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Promoted 06-12-2014 at 08:28 AM View Original Post
UPDATE: Available again with a new link as shown below.

Groupon has the Escort SmartRadar Radar and Laser Detector for iPhone or Android for $199.99 with free shipping. Thanks yuugotserved

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Edited June 12, 2014 at 08:26 AM by brisar
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Available again with a NEW LINK [groupon.com]

$199.99 with free shipping

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Escort SmartRadar Radar and Laser Detector for iPhone or Android [groupon.com]

$199.99 with free shipping

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Price Comparison: Our Research shows that this product is $160 less (44% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $360 - longmanj9

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Last Edited by rangerz June 13, 2014 at 08:02 PM
Just to clear up a few questions before more folks ask:

1. This detector is not as sensitive as the V1 (valentine 1)
2. The Valentine 1 is NOT the most sensitive detector.
3. The Escort Redline, or Beltronics STI-R Plus are the most sensitive detectors on the market present day.
4. The Smart Radar uses the same Antenna as the famous 9500ix, so performance will be similar. --> NOTE: may law enforcement agencies are using 'EuroSpec' lasers which are NOT recognized by the 9500ix (and this model) -- you'll need a laser jammer to be 'safe'
5. Escort will honor the warranty from groupon
6. This unit does NOT have GPS lockout of false signals

Includes ESCORT Live which has two levels of features: FREE and PREMIUM:

ESCORT Live™ delivers the world’s most advanced real time radar and laser ticket protection giving drivers an unprecedented, advanced information picture of their driving environment. The result is an ESCORT Live™ nation of drivers connected in the social network for the road. ESCORT Live is available in two versions:

ESCORT Live™ Free Download:
• ‘Real time Police Spotted’ speed trap alerts
• Mobile/Speed Camera, and Redlight Camera alerts
• Muliticolor Speedometer screens
• Ability to share your threat reports in the ESCORT Live™ network
• ESCORT’s patented Mark Location™ feature which allows drivers to receive automatic reminders for previously marked threats
• Multiple map and dashboard views on your smartphone based on user preference

ESCORT Live Premium:
• Real-time radar and laser alerts received by other detector users in the area
• Detailed threat information including time sensitive, ‘heat-mapped’ color coded warning icons for fast, safe and more accurate responses
• ESCORT’s patented GPS full feature set including: vehicle speed; posted speed limit data; over speed limit alerts; compass and directional headings
• Full access to ESCORT Nation
• Two convenient levels of subscription service – $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year

Escort live Premoium is mostly a joke... you're better off getting The Free WAZE app which will be much more effective as it's used by tens of millions of people to report incidents, speed, police sightings etc.

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#5
I dont understand. Is this an actual radar detector? how does it compare to the 9500ix or X50?
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#6
Actual detector.

Not many reviews and they definately disconnected this product.

I would read the escort radar forums to actually gauge its effectiveness.
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I dont understand. Is this an actual radar detector? how does it compare to the 9500ix or X50?
was wondering the same thing and from what i read - yes it is a all-band radar/lazer detector (same antenna as the top rated escort 9500ix) but its a lot more discreet with a smaller form factor than usual detectors + its got this escort live app which seems like their version of like a WAZE app but not for navigation rather for creating a network of folks avoiding speed traps and the like...

on a side note, escort is the very best in radars imho and rarely on sale so TU from me and reps coming your way op
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Escort Live is pretty terrible. Its come a long way but honestly the network of people who use it isnt very many unless you live in a metro area. The software itself is buggy and mediocre. Supposedly they are working on a new version.

Keep in mind when buying Escort products that you must purchase at an authorized retailer or you will definitely be denied warranty on the product.
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#9
Is this comparable to the valentine 1
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Quote from stash182 View Post :
I dont understand. Is this an actual radar detector? how does it compare to the 9500ix or X50?
Quote from purificada View Post :
was wondering the same thing and from what i read - yes it is a all-band radar/lazer detector but its a lot more discreet than usual detectors + its got this escort live app which seems like their version of like a WAZE app but not for navigation rather for creating a network of folks avoiding speed traps and the like...

on a side note, escort is the best in radars imho and rarely on sale so TU from me and reps coming your way op
It's the same M4 internals as the 9500ix and the second generation 8500 X50.
Hearing that the app isn't very good, I think I'll just stick with my 9500ix and Waze. Even if they get the app perfect, it's never going to have a userbase anywhere near Waze.
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http://radartest.com/Escort_Smart...estResults
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http://www.rdforum.org/content/ec..._Detectors

Good deal. Ka band sensitivity is much better than the 9500ix, a bit below the Redline. With the smartphone app, you get the same location blocking feature in the 9500ix. In short, this is better than 9500ix but cheaper too.
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Is this comparable to the valentine 1
Not comparable to the V1 if you're looking for arrow indicators to give you an idea of the location of the source, but according to dr. boyd's quote below, it's the same as a 9500ix and 8500 X50, which is comparable if not surpasses the Valentine V1.

Quote from dr.boyd View Post :
It's the same M4 internals as the 9500ix and the second generation 8500 X50.
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Not comparable to the V1 if you're looking for arrow indicators to give you an idea of the location of the source, but according to dr. boyd's quote below, it's the same as a 9500ix and 8500 X50, which is comparable if not surpasses the Valentine V1.
My understanding is that the V1 remains king of detection (by a narrow margin) but I bought Escort because the 9500xi "learns" false alerts. Escort Live could make this thing amazing if it tied all of the users data together and mapped all false and true alerts but from the reviews I've seen it's "if I flag a true alert it posts on the map for ~1hour and then disappears" which is essentially what Waze already does with many many more users.
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#14
it will cost you $200 if you need a firmware upgrade for V1.
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#15
Worth a shot, don't forget 10% Discover cashback for Groupon as well
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