Hey all, first time poster here. I just bought an X50 blue after doing a lot of reading on this board (thanks for the great info, btw). Unfortunately, I haven't driven past any radar yet to really test it. But, there are two stores near my house that set of my detector - one with X and one in K.
My question is, why does the X50 seem to only pick up these sensors (or alarms) when I'm right on top of them? Is it because they have extremely short range themselves, or very low power? I just hope it doesn't have any bearing on actual police radar detection, because the alert range would be horrible. This may sound like a noob question, since it's obvious that police actually point radar toward traffic, and it has longer range... but should the X50 be picking up sensors sooner than what I'm seeing? I had a cheap Whistler detector years ago that also seemed to pick up sensors as I was driving by them.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!