07
Apr

Beltronics RX65 Professional Radar Detector

Written by Chelsea Woods. Posted in Reviews

When it comes to staying safe while driving, using a reliable radar and safety detector is more than essential. The Beltronics RX65 Professional Radar Detector is a practical instrument that can help you stay on the road without being pulled over for exceeding the prescribed speed limit. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy a relaxed ride every time you turn your device on, and you won't have to worry about unpleasant encounters with law enforcement. The RX65 comes equipped with all the features that you expected to see on a radar detector, but the lack of a GPS system prevents us from including it on our top radar detector list. However, if you are serious about safety issues, we advise you to take a look at this device's properties and see if it suits your expectations. Efficiency Beltronics RX65 Professional is an advanced tool for drivers who want to stay informed about both laser and radar bands. Its sensitivity enables it to deliver a great performance, offering 10 times the range of similar products that we can find on the market. The ultra-long range includes K, X, SuperWide Ka bands, and it has the capability to warn the driver about upcoming  hazards, and to provide him with practical traffic information. Furthermore, the Safety Warning System Radar uses a special signal to notify the user on Highway Maintenance or Construction, Weather Hazards, and Slow Moving Vehicles, so it offers lots of facilities that are meant to enhance the driver's ride and help him stay out of trouble. This safety system can deliver up to 64 different messages, so no matter what type of situation you will be facing, you will be informed accordingly. Another advantage that you can enjoy by purchasing this model is that the RX65 features an AutoScan mode that can reduce the number of false alarms. Alerts Besides offering digital voice alerts, it can also inform you about possible threats through the ultra-bright LED display. This professional device can provide visual alerts by displaying various radar signals and signal strength, but the best part is that its Tech Display shows the exact numeric radar frequency for any type of signal that the unit detects. Another aspect that users are very pleased with is that this device has the capacity to analyze and process radar signals in order to determine which one of them represent real threats, and which ones are false alarms. So, combining the power of the AutoScan function with the performance of the Digital Signal Processing feature, you will obtain a smaller number of false alerts. Overall performance The Beltronics RX65 comes with 3 sensitivity settings, the Highway, which can inform you about any radar within 2 to 4 miles, the AutoScan that can make a difference between false and real threats, and the City setting, that has the role to remove the X-band from detection, because this is the band that delivers the largest number…

Summary

Features - 60%
Frequency Range - 85%
Sensitivity - 85%
Ease of Use - 75%

76%

GOOD

Beltronics RX65 Professional Radar Detector is a reliable device, but the lack of a GPS system prevents it from learning where false threats repeatedly appear. However, it delivers a great range and a good overall performance.

User Rating: 3.4 ( 3 votes)
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When it comes to staying safe while driving, using a reliable radar and safety detector is more than essential. The Beltronics RX65 Professional Radar Detector is a practical instrument that can help you stay on the road without being pulled over for exceeding the prescribed speed limit. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy a relaxed ride every time you turn your device on, and you won’t have to worry about unpleasant encounters with law enforcement. The RX65 comes equipped with all the features that you expected to see on a radar detector, but the lack of a GPS system prevents us from including it on our top radar detector list. However, if you are serious about safety issues, we advise you to take a look at this device’s properties and see if it suits your expectations.

Efficiency

Beltronics RX65 Professional is an advanced tool for drivers who want to stay informed about both laser and radar bands. Its sensitivity enables it to deliver a great performance, offering 10 times the range of similar products that we can find on the market. The ultra-long range includes K, X, SuperWide Ka bands, and it has the capability to warn the driver about upcoming  hazards, and to provide him with practical traffic information. Furthermore, the Safety Warning System Radar uses a special signal to notify the user on Highway Maintenance or Construction, Weather Hazards, and Slow Moving Vehicles, so it offers lots of facilities that are meant to enhance the driver’s ride and help him stay out of trouble. This safety system can deliver up to 64 different messages, so no matter what type of situation you will be facing, you will be informed accordingly. Another advantage that you can enjoy by purchasing this model is that the RX65 features an AutoScan mode that can reduce the number of false alarms.

Alerts

Besides offering digital voice alerts, it can also inform you about possible threats through the ultra-bright LED display. This professional device can provide visual alerts by displaying various radar signals and signal strength, but the best part is that its Tech Display shows the exact numeric radar frequency for any type of signal that the unit detects. Another aspect that users are very pleased with is that this device has the capacity to analyze and process radar signals in order to determine which one of them represent real threats, and which ones are false alarms. So, combining the power of the AutoScan function with the performance of the Digital Signal Processing feature, you will obtain a smaller number of false alerts.

Overall performance

The Beltronics RX65 comes with 3 sensitivity settings, the Highway, which can inform you about any radar within 2 to 4 miles, the AutoScan that can make a difference between false and real threats, and the City setting, that has the role to remove the X-band from detection, because this is the band that delivers the largest number of false alerts. So, although AutoScan is recommended for most cases, it doesn’t deliver a perfect operation, and that is why your detector can get confused in urban areas with lots of garage door openers and motion detectors. Besides recognizing radar guns, the RX6 can also recognize LIDAR guns, which are impossible to detect by other types of devices. LIDAR guns use a beam of infrared light to measure the speed of a vehicle, and when drivers receive a LIDAR alert, it means that a police officer has already registered their speed. Therefore, a LIDAR detector is fundamental if you want to be notified in advance, and get enough time to adjust your speed to the required standards. The only thing that customers might not be very pleased with is that it doesn’t include a GPS system, which means that you will only be alerted to active traffic police. Radar detectors that come with GPS systems have the ability to help drivers avoid speed cameras, speed traps and red-light cameras. Moreover, without this feature, your unit doesn’t allow you to mark dangerous locations and possible threats.

Ease of use

This unit comes with a simple interface that is very easy to use, so it is perfect for those who are new to radar detection. The programmable bands enable you to set the unit for your region, while the menu allows you to customize up to 7 features, helping you to adapt the device to your personal driving style and needs. Depending on your preferences, you can opt for the red or for the blue display. However, if you go with the first version, you will have to pay extra money, because the blue light is more convenient during night driving. No matter what you choose, you can be confident that you will be able to read the text showed on the display easily.

Technical details

Comparing with other products that we can find on the market, it is not pricey at all, as it costs only $224.99. Furthermore, it is backed up by a 1 year warranty, and it comes with a SmartPlug power cord that features a Mute and AutoMute technology, which allows the users to quickly silence audible alerts. Although you will also find an owner’s manual in the package, you won’t have to actually use it, because this device is very easy to operate. The RX65  measures 6.5 x 11 x 2 inches, and it weighs 4 ounces.