Escort Live Radar
By ESCORT Inc.
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2012 Car & Driver’s 10 Best Technology winner!
2012 Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice award winner!
2012 CES Innovations in Design & Engineering award winner!
2012 SEMA Show Best New Mobile Electronic Product award winner!
ESCORT Users are saying:
“These advanced laser alerts are a life saver. Love it!”
“The new update just released has made the experience with Escort Live even greater.”
“I've been using Escort Live since early December, have taken one 3,000 mile trip (Florida to Massachusetts and back) and use it every time I get into the car. “
ESCORT Live Radar delivers the world’s most advanced real time radar and laser ticket protection giving drivers an unprecedented, advanced information picture of their driving environment. The result is an ESCORT Live Radar nation of drivers connected in the social network for the road. ESCORT Live Radar is available in two versions:
ESCORT Live Radar Free Download:
•‘Police Spotted’ speed trap alerts
•Mobile and fixed-position traffic enforcement camera alerts
•Ability to share your threat reports in the ESCORT Live™ network
•ESCORT’s patented Mark Location™ feature which allows drivers to receive automatic reminders for previously marked threats
•Multiple map and dashboard views on your smartphone based on user preference
ESCORT Live Premium:
•Real-time radar and laser alerts received by other detector users in the area
•Detailed threat information including time sensitive, ‘heat-mapped’ color coded warning icons for fast, safe and more accurate responses
•ESCORT’s patented GPS full feature set including: vehicle speed; posted speed limit data; over speed limit alerts; compass and directional headings
•Ability to easily connect to ESCORT’s class leading windshield mount radar detectors using ESCORT’s new Bluetooth enabled SmartCord Live™ power cord (select models only – visit ESCORTradar.com for details)
•Full access to ESCORT Nation
•Two convenient levels of subscription service – $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year
Did you know,
•Radar detectors are legal in 49 states (only Virginia prohibits their use)
•Multiple public domain sources reveal that more than 50 million drivers receive a speeding ticket in the United States each year – about one in every four drivers
•It is estimated that there are currently more than 60 million potential ESCORT Live™ compatible smartphones in use in North America with numbers increasing daily
Now you do, and ESCORT Live is here to help you Drive Smarter! Whether you’re using one of our industry-leading detectors or simply using Escort Live on your smartphone, we’re here to keep you safe on the road and ticket free. Take us for a drive TODAY! - ESCORTradar.com/escort-live
Note: ESCORT Live can be run in the background to preserve battery life of your smartphone. Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.1.18
- Fixed an issue causing incorrect speed limit data to be shown
- Improved Bluetooth auto connection
- Various bug fixes
Escort is a garbage company, this long time customer will never buy again
Update: not only did they never do ANYTHING to improve this dumpster fire of an app, the most recent update has completely broken it. No longer works at all. I want a refund of the absurdly expensive subscription I've paid for numerous times and never been able to use properly, and now not at all. This company is clearly suffering from some fatal and chronic management failures. Shameful and I can't imagine they'll remain in business much longer. They've certainly lost a long time repeat customer here.
App has a horrible interface and is full of bugs. Almost never plays audio warning via phone unless app is running in foreground. Drains battery like crazy. Hideous UX. Literally one of the worst interfaces I've used in iOS. Want to mark police, for example? Good luck, finding the tiny button is impossible without looking closely. Many of the functions in the app simply don't work. Press "clear" and nothing happens. Almost never receive any "live" warnings because very few people use the awful app. I was mislead when purchased detector, thought it had GPS when really it's just through phone Bluetooth which is extremely annoying to lock out superfluous signals. Lastly, forcing a $50 annual subscription fee after paying hundreds for a detector is asinine. Very disappointed with escort, I should have just kept my old detector and saved $400.
Really should be better
I have been a fan of escort radar detectors for many years. When the 9500ix came out, I was literally word-of-mouth recommending it to all of my friends. But this application and the lack of attention to quality control have really soured my view of escort as a company. My radar detector still works exactly how it is supposed to work. But now this app tells me that "data is in an incorrect format" and will not run. So I'm literally running half blind here. In addition to this, the Escort Live app has never worked right 100% of the time on iPhone models with larger screens. Anybody that has switched between landscape and portrait mode can tell you that the dashboard stays warped. This should be such a simple fix and yet it hasn't been fixed. This is the number one brand of radar detector in the country, so you would assume there would be some higher priority toward development of one of the most integral component of the company's "total ticket protection" framework. But there isn't. There's no real sense of urgency or ownership from my perspective. And it's just ridiculous at this point.
A workaround for the "data" error in latest update
I figured this out by accident today. If you will log in to the app BEFORE your radar is powered up and detectable to Bluetooth, the app will log you in without the data error appearing. After the app has logged in, it will say "cannot detect device" and you need to power the detector on at this point. You can either pair it with the app or it will pick it up on Bluetooth on its on (mine picked it up on its own). When the connection is made, everything works like normal. And my app has reconnected to my detector after I've turned the car (and detector) off several times since I did this, so I hope that's all I have to do. Love the features of the detector and the app when working, but it gets one star until they fix this. Have been frustrated for a week until I found this workaround!