Escort Max 360 Review
The Escort Max 360 is Escort's first windshield-mount radar detector that has the brains to filter out
the collision avoidance sensors coupled with directional arrows for full
360-degree situational awareness.
– Radar Roy 2015
The two biggest challenges facing radar detector users today is trying
to determine if the alert is real and if it is, where is the cop hiding.
Because of this Escort has developed a completely new radar detector, the Escort Max 360.
Escort Max 360 Review Summary
The main benefits of the Escort Max 360 Radar Detector are:
- Improved radar and laser detection performance
- Programmed with Escort’s new collision avoidance sensor rejection
digital signal processing algorithm (DSP), enabling it to block most
false alerts caused by vehicle guidance systems
- Dual front and rear feed horns for ultimate 360 degree protection
- Improved FULLY DIGITAL (DSP) Digital Signal Processing enabling the Max 360 to alert to radar quicker and faster then any other radar detector
- Improved responsiveness to short duration I/O police radar.
definition OLED display with colored arrows pointing to the front, rear
and both sides, to pinpoint the exact direction of the threat
- Improved metering display modes
- GPS equipped – Fixed photo enforcement database, speed traps
database, false alert filtering, false alert filtering, auto-sensivity
- Built-in Smart Bluetooth for compatibility with Escort Live!
- NOW Includes Escort's USB Smart Cord power adapter for powering your smartphone ($34.95 value).
- Online firmware and database updates
- Clear digital voice alerts in English and Spanish
- Largest windshield-mount radar detector
- Display can be hard to read in bright daylight sun
- The Escort Max 360 is the world's most sophisticated windshield-mount radar detector
The Escort Max 360 is the world’s first radar detector programmed
with the intelligence to separate false alerts caused by the
anti-collision sensors from real police radar threats.
Escort Max 360 is also the world’s first detector to use colored
arrows to identify the band and pinpoint the exact direction of the
police radar threat using a high definition OLED display.
because the Escort Max 360 is categorized as an extreme range radar
detector you will be able to identify threats at greater distances, both
in front and behind you, at much further distances.
benefits of the Escort Max 360 is that it is GPS enabled and Escort
Live ready, which enables the Max360 to warn you in advance of fix photo
enforcement cameras, known speed trap locations, live radar alerts and
police spotted alerts.
The result is that the Escort Max 360 is
the only detector made today that answers your biggest concerns and
makes your driving experience more enjoyable and worry free.
Collision Avoidance Sensor False Alert Filtering
The biggest challenge facing all radar detector manufactures has
been developing a computer algorithm which is effective in filtering out
false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars
today, here is why.
Many of these sensors operate on the same
K-band frequency police use, so as you’re driving, your detector is
constantly alerting to all the new cars in close proximity.
of this the engineers at Escort have invested over 3-years of their
radar detector know how to refine their digital signal processing
algorithm, making the Escort Max 360 intelligent enough to block out
these types of false alerts, here is how.
As the Escort Max 360 sweeps
the for DNA signature of real police radar it is also programmed to
identify the DNA signature of the vehicle guidance system sensors.
with this data, the Escort Max 360 is the only detector, which can
intelligently separate real threats from a false threats using their new
patent DSP technology, so you will not be constantly pestered by
annoying false alerts.
True 360-Degree Protection with Arrows
next question a radar detector user will want to know the type of
threat, the location of the threat, how close the threat is. And then
the more advanced user will want to know the exact frequency of the
Because of this the engineers at Escort have developed
the first radar detector with a dual front and rear feed antennas which
is able to pinpoint the direction of the threat with muti-colored arrows
based upon the band, with the signal strength, and the exact frequency,
all on a easy to read high definition OLED screen.
The arrow colors are per-programmed to be blue for X-band, Yellow for K-band and Red for Ka-band.
result is the first true 360-degree extreme range detector, that is
enabled to provide full situational awareness at a glance so you can
make the proper response and avoid an expensive speeding ticket.
Extreme Range Radar Detector Protection
Coupled with the dual feed horn design and Escort’s newest digital
signal processing algorithm the Escort Max 360 has over 8-times the
capture distance of a police radar gun, both to the front and rear.
the Escort Max 360 has the sensitivity to sniff out the new, low
power battery operated digital police radar guns miles away.
The Escort Max 360 is also a GPS radar detector, which enables it to:
- Alert you of fixed photo enforcement cameras as you approach
- Alert you of known speed trap location as you approach
- Alert you of known aircraft enforcement zones
- Automatically block out known false alert locations based upon the exact location and frequency
- Automatically adjust the sensitivity of the detector based upon your speed
- Enable you to mark your own speed trap locations and points of interest
The Escort Max 360 is pre-loaded with Escort’s Defender Database, which is
the most accurate photo enforcement database for North America.
enables your Escort Max 360 to alert you in advanced of fixed photo
enforcement cameras and known speed trap locations as you approach.
Escort's patented AutoLearn Technology enables your detector to block
out known false alert locations by the exact frequency and location.
updating the data on your detector online is a snap through the Escort
Tools program available for both PC’s and Apple commuters.
purchase includes a free, 3-month subscription for Defender database
updates and is only $19.95 a year or $39.95 for three years if you
decide to renew your subscription.
Escort Live! Equipped
The biggest break through this decade in the speed counter
measurement community is the ability for your detector to share
historical and accurate real time data with other detectors owners using the cloud.
The Escort Max 360 has an internal Bluetooth chip
set, which enables it to connect to the Escort Live community through
your iPhone and/or Android smartphone.
This enables your Escort Max 360 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 Max 360 will include a free, 1-year subscription valued at $49 when purchased through our website.
High Definition OLED Display
The Escort Max 360 has a programmable easy to read multicolored OLED
display, which includes intuitive arrows and icons, to make it easy to
identify threats both to the front, rear and side.
Standard FR1 Meter mode, Single Arrow mode
In Single arrow mode, arrows are displayed indicating only the direction
of the primary threat. All arrows use your selected display color.
Standard FR2 Meter mode, Multiple Arrow mode
In Multiple arrow mode, threat-direction arrows are displayed for
multiple threats. When multiple threats are displayed then the direction
arrow of the primary threat will blink. The front and side arrows will
match your selected display color while the rear arrow will be the
opposite color. If your display color is blue or green then the rear
arrow will be red. If your display color is red or amber then the rear
arrow will be green. In the example shown in the picture above, the blue
top arrow is blinking because it is the primary threat.
Standard FR2 Meter mode, Band Arrow mode
In Band arrow mode, the threat-direction arrows are color-coded for the
band that is being detected. When multiple threats are displayed then
the direction arrow of the primary threat will blink. In the example
shown in the picture above the top red arrow, indicating a Ka threat is
ahead, is blinking because it is the primary threat.
X band = green
K band = blue
Ka band/Laser = red
Additional display features include:
- Color coded arrows based on frequency
- 4 different display color settings: Blue, Red, Green and Amber
- 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 Escort Max 360 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.
Online Firmware and Database Updates
Updating your Max 360’s firmware and Defender database is a snap.
download the Escort Tools program to your PC or your Mac, connect your
Max360 to your computer using a USB cable and download the updates
directly to your detector.
User Preferences Programming
You can access the advanced programming features of your Max 360
either by pressing the buttons on your detector, or though your
smartphone enabling you to adjust/program the:
- 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 Escort Max 360 comes shipped with everything you need including:
- NEW Updated Magnet Mount Sticky Cup
- NEW 12-volt USB SmartCord
- Travel Case
- Getting Started Guide instruction booklet
You can also personalize your Escort Max 360 with these additional accessories:
- Basic Direct wire cords, SmartCord direct wire cords, and other useful accessories
- Platform Dash Mount /w or /wo Beanbag
- BlendMount detector mirror mount
Warranty & Support
Your Escort Max 360 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 Max 360 becomes the best detector for your motorcycle.
Motorcycle Mounting Systems:
RadarBusters offers a variety of motorcycle detector and cell
phone mounts by Techmount, which will fit virtually any motorcycle.
Warning Devices: The Max 360 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
Also, because the Max 360 has an internal Bluetooth, you
can also mount your cell phone to your motorcycle and receive Escort
Live alerts while riding. (Note: The Max 360’s Bluetooth will not
interface with your motorcycle’s sound system nor any external Bluetooth
headset, as it was not designed for this purpose. However, you will be
able to get alerts through your cellphone when paired with an external
Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell
“motorcycle 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.