So I've had my V1 for a few months now, and I have to say it has been somewhat of a disappointment. I think i got a "challenged" unit that came off the production line wanting. I have not dropped it, but i do drive on some ****ty roads right now that produce a lot of vibrations through the car.
I get alerts to C/O ka about .5 of a mile away if on a straight away.
Around the bends against c/o ka I get almost no warning, maybe 5-10 seconds.
I have not encountered much instant on but have encountered KA and K band C/O. The alert distance is rather poor for both in my opinion. I was in Connecticut yesterday on i-84 trekking, a trooper had on C/O K band at cars across the road on straight away, i got a warning maybe .3 of a mile away, and it never even went close to full alert as i passed him. I drive the same roads against the same police with my friend in his saab 9-3 with an 8500 x50, and I have to say i think his unit is as good as mine, if not better at Ka range. Maybe my friend has a hot escort?
What do people think, did I just get a bad unit and need to send in for a fix?
I don't really want to put money into it, i could just sell if used for $300 and buy a redline for only $150 dollar loss. I'm also thinking of buying a redline and running it with the V1 and seeing how that works, then selling the v1 if i think i can manage with just the redline.
The arrows are a nice feature, I will say that if my v1 performed the same as the 8500x50 i would pay an extra $100 bucks just to have the arrows.
It is so disappointing when you watch videos of whistlers pro se versions picking up C/O Ka from a mile away, and you know your $400 unit can't perform on par with a whistler.
help and general thoughts much appreciated.