"WITH SOME CORRECTIONS THE UNIT WOULD BE A 5 STAR"
4 September 2013
Pros: PICKS UP RADAR VERY GOOD
Cons: THE VOICE IN GPS STINKS IT DOS'NT SAY MOST OF THE WORDS PROPERLY THE RED LIGHT DATA BASE HAS CAMERA LOCATIONS WHERE THERE IS NONE . IT HAS INCORRECT DATA WHERE THE SPD LIMITS HAVE CHANGED. IT IS HARD TO SET YOUR SPD WARNING WHEN THE DATA IS WRONG
Summary: The radar detector is top rated; good filtering of false alarms, excellent responsiveness and distance. The GPS has very nice features, especially with "over speed warning". I prefer the turn alert instructions to my Garmin, the instructions a clear and repeated at the appropriate intervals as the turn is approached. My focus was to have a great radar detector first and with the very good GPS features, this device is a winner.
Summary: First off, I'm a real stickler about electronic gadgets in this price range as I try to find faults, weigh-in on the pros and cons in order to decide if they're 'keepers' to me in the long run. Needless to say, I had just returned a 64 GB wifi ipad mini today for the Escort Passport IQ. What made me decide to drop the ipad mini was because the pre-installed software, while "light" in programming code, is mediocre to say the least.
Pros: Works much better than an Ipad mini for navigation and it gives the GPS competition something to worry about
Cons: I have tried to find something not-so-great about it, but I can't.
Summary: GPS maps are years out of date. Went online with no help so I called and was told there are no updates available for my state. That was months ago. EVERY TIME I drive through the downtown highway the GPS locks up because the new highway moved last year. Besides that, it rarely provides correct directions EVER! Out of nowhere it tells me to make a U turn in the middle of a highway or tells me to turn right when I clearly know the direction I need is left.
Summary: I have put off buying one of these until they went on sale because it is so expensive, but finally pulled the trigger. I had bought my brother their top of the line radar detector, which had GPS in it to mark "false positives," and thought that this is a common sense next step, but since it is the same price as the plain radar detector, it makes me wonder if my detection is slightly downgraded from what I gave him.
Pros: Nav system and radar detector in one package
Summary: I love it and it does pretty much everything I want it to do. The GPS is great with one exception...you can't mark locations where you aren't currently located. That is one thing I really miss. The radar detector is foolproof. It marks locations that go off repeatedly like grocery, pharmacy, anything that has an automatic door so that the detector quits reacting. Every time it has gone off and continually gotten stronger it has been a "real" reason that caused it.
Pros: It's never wrong and it gives you plenty of warning so you can look around and spot whatever is making it alert.
Cons: I wish it were a little easier to mark locations that aren't alert locations on the GPS.