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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 09:17 PM
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Does your radar detector have built in bluetooth? Will RD alerts come in above music from your phone?

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At the time of my post, I was running Valentine One, with a Bluetooth LE module, and JBV1 app on my Android phone. You pair the phone to the helmet, and phone to the BT module for the detector. The JBV1 app is great; highly customizable, and yes, the alerts play over the music.

I now have Escort Max 360c, which has a built-in BT module, and running Escort app, which is a real crap. Some alerts are played via the phone audio, but most are not.
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I now have Escort Max 360c, which has a built-in BT module, and running Escort app, which is a real crap. Some alerts are played via the phone audio, but most are not.
Well that's worrisome, my radar purchase was going to be an Escort.
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At the time of my post, I was running Valentine One, with a Bluetooth LE module, and JBV1 app on my Android phone. You pair the phone to the helmet, and phone to the BT module for the detector. The JBV1 app is great; highly customizable, and yes, the alerts play over the music.

I now have Escort Max 360c, which has a built-in BT module, and running Escort app, which is a real crap. Some alerts are played via the phone audio, but most are not.
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Well that's worrisome, my radar purchase was going to be an Escort.
I can't comment on motorcycle use as I've never used my radar detector on my bike, but I've had a Valentine 1 in my car for 7 years. Best piece of equipment out there in my opinion. The range is excellent, and having the arrows tell you where the signal is coming from is unparalleled when contrasted to its competitors which lack that feature.

The V1 has saved me from many 100+mph tickets back in my more "excitable" years on roadtrips or just out having some fun on empty highways. Additionally it's saved my a$$ in the twisties. Haven't gotten much use out of it since I moved to CA, the cops seem to care about more important things out here lol. But every once in a while it pays for itself.

@stgatev, how did you have your V1 mounted on your bike? Have any pics leftover from when you had it?

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Well that's worrisome, my radar purchase was going to be an Escort.
Escort has some advantages over V1. Its BSM filter just as good if not better, and is completely integrated. V1 does not have a built-in GPS so in a city is pretty much useless without the JBV1 app to handle the lockouts.

The BT transmitters on both V1 and Escort are for data, not audio. Escort has an audio jack, and you can get a BT audio transmitter and pair it to the helmet, and do not use the Escort app at all.
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@stgatev, how did you have your V1 mounted on your bike? Have any pics leftover from when you had it?
I could not find photos, but I had it mounted in the cowling under the intake. It was completely hidden. I lost the laser detection, and most of the rear radar detection, but it was 100% stealth. I had a BT LE module, and a V1 remote display HVB-taped to the dash.
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Escort has some advantages over V1. Its BSM filter just as good if not better, and is completely integrated. V1 does not have a built-in GPS so in a city is pretty much useless without the JBV1 app to handle the lockouts.

The BT transmitters on both V1 and Escort are for data, not audio. Escort has an audio jack, and you can get a BT audio transmitter and pair it to the helmet, and do not use the Escort app at all.
I just turned off K band and X band permanently. No cops use them near me (or in any of the states I've ever traveled to) so now I only get false-alarms from Volvos and Mazdas with their laser collision avoidance systems. No noise when going by Best Buy or Target.

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I had a chat with an S1000RR owner who is running a full ALP system in his bike.

The ALP app is apparently bang on with bluetooth to the helmet. ALP also is the only jammer I've personally confirmed to jam DragonEye laser.

That said, my local PD tends to shoot shoulders on motorcyclists, so I'm not sure where I'll need to mount the jammers to defeat that.
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At the time of my post, I was running Valentine One, with a Bluetooth LE module, and JBV1 app on my Android phone. You pair the phone to the helmet, and phone to the BT module for the detector. The JBV1 app is great; highly customizable, and yes, the alerts play over the music.

I now have Escort Max 360c, which has a built-in BT module, and running Escort app, which is a real crap. Some alerts are played via the phone audio, but most are not.
I have used the Escort Max 360 on my sport-tourer (K1300S) for the past year and a half. I agree that Escort's app is crap. It gives audio alerts, but not in a useful way. I want the audio tones you get out of the detector (better on the Valentine) that differentiate band, intensity and direction, but all you get is the singular beep. The phone app display doesn't include the detectors visuals, and you are pretty much forced to look at the detector itself for the relevant info. Very disappointing.

I sent them a detailed message about what the app needs, especially for bikers, but they are pretty useless.

How much better is the JBV1 app? Does it do what we need?
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