Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector Review
Overall Rating: 35 Points
Overview of the Escort Solo S3 Radar Detector
Radar Roy rated the Escort Solo S3 as the best cordless radar detector in the world, providing you with 2X the capture distance of a police K and Ka radar gun.
The Escort Solo S3 offers 360-degree protection and detects X, K, and Ka radar signals.
However, when compared to the performance of other radar detectors in the same price category, the Escort Solo S3 just doesn’t measure up, and here is why.
The Escort Solo S3 is a battery operated radar detector; therefore, it is designed with low power consumption components.
Because of this, the unit's overall performance is compromised.
Therefore, unless you absolutely need a cordless radar detector, don’t buy one!
One reason Radar Roy hears often from customers wanting a cordless radar detector is that they don’t want ugly power cables hanging down their windshield.
In response to this, Roy put together this 8-minute video that will walk you through the process of hard wiring a radar detector to your fuse box.
Radar Detection Range – 3 Points
The Escort Solo S3 has the best range and performance in the cordless radar detector class, and is ranked in the 2-star category with two times the range of a police K and Ka constant on radar gun.
This level of performance is adequate for constant on encounters, but may not be sufficient in an instant on encounter.
Sensitivity and Filtering – 6 Points
The filtering of the Escort Solo S3 is good. However, this may be a caused by the low sensitivity of the detector. You will get some false alerts, but you’re not going to bombarded with them as you would with a cheaper detector.
Clear Tone Alerts – 5 Points
The Escort Solo S3 has distinguishable audible tone alerts, providing you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.
OLED Display – 5 Points
The Escort Solo S3 displays radar alerts using an OLED display. However, the display can be difficult to read in bright sunlight.
Easy Advanced Programming – 5 Points
You program your Solo S3 by pressing the buttons on your detector to change the brightness, program the radar
bands used in your area, adjust the filtering options, and more.
Warranty & Support – 10 Points
The Escort Solo S3 comes with Escort’s 1-year warranty and Radar Roy’s 30-day no risk money back guarantee.
Also, because RadarBusters has been an authorized Escort dealer since 1995, you’re automatically qualified to purchase Escort’s extended 1-year service plan 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
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 also 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.
The Solo S3 radar detector includes the detector, smart cord power cord, a windshield mount, and reference guide.
An optional accessory you may want to consider when purchasing your Solo S3 is:
SmartCord: Batteries die, because of this you may want to consider purchasing a SmartCord to plug in to your detector.
One question that Roy is often asked is: if you plug in the Escort Solo S3 will the performance increase? The answer is no, because the circuitry inside of the detector is designed for battery use.
Why Buy from Radar Roy?
Authorized Escort Dealer:
RadarBusters has been an authorized dealer for Escort since 1995, so
you can be assured that you detector is covered under Escort’s warranty
program and pre-approved for Escort’s 24 month extended warranty
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
No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.
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