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Whistler XTR-690SE High Performance Radar Detector


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  • Total Band protection with selectable bands
  • Exclusive twin alert periscopes
  • Intellicord-ready
  • Real Voice alerts
  • Enhanced High Performance with new Ka Max Mode
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight6.6 ounces
Product Dimensions4.9 x 1.4 x 3.2 inches
Item model numberXTR-690SE
Warranty1 year
Weight3.5 Pounds
  
Additional Information
ASINB001TDZ4IU
Shipping Weight11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Model: XTR-690SE
  • Weight: 3.46 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year

Product Description

Product Description

The XTR-690SE is one of the High-Performance Radar-Laser Detectors. This high-performance detector features Ka Max Mode, RSID, LSID, Detects Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode, Total Band Protection and POP Mode Detection that indentifies when short-burst lasers are used. Plus it has a 72-point digital compass for accurate directions, Selectable Battery Voltage Meter, Real Voice Alerts and much more. Features: 3 City Modes, 3 Filter Modes, 360 degree Maxx Coverage, 72 Point Digital Compass, Alert Periscopes, Alert Priority, Detects Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode, Dim/Dark Modes, High Gain Lens, INTELLICORD Ready, Ka Max Mode, LSID - Laser Signature ID, POP Mode Detection, Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes, Real Voice Alert, Red Text Display, RSID - Radar Signature ID, Safety Warning System – SWS, Selectable Bands, Selectable Battery Voltage Meter, Selectable Tone Alerts, Selectable Vehicle Battery Saver, Setting Saver, Stay Alert, Total Band Protection.

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Amazon.com Product Description Whistler's XTR-690SE is a detector that maximizes sensitivity and minimizes falsing. Ka Max Mode gives you improved Ka Band sensitivity. Radar Signature ID displays known Ka gun frequencies to help distinguish threats, and Laser Signature ID does the same by displaying pulses per second of received laser signals. Take advantage of 360-degree coverage for all radar and laser bands, Whistler's patented POP-mode detection, and a wealth of bonus features like a 72-point digital compass and vehicle battery voltmeter.

The XTR-690SE maximizes sensitivity and minimizes falsing. Click to enlarge.

Red Text Display
The brilliant red text display provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation.

Filter Mode
There are times when a radar detector can emit the same frequency as police radar and can cause your detector to falsely alarm. Sometimes a detector can display a signal when picking up another radar detector in vehicle close by. The Whistler Filter Mode checks the signal to verify if it's a legitimate police radar or a false alert from another detector.

Auto Dim Mode
The Auto Dim feature automatically switches the illumination of the text display between the bright and dim settings according to varying light conditions so that the text display will always be easy to read.

INTELLICORD Ready
Add the Whistler INTELLICORD and you'll be able to remotely control the radar detector in settings such as power on/off, city modes, dim/dark and quiet/auto quiet with a simple press of a button.

Real Voice Alerts

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones from internal speaker. Click to enlarge.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD for remote control of radar detector settings. Click to enlarge.

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones. The unit says "X band" when it detects an X band signal. This allows you to keep your eyes on-the-road. Real Voice is also used to articulate Safety Warning System messages and feature selections. Real Voice will be used to articulate the following:
  • Band Identification
  • Safety Warning System messages
  • Feature Selection

Low Profile Alert Periscopes
Whistler's Low Profile Alert Periscopes provide an added attention getting visual alert. The two extra LEDs flash on and off when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual alert.

3 City Modes/Highway Mode
Highway mode provides full audio and visual warning of laser/radar systems while maintaining full sensitivity. Highway mode is the default setting of all Whistler's laser/radar detectors. City mode helps reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers and burglar alarm alerts by providing an initial alert (same distance as Highway Mode) then remaining quiet unless the signal strength becomes very strong. When the signal increases the unit will alert briefly to notify you of the change in signal strength.

Stay Alert
The Stay Alert feature is designed to test a driver's alertness. Within 30 to 60 seconds after the feature is engaged an alert is sounded; to show alertness, the driver must press the volume, city or the mute button within 3-5 seconds. If a button is pressed within 3-5 seconds, the cycle is repeated. If a button was not pressed within 3-5 seconds the unit alarms at full volume and the display shows an unique visual alert.

Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes
Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode, which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting. Pressing QUIET during a radar/laser encounter silences audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep you informed.

Alert Priority
When two or more signals are received at the same time, the alert priority is: Laser, VG-2, Speed Radar, Safety Radar.

Example: If X band is alerting, then suddenly a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 warning will override the X band alert.

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically shuts off your detector within 3 hours if you forget to turn it off. The timer is reset if the detector is turned off, unplugged or any button is pressed before the 6 hours have expired. The detector will alert you with an audible and visual warning before it shuts off.

Safety Warning System--SWS
This relatively new radar is not for speed detection at all, it is used to keep you informed of highway safety. Transmitters are installed and programmed (for example: in emergency vehicles) to make you aware of possible situations that may require your attention, such as: ambulance vehicles that are moving or stationary, road hazards ahead, road construction delays or detours, etc.

What's in the Box
Whistler XTR-690SE, Power Cord, Windshield Mount, User's Manual


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So far, it is working very well!
S. Warren
In City mode, almost no false on X-band at all, this is the most annoying band in the city typically from super market doors and garage door openers.
Gadget Man
After probably 7 months the speaker blew.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ken Hada on October 1, 2009
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I purchased this radar detector about a month ago, and so far I have been impressed. At roughly $160, it is very cheap when compared to some of the other brands that are out there. The sensitivity is excellent on KA and K band. Unfortunately, in Southern California I have yet to be alerted to a K band threat that actually is a patrol car/motorcycle. KA band seems to be the only indicator of a patrol unit.

Laser has been activated many times, of these times I have used the LSID which gives the Pulse Per Second ID on the display. They have been in the 900's most of the time with one alert in the 600's. The 600 one was a police car, but the 900's were false alerts. So make sure you use LSID to make sure it is a real laser threat, especially if you drive the same route everyday.

False-alerts are a big problem with this detector though. I have driven on the freeway with this detector for a while now, and the K band alerts too frequently. Driving through random parts of the city activate a full strength K band alert at level 9, only to shut off completely half a second later. I have no idea what causes this. Of course, the occasional speed trap off to the side of the freeway will alert to a K band as well but it will steadily increase to level 9 and slowly back to level 1 (3..5..4..7..8..9...6...5...2...1.....). This shows that the source is stationary, and it normally will be a gun either on the freeway or just a few hundred feet off the side of the highway.

For the price, you can't beat all of the features though. The KA band sensitivity, especially with the KAID feature, is excellent. It picks up KA as far as the 400 dollar models, with a frequency display. In So Cal, 34.7 is the key.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Evan on July 11, 2009
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Great features
Great KA band range (Radar Signature ID can be very helpful in distinguishing real radar threats from fakes ones)
Average K band range
Average X band range
LASER detection: fantastic
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Somdcelt on September 11, 2011
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I travel for work once or twice a month so I wanted something to carry with me and for 99.00 on sale I figured I would give it a go. I have 3 other Whistler remotes all about 8 years old I ran this unit in each car to check to see its performance, it was about the same or worse then my 8 year old Whistler remotes , K and KA were better with my older remotes they picked up the signal little quicker and after passing the moving radar this unit went quiet the remote was still getting signal. In one location there is a K band radar speed board so I know its always there so I ran them both the units each day past this radar site the radar is facing the oppposite direction of travel the remote nailed the signal almost half mile before the new one , once passed the radar the remote keeps picking up the signal good 1/4 to 1/2 mile longer then the new one. On the way back the remote again sniffed out the signal good 1/4 mile before the new unit in fact the new unit on the dash picked the signal when the radar board was clearly in site if it was real radar I would have been nailed thanks to the remote I had warning before even seeing the board

I was going to buy the Xtr 695SE it is the same unit as this one but with out the multi color display , and this is also a unit Whistler makes for walmart called 693SE all the same inside.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Plavecsky on March 17, 2012
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Four years have gone by and I have purchased 3 Bel radar detectors, most recently the 995 model. Why did I keep buying Bel? It was because product performance reviews showed them to be the best. But each of these Bels lasted just past their one year warranty and then failed self calibration and were useless. But this Whistler tested out to be as good as the 995 in performance but with a THREE year warranty. It also has more features then the Bel 995 at the same price. I have also heard wonderful things about Whistler's customer service. Goodbye Bel as I am now Whistling a different tune!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beauregard on April 7, 2011
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I recently used the Whistler XTR 690 SE on a trip from Michigan to Florida. The unit performed well, and identified police cruisers using radar between a 1/2 to 1 mile away. The unit does pick up a lot of automatic door openers on K band and you can shut off this band. However, I found that the Ohio troopers still use K band. The feature that identifies the frequency of the radar was helpful in sorting out the real and false alarms. I highly recommend this unit.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian on June 5, 2010
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Great tool for added peace of mind against tickets. This does not replace common sense and attentive driving, however. It has probably paid for itself already in the month or so that i have had it. I have noticed on a couple of occasions that the warning time for the presence of radar monitoring was pretty short, as in a quarter mile or less. So if this detector goes off and there are no automatic door openers around to cause a false alarm, you had better react fairly quickly. Don't ignore the detector alerting to the presence of radar, unless you know the area produces false alarms. The Ka band radar ID is useful for determining if Ka band radar warnings are actual police radar. The red LED readout is more readable in sunlight than the LCD used in the XTR-695 SE, although sometimes even the red LED is hard to make out in strong sunlight. Overall, this is a great detector, especially for the money. You can't get anything better for less money.
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