camera detector in your car to mounting an action camera on a helmet to mounting a mobile phone in your car we sell genuine parts.

What's more we hold extensive stock of these parts too. So if you need your accessory in a hurry you can order it from us and receive it as quickly as the following morning. See our delivery page for more details.

Start your search for compatible GPS accessories, or see Garmin accessories, Snooper accessories, Road Angel accessories, Magellan accessories, Mio Cyclo accessories, Origin/Pogo accessories, Novus accessories or Talex accessories to find your model.

GPS Maps

While many GPS systems don't require maps some do and benefit from an additional map being added to the device via a plug-in SD/microSD Card.

GPS systems that you can add maps to include: handheld GPS devices, Marine handhelds and chartplotters and cycling devices.

Maps that you might like to add include: street-level road mapping, Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping, TOPO mapping and marine BlueChart mapping.

What's more we hold extensive stock of maps (some are special order and these are marked as such on the product page). So if you need your satnav map update in a hurry you can order it from us and receive it as quickly as the following morning. See our delivery page for more details.

Start your search for compatible GPS mapping, or see Garmin maps or Magellan maps to find your model.

About us

We are retailers of the latest GPS devices. We have been trading since 2005 and we provide a high quality of service, helping you to buy the best GPS system wherever you want to use the device. Click here to read more about us.

Page last updated: 31st December 2018


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