I was ahead of him so inorder to test out his passport 8500 (not x-50) against my V995(newest ver) on a local off axis speed sign. I was ahead and we were talking on our blue tooth's. I picked up the off axis (90 deg turn) a full 4 sec's. before he picked it up and his 8500 was only reading 1 bar when he picked it up and I was at 3 bars. he did receive a ticket about 2 months ago coming around a curve and it was too late. Right after that little test, we went and he bought the newest ver. V995 w/smart cord included. Just wanted to let you all know there is a new family to the Bel V995 family.