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Old July 27th, 2017
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Default Bluetooth vs Bluetooth and Escort Live

Newbie question. What is the advantage of just pairing to iphone only? Maybe it is just me but I find Waze more helpful than Escort live. Would love to see a collaboration between Escort and Waze.
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Just pairing to iPhone only? I don't understand.

Escort Live's alerts are displayed on the detector so you can turn your phone's screen off and save a ton of battery resources or you can use any another app in the foreground while using Escort Live and receiving its alerts.

I rarely ever have to shut down or start Escort Live. My iPhone takes care of that while Escort Live is in the background.
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Pairing to iPhone only gives rd gps info (speed and direction). Then starting Escort live brings in mapping with escort user data. I find the mapping and user data in Waze more helpfull. Certainly the rd gives me alerts on less travelled roads.
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Additionally, using the app with a paired smartphone lets the owner manage the settings from the app. I find that much easier than going thru the menus on the detector directly.
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Totally agree.
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Pairing to iPhone only gives rd gps info (speed and direction). Then starting Escort live brings in mapping with escort user data. I find the mapping and user data in Waze more helpfull. Certainly the rd gives me alerts on less travelled roads.
Pairing alone does not give the detector speed info. The app must be running for the detector to get this data, even if it is in the background. You do not need to have Escort Live in the foreground/on the screen for the detector to get alert data (or for lockouts to work).
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Thanks. That clears it up for me. Now, one last question. To subscribe or not subscribe to Escort Live. What does the subscription get you?
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Thanks. That clears it up for me. Now, one last question. To subscribe or not subscribe to Escort Live. What does the subscription get you?
X80 is Escort Live ready so subscription should be activated when you register it.

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We still do not intend for Escort Live-ready device owners' subscriptions to expire. We are looking into recent reports of subscriptions expiring. We intend to have this resolved this week.

If you use Escort Live without a compatible cord or detector, then you will continue to need to purchase subscriptions to receive premium content.
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Thanks. That clears it up for me. Now, one last question. To subscribe or not subscribe to Escort Live. What does the subscription get you?
This "Sticky Post" should explain everything.
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That clrears it up for me. Thanks to all for your responses.
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