Radar Receiver/Detector Type: Super heterodyne, GaAs FET VCO; Scanning Frequency Discriminator; Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laser Detector: Quantum Limited Video Receiver; Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes Display Type: High-Resolution Graphic; OLED Display Power Requirement: 2 AA Batteries, or Escort SmartCord (Optional) Programmable Features: SOLO S3 packs 9-user programmable features, allowing you to customize it for your specific driving style Digital Signal Processing (DSP); 4-bit Analog-Digital Converter Radar Receiver/Detector Type: 4-bit Analog-Digital Converter Radar Receiver/Detector Type: Super heterodyne, GaAs FET VCO; Scanning Frequency Discriminator; High-Efficiency Battery Design SOLO S3 uses only a fraction of the power used by conventional corded detectors. Using 2 standard (AA) batteries (included), the SOLO S3 provides months of normal driving protection. A new low-battery warning circuit keeps constant watch on the condition of the batteries, and provides you with both audible and visual alerts before they need to be replaced. A new AutoPower feature (programmable) automatically turns the SOLO S3 off to conserve battery lifelong-Range Radar Protection The redesigned SOLO S3 provides long-range warning on all radar bands including conventional and "instant-on" X-band, K-band, and Super wide Ka-band. Patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides the longest warning possible without constant false alarms. Ultra-Performance Laser Protection The SOLO S3 uses multiple low-noise laser sensors to provide long-range warning and the widest field of view against laser encounters. Programmable Features SOLO S3 packs 9-user programmable features, allowing you to customize it for your specific driving style. Your preferred settings are stored in memory, even when you replace SOLO S3's batteries. Or, simply use SOLO S3's factory settings, allowing you to just turn it on and go. High-Resolution Graphic Display A new brilliant OLED display makes the SOLO S3 intuitive to use and easy to understand. Each radar, laser or SWS signal is identified and communicated to you with clear messages. Signal strength is provided using two types of meters (programmable) which include Standard Bar-graph and Expert Meter. Safety Radar Signals SOLO S3 provides unique audible and visual alerts for Safety Warning Systems (SWS) signals. These alerts, (up to 64 messages) will keep you informed of road hazards in areas using this technology. Limited One Year Warranty.
Let me preface this by making clear that it is the only radar detector that I have owned so far, and that I have returned it after two weeks of ownership.If you're looking at this product, it's probably for good reason. Escort makes excellent radar detectors with a range of features. Other contenders for your money should be similar offerings from Beltronics and Valentine One's V1. Read more and I'll get to why this radar detector might not be the best fit for you.The Escort S..