Radar Detector Buying Guide

Written by Lester Jacobs. Posted in Gadgets

The radar detector has become a gadget more and more wanted by drivers who want to avoid speeding tickets while they drive. This ingenious device uses radio waves to detect the waves emitted by police radars and send you an acoustic signal when there is a radar device placed on your route. This way you will know when to slow down and avoid those unpleasant speeding tickets. If you are looking for tech gifts for dad or for your boyfriend, you should take the radar detector into account. Nevertheless, keep in mind that there are many types and models of radar detectors available on the market and it is hard to know which one to choose or if the chosen one will turn out to be useful, therefore, here are some things you should take into account before purchasing a radar detector for your car. [Not a valid template]

Set the budget you are willing to spend

When you decide to buy a radar detector, the first thing you should do is set a budget, because radar detectors have various prices and you must know how much you are willing to spend on the device. Depending on its features, the radar detector can be very expensive, but some can cost very much without having many features, but simply because they belong to a certain brand. Do not let the price fool you, but look for detectors that offer utility in exchange for their price. [Not a valid template]

Decide what you need from your radar detector

After setting your budget, decide what you want from your radar detector. Do you need a laser radar or a normal one, do you need GPS features or a voice activated device? Decide which features will turn out useful for you in order to avoid paying for things you will not need. Look for radar detectors that have a wide range of detection and that use many radio frequencies and buy one that detects X, K, Ka, and laser bands to make sure you will get full detection. Also, check to see if the maps are updated to the latest versions. In order to see which are the best models, read some reviews. You can find some excellent radar detector reviews on bestradardetector.reviews. [Not a valid template]

Extra features

Some detectors have a GPS system incorporated, while others can alert the driver about the red light cameras, speed traps, areas with construction in progress, intersections that are dangerous to drive through, and many other things. You can also find voice activated detectors or detectors that can be used with Bluetooth and smartphones. Some models offer you the possibility to personalize the detector with your own settings, like routes you use frequently, others have a wide range and can detect false alarms better than other models. The more features the radar detector has, the more expensive it will be, but it could be worth the money to have a more useful and developed radar detector.


When you buy a radar detector make sure you also buy radar accessories, like a kit for placing it on the windshield or on the dash, remote controls, extra cords and travel cases. Also, check to see if the radar detector you chose has an installation kit included.  
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