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    Pulse Warning
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    GPS Enabled
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Uniden - R8 Radar Detector - Black

Model:R8
SKU:6503863
Your price for this item is $649.99
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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 382 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's (Almost) Everything I ever Wanted in My V1

    I have used the Valentine 1 for years (V1g1 and V1g2 since it came out). I absolutely loved it and never thought I'd replace it but finally did for the R8. I have also used an Escort Redline which I disliked for the inaccurate ramp up vs. distance alerts and excessively long rear detection alert. My last unit before this was the Escort Max Ci 360 which was beautifully concealed with displays in the rear view mirror and the instrument cluster. It was extremely expensive yet the detection range was woefully short of any of the units discussed here. When I sold my car with the Max Ci 360, I went back to the V1 gen 2 but due to the interior layout of my new cars, depending on a mobile phone for advanced features has become practically impossible. With the V1, it was also difficult to depend on a cell phone speaker for audible announcements. The R8 checks all but one box with a big, bright display that provides all needed information and clear audible announcements (including bandwidth information). Sadly, the V1 has just fallen behind on the technological times. The one thing that the Valentine holds the edge on (for me) is the option of a concealed display. Another plus for the Valentine is a slightly better detection range on Ka but both provide such long range that for me that advantage is inconsequential. I initially ordered a blendmount but I found it impractical because it makes it very difficult to adjust the rear view mirror (and when you do, it moves the detector as well). It also hangs too low for my liking, which makes the presence of the detector very obvious. The single suction cup mount included with the R8 holds the unit firmly on top of my windshield tint strip which hides it very well and with power supplied via a mirror tap, the detector is very inconspicuous. I looked up the Vortex Uniden R8 Settings article and after following his suggested settings, I was up and running in no time at all. (You will need to investigate the bandwidths used in your area for fine-tuning though). I never imagined that Uniden would end up replacing my prior RDs but this unit has proven to be worth every penny. Every function that I need in a RD is contained in the unit - I just wish it had the option of a concealed display.

    Posted by EuroDriver

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Uniden R8

    Uniden R8 I have had it for a month, it really helps me a lot, it has a speedometer with GPS, the laser detects most of the infrared cameras at traffic lights. and it is good for detecting cops, well it has several functions. I'm about to update it with the application that only exists in the App store. The first reason I bought it is because my car's speedometer stopped working and with this I now maintain the correct speed on streets and highways.

    Posted by Jkcooy

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Uniden R8 Radar Detector

    I've never owned a Radar Detector before, and this one was top of the line. I was skeptical at first on how good it works but I really underestimated it. If you're buying this specifically for police, it only rings if their radar is on obviously, that being said, it's very helpful if a police officer/trooper is on the side of the road or hiding waiting to give out tickets. It'll tell you about .5 of a mile to 1 mile before you reach the cop, give or take. Overall, perfect device for it's price.

    Posted by YoussefE

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