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Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector - SOLOS3

Abt Model: SOLOS3 | UPC Code: 737795053507
Escort - SOLOS3 - Radar/Laser Detectors
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Long-Range Radar Protection/ Ultra-Performance Laser Protection/ High-Efficiency Battery Design/ Programmable Features/ High-Resolution Graphic Display/ Safety Radar Signals/ Black Finish
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Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector, Model SOLOS3

No other detector provides the portable convenience and protection of the SOLO S3. It's easy to own and operate. No more cords - just place it on the windshield or dashboard, turn it on, and you're ready to go. The SOLO S3 is ideal for the traveler who is constantly in and out of rental cars or just wants the easiest-to-use protection.

Features:

  • High-Efficiency Battery Design
    SOLO S3 uses only a fraction of the power used by conventional corded detectors. Using 2 standard (AA) batteries (included), the SOLO S3 provides months of normal driving protection. A new low-battery warning circuit keeps constant watch on the condition of the batteries, and provides you with both audible and visual alerts before they need to be replaced. A new AutoPower feature (programmable) automatically turns the SOLO S3 off to conserve battery life.

  • Long-Range Radar Protection
    The redesigned SOLO S3 provides long-range warning on all radar bands including conventional and "instant-on" X-band, K-band, and Superwide Ka-band. Patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides the longest warning possible without constant false alarms.

  • Ultra-Performance Laser Protection
    The SOLO S3 uses multiple low-noise laser sensors to provide long-range warning and the widest field of view against laser encounters.

  • Programmable Features
    SOLO S3 packs 9-user programmable features, allowing you to customize it for your specific driving style. Your preferred settings are stored in memory, even when you replace SOLO S3's batteries. Or, simply use SOLO S3's factory settings, allowing you to just turn it on and go.

  • High-Resolution Graphic Display
    A new brilliant OLED display makes the SOLO S3 intuitive to use and easy to understand. Each radar, laser or SWS signal is identified and communicated to you with clear messages. Signal strength is provided using two types of meters (programmable) which include Standard Bar-graph and ExpertMeter.

  • Safety Radar Signals
    SOLO S3 provides unique audible and visual alerts for Safety Warning Systems (SWS) signals. These alerts, (up to 64 messages) will keep you informed of road hazards in areas using this technology.

  • Comes Fully Equipped
    The Cordless SOLO S3 comes ready to drive with a comprehensive Owner's Manual, adjustable quick-release windshield mount, travel case and a set of AA batteries. Limited One Year Warranty.

Specifications:

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ±25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ±100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ±1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm ±13nm

Programmable Features

  • Power-On Indication
  • AutoPower (On/Off)
  • Power-On Sequence
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute (On/Off)
  • Audio Tones
  • City Mode
  • Brightness Control
  • Dark Mode
  • Bands (On/Off)

Radar Receiver

  • Superheterodyne, GaAs FET VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • 4-bit Analog-Digital Converter

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Display Type

  • High-Resolution Graphic
  • OLED Display

Power Requirement

  • 2 AA Batteries, or Escort SmartCord™ (Optional)

Sensitivity Control

  • Highway, Auto and city

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.16"
  • Width: 2.90"
  • Depth: 5.25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty(authorized online retailer): One-Year Limited
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Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector
 
4.6

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mount (7)
  • Clear alert (5)
  • Great features (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (4)
  • Urban navigation (4)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (5), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the portability and features.

I currently have the Solo S2 which was upgraded from the previous model. I bought the SOLO because I often drive different cars and rental cars and wanted to be able to easily take...Read complete review

I currently have the Solo S2 which was upgraded from the previous model. I bought the SOLO because I often drive different cars and rental cars and wanted to be able to easily take it with me and not have to worry about plugging in a cord. It's very stealth looking and is easy to program although I usually just keep it on Highway mode. It gives me plenty of warning for radar signals UNLESS I'm the only car on the highway and they are using a instant on type of radar OR laser. NO detector can help you in that situation. I know the corded detectors can provide better warnings but I still like the ease of portability and no cords to have to worry about. Battery life is very good and depending on how much I'm driving, it can last a month. I always keep 2 AA batteries in the case just in case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not very confident in this product, false laser alarms...

The small intermittent led that shows power is on is disconcerting. I find myself staring at it to make sure it's still on and it doesnt flash as often as I would like. I...Read complete review

The small intermittent led that shows power is on is disconcerting. I find myself staring at it to make sure it's still on and it doesnt flash as often as I would like. I have a 9500xi Passport with Escort live and absolutely love it. The solo s3 is good for what it is but needs an indicator that shows its on all the time. I would sacrifice battery life for that feature.

The things that absolutely drive me nuts is the false laser alarms. If the sun reflects off anything it goes off. I live in Colorado, lots of sun so it is a constant issue. I have never actually had a real laser alarm. Of course I expected less range than the passport but it is truly about 20% of what the passport does, a lot of times the cop has already got you when it detects.

Spend the extra money and get the passport and smart cord live. There are enough people on the network now that sometimes I will get notified about speed traps a mile before my detector even goes off. Get a solo for a motorcycle.

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4.0

Best cordless detector out there!

By 

from Cleveland, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use, quick to set up.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

      I take it from vehicle to vehicle, very convenient.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I got it pretty quick.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      It ain't my Redline . . . .

      By 

      from Colorado

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Clear Alert
      • Easy To Mount
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

          I am okay with the less than ample performance and range of the Redline and the old 8500.
          The biggest problem to my mind is that it does not speak the language of the Redline and the 8500. The gradual alert ramp up beep rate relative to signal strength is very erratic or non existent. It more often than not just comes on with a sudden full alert in situations where the radar source was not instant-on.
          I would be happy if I could select a battery eating 2x or 3x sampling rate to get smoother response and higher performance. That would mean I swap out my rechargeable NiMH batteries every few days rather than every few weeks. Small price to pay.

          Hey Escort! Bring out a modern battery powered detector, and I would buy it in a heartbeat. This model is what, some more than ten years old?

          Yes I would recommend this to a friend, but with the above caveats.

          • Age:
          • 55-64
          • Daily mileage:
          • 21-40
          • Gender:
          • Male
          • Primary vehicle:
          • Hybrid
          • Vehicles owned:
          • 4
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
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          5.0

          Excellent in all regards

          By 

          from Stuart, Fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Mount
          • Neat Features or Extras

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              Super

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent Radar Detector

              By 

              from Texas

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Clear Alert
              • Easy To Mount
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Gives False Reads

              Best Uses

              • City Driving
              • Highway Driving

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              I had the Solo S2 and couldn't wait to get my S3 and have been pleased with the ease of moving from one car to another. I traded in my S2 for my S3 that I've used since it was released to the market. The suction cups do have a bit of trouble adhering to a cold windshield but overall, I would repeat buy this product. I cannot wait till the S4 is released.

              • Age:
              • 45-54
              • Daily mileage:
              • 21-40
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Truck
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 3
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
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              •  
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              5.0

              Always does it's job perfectly

              By 

              from Kansas City area

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              I have had everything from the very first original (big box) "escort" detector to the 8500 xi. My preferred detector has been and remains to be the Solo S3 due to the fact it's wireless. I have run the wire under the winshield pillar post trim and headliner, up under the dash, etc. on the hard-wired models but some vehicles are less accomodating to this scenario. I have had a Solo now for about 20 years or so and it still works perfectly. I just purchased a new one for our new Colorado as hard-wiring the 8500 I had would not have been real accomodating. The portability allows it to be easily placed in service loaner, rental vehicles too.

              • Age:
              • 55-64
              • Daily mileage:
              • Over 60
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Truck
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 2
              • Range:
              •  
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              5.0

              Extremely Reliable

              By 

              from Tulsa, OK, USA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              We've used Escorts in all our cars for many years. The cordless feature is the best. You have no visible cord dangling off your dash. I even bought one for my mother-in-law for Christmas last year. They are like your cell phone, once you get attached to it you never go anywhere without it.

              • Age:
              • 55-64
              • Daily mileage:
              • 11-20
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Luxury sedan
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 3
              • Range:
              •  
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              4.0

              These features are geat and identical to the other Solo...

              By 

              from Tomball, TX, USA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              For some reason, the laser alert goes off quite often, especially in constructin areas. The other Solo S3 that we've had for a couple of years does not alert in these same areas. Either the older S3 is insensitive to these lasers or the newer S3 is extremely sensitive.

              • Age:
              • 55-64
              • Daily mileage:
              • 41-60
              • Gender:
              • Female
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Sports car
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 2
              • Range:
              •  
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              5.0

              My second one

              By 

              from Louisiana, USA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              I had a solo 2 for 14 years and the LED final quit working. The radar detection worked but no screen info. I use on my Harley and in my truck. Love it.

              • Age:
              • Over 65
              • Daily mileage:
              • Over 60
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Truck
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 3
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              5.0

              Seems to work fine. Glad to be rid of the wire!

              By 

              from Lawrenceville, NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              I have a Passport 8500 which has worked fine for years. My new car has so many gizmos with related buttons on the dash that the cord was annoying me. I finally broke down and purchased the Solo. Seems to work just as well as the 8500. I have had it for about three weeks now and used it just about every day. The batteries are still going strong. I was amazed to find that the auto off feature actually worked! I have left it on a couple of times and, upon my return, it had shut down. I did have the impression from the photos that the Solo was smaller than my 8500. It is actually about the same size, possibly a little thicker. I do not know why the photo gave me that impression. Not really a problem, just mentioning it. Great detector!
              I wanted to mention that I am an old customer going back to Cincinnati Microwave days and the big old "Escort" clunker. Always worked great though!

              • Age:
              • Over 65
              • Daily mileage:
              • 11-20
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • SUV
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 1
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              •  
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              5.0

              No cord... no problem

              By 

              from Columbus, OH, USA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector:

              I don't need a bunch of bells and whistles....
              just alert me!!!!
              And I am one of those guys that does not like cords...
              So this unit does the job without the clutter...
              In BMW there isn't a 12v accessory plug any where near the mirror anyway !!!
              Highly recommend the S3

              • Age:
              • 55-64
              • Daily mileage:
              • 21-40
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Luxury sedan
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 3
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              •  
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