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Escort - X80 Radar Detector - Black

Get a reliable escort to work or on your road trips with this Escort X80 radar detector. The handy device uses clear voice alerts and the Escort Live smartphone app to keep you apprised of potential surprises up ahead. This Escort X80 radar detector features a multicolor OLED display for easy viewing and comes with a bracket for effortless mounting.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Escort X80 Radar Detector
    • Travel case
    • Power cord
    • Windshield bracket
    • 2 suction cups
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (66 out of 76)

    Features


    Works with most vehicles

    Get real-time alerts in your existing vehicle.

    Compatible with Escort Live smartphone app

    The app alerts you to the effective speed limits for ticket prevention.

    Traffic Sensor Rejection technology

    Helps to eliminate annoying false alerts.

    Multi-color OLED display

    The easy-to-see information display provides a clear view.

    Voice alerts

    Allow you to focus on the road.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Returned within a few days

      Posted
      JDThird
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had a Cobra DSP9200BT that after 6 months became a brick that was locked in a "laser alert" warning the second it was turned on and never would stop, so I returned to the 2 year old Cobra Vendetta SLR600 that the bricked one replaced. But the windshield mount broke, and I had been using a large weighted pad mount on the dash. That was fine, but made some noise, and the false alerts on the detector were getting worse. Especially after I bought a new car with the various radar safety features. It would go off in my garage as soon as I started the car, or as soon as I pulled in when backing in to park it. So I got this to try. The good - you can change the color of the LED display. My son loved that feature, as he's a fan of red. So we made it red. App synced up easy enough as well, but that's one of the reasons I returned it. I had no need to pay for their premium features, so any time I powered up the detector and opened the app on my iPhone, I had to click through buttons four, five, sometimes 6 times to keep telling it "no thanks" that I don't want to register for premium features. VERY annoying. Then the app had a feature to report an area as a false positive. I have a few stores I go past on my way to work, with radar for the entrance doors I assume, that every detector has always gone off as I drive past. This one, despite all the claims to the contrary, also fell victim to all these false positives too. But the app had a feature to tell it to ignore this one - I had figured it should persist, and remember that next time you drive by the same spot, but it didn't. Why should I go through the hassle to report it as a false positive if it won't "learn" and remember? Then there was all the false positives - more than the older one it replaced. This one was supposed to be better for the passive radar systems that newer cars have, but it was going off randomly for no apparent reason in areas that I didn't even get false alarms normally. And it STILL went off every time I started my car and went to pull out of my driveway, or every time I backed into my garage. So this just wasn't worth the cost at ALL to me. I normally am a proponent of the phrase, "You get what you pay for," but that clearly didn't apply here. I returned it, picked up the $129 Cobra that Best Buy had right next to it, and so far that one, while it lacks the smart app feature, is outperforming this one in every respect, all the places that normally trigger false alarms (those stores on my way to work) did NOTHING this time. Only time it fired off was when I passed a police car with someone pulled over - legitimate radar warning. The Cobra doesn't even go off in my garage. Almost 1/3 of the price and 10 times the reliability...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor design and long-term reliability

      Posted
      gadgeteer
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      A few years I had the 9500 Passport by Escort and decided to upgrade after the suction cups stopped holding. This caused the radar to literally fly across the car and chip while I was driving. Fast forward about two years and I'm in almost the exact same place with this newer model. The audio cuts in and out - sometimes you'll get a gargled voice alert, sometimes you get nothing in terms of audible alerts. A few months back when I was taking down the radar to store it (so my car doesn't get broken into) the clip that you have to pull down on to release the suction flew backwards and snapped completely off. After going online and seeing the replacement for $30 I got the feeling that this is probably pretty common. Nonetheless I need it because there's no other way to keep the radar up so I ordered it. Now the part of the radar that's supposed to click into the bracket is no longer holding and like the 9500 it constantly comes flying off the clip and across the car as I'm driving. Attempts to reach out to Escort usually end with no reply on their end. For what you spend on a radar that's not acceptable to me and the fact that replacement parts are so high it's like they're getting you coming and going, as they say. You've been forewarned.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good detector

      Posted
      Carl
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Ok i actually had the cobra rad 450 and exchanged for this one, this one's is leaps and bounds beyond a cobra. This one would go off over 2000 feet sooner than the cobra given the cobra would go off at about 20 feet from a source. Escort live works ok I had to reconnect alot just to get the speed to work. You have to keep your phone charging because you have to have your gps always on for the speed, red light, and live alerts to work. It does a good job at detecting radar seems to be decent range but I returned it for the simple fact after tax it was $327 and you can get a uniden r1 for $299 with no tax and free shipping. I ordered the uniden R3 which is pretty much the best windshield detector ever made for $399 and it does everything except the live alerts but waze is free so not missing much there. But there is nothing wrong with this as a detector.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed

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

      I had previously had an older version of this that was stolen out of my car that I loved. It would remember locations that i drove by often that were false readings like automatic doors or speed signs. It also showed your current speed which was a nice feature. This new model you have to subscribe to the Escort app and even then you have to have your phone on, and what I mean by on is the screen must be on. If your screen times out and goes to sleep you are no longer connected. What a waste for such a high priced item.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth the $$ by avoiding tickets

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

      In the past several weeks that I've been using this device, I have avoided at least two speeding tickets. Not only does it detect active radar, it warns of recent radar activity and upcoming "speed traps" along with a constant digital reading of your speed and audible warning if you exceed speed limit. Also handy in unfamiliar areas where speed limit postings are missed or view is obstructed. Detects K and X bands as well as Laser. This product does works better in combination with the iPhone app.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Radar detector

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

      This radar detector is the best that I have ever owned. The app that comes with it, records your detections and everyone else who is connected to the app. So it gives a warning when you are approaching an area where a radar was detected in the last few minutes. Great addition to the detector that is awesome by itself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Has Saved me some money for sure!

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

      This was a brand we bought previously and thought we'd try the latest model it is well worth it especially when coinciding with the app. I would definitely download that to your phone it is very helpful and has saved us a lot of money as well as provided good information at alerts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works great!!

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

      Shopped around for a while, choose this one based on reviews and pricing. Very happy I did... saves me a ticket just about everyday! Haves auto mute, Bluetooth to a free app that’s pretty helpful, and can shut off certain bands to eliminate false signals. I love it!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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