Most users said that we slow down whenever we hear an alert, so the arrows are not necessary. Others simply say that they can live without the arrows.
The following are the scenarios I have encountered where the V1 shines.
Case A: I drove past an intersection at a speed of 50mph in a 30mph zone. The V1 showed a weak signal on the side and then it became on the rear for about 6 seconds. Of course, my first reaction was to slow down when I heard the alert but I accelerated back to 50 after I saw the arrows. If I had my X50 with me, I would ask myself: Is it a K band instant on far away? It will keep me insecure for the next mile.
Case B: I had my X50 with me one day, all the sudden I had a weak K band alert for a long time and it ramped up slowly till is full and all the sudden is gone. I think it was from behind and the cops made a turn at the intersection. If I have a V1 with me, I would know for sure and I won't have to still think of it. :?
Case C: Driving my everyday route with my V1 in city. Whenever I receive an intermittent K-band signal showing at front and I know it is not a false alert, I can pick another path without even encounter it. :wink:
To sum it up, the X50 gives me a good warning time but more questions lingering in my mind. The V1 arrows solve my insecurity and worry and I feel confident to drive with it. Without arrows, sometimes it is better not to have a radar detector.