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Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version - ESLIVEAPPLE

Abt Model: ESLIVEAPPLE | UPC Code: 737795254515
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Real-Time Ticket Protection/ Provides Easy Access Via Bluetooth/ Provides Alerts For Speed Limit Changes, Live Traffic Information, And Much More/ Compatible With Select ESCORT And Beltronics Radar Detectors/ Black Finish
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Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version - ESLIVEAPPLE

REAL-TIME TICKET PROTECTION Compatible with Select ESCORT and Beltronics Radar Detectors.

The SmartCord Live is a revolutionary cord that provides easy access, via Bluetooth, to the ultimate real-time ticket protection network - ESCORT Live. Add SmartCord Live to your ESCORT or Beltronics detector and you'll be connected to other detector owners on the road. Imagine millions of scouts giving you miles of advanced warning for speed traps and other traffic related threats. Simply add SmartCord Live, download our app to your smartphone and get instant access to the most powerful ticket protection network imaginable!

ESCORT Live also helps you arrive safely at your destination by providing alerts for speed limit changes, live traffic information, and much more. Get connected today to the most automatic, accurate and instantaneous driver alert network ever with ESCORT Live!

With ESCORT Live!, you and your fellow drivers will instantly communicate all radar/laser encounters automatically, providing the most up-to-date and accurate protection on the road. Imagine millions of other drivers helping you Drive Smarter!

Features:

  • ESCORT Live! Report Button
    Push to manually report to other users a verified X or K-band alert, or a police officer observing traffic. If you've lost your Bluetooth connection on your iPhone, press the Report Button to reconnect SmartCord Live to your iPhone

  • Power/Bluetooth Light
    Solid green: Power is ON
    Blinking blue: Connected to iPhone
    Solid blue: Connected to ESCORT Live!

  • Alert Light
    Blinking red: Receiving an alert
    Solid orange: Receiving a locked-out alert

  • Lighter Adapter
    Connects to your vehicle's lighter/accessory socket

  • Mini USB Jack
    Connects to your computer via USB A/Mini B Cable for downloading software updates

  • USB Jack
    Charges other devices simultaneously

  • Modular Connector
    Connects to your detector

  • Mute Button
    Push to mute an alert. Push three times to lock out or unlock a false alert

Specifications:

Note

  • ESCORT Live! enabled features are only available while running the iPhone application.
  • SmartCord Live is compatible with PASSPORT 9500ix, RedLine, and most PASSPORT 8500 X50 Models.
  • SmartCord is made for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS using 4.1 iOS or later.
  • This ESCORT Live Bundle includes: SmartCord Live Power Cord, Smartphone App and ESCORT Live! Subscription for 12 months.

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Design, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

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Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version
 
4.5

(based on 146 reviews)

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    (101)

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    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Once you go Smartcord you never go back

The Smartcord Live system has been invaluable to me. I bought it 11/15/2011 and use the Live system with my iPhone constantly. My 9500xi detector tells me how far away the live...Read complete review

The Smartcord Live system has been invaluable to me. I bought it 11/15/2011 and use the Live system with my iPhone constantly. My 9500xi detector tells me how far away the live alert is but I like being able to see the detail shown on the map on my iPhone. The Live App also shows the rated speed for the road I'm on and the speed I'm traveling. I like being able to send an instant report or sync the Bluetooth with my iPhone with the push of a button on the Smartcord. I have to admit the Live system has saved me from traffic stops countless times. The system works best in more populated areas but I feel safer with it whenever and wherever I drive. Nothing is failsafe so you have to use it wisely but Escort continually improves the Live App so I will continue to be a loyal customer and use it as often as possible because the more folks that are using it the more accurate it is.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lots of potential but software is very buggy

I soooo want Escort Live to become all that it could be. The hardware is terrific, but the EL App is so full of bugs that it borders on un-usable. I'm using it...Read complete review

I soooo want Escort Live to become all that it could be. The hardware is terrific, but the EL App is so full of bugs that it borders on un-usable. I'm using it with my Passport MAX and iPhone 5s.

Police spotted icons RARELY show on the map, even though they do seem to all alert me as needed. EL does not sync well with the MAX. If I set the time limit for report alerts to 30min on the app, the MAX still alerts for an hour.

User friendly options like having the map orient in the direction of travel, is not available.

You cannot set the Zoom Level of the map. It will just zoom in all the way again.

Manually entered speed traps cannot be deleted.

Clearly there needs to be some focus placed on correcting these issues and releasing an app that works as advertised. Escort claims to be refocusing efforts in 2014 to do so. Hopefully they will deliver on that promise sooner, rather than later.........

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4.0

Missing Windows Platform

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from Ohio, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

I am very disappointed that Escort does not have an app for the Windows Phones to use "Escort Live"?! Windows has been out for years and is very popular with business professionals. I spent a lot of money for the best radar detector on the market and it is not compatible!!!!!!!!! Please get with the times and develop the Windows App.

  • Age:
  • 45-54
  • Daily mileage:
  • 41-60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 4

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2.0

Buggy system after recent updates

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from Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

Either the recent Android update or the detector update has made the system much less reliable. The app rarely initializes the radar detector and as such, the two don't communicate, even though the app is connected to the Smartcord through Bluetooth. The only solution seems to be to shut everything down and start over, which brings us to the next problem. The app doesn't shut down the background services when you exit it. This seems to be lazy programming and is common amongst many smartphone developers. So, to start everything over, you have to manually go into your phones settings and force background services to stop by manually selecting each one.

When the system works, it is very nice though.

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4.0

App drains battery even when closed

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from San Antonio, TX, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

I would love the Android app, except when I close the application, it still continues to drain my battery. Even if I have selected not to run in the background. I wished there was an update to the Android application that when you close it and "run in background" is unchecked. The application would actually close all the way and not run the battery down or use any resources. Their is also an issue with initializing my Beltronics V10 Radar with the application. Sometimes it requires me to unplug or turn-off the car to reset everything for it to sync/work properly. When it all works/sync'd properly I really love it! I get quick alerts from other users as well as my radar alerts are posted automatically. I can easily push the button on the Live Alert box and it posts quickly to alert others. Just please make a fix to the Android application and I'm sold 100+% and would rate it a 5-star with an update!!!

  • Age:
  • 45-54
  • Daily mileage:
  • Over 60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • SUV
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 2

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5.0

Great tool for the road.

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from Des Moines, IA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

I have had the Passport for over a week now and finally passed a sitting cop with radar. Picked him up a ways away. Great to know that it does work.

  • Age:
  • 25-34
  • Daily mileage:
  • 41-60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Sports car
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 2
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great idea--- needs work

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from Sea-Tac, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

Let me just say this app saved mefrom a laser ticket and so I will continue to subscribe.
Now there are things they can do to improve:
1. Should be able to say which side of the rode like "waze" app does
2. Should be able to indicate driving cop and parked. Some way to let people oncoming know they are being followed
3. nothing public should be permanent. Currently, Speed traps stay on even though they are not static
4. Would be nice if you could use it with google maps to give directions so you would not need to run navigation app as well.
5. there should be a way to scan other navigation/reporting apps to pull the police notifications off ($ub$cription only)

  • Age:
  • 35-44
  • Daily mileage:
  • 21-40
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 5 or more

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Decent app

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from Morgan Hill, CA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

Like the app, been using it for a couple of years. Has a few bugs, asking me to log in, forgets the subscription frequently. An easier way to "mute" or revert to main App screen after a sighting too. Suggestions for enhancements: Make the Map Direction UP, make ZOOM in on the map stay rather than going back to small screen, great if you could integrate a GPS map service into this, tie in traffic and a Super App lives on !

  • Age:
  • 55-64
  • Daily mileage:
  • 41-60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Sports car
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 5 or more

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5.0

Fantastic!

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from Hammond, LA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

Love the fact that we can all share alerts realtime. The app works flawlessly on my Droid S5. Had a blast playing with the app on my 1hr drive home today. Got to remember to pay attention to driving and not the app though, lol

  • Age:
  • 55-64
  • Daily mileage:
  • Over 60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Truck
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 1

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4.0

Android App needs improvement, but does work well with...

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from Raleigh,NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

I have just recently started to use Escort Live with Android, and the integration to bluetooth works great. The alerts, and updates work well, but there are 2 updates needed. First is the app cannot handle landscape mode in android, and like most people my phone holder does not switch to portrait mode. Second is the app needs to be able to exit properly when you hit the back button. It asks are you sure you want to exit, and I answer yes and see it go away. About an hour later I discover that the app has restarted in the foreground, and is using GPS! I then have to open task manager and kill the app. I am running on a galaxy S4 running android 4.2.2. Thanks for your effort, and I hope to see improvements especially being this is a paid service.

  • Age:
  • 35-44
  • Daily mileage:
  • 11-20
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 3

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4.0

Great Product

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from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

Great Product...use with iPhone. App had a lot of bugs in the begining. Only bug that remains is I occassional get quarter mile warning on radar traps I have marked when I have one mile selected.

  • Age:
  • 55-64
  • Daily mileage:
  • Less than 10
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 3
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5.0

Refuse to drive without it

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from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort SmartCord Live iPhone Version:

It keeps me from constantly having to worry about police. It allows me to drive with a peaceful mind and couldn't be any happier with this product

  • Age:
  • 18-24
  • Daily mileage:
  • 21-40
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 4

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