Saved In Speed Camera Warning

ROAD ANGEL PURE

EMPOWERING THE DRIVER TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS

With UK speeding fines and variable speeding limits on the increase nationwide, make sure you get a clear view of the road ahead and never miss a speed camera again with our new super-bright, sunlight readable LCD screen. Never wonder what the speed limit is again! Make sure you’re ready for the Smart Motorway revolution with our Road Angel Pure.

Our speed camera and radar detectors give live updates and information based on GPS location, with built-in laser gun protection to guarantee the identification of the speed limit on even the most remote road. The Road Angel PURE even includes App connectivity to iOS and Android smartphones. Learn more about our speed awareness products now.

Price: £249.99 Available Halfords & Road Angel Website www.roadangelgroup.com

Bizziebaby Bronze Award Winner 2019 Speed Camera Category

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ROAD ANGEL PURE Reviews

Product Tested By Leslie Pearce

Leslie Awarded The Road Angel Pure 5/5

My initial impression of the Road Angel was good. The concept of this product is brilliant. I was really impressed with the design. The black packaging makes it look smart. The camera itself is small and can be stuck on your dashboard easily. The instructions were very easy to follow. There is a choice to follow instructions if you wanted to set it up on your mobile device or a set of instructions if you want to set it up on your desktop. I chose to do it on my computer and it was very easy to do. I spoke to their office to activate my subscription and they were very helpful and friendly.  I did find this easy to set up.  It is so easy to operate. The USB connection that goes into your car has 2 USB ports so was ideal for us as we always use our car phone charger too. We didn’t have to keep swapping the leads over. It was really effective in showing us the speeds of roads. When we have gone somewhere new and we don’t know the area this has really helped us out. Before we had this, quite a few times one of us would ask the speed of a road. This camera picked up on everything while we were out. It even picked up on school zones and red light cameras. I know it does so much more too, like live Camera vans and so on but we didn’t encounter any of those yet. We definitely felt safer using this device. One of the roads near us has changed to 30 from 40 and this told us straight away. I liked everything about the Road Angel Pure. It’s a lovely design, easy to set up and very informative. We used this every time we used the car. It definitely makes you more confident when driving, especially driving somewhere new. I do believe it did help us avoid potential speeding fines. The quality is great and it looks smart too. It’s great for the money. This has come in handy so many times and will continue to do so on our travels preventing us from fines and so on. The more it is used the more we will benefit from it. We didn’t know you could get a device like this so it was great to see one in action. The price could put people off but if you think of how speeds are changing all the time on our roads, lack of signs and constant speed patrol vehicles then this could save you so much money in the long run. I have already recommended this to friends who do a lot of travelling around. This product has worked great for us. It is easy to set up, looks smart and hardly takes up any space at all in your car. I would highly recommend it. Leslie Pearce

Product Tested By Gareth Howard

Gareth Awarded The Road Angel Pure 4.5/5

Smart Looking, modern gadget. I think it is a good idea to keep people aware of speed limits.  The design is sleek, modern and compact. Easy to follow, good instructions. Very easy to set up. Was easy to operate and very user friendly. This worked well on all roads highlighting present speed restrictions.  It did alert when speed limits changed and a camera was oncoming. This worked very well and did make you aware of any warnings upcoming. I did not really think about feeling safer but was confident I was being informed of speed restrictions while travelling.  I really liked how compact and modern this was. I used this 2-3 times a week.  I am generally good with speeds but think this would be perfect for drivers who may not have that assurance. I do not think this would help me avoid potential speeding fines but I believe it would work for a demographic of drivers.  The quality is great. I think with smart phones offering a lot more now the price of the road angel is set quite high.  I was impressed with the fact it did make you award of your speed in different zones.  I personally would not buy this as I think price is too high compared to smart phone driving apps that do alert you of speed restrictions.  I would highly recommend this product for people that do need that speed awareness support. Great driving aid, I just think the price is a little high. It has been really good testing this product, it did exactly what it set out and made you aware of any speed restrictions and your speed in areas and it is small and compact to have in the car. Gareth Howard

Product Tested By Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Awarded The Road Angel Pure 3.8/5

I was impressed with the packaging, it arrived in a small box, with no wasted packaging and I was also impressed with the compact size of the device. I like the concept of the road angel pure and the fact that it is designed to help keep you safe on the road whilst driving! It is small and compact so that it doesn’t get in the way of your field of vision whilst driving, yet it is big enough to be able to clearly see the screen and the speed you are doing. There was very little actual instructions in the box with the product, I had to download instructions and the app from the road angel website, which is a good idea as it reduces the environmental impact of the product, however it did take me a while to get the instructions downloaded and I had to download them on my laptop as I couldn’t read them on my phone and use the app on my phone to control the settings on the road angel at the same time. It did take me a little while to download the instructions and app and I realised I couldn’t read the instructions on my phone and use the app on my phone at the same time so had to download the instructions on my laptop so I could use the app on my phone. Also when I initially went to use the device-it kept saying “searching” as it needed mobile phone signal (which wasn’t available where I lived).  So after speaking to their customer service we figured out that was the problem and I had to go for a drive to an area of mobile signal so that the device could work properly, this continues to be an issue at times when the device has ran out of battery and is starting up again! The device is very straight forward and easy to operate, the app on the phone helps you co-ordinate the settings on it and there are 2 buttons on the actual device which are simple to use. The road angel was effective most of the time letting me know the present speed limits, however there were a few times when I noticed that the road angel wasn’t up to date and wasn’t effective at letting me know what the new up dated speed limit was. I’m not sure if this was linked to the fact it needs mobile signal to work efficiently and the network it operates on doesn’t have great coverage in the rural area that I live in. Throughout my trial of using the road angel I only came across 2 laser gun speed camera vans and unfortunately the road angel did not seem to pick them up or notice them? However at other times the road angel told me there was a speed camera van present when there wasn’t! I am unsure as to why this happened, and the ineffectiveness of the built in laser gun identification was probably one of the things that disappointed me most about the road angel. The road angel was effective at advising me of most things, however as I mentioned above it didn’t seem to pick up on the laser guns of the speed camera Van’s that I came across.  Given that I live in a rural area, I didn’t come across any congestion zones or red camera lights or school zones, but the app was very easy to use and to configure the road angel to alert me to these things if needed. Unfortunately there were 2 parts of road that I drive on regularly that have speed limits of 50mph (that were previously 60mph limits) that has been in effect over a year and even though I updated my road angel as advised to do so when I first set it up it unfortunately didn’t notify me about these 2 parts of road that have 50mph restrictions, again I am unsure if this was maybe linked to lack of mobile phone signal? So although in general I found the road angel to be effective notifying me of speed limits, I wouldn’t feel 100% safe as it didn’t seem to be very up to date. I definitely liked the fact that you could set the road angel to notify you when you were going over the speed limit, it would light its screen up red and give small short beeps, I found this very effective at making me realise my speed and slow down without being too distracting either. I used the road angel on nearly all of my journeys every day unless I was going a very short distance. I do feel a lot safer that the road angel will assist me being aware of my speed and make me slow down, however I won’t depend on it to be aware of all the speed limit changes unfortunately! But on the whole it is very useful to help notify you off your speed and make you slow down! Unfortunately as the road angel didn’t seem to be up to date in my rural area of changes to speed restrictions that were made well over a year ago and as it also didn’t seem to pick up 2 laser gun speed camera Van’s I don’t think it would be that effective in helping me avoid speeding fines etc. The item is good quality and well made, it is discrete and effective and the ability to charge it in 2 different ways is very helpful and the little bag it comes with is very handy so that it can be removed and stored safely out of your car if needed. Unfortunately I don’t think this product does offer value for money as I am aware that new sat nav can provide up to date speed limit Awareness (as well as providing satellite navigation) and you can purchase them for less than £100. I feel that although the road angel is a good product to make you aware of your speed the £249.99 price tag is a little too expensive for what it does! I liked the fact the product was simple to use and the warning it gave when you are going over the speed limit by having its screen go red and give state beeps-I found it very effective in making me slow down when I went over the speed limit! To be honest I would not purchase this  as I think the price is too expensive and the fact it wasn’t as up-to-date with speed limits in my rural area and the fact relied on mobile phone signal which again wasn’t available in my area which also seems to affect its performance.   I would say no to recommending it to family or friends that live near me in a rural area, as I don’t think the road angel works well in our area where it can’t pick up mobile phone signal and it also doesn’t seem to be up to date with current speed limits where we live, however I might recommend it to family or friends living and driving in bigger cities where I would like to think the road angel would be kept more up to date there. The road angel is well designed and simple to use without being distracting when driving however it didn’t function that well for me as it didn’t seem to be up to date with all changes to speed limits in my area and it also didn’t alert me to speed cameras, I’m not sure if part of this issue was the fact it couldn’t locate mobile phone signal in my rural area? However that being said I did find the way in which it alerted me when I was going over the speed limit very effective and I found myself slowing down and staying within the speed limit. Overall it is good product however I don’t think it warrants the high price tag as a lot of new sat nav now come with similar features installed for a fraction of the price.  I had high expectations of this product when it first arrived especially given its high price tag and all the claims it made about being up to date with all changes to speed limits and its ability to alert you to speed cameras, however I was quite disappointed in it as it didn’t alert me to speed camera vans and it wasn’t up to date to speed limit changes in my local area, that being said I did find the way in which it alerted me when I was going over the speed limit very effective and I found myself slowing down and staying within the speed limit. The design of the device was also nice; it was neat and tidy looking and simple to use without being distracting when driving. Overall it is good product however I don’t think it warrants the high price tag as a lot of new sat nav now come with similar features installed for a fraction of the price. Jennifer Willis

The price could put people off but if you think of how speeds are changing all the time on our roads, lack of signs and constant speed patrol vehicles then this could save you so much money in the long run. I have already recommended this to friends who do a lot of travelling around. This product has worked great for us. It is easy to set up, looks smart and hardly takes up any space at all in your car. I would highly recommend it.

Awards

Leslie Awarded The Road Angel Pure 5/5

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