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Beltronics Pro 300

Beltronics Pro 300 Radar Detector
 


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Beltronics Pro 300 Radar Detector Review

Overview of the Bel Pro 300

The main benefits of the Beltronics Pro 300 are:

  • Programmed with older version of Beltronics digital signal processing algorithm (DSP)
  • 4-times the range of a police radar gun
  • Easy to read LED display
  • Clear digital voice alerts

(Dated) Digital Signal Processing Algorithm

When investing in a radar detector two of your biggest concerns is the detector’s ability to sniff out real police radar threats and its ability to filter out false alerts, here is why.

Police departments across the world are now in the process of updating their equipment to the new, low power battery operated hand held digital radar guns.

All of these types of radar guns are instant on, meaning that they do NOT transmit any radar signal until the officer has a target vehicle in sight and presses the trigger.

Because of this when you select your radar detector, an important consideration is its ability to detect instant on miles away.

Then another problem, the anti-collision sensors that are being installed in most new cars today.

These sensors operate on the same K-Band frequency that police use and because of this most radar detectors constantly false alert.

The Escort 8500 X50 uses an older version of their DSP algorithm, thus it does lack the filtering and performance found in Escort’s newer detectors such as the Passport, the Passport Max and the Passport Max2.

Because of this we feel you would be making a better investment by puchasing one of the detectors listed above.

Long Range Radar Detection

The Beltronics Pro 300 is built on Escort’s M4 antenna design, which places the Pro 300 in the Long Range Category, with 4 times the capture distance of a police radar gun.

The result is a detector that will provide ample warning of instant on K and Ka Radar miles away.

Filtering

Because the Escort 8500 x50 uses somewhat dated DPS technology when compared to the newer Passport, the Passport Max and the Passport Max2, it does not have the filtering characteristics needed to block out false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in many new cars today.

Because of this we would recommend instead in investing in one of Escort's newer detectors.

Clear Voice Alerts – 10 Points

The Beltronics Pro 300 has clear voice alerts, providing you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.

High Definition Text Display – 5 Points

The Beltronics Pro 300 displays radar alerts using the older text display. The display is easy to read at any angle and the brightness is adjustable.

Easy Advanced Programming – 7 Points

You program your Beltronics Pro 300 by pressing the buttons on the unit to change the brightness of your display, program the radar bands used in your area, adjust the filtering options, and more.

Motorcycle Use: 8 Points

When accessorized with the proper motorcycle mount, external warning device, and weather protection, the Beltronics Pro 300 becomes a great detector for your motorcycle.

Motorcycle Mounting Systems: RadarBusters offers a variety of motorcycle radar detector and cell phone mounts by Techmount, which will fit virtually any motorcycle.

External Warning Device: The Bel Pro 300 does have an external earphone jack, which you can plug into your motorcycle sound system. However, we would recommend the Legal Speeding HARD system, which is a wireless heads up display.

Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell “motorcycle radar detector boxes,” but we don’t recommend them. Instead, go to your local CVS and buy a child’s size shower cap. It’s cheaper and will protect your detector just as well.

Warranty & Support – 10 Points

Your Pro 500 comes with Beltronics's 1-year warranty and Radar Roy's 30-day no risk money back guarantee.

Also, because we have been an authorized Beltronics dealer since 1997, you’re pre-approved to purchase Escort’s extended 24 month extended warranty for only $29.95.

Here on RadarBusters, Radar Roy has several articles in his help guide section to assist you in getting the most out of your detector such as: How to Maximize the Use of your Radar Detector, How to Update Your Radar Detector, and Defensive Driving Tips for Radar Detector Users.

You’re welcome to contact Radar Roy direct 24/7 by using the contact form on this website or calling our toll free number during normal business hours.

Included Accessories

Your Beltronics Pro 300 comes equipped with a travel case, windshield mount, 12 volt SmartCord and a quick reference guide.

Optional Accessories

Optional accessories you may want to consider when purchasing your Beltronics Pro 300 are:

Escort Live External Module: Enables your Beltronics Pro 300 to access the Escort Live community to share real time alerts with other radar detector users in your area.

BlendMount Mirror Mount: Enables the mounting of the Beltronics Pro 300 to your rear view mirror.

Why Buy from Radar Roy?


Authorized Beltronics Dealer: RadarBusters has been an authorized dealer for Beltronics since 1997, so you can be assured that you detector is covered under Beltronics warranty program and pre-approved for their 24 month extended warranty program.
Radar Roy
Real Reviews: Unlike the other radar detector review websites out there, Radar Roy is a retired cop and certified traffic radar instructor with over 40 years of experience and has his own arsenal of police radar and laser guns. Luxury Automotive was so impressed with Roy’s high standards and qualifications that they dubbed him the “ General Schwarzkopf of radar detectors .”

No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.

No Risk 30-Day money back guarantee: Don’t like your detector? Return it no questions asked!

Low Price Guarantee: By becoming a member of Radar Roy’s VIP Club you will receive his 90-day price match guarantee, ensuring that you will get the best price anywhere!

Trade Up – Not In: Considering trading your old radar detector for a new one? DON”T until you watch this video!

Radar Roy Support: Have a problem or concern with your detector? Then email Radar Roy 24/7 and he will PERSONALLY get back with you typically within 12 hours or less!
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, 33MHz bandwidth

Radar Receiver/Detector Type

Superheterodyne, VCO
Scanning Frequency Discriminator
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection
Quantum Limited Video Receiver
Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Display Type
280 LED Alphanumeric
Bar Graph
TechDisplay
4 Levels of Brightness, plus Dark Mode

Programmable Features

Power-On Indication
Voice Alerts
Power-On Sequence
Signal Strength Meter
AutoMute
City Mode Sensitivity
Bands (Selectable)

Power Requirement
12VDC, Negative Ground
SmartCord™ (included)

Sensitivity Control
Highway, AutoScan and City

Auto Calibration Circuitry

Smartshield™ VG2 Immunity

One Year Limited Warranty

2 year extended service plan available

Dimensions (Inches)
1.25H x 2.75W x 4.75L
Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 95 Write a review »

Accessories & SPECIALS
Direct Wire Cord
Price: $19.95

Add
Direct Wire Cord
Smart Cord Live:iPhone/Android with Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Price: $99.95

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Smart Cord Escort Live Radar Detector Interface
Combo Smart Cord
Price: $29.95

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Combo Smart Cord
Direct Wire SmartCord
Price: $29.95

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Direct Wire SmartCord
Platform Mount
Price: $24.95

Add
Radar Detector Dash Mount
Detector Accessory Kit
Price: $19.95

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Accessory Kit
StickyCup Windshield Mount
Price: $29.95

Add
Escort StickyCup Mount
SmartCord Live Direct Wire Cord iPhone/Android Windshield Detectors
Price: $99.95

Add
SmartCord Live Direct Wire Cord for iPhone/Android - Escort Live Interface
Visor Clip
Price: $14.95

Add
Escort Visor Clip


  4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
It is great, I will recomend it August 19, 2014
Reviewer: Moosbrth from Freehold, NJ  
great

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Ok, but.............. August 3, 2014
Reviewer: Jim from Romania, Europe  
Ok, great sensitivity but.... I have the 55 and 65. No real difference to me. I'm in California, they use Ka here for giving tickets. I turn everything else off which is easy to do on the 8500 and that's a plus. You can't turn POP off on the 55, 65, and 8500 and they seem to false on what I'm guessing is an alarm device.  They seem to do it at signals which may say something.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
It Works Great! August 1, 2014
Reviewer: Jonsale from Chesterfield Co  
The first real test was a recent trip to Florida. No kidding, it saved me 5 times on the trip from Georgia to the coast. This detector gives you plenty of time to slow down after you are alerted. I had a hard time deciding on which detector was the best for the money, and I am very satisfied that I made the perfect choice. It paid for itself on the first trip.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good price, Great product July 6, 2014
Reviewer: _koda mluvit from WOODSIDE,NY  
Very good sensitivity and accuracy at same time. It gives false alarms sometimes, which cannot be avoided, I guess. This model has several features, such as 'Ku-band', 'International  Ka-band' and the 'POP', which may not be needed in the US, but definitely needed in the European countries, if you plan to travel and use your radar-detector over there.

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  4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
 
THE BEST RADAR DETECTOR EVER!!!!! June 22, 2014
Reviewer: AllUser from Portland, OR  
This is the best radar detector ever!! I first bought the top of the line cobra, and discovered that all cobras are horrible!!! A waste of money. Then when i discovered this website i read up on the RX65 and the 8500X50 and was torn between the two, so i bought them both. I used eachone for a couple of days and decided that the RX65 was the best one. I threw the 8500X50 in my girlfreinds car.

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