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Snooper MY-SPEED XL with FREE Speed Camera and Speed Limit Updates

Product Code: SNMSXL

Snooper MY-SPEED XL displays the road speed limit of the road you’re travelling and alerts to speed camera locations across the UK and Western Europe. The MY-SPEED XL also displays your current speed in large format via an impressive 4.3-inch touchscreen display. The MY-SPEED XL features an internal rechargeable battery providing up to 3 hours wireless operation.

The Snooper MY-SPEED XL features two databases in one single device, these are:

1. Speed limit database: displays and alerts you to road speed limits and changes in speed limits throughout the UK and Western Europe (database updated once per year).

2. Speed camera alert database: incorporates Snooper's award winning AURA GPS speed camera database (database updated daily).

What's more both of the databases are FREE to update. So once you've bought the MY-SPEED XL there are no further or ongoing subscription charges to pay. Learn more.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL with FREE Speed Camera and Speed Limit Updates - £99.98

The Snooper MY-SPEED XL is a GPS system that will display on screen all road speed limits across UK and Western Europe as well as showing your speed as measured using the built-in GPS speedometer technology. If your speed is displayed within a green circle (see top image below) then this indicates that you are driving below speed limit. If your speed is shown within a red circle (see bottom image below) then this indicates that you are driving above speed limit. The speed limit for the road you are driving on is also shown on screen. Speed limit data is supplied by here maps and updated once a year. The MY-SPEED XL has a built-in rechargeable battery providing 3 hours of cable free use.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL's green 'safe alert' clearly indicates you are 
driving safely within the speed limit.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL's red 'danger theme' clearly indicates you are 
driving above the speed limit and need to slow down!

If the speed limit for the road is unknown then the Snooper MY-SPEED XL will display an exclamation mark instead of a speed limit.

Please note: The Snooper MY-SPEED XL speed limits are advisory speed limits ONLY. Always check the roadside speed limit signs and abide by local driving regulations and laws in the country you are travelling. It is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to ensure that they are driving within the posted speed limits at all time.

The MY-SPEED XL features a 4.3 LCD colour touchscreen and is therefore suitable for use in a car, motorhome, towing a caravan or driving a lorry. You can also choose the type of vehicle to receive appropriate advisory speed limits. The advisory speed limit options are for the following vehicle types:

‣Motorhome < 3.5t
‣Motorhome > 3.5t
‣Truck 3.5t-7.5t
‣Truck 7.5t-12t
‣Truck > 12t

A microSD Card is included in the box and stores the speed limit and speed camera database information. The microSD will syncronise with the Snooper MY SPEED XL and after sycronisation it cannot be used with any other device.

Speed limits and speed cameras database

Speed limits are available for all roads across Western Europe (including the UK). You can update the database of speed limits in the Snooper MY-SPEED XL once a year. As well as speed limit information across all of Western Europe, the Snooper MY-SPEED XL features a speed camera database of European speed camera locations. On approach to a speed camera location the My Speed XL will display the distance to the speed camera location and the type of speed camera. Both KPH and MPH readouts are available also.

Speed cameras included in the database are: SPECS, Gatso, Truvelo, DS2, Watchman, Peak, Speedcurb, known mobile speed camera sites and variable speed cameras (such as motorway variable speed zones).

You can choose between a hard or soft beep tone for alerts when approaching an upcoming speed camera location. There is also a Smart Mute feature whereby you will receive full visual and audible alerts when approaching a speed camera only when driving above the road speed limit. If you are driving below the speed limit for the approaching speed camera location then with Smart Mute turned ON the audible alert will be muted and a low level visual alert will be displayed. If you drop your speed when alerted to a speed camera location and Smart Mute is ON then the alert will mute and the display will show low level visual alerts.

Both the AURA speed camera database and the speed limit database are FREE for the lifetime of the product. You are restricted to downloading 1 update per year for the speed limit database whereas you can download the speed camera database as often as you like.

You can also set a pre-defined speed limit to receive warnings only when driving above a particular speed limit.

UK and Western Europe speed limit and speed camera database coverage

The Snooper MY-SPEED XL features the AURA speed camera database which includes speed camera locations in the following countries:

‣ UK and Ireland
‣ Germany
‣ Holland
‣ Belgium
‣ France
‣ Spain
‣ Portugal
‣ Switzerland
‣ Italy
‣ Austria
‣ Luxembourg
‣ Denmark
‣ Norway
‣ Sweden
‣ Finland
‣ Poland
‣ Romania
‣ Russia
‣ North America
‣ Canada
‣ Australia*
‣ New Zealand*
‣ South Africa

*MY-SPEED XL is not compatible with Australia and New Zealand

The windscreen bracket and car charger are included in the box when buying the Snooper MY-SPEED XL from ActiveGPS.co.uk.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL Features

‣4.3-inch LCD colour display
Here maps speed limit data for UK and Western Europe
‣Vehicle type selectable for appropriate advisory speed limits
Snooper AURA speed camera database FREE to download
‣Up to 3 hour battery life, for cable free operation
‣Displays your speed using GPS
‣Displays road name or number
‣Audible and visual alerts if speed limit is exceeded - user selectable
‣Audible and visual alerts of speed limit changes
‣MY-SPEED limit alert - select any speed limit for additional speed limit alerts
‣MPH or KPH settings
‣User selectable languages
‣GPS clock
‣Electronic GPS compass
‣Displays current time
‣Volume and brightness controls
‣Fully Portable, easy to transfer from vehicle to vehicle
‣Day and night modes
‣Requires Windows PC to update the AURA GPS speed camera database
‣1 year manufacturers guarantee


Snooper MY-SPEED XL is a plug and play device. Inside the box you will find a windscreen mounting bracket, this attaches to the inside of your windscreen. A separate cigarette lighter car charger which is also included provides power to the MY-SPEED XL and you're ready to go. You are advised to locate the MY-SPEED XL in a place where the built in GPS antenna has a clear view of the sky and also somewhere that does not obstruct your view of the road ahead. You will also need to locate it somewhere that you do not need to look too far from the road ahead so you can maintain a good view of the road ahead without taking you eyes off the road.

The Snooper MY-SPEED XL should not be left plugged in to the cigarette lighter adaptor when you start your vehicle as power surges can cause damage to your unit (the cigarette lighter socket is prone to power surges).

Charging the internal battery

We do not recommend using a third party charger with this product. A mobile phone USB charger or a laptop may not be powerful enough to reliably charge the Snooper MY-SPEED XL and may provide an incorrect voltage or insufficient power. An official genuine Snooper AC charger is available for indoor use with this product you can view and buy here.

Please bear in mind that the product on this page is designed to be used in a vehicle with power provided by the included vehicle charger. The battery is for short term back up only - not for regular use. For optimum performance we recommend that you use this product connected to cigarette lighter adapter via the vehicle charger. Because of potential power surges which may damage the product you should not start your vehicle with the product connected.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL Databases

The Snooper MY-SPEED XL features two databases in one single device, these are:

Speed Limit Updates (FREE)

The MY-SPEED XL speed limit database is supplied by here maps. You can access the latest speed limit database on a annual basis which is free to download.

Please note: The Snooper MY-SPEED XL speed limits are advisory speed limits ONLY. Always check the roadside speed limit signs and abide by local driving regulations and laws in the country you are travelling. It is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to ensure that they are driving within the posted speed limits at all time.

Speed Camera updates (FREE)

The speed camera database is FREE to download to the MY SPEED XL for the lifetime of the product.

The AURA database is updated daily, so you can update your speed camera locations on the same fequency if you like. Please note: the speed limit database is only updated once a year.

It is fully legal to use a speed camera detector in the UK. However, before using the Snooper MY-SPEED outside of the UK we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you check to ensure that the use of a speed camera detector in other countries is also legal.

PC System Requirements

Your computer must have an Intel Pentium Class processor or equivalent, a minimum of 32MB of RAM, 20MB of free space and a spare USB connection. The monitor must be 256 (8-bit) colours or greater and you also must have a CD ROM drive.

The My Speed will only operate on Windows computers. Specifically, you must be using Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Vista 7, 8, or 10 (32 bit/64 bit). It will also only work with Internet Explorer 6 or Netscape Navigator 6 or above.

The Snooper My Speed will not operate when using Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Millennium, Windows XP (64 bit) or Apple Macintosh operating systems.

What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)

‣Snooper MY-SPEED XL
‣Windscreen Mounting Bracket
‣12V-24V in car power supply
‣CD Rom - PDF User Manual
‣USB Cable
‣MicroSD card

Snooper MY-SPEED XL Accessories

Want to buy additional accessories for the Snooper MY-SPEED XL? We stock genuine accessories including soft carrying case, hard carrying case, hardwire power cable and mains power charger (as pictured above).

View all Snooper MY-SPEED XL accessories

Snooper MY-SPEED XL Questions and Answers

Question: UK and EU speed camera units are said to be going through an upgrade process from the end of 2018 onwards. Will the Snooper MY-SPEED XL be able to get updated to cover new upgrades systems. or would a new detector be required?

Answer: Yes, an update would be required and made available by the manufacturer - Snooper. In fact since the Snooper MY-SPEED was launched a new speed camera, HADECS was granted use in the UK. The MY-SPEED XL now includes this new camera type. A software/firmware and/or at very least speed camera database would be required to enable the alerts to a new type of speed camera in the Snooper AURA database, which the Snooper MY-SPEED XL uses.

Question: I am hoping to purchase a Snooper My Speed without camera detection. To use only for speed of road travelled. I believe it is no longer sold. If I were to purchase your XL model can it be use as I require?

Answer: The Snooper MY-SPEED was discontinued by Snooper around 3-4 years ago. Unlike its predecessor the Snooper MY-SPEED XL includes two FREE lifetime databases - speed camera updates and road speed limit updates. The Snooper MY-SPEED users were charged an annual fee for both of these databases.

When using the Snooper MY-SPEED XL you can simply choose not download to the GPS speed camera database - you will not receive alerts to speed camera locations. Instead if you download the road speed camera limit database, you will receive road speed limits throughout the UK and Western Europe only.

The speed limit database uses here data and is updated once a year. Please note: some speed limits may be incorrect over the course of the year, before the next annual update is released. The speed camera database which is managed in house by Snooper is updated frequently throughout the year.

Question: Ref my speed xl. Please advise if this will work in my 2016 mondeo with heated windscreen? Thank you.

Answer: Unfortunately we do not have a list of vehicle windscreens that will and will not work with a GPS based device.

Can I suggest you contact Ford to ask them whether their windscreen will affect the performance of a GPS signal?

Question: How accurate is the speed limit database on the Snooper MY-SPEED XL? I know of speed limit changes in the last two weeks, will these be reflected in the database?

Answer: The Snooper MY-SPEED XL contains TWO databases:

1. Speed camera locations
2. Road speed limits

The Snooper MY-SPEED XL speed limit database is updated ONCE per year. The data is supplied by sat nav mapping provider here maps. Therefore, changes to speed limits since the last annual update will NOT be reflected within the Snooper MY-SPEED XL speed limit database.

Speed limits at speed camera locations within the Snooper AURA speed camera database are updated on a daily basis by Snooper.

When first starting the MY-SPEED XL you are provided with the screen below, reminding you that it is the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to ensure that they are driving within the posted speed limits at all times.

Question: My question is regarding the fitting. I have a 2014 Seat Leon, the cigarette lighter fitting is under the front centre armrest and this device attaches to windscreen. This would mean a lot of dangling cables, is there any way to avoid this? There is a usb port in the glove box which is on passengers side. Also the car has a built in sat nav, can this device be integrated into it or is it stand alone. I really think this is a good product but my main concern is the fitting of it? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer: There are two ways to power the Snooper MY-SPEED XL.

1. Snooper MY-SPEED XL Vehicle Power Cable (included in the box)
2. Snooper MY-SPEED XL Hardwire Power Cable (sold separately)

Remember, the Snooper MY-SPEED XL features a built-in rechargeable battery, so it is possible to use the Snooper MY-SPEED XL without plugging any car charger in.

Question: Relacing Pantera snooper. Considering My Speed XL. Can I wire direct rather than via cigar lighter? Is it safe?

Answer: Yes, you can hardwire the Snooper MY-SPEED XL using the authentic Snooper hardwire power cable (pictured right).

If you require other accessories such as a carry case, you can view and buy them here.

Question: Does the Snooper MY-SPEED XL detect the speed limit and give an audible warning that you are exceeding the limit at that time? In other words something that detects when you are in a 30mph, 50 mph or 70mph zone etc.

Also does it work in Northern Ireland and does it charge from the cigarette adapter.

Answer: The answer is yes to all of your questions. Although, rather than detecting the speed limit the Snooper MY-SPEED XL features a database (updated annually) of road speed limits. The database includes all of the UK and Western Europe, so Northern Ireland is included.

When driving below the road speed limit the Snooper MY-SPEED XL screen is green, when exceeding the road speed limit changes to red and audible alert is emitted.

When you buy the Snooper MY-SPEED XL from ActiveGPS.co.uk we include a 12V-24V in car power supply. to power and charge from your vehicles cigarette adapter.

Question: What I like to find:

1. speed of my motorbike
2. the speed limit derived from the
satellite of the streets in and out
the town
3. working on the motorbike accumulator

Is the Snooper My Speed XL the right one for me?

Answer: The Snooper MY-SPEED XL is designed for use within a car - it's not waterproof.

When used on any vehicle the MY-SPEED XL will display:

‣Your vehicles current speed
‣The road speed limit you are currently driving/riding

Question: MY-SPEED XL - will it talk to me or is it only vision screen.

Answer: You can choose to hear audible beeps. These can be muted. For more information please see page pages 13 and 14 of the online instruction manual.

Question: For Snooper Speed XL, do I need to purchase a battery charger separate?
If I use it by battery, then I presume it can be fitted in position at windscreen without any trailing wires, is that correct, Thank you.

Answer: Some customers have purchased the Snooper MY-SPEED XL mini USB Mains Charger together with their Snooper MY-SPEED XL. Presumably this is so they can achieve exactly what you require… to charge the Snooper MY-SPEED XL in their home or office and then using in car cable free.

Should you then run out of power/charge whilst using the Snooper MY-SPEED XL in car, you an power/recharge again using the supplied: 12V-24V in car power supply.

Additional Snooper MY-SPEED XL accessories can be purchased here.

Question: If I mounted Snooper MY-SPEED XL in the centre console would it still pick up GPS?

Answer: For the Snooper MY-SPEED XL to function correctly it needs to locate and lock onto at least three orbiting GPS satellites in the sky above.

As long as the position you intend to mount the MY-SPEED XL can achieve this, then you will be ok.

Do you have a question about the Snooper MY-SPEED XL? Submit your question via our contact page.

Snooper MY-SPEED XL Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 16:9 TFT LCD 4.3-inch colour
‣Display Resolution: 480x272
‣User Interface Touch Screen and 1 Power/Menu Button
‣Power: 12-24V DC OUTPUT: 5V DC 1.5A
‣Memory 4GB Flash
‣Cold start time: Average 35s
‣GPS Antenna Built-in passive ceramic antenna
‣Memory Card Micro SD Card upto 8GB
‣Battery Li-ion battery 900 mAh
‣Speaker Mono 8Ω / 1.0W (MAX) speaker
‣High-fidelity stereo 16Ω or 32Ω headphone jacks (φ 3.5)
‣Installation: Plug and play
‣Dimensions: Width - 118mm, Depth - 12mm, Height - 90mm
‣Snooper MY SPEED XLmanual

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: 5th December 2018


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