Escort - Max 360 Radar Detector for Most Vehicles - Black

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.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Max 360 Radar Detector for Most Vehicles
  • Travel case, Sticky Cup windshield mount, 12V combo SmartCord
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (567 out of 613)

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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


Works with most vehicles

For real-time alerts.

Escort Live app (download required)

Alerts you to speed limits for ticket protection.

DEFENDER database

Keeps you informed of red light camera and speed camera locations.

USB connectivity

Allows you to connect the radar detector to your computer, so you can back up your data and update your software.

Directional alert display

Provides front, side and rear indicators.

GPS AutoLearn technology

Learns your routes to eliminate false alarms.

Mark location feature

Lets you mark hot spots for automatic alerts.

Voice alerts

Allow you to focus on the road.

Radar detectors are not available for purchase in Washington D.C. or Virginia.


Customer rating

4.6
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great detector but still a little high on price

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

    I have used many radar detectors for years and highly relied on my V1. Using or interpreting radar detectors is a bit of an art. Radar detectors, detect radar, but not all radar is police radar. The V1 generally considered the industry leader for years is not only a great detector it was the only one with radar direction arrows. When the detector goes off, you not only know your in the presence of radar, you know generally where it’s coming from. This information allows you to determine whether this is police radar or another radar source like the blind spot monitoring system on most any Cadillac, Honda, Acura, GMC, Buick and others. Unfortunately, the V1 has been getting worse at filtering out these non-police radar sources and alerts frequently(yes it has up-to-date “junk-k fighter”). I purchased my first Escort 360 (I now have 3)because of the radar direction arrows and several reviews. I have compared both my V1 and the 360 side by side in my vehicle in real world driving for couple of months. I found the 360 to generally alert about 1-2 seconds before the V1 in general use (mostly highway). Non-police radar (blind spot) alerts generally do not occur and are shorter and weaker when they happen. I’d say the 360 false alerts about 5x less. Stationary radar sources, security alarms, intersection monitors, etc, can be automatically or manually locked out which is a bonus. The direction arrows are SLOW when changing source direction and the detector itself is kinda big. The Escort live is a nice feature, how ever not always accurate if police radar in moving instead of stationary. Escort live being a user based app should not be $50 a year, $9.99-19.99 would be more appropriate for what you get. Now if I could only get Uniden to make the R3 DSP with arrows, we’d have a new game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No question, the best radar detector on the market

    Posted
    bigtman
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    Where to begin? Quite honestly, this is the best radar detector out there. I conducted extensive research before making the investment of buying a detector. Pretty much anonymously all of the sources confirmed that the Escort Max 360 is indeed the best radar detector on the market. The Escort Live app on my iPhone made the customization process extremely easy to setup my Max 360 the way I liked it. Once it was all dialed in, this detector has blown me away. My dad owns the Escort 9500ix detector (which is a fantastic detector) but my max 360 blows it away. The range is effective to about 3 miles out and is incredibly accurate, the notification noises are effective but not annoying, the GPS filter works extremely well for locking out non-threats, and the Escort live app works great for notifying a threat before the radar is in range. I also love that there are updates available from Escort. I immediately updated my detector and the directional arrows are very very responsive. I agree that $650 is a pretty steep investment for a detector, but you can't put a value on piece of mind. When driving with a detector, I personally find myself more aware to what is going on ahead of me instead of searching in constant paranoia for a possible patrolman. While I do not drive at concerning speeds, It is nice knowing I can prevent a speeding ticket and insurance rate hikes by having this detector mounted (with a fantastic and secure magnetic mount by the way) I am free to focus on the actual driving experience. If you drive a car and do not live in the two restricted areas (i want to say Virginia and Washington D.C.) where detectors are illegal, buy the Escort Max 360!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Deal at the Lowered Price 464

    Posted
    redcorvette

    Used on my trip Boston, MA to Williams in a red corvette convertible. It detected both speed traps on route 2 very accurately and well in advance. And the in-motion radar they use sometimes when they drive. It also detects stationary signs like: "Your Speed Is" and "Construction Ahead" (weird that those are radar you). False positives come from nearby cars with lane change IR radar, but just hit the MUTE button to silence them. Once in a while I'll get a sourceless radar signal in the same place - maybe from a really powerful IR radar motion detector floodlight? and some CVS automatic door radar seems to set it off as you drive by. I was going to return it to get a K40 under hood detector/jammer that plugs direct into my Kenwood, but I just love how easy this is to use and with the 25$ hard wire power cord outsiders can barely see it under the rear view even when the roof is down. I put a black tape over the Escort logo to be more discreet and deter theft. I got the 70$ 2 year coverage which allows return during that period to get your money back (minus the 70 of course). But I like this so much because you can use it in rental cars also! Oh, and I even DROPPED it on concrete and the face plate popped off. I put it back and it continues to work flawlessly. I bought mine for 700$ (including the extra 70 and sales tx) and it's still a deal. I don't see what the difference the new 360c is besides wireless connect. Everyone's got a laptop, right? Plugging a USB wire to update the detector is no big. Good luck and have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensitive and quiet

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

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    don't waste your money like me

    Posted
    Nonix
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    just bought my Max 360 couple of days ago. These 2 days I drove a lot around the city.....numerous police cars crossed me from opposite direction, the well equipped ones, traffic ones,....not one alarm signal from my detector. Broken?....NO, I own before several radar detectors, including so acclaimed 8500, 9500 ix.....they all went back to the store after 1-2 weeks. I start to wander who writes all these exceptional reviews cause I use to read a lot before buying a product and that's how I ended up giving escort another chance. Everyone talks about how great these late ones are eliminating false alarms...and I agree with that, or how it tells you that you're driving over speed limit...thanks...I know that already. BUT HOW MANY REVIEWS TELL YOU HOW YOUR DETECTOR DETECTS POLICE CARS THAT CAN GET YOU AND GIVE YOU A TICKET..... cause in only 2 days I could've get at least 5-6 tickets if I was to only trust the very fine Max 360 I own. I need a detector cause I constantly drive fast and I got too many speeding tickets over the years, last one 3 month ago in Canada using a friend's Valentine detector..... I'm giving up searching for a detector, either their technology is intentionally left behind police's, or else. My Max 360 is going back to the store. Ah, by the way....minutes ago I was trying to register my product with Escort so maybe I can benefit from that firmware update the reviews are talking,,,,guess what?...the registering page just won't work,,it keeps saying incorrect username/ password without giving you details. I am a computer savvy, usually I figure stuff out, not this one, I called the number on the screen just to find out no one available.... Escort, you need a revolution and products up to date. .....and you ,,Happy oners'' enjoy further your great Max 360 being so quiet in town and elswere...so quiet that won't detect the main reason it was created for....police cars that can get you. I still hope I may get back with better feed back in a week or two but i'm already skeptical.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love what this detector can do

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

    Fairly new to radars detectors after many years. I can say I am very impressed with the look and design and quality of the new Max 360 (purchased 8/2017). The review mirror mount is really awesome and seems to be sturdy as well. That really keep the detector out if the way and looks great. Be-sure to take your time when installing it the 1st time. I learned the hard way and had to redo my installation, very frustrating. I drive 65+ highway miles and about 20 in city miles daily and always run the detector in either highway or auto No X mode. Seems to have a lot of K band faults while on the highway mode or either I am not seeing the smokies...which drives me crazy, but I am still learning how to use this device. Getting more than I like X band alerts and k band alerts while in the city or ( auto no x mode), but hope to learn how to get rid of those soon. It's a toy for me right now, but it has slowed me down and actually made a better driver. I also seem to be more aware of want I am doing and that is good sense there are so many stupid drivers out there. I like the Max 360 because it has a lot of extra features. Not everything you can get in a detect, but a great start for a newbie. Get one you will love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool features but some drawbacks

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

    I have an Escort Redline that works great, but I wanted to upgrade to something with GPS and directional arrows. This model has those features and a better display too. There are more options and settings this one has that I'm sure I'll grow to appreciate. But I really dislike the look and feel of the thing. The Redline is compact, solid and feels high quality (it's cast aluminum I think). But this Max 360 is all plastic and much larger without the high-end beefy feel (although, it is actually heavier). They added a chrome decorative strip around the top and chromed buttons and it just seems cheesy. It's just too big all around. Buttons are huge, everything is. The other really frustrating thing is the windshield mount. The older models used the "supercup" mount that was infinitely adjustable. The new mount this came with is magnetic, which is cool, but it adjusts up and down only at certain pre-set angles. Because of the angle of my X5's windshield it's not possible to install perfectly level. I'd probably just get the Valentine One or stick with the Redline if I did this over again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long Range --- but software is a little squirrely

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

    I had an old Cobra radar detector since forever, and it quit working outta nowhere. A police officer was nice enough to notify me that it had failed with a big fat citation. I purchased this unit before going on vacation the following month. It works very well and provides an adequate warning with K, Ka X bands, Laser was a little different because the thing went off as I stared down is cruiser in the center of the highway just over a small hill. I think the guy pulsed me and that's why it did not show up till then. The GPS has allowed me to have it ignore the radar sign in a construction zone I pass through daily and is a great option. The software for Escort Live is a little squirrely at times. When you exit or enter the highway you get false Overspseed warnings, Another quirk in the software is that you can set a location of interest and when you get near a voice alert will say you have arrived, and then as you drive away the voice alert will say you have arrived again even though the GPS shows your distance is increasing. I do like the voice and visual warnings that police are in the area or a traffic camera is ahead, and to my surprise there are a lot of people with this software app issuing police warnings. So that is a big help. This is my first purchase from Escort ... The unit is very well made, but I have noticed I am already getting some vibration on my magnetic coupling to the windshield, so I'm not too excited about that feature as it's only a few months old.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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