I'm taking a long trip around European Union (90% of time will be Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France), then returning back to US.

I'll be doing mostly highway and mountain driving. I'm considering either Valentine One (many false alarms, no GPS data, no artificial restrictions), or 9500ix (no false alarms, GPS enabled, intl/US version software restrictions mess).

I can also get 9500ix INTL version over there, but my understanding is I won't be able to load it with US GPS Defender data once I get back to US. I can probably live with that IF that INTL version is better overall.

1) What would be your recommendation please?
2) Is it safe to have the device on the windshield and quickly conceal it in case of being stopped by police?

Thank you