After looking around on this forum I decided to go with a 690. I drive 90 miles round trip to work every day from Rutherford to Hendersonville NC and the HP are always in the ditches along the highway. The only thing thats saved me so far is other cars being in the lead, as on certain parts of my journey, the road shoots down from a 65 to a 55 on a downhill stretch.
This is my very first detector. I didnt get it until 8pm tonight, so after looking at the instructions, mounting it etc, I didnt have much time to try it out. I did go to a abandoned parking lot to calibrate the compass on it, but as luck would have it, no cops to hit me on the way there and back :twisted: !.
Once I get used to the settings and get my camera sorted, I will be making some videos of its performance to share with you guys. Like I say, I havent actually been hit yet so cant comment on performance, but from the looks and design on the 690, it does look like a solid unit with easy to access functions.
I hope to share some positive experiences of my detector with you guys soon!