The Escort 8500 x50 Radar Detector – An Overview

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What It Is and What It Does: The Escort 8500 x50 is the latest installment in a series of radar detectors. The Escort detectors have been improved based on customer feed back and changing police technology. It is used to avoid being scanned by police radar. This particular model comes in black or silver with red or blue LED display. It has a 1-year warranty, depending on where it is purchased.

The Escort 8500 x50 Radar Detector

The Escort 8500 x50 Radar Detector is the latest installment of Escort radar detectors and promises to be a great addition in your truck.

Who It’s For:Though the Escort 8500 x50 isn’t intended to allow its operator to break the law, it allows the operator to avoid being detected by police. It would be particularly useful for those who make frequent, long road trips and need to reduce travel time.

Key Features:

  • 280 LED display that can be adjusted for brightness.
  • The display itself can present data in different modes, such as:
  • Standard bar graph
  • ExpertMeter, which displays eight functions simultaneously
  • A mode that displays signal frequency of detected radars. This allows the operator to distinguish between
  • Upcoming threats and distant threats, or threats that will not not be on the operator’s driving route.
  • Radar sensitivity can be adjusted for city or urban driving.
  • Standard 360 degree detection of radars and laser detectors.
  • Extensive range (no precise range is given).
  • Protection against K, Ka, X-band, laser and LIDAR, and instant-on POP radars.

Customers Say: Reviewers applaud the detection range of this device. However, although the product advertises protection against LIDAR, no radar detector should be relied on for LIDAR protection; there are specific LIDAR jammers for that purpose. As for instant-on POP radar, there simply is nothing for the 8500 x50 to detect until the radar is on, at which point it is too late. Although the 8500 x50 does offer modes specially designed for POP detection, activation of this mode is known to increase the detection of false threats. It is also known for a simple user interface for those not wanting to fiddle with its numerous features.

Who Makes It: Escort Inc. is based in Cincinnati, OH. They have been designing and manufacturing radar detectors and other automotive accessories for the past 30 years with more than 10 million devices sold.

How Much?: sells the Escort 8500 x50, and currently their price is under $300.

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  1. Mickey says:

    “Though the Escort 8500 x50 isn’t intended to allow its operator to break the law, it allows the operator to avoid being detected by police.” I love that sentence. Beats around the bush. Not really intrested in radar detectors anymore. When I was in the Navy I had a cobra but I got rid of it since I retired. No need to travel that fast. Usually do 75mph if I feel the need but mostly 70mph is good enough. Exactly why I got a radar detector was to intentionally break the speed limit.

  2. Dave says:

    You don’t have to be going fast. You could be doing the 50mph speed limit and then it turns to 35, you don’t see the sign or you don’t slow down fast enough. Where I am from the max speed is 65 so if you do usually do 75, you would be breaking the law here.

  3. Will says:

    Escort’s proprietary Traffic Signal Rejection software goes even further to reduce false alerts. It detects strong K-band signals emitted by common highway traffic flow sensors and weeds them out, eliminating meaningless alarms so you can stay focused on the real threats.

  4. Mike T says:

    The most advanced radar detector on the road utilizes patented GPS technology to identify and eliminate false alerts automatically.

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