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Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire - DWLIVEANDROID

Abt Model: DWLIVEANDROID | UPC Code: 737795239222
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Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire, Model DWLIVEANDROID

The SmartCord Live DirectWire is a revolutionary cord that provides easy access, via Bluetooth, to the ultimate real-time ticket protection network - ESCORT Live. Add SmartCord Live DirectWire 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 DirectWire, 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, 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 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.

You'll still enjoy all the state-of-the-art performance you've come to expect from your detector, but you'll also have access to:

  • Escort's exclusive real-time ticket protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received by other users in the area.

  • Escort's DEFENDER Database, which warns you of verified speed traps, speed cameras, and red light cameras.

  • Escort's most popular GPS-powered features, including speed-limit data for over-speed alerts, and TrueLock™ to help eliminate false alerts. You can also Mark Locations for future reference.

Features:

  • SmartCord DirectWire
    12 Volt Power
  • Mini USB Jack
    Connects to your computer via USB A/Mini B Cable for downloading software updates
  • Modular Connector
    Connects to your detector
  • Alert Light
    Blinking red: Receiving an alert
    Solid orange: Receiving a locked-out alert
  • Power/Bluetooth Light
    Solid green: Power is ON
    Solid blue: Cord has Bluetooth connection and you are connected to the ESCORT Live! network
  • 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 Android, press the Report Button to reconnect SmartCord Live to your Android
  • Mute Button
    Push to mute an alert. Push three times to lock out or unlock a false alert
  • Compatible with: PASSPORT 9500ix, RedLine, and most PASSPORT 8500 X50 Models

In the Box:

  • Cable from detector to Direct wire unit (10 foot cord)
  • 12 volt direct wire cable
  • ZR4 cable (3 foot cord)
  • Cradle mount
  • This ESCORT Live Bundle includes: SmartCord Live DirectWire Power Cord, Smartphone App and ESCORT Live! Subscription for 12 months

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs
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Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Interesting product...

So...
I bought this because it appeared that you could configure your Max using this product. When I bought my Max, you could connect it to the desktop app and configure...Read complete review

So...
I bought this because it appeared that you could configure your Max using this product. When I bought my Max, you could connect it to the desktop app and configure all the options from that app. But, a month or so after I bought the Max, the desktop app had this feature removed!

It is impossible to configure the Max when it is mounted on your windshield, unless you have it mounted at the bottom of the glass; and that wouldn't be optimum.

So, I bought this device to solve that problem; and, it did. It is an interesting app given what else it can do for you, like allow you to report enforcement so others can benefit and a number of other things.

Boy, does it suck power from your phone when the app is active! I am a sales person covering a large territory; spend way too much time behind the wheel and this app brings the battery down really quick. If you spend time in your car like I do; you better have your phone charging while this app is active...

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A brilliant idea, with a few bumps

I live in a rural area and have not encountered any other users of Escort Live on my daily 38-mile commute. I do, however, encounter city, county, and state radar (usually...Read complete review

I live in a rural area and have not encountered any other users of Escort Live on my daily 38-mile commute. I do, however, encounter city, county, and state radar (usually all three) daily, as well as a permanent Ka-band speed-indicating sign.

I have considered marking several "Speed Traps" and merging those to the national database, but then I'd have to listen to those warnings several times a day. I have marked the Ka-band sign as an "other." I really wish the sign could be locked out.

One morning the program was hung-up and would not mark the radar encounters on the map, while it still showed the encounter from the night before. A re-start got it working again.

I am looking forward to trying the Escort Live system on a long trip to an urban area (with lots of traffic cameras). Hopefully there will be some other "Live" users out there. Without everyone's participation, it has little value. Therefore I recommend this tool very highly--the more users, the more effective it will be.

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4.0

Interesting product...

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from Westport, CT, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

So...
I bought this because it appeared that you could configure your Max using this product. When I bought my Max, you could connect it to the desktop app and configure all the options from that app. But, a month or so after I bought the Max, the desktop app had this feature removed!

It is impossible to configure the Max when it is mounted on your windshield, unless you have it mounted at the bottom of the glass; and that wouldn't be optimum.

So, I bought this device to solve that problem; and, it did. It is an interesting app given what else it can do for you, like allow you to report enforcement so others can benefit and a number of other things.

Boy, does it suck power from your phone when the app is active! I am a sales person covering a large territory; spend way too much time behind the wheel and this app brings the battery down really quick. If you spend time in your car like I do; you better have your phone charging while this app is active...

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3.0

Product works great with one little flaw

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from Louisville, KY

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

The product works as advertised. However there is one flaw. It appears that the SmartCord periodically checks its Bluetooth connection with your smartphone. When this happens it temporarily knocks other Bluetooth connected devices offline. You will not normally notice this as most devices will reconnect right away. However, if you happen to be using a Bluetooth connected headset or other Bluetooth speakerphone device when the check-in occurs, your call will be routed back to the phone's handset. This is really annoying when trying to kill time on extended rides in the car.

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  • 45-54
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  • Sports car
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1.0

Nothing Like the Iphone Model

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from Michigan

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

I noticed that the android version seems to be basic as compared to the IPhone version. No settings has trouble connecting to my max radar detector. Over half of the time it looks like its connected but the only way to make sure is I have to tap on the Bluetooth symbol on the app and most of the time it says "Radar Detector not Initialized". Its been a waste of money. Here I have to pay $50 a year for a service I can't use. I had to purchase the upgrade service for my detector because I can't trust the android app to work.

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3.0

Great product in theory

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

I went from a Valentine 1 to this product mainly because VA and their conservative archaic laws and refusal to conform to federal statues. After being busted 3 times by State troopers (meter maids) I needed something that couldnt be picked up on by RDD on my weekend car. Its worked great as far as picking up cops and the range etc however where it falls completely short is the "social media" aspect that it advertises. Currently the app does not run in the background of your smartphone and it will not update police reportings if you use the report button. This was a huge selling point for me initially. I know this can be fixed with a software update but hasn't been yet. If it worked as advertised I would give it 5 stars. I do miss the arrows on my V1.

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5.0

A great addition to the Escort Line

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from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

Was able to integrate this unit into my car wiring with no problems, and it works great.

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  • 45-54
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4.0

New User

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from Landenberg, PA 19350, USA

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

I have enjoyed the protection from Escort products for many years. The Escort Live innovation clearly takes it to a new level. Having more information is never a bad thing, and prior knowledge of speed cams, red light cams and assorted radar/laser traps is invaluable. (Especially true when in unfamiliar territory.) The smart phone app seems well designed and functions well. It does suck the battery so running with the phone plugged in is a must for longer trips. Overall, it provides a heightened sense of security. A great investment.

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5.0

The module and real time GPS

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from Southern, MA

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

The module that comes with Live Cord is so simple and easy to use. You don't have to reach up to lock out false readings. One push of the mute button takes care of it all on the module . Connecting my Galaxy S 4 with the smart cord takes the Max to a whole new level. The visual real time GPS is remarkable. One push of a button alerts all fellow users to be aware of where the smokie's are real time. If you run into a problem because of your driving actions it is your fault not the detector Max Live cord. Could be a little louder with alerts though when you have the stereo on, but the live screen is a double backup. Very accurate when it sounds an alert when you don't even see the signal point, I listen to it and low and behold there they are. Great work Escort!!!

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5.0

takes radar detection to a new level

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from Metro Detroit, Michigan

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

Easy to operate...well designed...another valuable tool to add to your arsenal...worth the money.

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  • 45-54
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4.0

Overall this is a great product

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from Jackson, WI

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

This is a great product with a couple of minor issues that I hope future updates could correct. It is amazing that you can get live alerts and it is like having your own spys out on the road all over the place. It would be great if the app could stay current on location and keep updates on the posted speeds even with the back light off on my Android phone. This would help conserve battery for those times you don't want to plug it in.

There are also times when I can switch to other apps on the phone and when I come back to live it sometimes looses position and I either have to restart it or turn the gps off and on. Not sure what causes that.

The convenience of this unit overall is great and it is one more step in the I always want to be connected state of mind.

Andy

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2.0

Buggy.

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Escort Android Version SmartCord Live DirectWire:

I've been using the app for a little over a week and have found it has a few major problems.

1. The app will not run in the background (it will not provide alerts).

2. If the app is not running in the foreground, the location service will be suspended after 10 minutes. When it's in this mode, if you exit the app it will restart itself. This behavior is annoying.

3. The app will automatically start when it connects to your detector. In most cases this is the desired behavior, however it would be nice if there was a setting that would allow the user to specify.

4. As others have mentioned, the app does not auto-zoom, which severely limits the overall usefulness.

5. Maybe this is a feature request, but it sure would be nice to have the ability to manage stored lockouts (when using the SmartCord with one of the GPS-enabled Escort detectors, like the Max).

There's more and I hope Escort is listening.

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