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Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound with FREE Lifetime Map Updates

Product Code: SNS8500 and SNS8500E

Snooper Syrius Pro Sound DB8500 car sat nav includes a large 7-inch slim wide touchscreen, DAB Digital Radio and DVB-T Digital TV. The Syrius DB8500 has Bluetooth capabilities for handsfree calls and it also provides TMC Traffic information.

Snooper DB8500 Syrius features Lane Guidance and Junction View to help guide you along your route with turn-by-turn voice directions. The DB8500 Syrius Pro also has My Speed speed limit alerts for every road and optional speed cameras. Buy the Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound from ActiveGPS and receive FREE lifetime map updates - worth over £100!

Snooper DB8500 Syrus Pro Sound has been discontinued.

Accessories and spares for the Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound can be purchased here.

The latest car satnav from Snooper is the Snooper S6800 Syrius Pro:

Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound is a portable premium 7-inch satellite navigation system which has been designed for use in a car.

The Snooper DB8500 Syrius 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 DB8500 Syrius Pro sat nav features a large 7-inch touchscreen, is Bluetooth enabled and is preloaded with the latest here UK and Ireland or European maps depending which model is purchased. This flagship Syrius model also features DAB digital radio, DVB-T Digital TV and built-in FM transmitter. Just tune your car radio to an unused FM frequency and listen to DAB radio inside you vehicle. Similarly you can watch TV in your car, thanks to the fact that the Syrius DB8500 is plug-and-play and a completely portable device.

DB8500 car sat nav also provides advanced warnings to roadwork's, congestion and traffic jams and what's more these alerts are all FREE. The DB8500 Pro Sound features TMC Traffic information which utilises the traffic master information network.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy the DB8500 Syrius Pro Soundb Snooper car sat nav model from ActiveGPS and receive FREE lifetime map updates worth over £100. The annual road map updates are by here. To view details of the offer and other models that include the FREE lifetime map updates click here.

Snooper Syrius DB8500 sat nav calculates your route for your car and it will provide turn-by-turn spoken navigation to your destination.

The Snooper Syrius DB8500 Pro Sound satnav also features Junction View and Lane Guidance. These two features help to make it clear which 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, you can also increase the size of road names and numbers displayed on the 7-inch screen.

The Snooper DB8500 has a point of interest (POI) 'corridor' search which will inform you of points of interest along your predetermined route. Additionally the Syrius DB8500 sat nav system includes petrol stations POI so you can find the nearest one to you or in a pre-defined area. There is also a route timer that can be set to alert you when it is time to take a break on your journey so that you do not risk falling asleep whilst driving long journeys.

Research has shown that Syrius 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 Syrius pay for itself.

The Syrius includes My Speed information meaning it will tell you the speed limit of every road regardless of whether there is a speed camera or not. The Syrius DB8500 will also alert you if you exceed the speed limit protecting your driving licence. There is also an optional AURA speed camera database. The database provides advanced warnings to both fixed and mobile speed camera locations across the UK, Europe. Click here to read more about the AURA speed trap database.

Snooper DB8500 Syrius Car Sat Nav FAQs

Do you have a question about the Snooper DB8500 Syrius that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our car sat nav FAQs for questions from other customers and visitors. Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound Features

‣7-inch full colour LCD touch display
here street-level road maps - SNS8500 UK and Ireland, SNS8500E 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
‣Bluetooth handsfree
‣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 UK and Ireland
‣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
‣Route Timer
‣MP3 player
‣'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 Syrius Pro Sound mounts on the inside of your vehicles windscreen using the suction cup windscreen bracket provided. Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound can be powered directly either from its internal battery if it's fully charged or powered from the cigarette lighter socket.

Map Coverage

Snooper Syrius model SNS8500 includes street-level here maps (formely here) for the following countries:

UK • Ireland

Snooper Syrius model SNS8500E 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 Syrius Pro Sound 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 Syrius Pro Sound
‣Hard Carry Case
‣In-vehicle Charger
‣Mains Charger
‣Windscreen Mounting Bracket
‣TMC Antenna
‣Extension DAB/DVB Antenna
‣Video In adaptor 2.5mm to Phono
‣USB Cable
‣SD card with preloaded here maps - SNT8500 UK and Ireland, SNT8500E Europe
‣User Guide/Software CD-Rom
‣Quick Start Guide

Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound Accessories

The DB8500 Syrius 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.

View all of the Snooper DB8500 Syrius accessories.

Snooper DB8500 Syrius Pro Sound Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣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
‣SDRAM: 128Mb
‣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 Syrius Pro Sound manual

Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here

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.

ActiveGPS is an Official Snooper Internet Supplier

ActiveGPS.co.uk (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: 26th March 2019


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