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Radar Detector Review – Escort 9500ix

The Escort 9500ix is the Escorts Premier windshield mounted detector available today. With innovative technology, this is one of the most technologically advanced radar detectors available.   toronto escorts

First and foremost, the 9500ix has great radar detection range. In independent tests, it has been one of the top performers in all radar bands and laser detection. From straight ahead radar sources to around the corner ambush attacks; this detector is superb at keeping the driver protected.

As with all Escort detectors, the sensitivity of this unit is fully adjustable. The three main sensitivity modes are “City”, Highway”, and “Auto”. The “Auto” mode is best suited for all situations of driving because of its unique ability to filter out false alarms which may come from sources other than police officers. With many other detectors, they will alert to automatic doors and certain other radar detectors. This device has the exceptional ability to disregard these false alarms.

The greatest feature of this unit is its GPS capabilities. This industry leading feature allows the radar detector to access a constantly updated database of speed camera and red light camera locations. As the driver approaches a speed camera or red light camera, the radar detector will alert to the upcoming location allowing the driver ample time to slow down, or be aware of the red light camera.

The GPS also allows the speed of the vehicle to be displayed as an alert is recognized. Rather than seeing the detector alert to a threat, looking at the car’s speedometer, then slowing down, with the speed display the driver simply sees the speed on the detector, and slows down accordingly. When milliseconds of reaction time are crucial in some situations, this feature puts the used ahead of any other detector user.

Another great feature of the GPS function is the variable speed radar sensitivity. The radar detector automatically detects the speed of the vehicle being driven. According to this speed, the detector will adjust radar sensitivity. It is essentially a more convenient way of switching modes, without actually having to think about it.

For example, the driver is traveling at highway speeds. The radar detector will automatically detect the speed, and increase the radar sensitivity. Then as the driver approaches a town along the highway, the radar detector senses this decrease in speed, and increases the ability to filter out false alarms.

The last, and arguably the best feature of the GPS is the ability to memorize false alarms. This is known as the “AutoLearn” feature. If a radar source is encountered at the exact same location multiple times, from for example a grocery store, the GPS feature will mark and retain the exact location of the radar false alert, and the next time the driver passes the source; the alert will be completely ignored. This feature is especially helpful for people who drive through cities often. If an actual threat does appear at a known radar false alarm, the detector will sense this new radar source, and alert to it. This is great for towns with sneaky police officers, but with this detector, the driver will be provided with advanced forewarning of the oncoming threat.

The also comes with many other outstanding features including voice alert and intelligent volume control. With the voice alert, as a threat is detected, the alarm will alert and the voice alert will announce the band of radar that is being used. Paired with the intelligent volume control, the voice alert is a valuable feature. As the vehicle speed increases, the intelligent volume control will increase the volume, allowing the alerts to be audible over higher speed road noise. As the vehicle slows, the volume is decreased.

The Escort 9500ix is a great radar detector, with industry leading technology, and innovative design. This will remain one of the best available detectors on the market for years to come.

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