* Directional threat indicators –
The V1 tells you whether the radar (or laser) is coming at you from up ahead, from behind or from the side. Very helpful to know where the “threat” is.
And I am pretty sure, unique to the V1.
* Tracks multiple sources simultaneously and individually via visual and auditory alarms-
This is extremely useful, especially the audible alarms for each radar band (e.g., X, K, Ka and so on) as this allows you to be aware of and monitor “threats” without needing to look at the unit.
In my area, most cops use Ka band, so when that light comes on – or the unique “ka” warning sound erupts – I know it’s time to slow down and be on guard.
How close is the radar to you? Are you getting closer to it (stationary source; a cop running radar by the side of the road) or is it getting closer to you (moving source; cop coming at you in the opposite lane, or possibly, coming up behind you). This gives you advance warning – and more time to scrub speed without having to slam on the brakes.
* Superior sensitivity-
This has been objectively determined by multiple third part testing. Other units may give fewer false alarms, but the V1 is most reliable as far as warning you of real police radar within your vicinity. Yes, the unit may chirp (and light up) more often than some of the others, but I’ll take more false alarms – and fewer tickets – any time.
* Simple –
The V1 is immediately comprehensible. No need to study a manual. Open the box, plug it in – and go for a drive. The units are also ruggedly made and V1 will fix it if it breaks – and update it, if it needs updating.
Now, to be fair, other detectors have features the V1 does not offer – such as “real time speed trap updates” (via cell phone/PDA). But the V1, in my opinion and experience, does the best job of snuffing out the smell of bacon. It’s kept me ticket-free for almost six years now.
And if you know how I drive, that is powerful testimony!
We had another really good month at EPautos, ending in the black again. Special thanks to SafeRide, who helped make that happen. But a big thank you! to all of you who’ve supported EPautos, helped make it feasible to keep this bucket of bolts operational!
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