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Review: Escort Passport X70 Radar Detector




Escort X70 Radar Detector

To learn more about this detector or to place a purchase, visit our Escort Passport X70 product page.

Because it does not have the Bluetooth Chipset, the Escort Passport X70 cannot connect to Escort Live unless you purchase the optional Escort Live external cable for an additional $99.

What is Escort Live and Do I Need It?


Because it does not have the Bluetooth Chipset, the Escort Passport X70 cannot connect to Escort Live unless you purchase the optional Escort Live external cable for an additional $99.

I call Escort Live! the biggest innovation for detectors and here is why:

1. Escort Live! enables your detector to share real time alerts with other Escort and Beltronics users such as police spotted alerts, speed trap alerts, laser and radar alerts.

In this video we demonstrate on how Escort Live! saved us from an expensive speeding ticket by giving me advanced warning of a VASCAR speed trap.


2. The #1 complaint with detector users is the overabundance of false alerts.

Because of this, Escort Live is able to filter out known false alert locations from your detector, making your trip more enjoyable.

3. One other feature of Escort Live is that it enables you to easily program your detectors advanced features such as Ka band segmentation, filtering and much more.

How’s the Performance of the Escort Passport X70?


The X70 is designed using Escort’s older M4 antenna design, which is the same platform as the Escort 8500 X50 Black version, which places it into our 3-star category.

This means that the X70 has approximately 4-times the capture rate as a police radar gun which will provide adequate protection in the city, but lacks in long-range highway driving performance which you would find with the Escort REDLiNE and the Passport Max2.



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Dash Mounted Detectors, Accessories, Mounting Systems: These products come with our 30-day money back guarantee provided that they are returned in a resalable condition. This requires that all parts, accessories, warranty cards and all original packaging are returned. Refunds do not include any shipping costs. Products returned that do not include the original outer packaging will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.

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This exception includes all laser jammers, installed detectors, and the Veil Stealth Coating.