This Escort Max 360 0100024-2 radar detector features USB connectivity, a smartphone app and connection to the DEFENDER database to provide you with up-to-date, real-time alerts. GPS AutoLearn technology isolates real signals from false alarms.
Posted by: Mystery from: on
This radar gives 360 degree protection with front and rear arrows so we know from which side threat is . I travelled abt 2500 miles with this radar and I got warned from a long distance with a plenty of time to slow down . Sometimes I was warned abt 2 miles far. Very happy for this purchase. This is a plug and play radar, no more hassle. My experience says this is the best radar so far in the market.
61 out of 66 found this review helpful.
If you love constant false K Band alerts buy it!
Posted by: Rooster829 from: on
I purchased this radar detector 8 days ago based on my past good experiences with Escort radars. Spending over $600 for a radar detector is not something I took lightly. However, I decided to buy the best that Escort had to offer. WOW WAS I DISAPPOINTED! Good thing I found a YouTube video to help me figure out how to program it. Had to use my cell phone. Why not an easier way??? The first 20 miles I drove with this new radar detector on I got over 50 false K band alerts....every vehicle with anti-collusion equipment set it off. Stores with automatic doors set it off. I had the setting on "Highway" so I changed it to "Auto" which is supposed to be less sensitive to reduce false alerts. This did not help in the least. On our drive from Pittsburgh to Orlando the K Band alert went off literally 100's of times before I got 2 hours into the trip. Finally after the entire family was sick of the radar alert going off constantly after passing every truck I just turned the piece of junk off. What good is a radar detector that has soooo many false alerts you ignore its alerts all together or you get so annoyed and frustrated you just turn it off? As soon as I get back, this over-priced, under-performing radar detector is going back to Best Buy for a refund. As far as Escort goes, I have lost all respect for them and future products they may produce.
8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Sensitive and quiet
Posted by: iTradeShips from: on
Dropped my 4 year old Escort 9500ix and broke it, which was the unfortunate but perfect excuse to finally upgrade to the Max360. I was surprised by the larger and heavier form factor, but I'm guessing the additional antennas required for the directional arrows are a major culprit. The mounting cup, with its angle adjustment screw is a major upgrade over previous mounts. I could previously run my daily routes in Highway mode on my 9500ix with the GPS filtering taking care of all the unwanted interference, but around town the Max360 in Highway mode is chirping with a lot more frequency, particularly with all the new car technology that uses onboard radar (adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, etc.). The directional arrows make it easy to interpret when a passing vehicle is the culprit, or when radar reflection was to blame. A switch to auto mode, took out 90% of the false alerts as the GPS system learns the fixed locations. In my opinion, Waze makes the EscortLive system useless, as Waze's much larger user base gives you a more accurate view of police activity, albeit without the pre-warning of which radar band to be looking at. Waze is free however, while Escort still wants to charge you for their EscortLive network. All in all, very happy. Suggest you price check the major online only retailer, as it allowed me to save $100 with BestBuy's price match and still apply some gift cards.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Best Radar Detector
Posted by: Milkenit from: on
I have both this model and the 9500ix. Compared they are both very good models and the performance is great. I really like the directional indicator that alerts you on the threat. Very pricey but one ticket and fees in some states pays for it. The only Con for me is the size.
7 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Spiv37 from: on
Nice detector....pricey but quiet and gps marks false alarms, so everyday routes are quite unless its a cop...
4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Could be a little smaller
Posted by: dp67stang from: Fresno, CA on
I had an Escort Max 2 previous to this and both work great! I do like how the 360 lets me know where the signal is coming from but the actual detector is quite a bit larger than I expected. It seems to work just as good but I don't like the larger size.
5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: boatymacboatface from: on
I have been saved a couple of times already on I-90 near Cle Elum, WA. Amazing range (Over a mile away) Not one to drive like a jack a** but, I do like to know where they are. Be sure to mount in center of windshield below dark tint as instructed. Works a lot better than sitting on dash on the left. It's a little expensive but well worth it.
3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Spend the extra money and get this
Posted by: Mrx007 from: on
I have had the 8500 just traded up from the max2. This blows it out of the water. The range is fantastic and now being able to know what direction it's coming from, what more can you ask for.
6 out of 11 found this review helpful.
One of the Best Radar Detectors owning
Posted by: Sooner007 from: on
One of the best radar detectors I have owned. Only thing I think the windshield mount is little to flimsy for the heavy radar detector.
3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Love this model
Posted by: Jsilva68 from: on
I am very impressed with this model and it works great with the smart phone app. I love that it has arrows to show you where the signal is coming from. Also it has dual indication so if there are multiple bands it will detect them and show the strength of the bands also. I know it's one of the more expensive detectors but well worth the money! I think it's the best one yet!