Uniden R8 Extreme Long-Range Radar/Laser Detector, Dual-Antennas Front & Rear Detection w/Directional Arrows, Built-in GPS w/Real-Time Alerts, Voice Alerts, Red Light Camera and Speed Camera Alerts
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R8’s rake is steeper towards the front of the detector and tapers out at the top, in contrast to the R7’s flat profile. Regardless of this, their rear height is nearly identical. Ultimately, price should never be your sole consideration when selecting a radar detector. You should always pay attention to quality and performance when making any purchasing decision especially when it comes to something like radar detectors. Uniden R7 VS R8- The Winner The game had been so substantially upped by Uniden that Escort couldn’t sit on their laurels and so the impossible, became the possible.
Memory Quota lets you set the individual number of Mute Memory and User Marks. In total, the R8 can save up to 2,000 points between the two, but you can allocate that one way or another in 50-point increments. As always, this is just one test. Please don’t take these results alone as gospel. We need to see lots of tests with lots of detectors against lots of guns in lots of different terrains to get an accurate sense of the big picture. These test results are simply one part of the overall puzzle. Detectors TestedThis is a new feature which was made a part of the firmware recently. Uniden has not given any confirmation as to how this function will be integrated with apps that can take advantage of bluetooth. The claim to fame for the Radenso XP is its ability to offer an extremely quiet ride, even in urban settings, which are ripe with false threats. Its features are highly adjustable and cater to quieting false alerts. It also offers some of the best BSM filtering we've seen. The XP sports features like Mute, Smart Dark, and Low-Speed Muting, which all turn off audible alerts for low-priority signals. Smart Dark is unique to the XP and keeps the whole device dark, except for a small power indicator, when no threats are present. This is great for parents with sleeping children or for those who are overstimulated by lights and sounds. The New Zealand Government is currently rolling out new red-light and speed cameras throughout the country.
This Uniden R8 review is based upon personal driving of many thousands of miles and lots of real-world police radar encounters. Like other Escort detectors that come with the “C” moniker, the Redline 360c comes standard with both WIFI and bluetooth connectivity which allows for updates to firmware without need to connect to a computer, a nice feature.Launching at CES 2022, the Uniden R8 aims to replace its predecessor, R7 and brings advanced improvements like upgraded dual LNA design, improved button positioning and better range. It was first made available in April of 2022 and can also be considered a direct competition to radar detectors like the Escort Redline 360c and the Valentine 1 Gen2. Radar detector reactivity tests shows how the current best radar detectors alert to instant-on radar. As I drive towards a radar source, the R8 does a better job of progressively ramping up in signal strength than the RL360c. The Redline likes to scream aggressively well before I’m actually in range of the radar gun. Additionally it does the goofy Escort thing of ramping down slightly and going quiet for a bit before the signal strength jumps and the detector suddenly starts alerting more aggressively. The R8 is more progressive and linear so the ramp-up is more useful and informative.