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Old June 3rd, 2016
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I just switched to Escort from V1. One of the things that interested me was the PSL and actual speed. My Pioneer stereo shows PSL and actual speed perfectly except its not in the best viewing location.

Just took delivery today on the 360 and got it all connected including a bluetooth link to my phone. Went for a 2 mile drive and only one street out of about 20 showed the PSL. These are not new streets by any means. The Pioneer was working perfectly at the time.

Am I doing something wrong or is the Escort database just really lacking? Checked the phone and had good GPS signal and was moving along the map as it should be.

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I just switched to Escort from V1. One of the things that interested me was the PSL and actual speed. My Pioneer stereo shows PSL and actual speed perfectly except its not in the best viewing location.

Just took delivery today on the 360 and got it all connected including a bluetooth link to my phone. Went for a 2 mile drive and only one street out of about 20 showed the PSL. These are not new streets by any means. The Pioneer was working perfectly at the time.

Am I doing something wrong or is the Escort database just really lacking? Checked the phone and had good GPS signal and was moving along the map as it should be.

Rich
PSLs in EL are usually shown for interstates, highways and major city streets, but not always for ancillary streets.
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Thanks for quick response.

Well that is disappointing! Maybe that is something they will improve in the future.

I have 30 days to see how it works and if it doesn't pan out I can upgrade my V1 which was getting too many false alerts.
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Don't forget the firmware update
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Its current. I connected the notebook and it said it was up to date.
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Thanks for quick response.

Well that is disappointing! Maybe that is something they will improve in the future.

I have 30 days to see how it works and if it doesn't pan out I can upgrade my V1 which was getting too many false alerts.

You dont know the speed limits on your local side streets you drive every day? I can see the value of that feature on major roads and interstate highways. If im on a 30 mph side street i can figure that out.
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You dont know the speed limits on your local side streets you drive every day? I can see the value of that feature on major roads and interstate highways. If im on a 30 mph side street i can figure that out.
Who said my needs were for streets I drive every day? Not to mention I never said they were local ?

As far as local streets, I don't know about you but I don't live in Mayberry. I live just outside of a large metro city with curvy roads that go from 25 mph to 55 and back to 25 again. So one of the reasons I bought a $650 radar detector was so I did not have to "figure it out". That is one if its advertised features although it appears it just doesn't do it very well.
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I live just outside of a large metro city with curvy roads that go from 25 mph to 55 and back to 25 again. So one of the reasons I bought a $650 radar detector was so I did not have to "figure it out". That is one if its advertised features although it appears it just doesn't do it very well.
you've got a point there.

I go to new "neighborhoods" daily, and have no idea most of the time what the SL is....
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Have to say I am enjoying a lot less false alerts than my previous V1. Might be related to my V1 not having the last software update but it wasn't worth the $289 upgrade cost or whatever it is to find out.

So I would say its a keeper. Just hope Escort ads more PSL info for other streets. Since it comes from online data that is in fact available it should be possible.

Pretty happy with it.
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The 360 is a good detector and it sounds like it will work for you and it is one of my choices as well.

However, if you had false alert issues with your V1 then that speaks to not updating to the latest model and using customs sweeps and the new iOS app that came out a few days ago which has amazing features but no database for PSL.
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