Uniden - R3 DSP Long Range Radar/Laser Detector - Matte Black

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Stay aware of authorities on the road with this Uniden long-range radar detector. Its extreme radar sensitivity picks up surrounding signals quickly, and its GPS feature delivers red light camera alerts to keep you informed while you drive. This Uniden long-range radar detector has a color OLED display for a clear picture that's easy to read.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Uniden R3 DSP Long Range Radar/Laser Detector
    • Single and double suction-cup brackets
    • Cigarette adapter
    • Connector double-sided Velcro tape
    • Carry case
    • User manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (88 out of 98)

    Features


    Works with most vehicles

    Get real-time alerts in your existing vehicle.

    Extreme long-range detection

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

    GPS feature

    Allows you to get red light camera alerts, mute memory false alerts, or mark location.

    Highway and City modes

    Highway mode is the most sensitive, with maximum detection ranges while on the highway or open road. City and City 2 are on the lower end of the detection scale for city driving.

    Eagle Eye detection

    Provides a 360° monitoring radius.

    K-POP and Ka-POP modes detection

    Advanced speed detection capability responds to brief bursts of radar.

    K-Filter and Ka-Filter

    Filter noise from the K and KA bands to prevent false detections.

    Voice notifications

    Allow you to focus on the road.

    Color OLED display

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

    Mini-USB port

    Provides PC connection for data updates.

    Complete kit

    Includes single and double suction cup brackets, cigarette adapter with mute key and USB port, connector double-sided Velcro tape and carry case.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    90%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding radar detector!

      Posted
      VortexRadar

      This detector is fantastic! It's got the longest range out of any detector on the market at any price. It has excellent false alert filtering, lots of useful features, and is more capable than detectors that cost hundreds of dollars more. I've got a whole bunch of detectors and this is the one I run day to day because it offers me the highest level of protection. The range is outstanding so if you're looking at giving yourself the very best shot at detecting radar before the cop ahead can pick you up, this is the one to get. The K band filter can filter out most blind spot monitoring false alerts (Honda/Acura/GM are the main exceptions.. no detector can filter out those yet), it has a GPS chip (unlike the Uniden R1) which lets you quiet the detector down when driving through town at low speeds, you can double press the mute button when you encounter a false alert from a speed sign or nearby automatic door opener and it'll learn and remember that signal so it mutes it for you in the future, and it can alert you to nearby redlight cameras and speed cameras. Finally, unlike most other detectors on the market, it is also undetectable by radar detector detectors. This detector has proved extremely popular among radar detector enthusiasts and is generally the one I recommend. What about other detectors to consider? You've got the V1 and Max360 if you want arrows (yes the R3 can pick up signals from all directions too.. it just can't tell you if the signal is ahead or behind). The Max360 or Redline EX can also learn where stationary false alerts are around town like the R3, but unlike the R3 which requires you to manually teach it what's a false alert in the beginning, the Escorts can learn and filter those out automatically, hands-free, after you pass by them several times. There's also remote detectors available like the Net Radar and Stinger VIP if you don't want something mounted on your windshield. There's lots of excellent detectors available on the market. However, for the highest level of protection and an all-around excellent radar detector, the Uniden R3 is the one to get.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's not a Escort

      Posted
      Jones

      I am shocked by the BSM filters on K band (the good kind of shocked) I am running v1.31 with TSR on with K band at 40% in Adv. Mode..... Working beautiful... Quiet.... Quiet ride is currently off but not many speed cameras around here... My biggest point is I expected the range. I have a BEL STI Driver and also a Magnum..... The last Escort product was a Max360... That will go to the wife..... For all the tricks the Max360 had to stay quiet, the R3 is quieter and almost double the range on KA which is biggest threat here anyway besides laser.... I'm not gonna lie...i like arrows... Owned 3 or 4 Valentine back in the day too...I can't justify giving up 1.5 extra mi of warning, or over a extra min of warning just to have arrows especially when that unit (R3) falses less, a lot less... It's really up to you how much less false you want with the Adv settings and filters on the R3 I can't really afford it right now but Best Buy had one and I'm keeping it!..... Might look for my Max 360 on eBay LOL

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great detector amazing range.

      Posted
      CFLip2X

      I have had this radar detector for a few weeks now, and I love it. I have read a lot of reviews and watched numerous videos (Vortex Radar on YouTube) and this has some of the best reviews beating out some other higher priced detectors. This has some great BSM (Blind Spot Monitoring) Filtering the only cars that seem to give false alerts are Accura/Honda and GM cars. You just have to be aware when driving. The GPS features are worth the extra $100 over the R1. They help to keep the detector more quiet when driving around town With the current firmware 1.30 and taking some time to learn more about radar you can have an amazing setup. For the next model I would love for Uniden to include arrows but its not need as long as you pay attention to the alerts the detector is giving you. Do yourself a favor and search this detector on YouTube and you'll see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Only missing the arrows

      Posted
      CLPHILLIPS72
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have a V1 and an Escort Redline, two of the top radar detectors. I decided to buy the Uniden R3 because of all the talk about how it has supplanted the Redline as the range King. I can confirm on 34.7 KA that the R3 picks up the signal double the distance of my V1. I haven't tried the Redline recently because of all of the falses. I run my V1 with Savvy, my iPhone and the V1Driver app, so I use the full functionality available. What I really like about the R3 is the range, and the fact that I don't need to use or even connect my phone and still get all of the same features (minus the arrows) of the V1. If Uniden came out with a R4 or something else that was EXACTLY like the R3 but with Arrows, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I really like the arrows, but I also really like all of the R3 functionality without the use of my phone. I'll keep both and run them at different times, depending on my mood.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely Crushes the Escort 360 Max

      Posted
      Robert
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have owned top of the line radar detectors since the early 80's (the original Escort, Whistler Spectrum, even a Uniden in the late 80's. I currently own a V1, two Escort 360 Max's, one Escort Max and now this Uniden R3. But for missing arrows pointing to the direction of the radar and Escort's app notifying you of police locations, the R3 absolutely crushes every other radar detector I have owned. For the money, this is it. If you are a person who appreciates knowing when they are under surveillance prior to a possible encounter, you will not regret this purchase!!!! Truly the best on the market! Footnote: Escort will need to re-evaluate it's product offerings, the R3 makes Escort's current offerings obsolete.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent radar dector

      Posted
      Firebird69
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have been researching which radar detector to buy for weeks and 90% of all websites rated this #1. I received it and the first thing I did was verify it had the latest firmware and red light database. I then checked the settings against Vortex Radar site https://www.vortexradar.com/2017/06/how-to-program-and-set-up-your-uniden-r1-and-r3/ to configure it. You can fine tune for your own liking. I have to say that this radar detector has phenomenal range compared to my older Bel GX65. The only con that I have with the Uniden R3 is the max sound level setting. I like it to be very loud as I usually have my stereo up and this radar detector only goes to level 6 in volume compared to my older Bel detector that went to level 10. Read the reviews yourself but you will not be disappointed with the Uniden R3.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Hidden Costs.....

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

      The possible "hidden cost". The fact that is is a Microsoft Windows only device if you want to keep the firm ware up to date. If you have a Mac, you must invest in Parallels for Mac at a cost of $70 and Windows 10 for a cost of $120. Then you must have some knowledge of how to Partition your Mac and install the software. If you are someone technical, your are ok, maybe. I have Parallels and Windows 10. I spent 2 to 3 hours and 3 calls to Uniden and still could not, with their help, get the new firmware installed. No update, bad device...... It goes back to BB today. I will accept the responsibility of failing to get the firmware installed, but there is still the miss information on Uniden's part about this being a Microsoft Windows only device.......... It doesn't even tell you that you need to purchase a USB cable not included.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Detector for Your Money

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

      I love everything about this detector. I get red light camera warnings 1000 ft down the road, a very sensitive detection system (I've had it pick up signals easily 3/4 of a mile down the road if not more) and it picks up a huge variety of signals. False alerts were troublesome at first due to the sensitivity, but after properly adjusting the settings it has been much better. Nearly everything on the software is customizable from the color of the display to the sensitivity of individual band detection, and even the minimum speed you must be traveling for the detector to issue a loud alert. You won't have even a hint of buyers remorse if you purchase this. Well worth the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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