Escort - ESCORT iX Intelligent Long Range Radar Laser Detector

Get long-range alerts when you're on the road with this Escort iX radar detector. An active database of red light cameras and speed traps helps you navigate your route, and voice alerts let you concentrate on your driving. This Escort iX radar detector uses Bluetooth technology to share live crowd-sourced data for enhanced accuracy.

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Overview

What's Included


  • ESCORT iX Intelligent Long Range Radar Laser Detector
  • SmartCord USB
  • travel case
  • new EZ Mag mount

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (107 out of 115)

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Escort - Automotive In-dash Power Cord - Red
Escort - Automotive In-dash Power Cord - Red
Escort 79-000041-01 Automotive In-dash Power Cord
Portable GPS/Radar Detector Installation (Hardware Not Included)
Portable GPS/Radar Detector Installation (Hardware Not Included)
Have your new portable GPS or radar detector installed neatly, reliably and professionally by a Geek Squad Autotech. Our Autotechs are MECP-certified, and their workmanship is warrantied for life. Additional materials fees apply; see below for more details.*

Features


Long-range detection

Superior sensitivity on all conventional and instant-on radar bands plus maximum laser range and off-axis coverage.

Fastest response

DSP technology and multiple laser sensors provide earliest warning of speed-monitoring threats.

AutoLearn technology

Proprietary anti-falsing design uses the power of GPS to learn and automatically reject fixed position false alarms.

DEFENDER database

Provides information on active red light and speed cameras throughout North America. Weekly Web-based updates ensure accurate, current information.

Multi-color OLED display

Includes four different color settings :blue, red, green, and amber.

Crystal Clear voice alerts

Provide clear communications for alerts and menu options, allowing driver to focus on the road.

Dual-language

Choose English or Spanish text and voice alerts.


Customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Does what it's supposed to

    Posted
    CamaroSS
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I used to have an Escort Redline, but since a majority of my driving is in the city, it was just way too chatty for me, so I sold it. I bought the IX so that it would lock out the false alerts from door openers, etc on my daily travels. I want to point out, I am retired law enforcement and I know how radar and LIDAR works, been certified for a very long time. I still like driving fast though ;) And no, I am not that Radar Roy guy. The magnetic mount is ingenious and makes other mounts obsolete. (why did it take this long for them to think of this???) I have used this both in town, where I keep it on AutoNoX (X band hasn't been used in my area for close to 30 years), and also on thousand mile road trips, and I am impressed with how it works. Now, there are simply times no radar detector will save you, for instance: Patrol unit sets up facing traffic just over a hill, you are the first car to come over said hill, officer takes his unit off of hold, an before you can react to your warning, he has your speed. LIDAR--well, the alert just lets you know you've already been gunned. Now, as far as some reviews saying how in (insert number here) miles, it gave a false alert (insert number here) times when no patrol was in sight. Well, this can happen. it can be detecting a scattered reflection from a unit miles away, even on the open road, even going a different direction, and off course you don't see the patrol car. So, like I said, the unit works well. I am thinking about getting a 360 for my other vehicle just to change it up a bit and decide which would work best in my Camaro...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reasonable detector a little pricey

    Posted
    Sean
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am happy with this detector. I have a 9500ix, which is the older version of this detector, in my car and my wife uses the Escort iX. Like the previous detector, the iX can be chatty on K band around town, you can set it to learn the location of static K band sources, such as CVS automatic door sensors, but still certain cars, Cadillacs and Audis come to mind, pollute enough to require the mute button. There is on the iX a selection for low sensitivity for K band, but I haven't tried it; I should because police in my area seem to use Ka band, not K band. A feature that I like that is not on the 9500 is the ability to use the Escort Live App. I can run this app on my mobile phone which connects to the iX using Bluetooth. The app warns me, real time, of radar alerts generated by other people in other cars using the Escort Live App, so I get advanced warning of police radar from someone else. This would be especially useful for a laser speed trap -- CT State Police use laser all the time -- because laser warning in these detectors is very, very, very last minute and you should expect to use the laser detection of any radar detector as a ticket confirmation notification. So, to have advanced notice of police using laser is great. The downside to using the Ecort Live App is that I really like to use Waze. In addition to routing information, Waze warns of police traps, also, but not based on receiving an actual radar or laser alert, but when another person using Waze manually logs the police location. In real world driving, I have found Waze and Escort Live App to be as reliable as each other and to provide about the same range of warning. Other than that, I think I would like the arrows featured on the Escort 360, to know where the radar source was relative to my direction of travel, and I think the iX is overpriced (but I bought it, so ....). In summary, the iX is a good detector, chatty on K band, works well for Ka, and the Escort Live App is a plus, especially of you don't use Waze.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    tcp18
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I just purchased the new escort to replace an older passport xi. I like the updated technology and different settings that are available plus the ability to control with with an app on my phone. I replaced my other because of all of the new driving technology that cars have today. It was going off all of the time. I don’t have as many false hits now and can choose how I want to run the radar with advanced settings. It is chunkier than the passport that it has replaced ( they no longer make the xi). That would be my biggest complaint, the windshield mount is much bigger and I do not want to use the dashboard mount. I liked how sleek the other was and the smaller windshield clips made it almost like it wasn’t there. I haven’t been on any long trips but I am in my car frequently. I’m running it on autoNoX in expert mode and it appears to be doing its job. I’ve always used escort/passport in the past and been pleased with their technology. The radar directional indicator is nice. I had a laser hit the other day and it pointed out the direction it was coming from along with distance. It has a no K or a low K band and also different k frequencies that can be individually turned off but I’m not using it like that. I’m comfortable with the auto. I prefer to just lock out the K signals with the GPS tracker just in case I come across someone running a K band radar. Don’t see it too much, but occasionally I’ll come across it. Better safe than sorry ....pleased so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Packed with features

    Posted
    DaveJ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Escort iX is quite amazing.. It is very easy to set up and sync with the Bluetooth on your smartphone. With the smartphone I also sync it with my car audio (if I want) so the alerts are voice through my car speakers and I can't miss them if my music is too loud. I have already logged about 4500 miles using this radar detector and it picks up all the signals it should pick up and lets me block non-police related signals at a click of the unit or on the Escort phone app. Lets say a cell tower, for instance, always pings a signal to your radar... just tap block and the unit will NOT register that particular detection ever again, it learns and stores those locations to avoid a non necessary alert. It also picks up the radar/lidar police signals from at least a mile, close to 2 miles, if you are on a long, flat straight away. You can also tap on the Alert button when you have or see a verified officer on the side of the road so other Escort drivers passing through that area will be alerted before they arrive, they are made aware of the situation well before hand. In short, a great unit that can save you many times during your travels!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Upgrade

    Posted
    TekFreak
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have a first generation 9500iX that I was looking to upgrade. I was considering the Escort Max 360, but for $150 more I didn't really see the need for directional arrows. I went with the IX. Pros: Cool new magnetic windshield mount, Good Screen, KA detection is excellent, Auto or manual lock out feature to memorize locations with false alerts, Firmware can be updated using a PC or Mac, Comes with mount-carry case-and smart cord, Smaller than the Max 360. Cons: Limited functionality if it's not paired to the mobile app (won't display posted speed limit), Quite a few K false alerts from cars with lane departure warning systems. (I disabled K band as it's not used where I live), Expensive. Probably the best value in high end detectors. I'd highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Follow-up

    Posted
    Sean
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I would add as a follow-up that the Escort iX provides warnings about red-light and speed cameras. CT doesn't use these money-making tax-enhancing devices yet. But, I have found that when driving the parkways or highways around New York City, the detector alerts to red light cameras that are on nearby streets and that are (obviously) not on the highway. I have also found that the Escort iX alerts to "speed traps." I don't know how these "speed traps" get set, but there's one location on Route 15 by the Route 9 intersection that alerts all the time and there's no speed trap there. So, in CT, perhaps the red-light camera, speed camera, and speed-trap warnings might be superfluous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fourth Escort?

    Posted
    HotRod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Have always bought the basic models 8500 and 9500. Both units continued to work but the speakers died in both making them useless. Tried the Escort Max HD LTD but every time I went through a tunnel and lost the GPS signal the detector portion turned off but the display stayed turned on making you believe it was working. Escorts technical support suggested not going through tunnels or cycling the power after the tunnel. I suggested fixing the software and returned it. This new one works after tunnels but is not load enough when it detects anything. Back to poor speaker performance. Expect the speaker to die just like the others within three years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Escort IX

    Posted
    BigSarge
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This thing is awesome. sleek look and works perfect in my area. there are a lot of false alerts at first but after you pass by the same spot a few times it will start to ignore it if you have auto learn enabled. It is a bit pricey but if you take road trips to areas with red light or camera enforcement then it is well worth the $$$. Just turn it off and drive right if you pass through Virginia or Washington D.C. (not allowed in those 2 areas)\ pros: database with extensive auto enforcement, updates regularly, autolearn Cons: expensive

    I would recommend this to a friend




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