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Nov

Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector

Written by Chelsea Woods. Posted in Reviews

The Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector provides a great accuracy and range, allowing the driver to reach his destination without dealing with unfortunate events. This device offers comprehensive functions and a wide range of features that have the role to enhance your ride and help you avoid getting speed tickets. Moreover, the fact that it is compatible with the Escort Live application enables you to connect to a community of drivers who offer valuable information about possible threats in real time. This reliable instrument also functions as a laser radar detector. Still, its other capacities are more important, because laser detection can't offer the same advantages as radar detection. While radar detection comes with a sufficient amount of time to adapt your speed, a laser alert informs you that the laser has already been aimed at your car. So, you can see it as a notification that your speed has been recorded by law enforcement. Efficiency The Escort Passport 9500ix comes with a reliable Defender database that enables it to keep you informed about the red light cameras, speed cameras, and other speed traps across the road. Red light cameras are activated by sensors that are integrated into the road, and when a vehicle passes through an intersection illegally, the photograph of the car is being taken. Based on the fact that these systems were not designed to emit a signal, they are undetectable by the majority of radar detectors. Still, with the Escort Passport 9500ix you have nothing to worry about, as this device features a technology which allows it to know when a red light camera is approaching, which makes it simple for it to alert you of the threat. Another important benefit that you will get is that the unit's database is constantly updated, providing three months of free downloading. Furthermore, since this tool comes with an impressive Truelock filter powered by a GPS system, you won't have to deal with false alerts, and you will obtain the most precise returns. Visual and audio alerts This impressive detector offers a great coverage with K, X, Superwide Ka, Safety Warning System radar capability and International Ku, but also with its front and rear laser detection. Its large database contains a large number of locations of potential speed traps, so as you get closer to these threats, the unit's pre-loaded memory will announce you in advance, giving you the possibility to slow down. The Escort Passport incorporates a GPS system that also contributes to the unit's performance, so you will receive different audible alerts for the specific band of radar, and visual alerts on the unit's LED display. Depending on your preferences, you can toggle on or off a voice alert for each radar warning in the device's menu. The blue display shows you which radar band is hitting you, and it indicates the signal strength through a bar graph meter readout. In case that more than one radar signal is detected, it will…

Summary

Features - 85%
Frequency Range - 90%
Sensitivity - 90%
Ease of Use - 85%

88%

VERY GOOD

After comparing the Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector with similar products that exist on the market, you might come to the conclusion that it costs a little more than you expected. Still, it can save you from lots of trouble, as it incorporates many effective features and options.

User Rating: 4.9 ( 4 votes)
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The Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector provides a great accuracy and range, allowing the driver to reach his destination without dealing with unfortunate events. This device offers comprehensive functions and a wide range of features that have the role to enhance your ride and help you avoid getting speed tickets. Moreover, the fact that it is compatible with the Escort Live application enables you to connect to a community of drivers who offer valuable information about possible threats in real time. This reliable instrument also functions as a laser radar detector. Still, its other capacities are more important, because laser detection can’t offer the same advantages as radar detection. While radar detection comes with a sufficient amount of time to adapt your speed, a laser alert informs you that the laser has already been aimed at your car. So, you can see it as a notification that your speed has been recorded by law enforcement.

Efficiency

The Escort Passport 9500ix comes with a reliable Defender database that enables it to keep you informed about the red light cameras, speed cameras, and other speed traps across the road. Red light cameras are activated by sensors that are integrated into the road, and when a vehicle passes through an intersection illegally, the photograph of the car is being taken. Based on the fact that these systems were not designed to emit a signal, they are undetectable by the majority of radar detectors. Still, with the Escort Passport 9500ix you have nothing to worry about, as this device features a technology which allows it to know when a red light camera is approaching, which makes it simple for it to alert you of the threat. Another important benefit that you will get is that the unit’s database is constantly updated, providing three months of free downloading. Furthermore, since this tool comes with an impressive Truelock filter powered by a GPS system, you won’t have to deal with false alerts, and you will obtain the most precise returns.

Visual and audio alerts

This impressive detector offers a great coverage with K, X, Superwide Ka, Safety Warning System radar capability and International Ku, but also with its front and rear laser detection. Its large database contains a large number of locations of potential speed traps, so as you get closer to these threats, the unit’s pre-loaded memory will announce you in advance, giving you the possibility to slow down. The Escort Passport incorporates a GPS system that also contributes to the unit’s performance, so you will receive different audible alerts for the specific band of radar, and visual alerts on the unit’s LED display. Depending on your preferences, you can toggle on or off a voice alert for each radar warning in the device’s menu. The blue display shows you which radar band is hitting you, and it indicates the signal strength through a bar graph meter readout. In case that more than one radar signal is detected, it will decide which one represents the biggest threat, and it will offer priority to the signal that is more important. Furthermore, by choosing to run the “Expert Meter” mode, the visual alert can be adapted to offer more information, and the detector will indicate up to three radar sources at once. If you are an experienced user, you can set your unit to display the precise frequency of the radar band that it detects.

Overall performance

Giving that it can detect the K, X, and Ka band radar frequencies separately or at the same time, it is safe to say that the sensors’ sensitivity can include this device in an elite group. The Escort Passport can beat radar guns that were built to remain undetected because it uses POP modes to recognize radar guns. The company’s patented GPS technology enables the detector to alert the driver based on how the car is actually moving. For example, at highway speeds, you need the longest range sensitivity that you can obtain. When you circulate at lower speeds, you can adjust the sensitivity level to eliminate unnecessary alerts, because you are not yet at any risk. One of the most effective features that you will find on this unit is its AutoSensitivity feature, which increases the range as you increase speed.

Ease of use

The Preferences option that this detector is equipped with gives you the possibility to make your own settings, and even choose which radar bands to monitor. Moreover, it is very easy to use as it comes with an AutoLearn option that offers advanced analysis of signals for providing a better false alarm filtering. In other words, this option uses the GPS technology to memorize every radar signal and discover if it represents a real threat or not. This procedure results in a precise long-range protection, because while you are driving the detector learns, and it eliminates all the false alerts.

Technical details

Escort Passport 9500ix features a brilliant alpha-numeric display that can be easily read, even when it is exposed to sunlight. The blue LED comes with five levels of brightness for optimizing night and evening use. The Escort company is considered one of the most reliable radar detector companies in the industry, and they provide effective help and support for their clients. The Escort Passport 9500ix measures 2.9 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches and it weighs 8.3 ounces. Furthermore, this product costs $385.26, and it is backed up by a one-year warranty.