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myz06Vette
11-06-2008, 05:07 PM
a combination GPS and radar detection system integrated into ONE unit? It would include a feature like Trapster where, when one unit detected radar, that location would be transmitted to other motorists in the area.

I'll hold off on more details until I hear some different responses.

Zapple
11-06-2008, 05:19 PM
Does the search function really suck THIS bad? Hahaha.

myz06Vette
11-06-2008, 05:23 PM
Does the search function really suck THIS bad? Hahaha.

Forgive me, I looked through 15 pages of search results. The only thing I found relating to a combination GPS and Radar was the release announcement of the Uniden system - two completely separate units that just happen to plug into one another. I'm inquiring about interest in ONE consolidated unit.

So in response to your question, yes, the search function must really suck that bad. "GPS Radar Combo" and "GPS with Radar" don't bring me anything except what I mentioned above.

Zapple
11-06-2008, 05:30 PM
Forgive me, I spend a lot of time searching the internet, but have to make concessions at times. If this has already been brought up with a similar poll, I'll do my best to find it. If not, I'd appreciate candid answers.

Lol, it's not your fault, the search function really does suck :p. Let me see if I can try to find the thread :).

EDIT: Is this it? http://www.radardetector.net/forums/news-stories/39919-normal-gps-radar-detection-capability-jan-4-08-a.html

myz06Vette
11-06-2008, 05:40 PM
Lol, it's not your fault, the search function really does suck :p. Let me see if I can try to find the thread :).

EDIT: Is this it? http://www.radardetector.net/forums/news-stories/39919-normal-gps-radar-detection-capability-jan-4-08-a.html

That is the only result I found as well. Two separate units (one is an actual radar detector, one is an actual GPS).

My question is very specific about ONE unit to serve BOTH purposes. Now what are your thoughts?

Zapple
11-06-2008, 05:44 PM
Probably not.

1) Detection would probably suck, if not it would be way over priced.
2) Not many people have RDs to transmit/receive radar information.

myz06Vette
11-06-2008, 06:03 PM
Probably not.

1) Detection would probably suck, if not it would be way over priced.
2) Not many people have RDs to transmit/receive radar information.

What makes you think it would suck?

Lets assume the best here - if detection capability were comparable to most high end detectors.

And obviously there wouldn't be many people that would have them initially, but I'm speaking in terms of once the system was completely rolled out and widespread.

Zapple
11-06-2008, 06:08 PM
If most people had them then yes, if it were reasonably priced. Although how would it handle false alerts from grocery stores etc; I wouldn't want to be receiving those all the time from other users.

myz06Vette
11-06-2008, 06:12 PM
If most people had them then yes, if it were reasonably priced. Although how would it handle false alerts from grocery stores etc; I wouldn't want to be receiving those all the time from other users.

The same way the Escort 9500 works - GPS lockout of non-threat sources. Sorry I didn't specify that.

What are you considering to be reasonably priced?

Zapple
11-06-2008, 06:20 PM
The same way the Escort 9500 works - GPS lockout of non-threat sources. Sorry I didn't specify that.

What are you considering to be reasonably priced?

Well if the detection would be as good as other top of the line detectors, has a GPS system built in (a good one with free map updates) and will send/receive real threats from other users within a range you can set: $2,000? It would also be nice to have users be able to hit a button just to send out a little warning dot saying there was a police officer spotted here, even if they are not running radar/lidar. Remember, this is only if most everyone on the road used one of these (for it to work as planned)

myz06Vette
11-06-2008, 08:31 PM
It would also be nice to have users be able to hit a button just to send out a little warning dot saying there was a police officer spotted here, even if they are not running radar/lidar. Remember, this is only if most everyone on the road used one of these (for it to work as planned)

Well, that one single feature would require many people using it, yes. Or perhaps integration with Trapster and other similar companies initially?

But the rest of the system (again, provided it had high quality detection capability) would be usable completely on its own, yes? The Valentine (which I currently use) gives you directional arrows - but how about the graphical representation on your screen? Along with the capability to lockout false alarms by location... sound like something you'd pay a grand for?

YTCD
11-06-2008, 08:56 PM
Yeah 2,000 is too much most deffinatly and people that are willing to spend 1,500 or more are wanting the best performance even by a little and would get the 9500ci. It needs to perform like the ci but also have all the features you said incorporated and be very good at being a gps unit. The gps unit needs to have things that RD users would use too. Stuff like time-speed-distance calculations, the speed limit on the road i'm traveling on, etc. etc. etc.

I'd be willing to pay 1,700 if it had the detection capabilities that the 9500ci had and was stealth like the 9500ci. I want my detector to be obsolete and last a long time.

thestaton
11-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Where's the option for no way in hell?

Belscort has a hard enough time making what they have now work. What happens if the one you have goes bad? Then your out a GPS & Detector.