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Overall I feel I got a nice radar detector however
on August 19, 2014
Overall I feel I got a nice radar detector however, since the department of transportation in most states now utilize radar to track traffic flow, well, this caused tons of false warnings as we drove from St. Louis Missouri to Orlando Florida. I don't think my iRad was quiet for more than 10 minuets the entire trip. This caused me to mute both the iRad AND my iPhone. I blame these states for being lazy and choosing to use K, Ka, and X radar to track traffic flow. Thanks for that.
Moving forward, I think that the software demands a bit too much babysitting to post the necessary warnings to the map. I realize that there are other apps out there like Trapster & Waze that utilize (manual) realtime updates of locations of traffic cameras, police, and other travel related nuisances. But, I was really hoping that the iRad with the iRadar app would've been a bit more "hands off" and be intelligent enough to automatically post them to the map......Not really. It only posts what it thinks are areas that have a lot of radar activity. But, again, I'll mention false positives from the above use for traffic flow tracking. It requires a passenger to interact with the app in order to properly report traps that the radar detector picks up. I ended up turning OFF, K, Ka, and X radar. This allowed me to ignore all the "junk" & I was able to avoid 6 different REAL speed traps which with this $90 investment, it paid for itself many times over.
I'd like to see some sort of software updates for the app & (if possible) firmware updates for the iRad to help with these false positives. They are TRULY annoying.
Other than that, it's a great radar detector for anyone wanting a good basic detector for under $100.