Last night I was driving down the main street in our town, after having pulled out of a small shopping area. It's a main drag, and the cops down here periodically like to cruise for speeders.
Anyway, the normal V1 K-alerts from the door openers (not annoying, just good information) had stopped as I moved down the road, somewhat over PSL. I got a K alert, ramping up, with the forward arrow, telling me there was a LEO coming toward me, apparently running C/O K band, which is common here. I saw the deputy sheriff's cruiser and was getting ready to speed back up to a comfortable but safe speed, but strangely the V1 didn't ramp up past 6 or 7 dots, and the arrows didn't switch as we passed each other.
Sure enough, about 100 yards behind him was a second cruiser, and I got full ramp-up and max signal strength. It wasn't the first cruiser that was running radar, it was THIS one. Had I increased speed after the first cruiser, who wasn't actually running radar at all, the second one would've nailed me for sure.
Good situational awareness, a combination of visual scanning and the V1's good information.
And to make it even better, when coming home several hours later past the little shopping center I got a faster ramp-up and more bogeys than usual. Looking around, I saw a cruiser in the parking lot, about 100' in. I thought he might have left his radar on.
As I passed him the arrows went behind me, but the signal strength was too high and didn't fade. There were headlights several car lengths behind me, looked like an SUV or pickup truck from height and spacing. Signal strength quickly went full, with a solid back arrow, and stayed that way as we moved down the street together.
It had to be LEO, and sure enough it was another deputy sheriff, in an SUV, running forward-only MPH C/O K. Don't know exactly where he came from, but I could "see him" as clear as day on the V1.
I just laughed out loud and once again appreciated the V1 for the sensitivity and the situational information it provides.
I'm probably not exactly a true "zombie", but I really do like the thing. It's a great tool.