Passport Radar Detector Review
Overview of the Passport Max
The main benefits of the Passport are:
- Programmed with Escort’s newest digital signal processing algorithm (DSP)
- Over 4-times the range of a police radar gun
- The ability to filter out many of the false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars today
- Bluetooth equipped enabling access to the Escort Live community
- High definition OLED display
- Clear digital voice alerts in English and Spanish
Newest Digital Signal Processing (DSP) 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.
departments across the world are now in the process of updating their
equipment to the new, low power battery operated hand held digital radar
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.
“Passport uses a new type of digital signal processing (DSP), which
can reduce false alarms from some non-police-radar sources. Think of DSP
as a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones for radar reporting. By
reliably identifying noise, the Max can focus on real police-radar
threats, leading to faster and more accurate warnings.”
- Car and Driver Magazine
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.
Because of this Escort developed a new digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm for the Passport detector.
enables the Passport to sniff out and alert to these low power radar
guns at over 4 times their capture distance, while also having the
ability to block out many of those annoying false alerts.
Escort Live Ready
The biggest break through this decade in the speed counter
measurement community is the ability for your radar detector to share
historical and real time data with accuracy, with other radar detectors
in the cloud.
The Passport is Escort Live ready, which enables it to connect to the Escort Live community with the optional Escort Live interface through your iPhone and/or Android smartphone.
This enables your Passport to:
- Alert you of real time police spotted alerts
- Alert you of real time radar and laser speed traps in your area
- Alert you of historical speed trap locations including aircraft enforcement locations
- Alert you of fixed photo enforcement camera locations
- Enables you to program the advanced features of your detector through your smart phone
Your Passport will include a free, 1-year subscription valued at $49 when purchased through our website.
High Definition OLED Display
The Passport has a programmable easy to read multicolored
OLED display, which includes intuitive icons, to make it easy to
Additional display features include:
- Cruise Alert – warning you when you’re exceeding the posted speed limit
- Bar Graph – identifying the signal strength of the threat
- Expert Meter – identifies up to 8 multiple alerts with signal strength at once
- SpecDisplay – identifies the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal
- 5 levels of brightness including full dark mode
Clear Audible Voice Alerts English/Spanish
The Passport has easy to understand voice alerts, which
warns you in either English or Spanish of approaching threats, enabling
you to keep your eyes on the road and not on your detector.
User Preferences Programming
You can access the advanced programming features of your Passport either
by pressing the buttons on your detector, or though your smartphone
enabling you to:
- Sensitivity – City, Highway, Auto, AutoNoX
- Language – Spanish/English
- Color of OLED display
- GPS speed display
- Cruise alert speed settings
- Overspeed setting
- Display meter options
- Audible tones
- Automute – On/Off
- AutoLearn – On/Off
- Voice – On/Off
- GPS – On/Off
- Auto Power Settings
- Radar/Laser Bands
- Mark and/or clear locations
Your Passport comes shipped with everything you need including:
- NEW Magnet Mount Sticky Cup
- 12 volt smart cord
- Travel Case
- Getting Started Guide instruction booklet
You can also accessorize your Passport with these additional accessories
- Basic Direct wire
- SmartCord direct wire
- Dash Mount
- BlendMount mirror mount
Warranty & Support
Your Passport comes with Escort’s 1-year warranty and our 30-day no risk money back guarantee.
because we have been an authorized Escort dealer since 1995, you’re
pre-approved to purchase Escort’s extended 24 month extend warranty for
Motorcycle Use and Accessories
When accessorized with the proper motorcycle mount, external warning
device, and weather protection the Passport becomes one of the best
radar detectors 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 Devices:
The Max 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.
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.
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 program.
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
No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.
Passport Max Summary
The Escort Passport is the best investment you can make to help
you avoid expensive speeding tickets, and it will enable you to become a
more aware and safe driver.
When ordered from RadarBusters your Passport will arrive at your doorstep with everything you need along with
personal 1-on-1 support from Radar Roy who is just a phone call or an
How to Program Your Passport
Passport Radar Detector K-Band Alert
Escort Live Police Spotted Alert