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Aug

Escort RedLine Radar Detector

Written by Chelsea Woods. Posted in Reviews

Serious drivers need a reliable radar detector to help them stay informed about speed traps and keep them out of trouble, but giving the large number of models that exist on the market, choosing such a device can be difficult. Therefore, we advise you to inform yourself about the advantages and disadvantages that each one of these units have. After analyzing all your options, you can make an informed decision, and can choose the device that suits your needs the most. Today we are going the examine the main characteristics of the Escort RedLine Radar Detector, a unit that integrates many practical features and options. Efficiency The Escort RedLine has the capacity to warn you in advance about laser and radar guns that are in your vicinity. That way, you will have enough time to adapt your speed accordingly, and you will be able to avoid unpleasant situations. Furthermore, this device has a high sensitivity, and it can provide one of the longest ranges for any type of signal, but more important is that its dual-antenna design increases its performance by band, allowing it to deliver a precise warning. The RedLine comes with 3 sensitivity settings, the Auto setting, which analyzes every signal to determine if it represents a real threat, the  Auto No X, which stops the X-band detection and eliminates the false alerts that are within its spectrum, and the Highway setting, which has the role to inform you about any signal detected. The last sensitivity setting offers a great range, but it is impossible to use when driving in populated areas. Although it can offer up to 14.17 miles of range, there is one aspect that prevents it from being one of the most effective radar detectors, and we are referring to the lack of GPS. Still, it remains a reliable device, as it includes K, X and Ka bands, and a Safety Warning System for ensuring a safe ride. Alerts It offers Escort's patented Mute and AutoMute options, and precise audible and visual band alerts. Its 280-LED alphanumeric display features an ultra-bright text, and it gives the user the possibility to choose between 5 levels of brightness. Furthermore, the SpecDisplay allows you to receive visual alerts that can be seen from any angle, and it offers a precise numeric radar frequency for any type of radar signal. You can also see messages delivered by the Safety Warning System, which is very practical when it comes to keeping you informed about possible highway hazards, construction or maintenance activities. Moreover, the Safety Warning System alerts you of weather related inconveniences, and it can deliver up to 64 types of messages. The detector's AutoMute function can reduce the volume of an alert, which helps you to stay informed without getting stressed by annoying sounds. Overall performance Since it doesn't include a GPS system, it can't alert you on speed cameras, red-light cameras and speed traps that would be easy recognized…

Summary

Features - 70%
Frequency Range - 85%
Sensitivity - 85%
Ease of Use - 75%

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GOOD

Although its lack of a GPS system prevents you from marking locations and eliminating false alarms, the Escort RedLine comes with a Digital Signal Processing, which provides superior range and reduces false alerts.

User Rating: 4.85 ( 1 votes)
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Serious drivers need a reliable radar detector to help them stay informed about speed traps and keep them out of trouble, but giving the large number of models that exist on the market, choosing such a device can be difficult. Therefore, we advise you to inform yourself about the advantages and disadvantages that each one of these units have. After analyzing all your options, you can make an informed decision, and can choose the device that suits your needs the most. Today we are going the examine the main characteristics of the Escort RedLine Radar Detector, a unit that integrates many practical features and options.

Efficiency

The Escort RedLine has the capacity to warn you in advance about laser and radar guns that are in your vicinity. That way, you will have enough time to adapt your speed accordingly, and you will be able to avoid unpleasant situations. Furthermore, this device has a high sensitivity, and it can provide one of the longest ranges for any type of signal, but more important is that its dual-antenna design increases its performance by band, allowing it to deliver a precise warning. The RedLine comes with 3 sensitivity settings, the Auto setting, which analyzes every signal to determine if it represents a real threat, the  Auto No X, which stops the X-band detection and eliminates the false alerts that are within its spectrum, and the Highway setting, which has the role to inform you about any signal detected. The last sensitivity setting offers a great range, but it is impossible to use when driving in populated areas. Although it can offer up to 14.17 miles of range, there is one aspect that prevents it from being one of the most effective radar detectors, and we are referring to the lack of GPS. Still, it remains a reliable device, as it includes K, X and Ka bands, and a Safety Warning System for ensuring a safe ride.

Alerts

It offers Escort’s patented Mute and AutoMute options, and precise audible and visual band alerts. Its 280-LED alphanumeric display features an ultra-bright text, and it gives the user the possibility to choose between 5 levels of brightness. Furthermore, the SpecDisplay allows you to receive visual alerts that can be seen from any angle, and it offers a precise numeric radar frequency for any type of radar signal. You can also see messages delivered by the Safety Warning System, which is very practical when it comes to keeping you informed about possible highway hazards, construction or maintenance activities. Moreover, the Safety Warning System alerts you of weather related inconveniences, and it can deliver up to 64 types of messages. The detector’s AutoMute function can reduce the volume of an alert, which helps you to stay informed without getting stressed by annoying sounds.

Overall performance

Since it doesn’t include a GPS system, it can’t alert you on speed cameras, red-light cameras and speed traps that would be easy recognized with the help of a GPS. Moreover, not being able to mark locations will offer you less control over consistent false alarms, and it will prevent you from optimizing your device. Still, the exclusive AutoMode, which has the role to reduce the number of false alarms, will help you obtain a better operation and more accurate results. Plus, its dual antenna simplifies the microprocessor’s job, enabling the device to recognize radar signals from farther away, and to perform a quicker detection.

Ease of use

The radar detector can be controlled very easily, especially since it gives you the chance to use the SmartPlug power cord that is included in the package. The cord comes with Mute and AutoMute technology that enables you to silence the audible alerts without reaching for the unit. Installing the device is also very simple, as all you have to do is attach it to the car’s windshield with the help of the quick release mount. Furthermore, you can customize your detector by making your own settings and by adjusting it to your personal needs.

Technical details

Since it costs $499.99, this product might seem a little pricey. Plus, there are more affordable devices which feature the same characteristics on the market, so if you are on a budget, you can make a research and find out which detectors are less expensive. This radar detector comes with a limited one year warranty, and an effective owner’s manual. It has a sturdy construction and a stylish design, and it weighs 1.8 pounds. Its dimensions are 1.25 x 3.0 x 5.0 inches.