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Default Explaining "Overspeed" vs "Over Speed Limit" Warnings with Escort's GPS Detectors

Occasionally, users on the forum have asked questions about the different over-speed alerts that they hear when using their GPS-equipped Escort detectors with or without using Escort Live.

There are two different alerts, depending on the drivers' configurations. Although they might sound similar, one is based on the "Over Speed Alert" setting on the detector, and the other is based on the "Over Speed Limit Alert" setting in the Escort Live app.

Let's go thru two examples to demonstrate the differences.

First, let's suppose that I'm using my detector with Escort Live, and I've set the "Over Speed Limit Alert" value in the app to 10 MPH above the PSL. I won't receive any alerts as long as I'm not driving faster than the PSL + 10 mph. If I manage to hit 11 mph above the PSL, I'll hear the warning "Over Speed Limit".

Now, let's suppose that I'm driving only with my detector, without Escort Live. If I've set my "Over Speed Alert" setting to 80 mph on the detector, and I'm driving at 81 mph or above, the detector will announce "Over Speed".

It's important to underscore here that when you are using Escort Live with your detector, the "Overspeed Limit Alert" setting in the app will always take precedence over the "Over Speed Alert" setting on the detector itself, and so you'll hear different warnings depending on your circumstances and your set-up:
  • If you are using Escort Live with your detector, you will hear the "Over Speed Limit" warning when you are driving at a speed that is higher than the PSL + the value that you’ve set in the “Over Speed Limit Alert” option in the app.
  • If you are:
    * driving without Escort Live (meaning that you are using only your detector)
    * or if your smart phone isn't receiving internet service from your carrier
    * or if you are driving in an area where the PSL isn't in Escort's PSL database
    then you’ll hear an "Over Speed" warning when you reach speeds above the value that you’ve set in the “Over Speed Alert” option on your detector.
I hope that this helps to explain the differences, but if there are any questions, feel free to post them here.
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Yes, it explains the differences, however, I still can not turn off the 'Over Speed Limit Alert' for the app. Regardless of what I choose: Off, 5 Over, 7 Over, etc; it automatically chooses 'Speed Limit' every time.

I deleted and downloaded the app multiple times, have updated the firmware, and have set the detector back to default factory settings; no change.
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Yes, it explains the differences, however, I still can not turn off the 'Over Speed Limit Alert' for the app. Regardless of what I choose: Off, 5 Over, 7 Over, etc; it automatically chooses 'Speed Limit' every time.

I deleted and downloaded the app multiple times, have updated the firmware, and have set the detector back to default factory settings; no change.
What kind of phone are you using? Which detector?
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What kind of phone are you using? Which detector?
iPhone SE, iXc
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when you click the speed limit off on the app immediately close the app, then reopen and choose off again. Keep doing that until it stays off. Usually takes at most 3 or 4 times.

I thought that this was fixed already, but maybe it has something to do with your particular detector since it is the ixc, but I believe it was fixed when being used with the newer detectors.
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Thank you, I'll give it a shot.

Seems to work...it reverted back to 'Speed Limit' setting once so I repeated the steps. Holding so far.

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when you click the speed limit off on the app immediately close the app, then reopen and choose off again. Keep doing that until it stays off. Usually takes at most 3 or 4 times.

I thought that this was fixed already, but maybe it has something to do with your particular detector since it is the ixc, but I believe it was fixed when being used with the newer detectors.
I experience the same and even with the app overspeed turned off, the app actual speed still turns red at PSL +1. This happened with my M360c and now also with my new R360c. This is an app glitch which doesn't in any way affect performance; more of a nuisance. Silencing the app was my solution

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Occasionally, users on the forum have asked questions about the different over-speed alerts that they hear when using their GPS-equipped Escort detectors with or without using Escort Live.

There are two different alerts, depending on the drivers' configurations. Although they might sound similar, one is based on the "Over Speed Alert" setting on the detector, and the other is based on the "Over Speed Limit Alert" setting in the Escort Live app.

Let's go thru two examples to demonstrate the differences.

First, let's suppose that I'm using my detector with Escort Live, and I've set the "Over Speed Limit Alert" value in the app to 10 MPH above the PSL. I won't receive any alerts as long as I'm not driving faster than the PSL + 10 mph. If I manage to hit 11 mph above the PSL, I'll hear the warning "Over Speed Limit".

Now, let's suppose that I'm driving only with my detector, without Escort Live. If I've set my "Over Speed Alert" setting to 80 mph on the detector, and I'm driving at 81 mph or above, the detector will announce "Over Speed".

It's important to underscore here that when you are using Escort Live with your detector, the "Overspeed Limit Alert" setting in the app will always take precedence over the "Over Speed Alert" setting on the detector itself, and so you'll hear different warnings depending on your circumstances and your set-up:
  • If you are using Escort Live with your detector, you will hear the "Over Speed Limit" warning when you are driving at a speed that is higher than the PSL + the value that you’ve set in the “Over Speed Limit Alert” option in the app.
  • If you are:
    * driving without Escort Live (meaning that you are using only your detector)
    * or if your smart phone isn't receiving internet service from your carrier
    * or if you are driving in an area where the PSL isn't in Escort's PSL database
    then you’ll hear an "Over Speed" warning when you reach speeds above the value that you’ve set in the “Over Speed Alert” option on your detector.
I hope that this helps to explain the differences, but if there are any questions, feel free to post them here.
Good info - thank you. I can see where these are both helpful features. I currently have both turned off, but nice knowing that for the right kind of drive, or if I spend time in a area where I do not know the local limits, I can turn it back on.
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