Top 5 rated & reviewed Radar Detectors on Amazon.com 2015.7.21 for under $200
Top 5 Radar Detectors In Depth – Specs & Reviews
1. Beltronics Vector V940 Radar Detector
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Full X, K, SuperWide Ka, Ku, and laser alert, plus Safety Warning System message display in an easy-to-use laser/radar detector
Digital signal processing (DSP) technology and multiple laser sensors give you long-range performance, and greatly reduce the number of false alarms
Ultra-bright 280-LED alphanumeric display
Immune to VG-2 radar detector detection, so law enforcement cannot detect its use
One-year limited warranty
-I am so seriously impressed with the advance warning range of this unit, the incredibly low false warning ratio, and the bargain price of the unit. It delivers WAY more than the Escort 8500 X50 for half the price! It is one of the most cleat cut comparisons I have ever experienced; no fine line here. I am surprised that Escort gets away with delivering such mediocre results for your detector buying dollar.
-I’ve had my Beltronics Vector 940 for about two weeks. This is my first radar detector, and it seems to be getting the job done, and well at that. I’ve done a lot of research on radar detectors, and have been able to weed out the sub-par brands and models. I’d heard nothing but good things about Bel, Whistler, and Escort detectors, and only the former two had products in my price range (sub-two hundred).
2. Beltronics PRO200 8X Range
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
The Pro 200 provides eight times the sensitivity of any imported radar detector, including the latest POP mode threat. Optimized for all U.S. radar and laser guns, its lightning fast microprocessor delivers an alert in 500 milliseconds or less.
Preset at the factory, the Pro 200 is optimized for the best protection. However, you can also customize the Pro 200 to meet your specific driving style with its easy-to-use selectable options.
AutoScan and TSR (traffic sensor rejection) technology rejects unwanted false alerts providing the perfect balance of sensitivity and selectivity. Multiple City modes, including City no X-band, keeps it quiet in town.
Clear voice alerts keep you fully informed without taking your eyes off the road. Plus, the exclusive AutoMute circuitry automatically reduces the volume level during a long encounter.
The Pro 200 is easy to read from any angle. The standard bar graph display provides band and relative signal strength as you approach the radar source. Multiple brightness levels, including full dark, keep the information visible in all lighting conditions.
-This radar detector is by far the Best i’ve ever experienced! Not alot of false alarms. When when the KA Band starts sounding off, you best believe there’s a Police Car and /or Radar gun in the area. I could not be more pleased with what i was looking for in a Radar Detector!
-I’ve really enjoyed having the PRO 200 and it works GREAT on the open Hwy. I pickup the po po at least a mile away and further sometimes. In the city trees, building, cars etc etc can block the signal more. It’s still VERY satisfactory even though the PRO 300 is a little faster and more sensitive.
3. enKo Products Car Radar Laser Detector with 360 Degree protection
Provides all band radar detection including X, K, Ka, and 360 degree detection of laser signals
City 1, 2 and highway 1, 2 modes give you a wide choice to set your device to perform at its optimal level in city or highway
Signal strength meter icon indicates the strength level of the present radar encountered so you can judge the distance from the signal source enKo products – 2 years warranty
*This is a Radar Detector, NOT a Police Detector – It will NOT ring even you are next to a Police car if there are no signals emitted with those microwave frequencies used by traffic radar
Made in Korea and Covered By enKo products 2 Year Warranty
-It covers all common band radar detection including X, K, Ka, and 360 degree detection of laser signals. The laser reader lens is atop the device and reacts to signals both in front of and behind the car (assuming it is mounted in the proper position.)
-In the city you can change mode to filter out more of those false alarms. I played with it some but I have just left it on highway for my purposes- the tones are different for store systems and radar traps and it’s been interesting seeing where the signals are coming from. If it gets annoying I’ll change it.
4. Beltronics PRO100 New Pro Radar Detector
The Pro 100 provides six times the sensitivity of any imported radar detector, including the latest POP mode threat, Optimized for all U.S. radar and laser guns, its lightning fast microprocessor delivers alerts in 500 milliseconds or less
Easy-to-Use: Preset at the factory, the Pro 100 is optimized for driving in the United States, Multiple user-selectable options make it simple to change
Multiple sensitivity modes and our unique TSR (traffic sensor rejection) help the Pro 100 filter out false alarms plus AutoMute feature reduces the alert volume automatically so as to stay informed without needing to press a mute button
Informative Display: Pro 100’s ultra-bright LED matrix display keeps you fully informed, Four levels of brightness, including full-dark mode for discreet night travel, is standard.
Clear and Understandable Alerts: Clear visual and audible alerts, the high-bright display is easy to read from any angle and the standard bar-graph display provides relative signal strength.
-I chose to give this detector five stars because it seems to be much faster than its predecessors, Beltronics V940 & V6 detectors in K/KA band. I have dozens of other detectors and the sensitivity to this device is pretty amazing, however, my RX65 S7 is still a bit faster in response I/O radar than the Pro 100.
-This is essentially the same detector as the Vector 940. It has the same M4 horn and menu options. So it will perform the same. Beltronics changed the color of it t to black and gave it a new model designation. If you don’t mind the silver color of the 940 purchase it. You can save some money. I own a 940 and it is the best detector you will get in its price range.
5. Cobra XRS9370 High-Performance Radar/Laser Detector with 360-Degree Protection
Superfast sweep circuitry provides extra detection range and the best possible advanced warning to even the fastest radar guns.
Pop Mode detects the latest Radar Gun POP
VG-2 and Spectre Alert, alerts the user when they are under the surveillance of a VG2 or Spectre I/IV+ Radar detector-detectors
City/ Highway modes allow the user to select operating mode which reduces the frequency of falsing in densely populated urban areas
KU Band Detection mode detects the Ku Band Radar Gun currently being used in Europe. Be ready when it comes to the U.S.
Compact unit detects all 14 radar/laser bands at greater range than its predecessor
Super-fast sweep circuitry provides extra detection range and the best possible advanced warning to even the fastest radar guns
-At first I was a little intimidated by all the functions and features of this model. There is really is not much more one could ask for options on a radar detector. However thanks to a well laid out instruction booklet and a user friendly button system, it took me really no time at all to customize this baby for whatever driving situation I was in.
-3-1-14 As promised I made my trip to Austin and back and the detector worked perfectly. I read many reviews where people complain about it “beeping” all the time. 1) I think they just do not have it set up right and 2) I do not think most people understand a detectors limitations. For me I have gotten no false signals, but have gotten several “X” signals which are typically motion alarms or detectors.