V1 AppThe Valentine One, considered by many to be the best radar detector on the market, can now connect to the iPhone via a new Bluetooth adapter called the V1connection LE.

The $50 Bluetooth adapter connects to the accessory jack on the Valentine One radar detector and then allows the app, a free download on the App Store [Direct Link], to connect to the detector and control and display alerts in real-time.

V1connection LE is a Bluetooth®-enabled module about the size of your thumb that wirelessly links V1 to your compatible iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Choose among three information screens at any time: one reproduces V1 front-panel warnings in real time, plus frequency and direction of the Priority Alert; another shows the continuously-updated Threat Picture featuring our new Arrow-in-the-Box concept, a revolutionary way of analyzing radar threats; yet another screen lists all threats within range, with direction, band ID and frequency for each, arranged by length of tracking time. A yellow "Box" symbol appears for each threat "in the Box."

V1connection LE also acts as the Master Controller for your V1 system, allowing you to revise programming, adjust SAVVY settings, change muting and computer modes, activate dark mode, save custom programming profiles for different trips, and more, all from your compatible iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

V1connection
The app uses three modes to help determine "threats" -- one is a standard readout that mirrors the forward/side/rearward arrow display and the number of alerts detected of the Valentine One's display. The second is a "arrow in the box" display that shows what the frequency of each alert is, and whether it is in the known range for police radar; and the third mode lists all detected radar and the frequencies of each.

It also allows users to manually darken the detector for better night vision, and change detecting modes right from the iPhone. There is a demo mode for users to try before actually purchasing the detector and Bluetooth adapter. The adapter only works with newer iOS devices that support Bluetooth 4.0.

Valentine One
Both the Valentine One detector and the V1connection LE are available direct from Valentine's website for $400 and $50 respectively. The V1connection app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

utekineir Avatar
111 months ago
Obviously bad laws should be struck down. Maybe it should be legal to drive safely.

But if speed laws ARE helpful, and they exist, it boggles my mind that it's legal to sell devices for the specific purpose of breaking those laws.

I wish I could say it surprises me that people WANT to drive faster than legal, drive through red lights/stop signs, drive drunk etc.

But having almost been killed by such a person, and my father as well (in a separate incident, neither one involving impairment or alcohol), this no longer surprises me.
The common sentiment held by most people that use radar detectors and aren't ****stick morons is that a radar detector will not save you from speeding tickets on its own.

It is just one more tool to use along with being observant paying attention to the road, other cars and your surroundings being the most important things you can do to avoid tickets. It is not a license to speed and if you rely only on the detector you will end up with plenty of tickets.

Personally I find my detectors most useful when it comes to saving your ass from quota maker speed traps where the limit suddenly dips to the 25-35 range.

Keeping up with the flow of traffic is the safest way to travel, so your comparison of "speeding" to blowing stop signs red lights and driving drunk is pretty asinine.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nagromme Avatar
111 months ago
Obviously bad laws should be struck down. Maybe it should be legal to drive safely.

But if speed laws ARE helpful, and they exist, it boggles my mind that it's legal to sell devices for the specific purpose of breaking those laws.

I wish I could say it surprises me that people WANT to drive faster than legal, drive through red lights/stop signs, drive drunk etc.

But having almost been killed by such a person, and my father as well (in a separate incident, neither one involving impairment or alcohol), this no longer surprises me.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
111 months ago
Obviously bad laws should be struck down. Maybe it should be legal to drive safely.

But if speed laws ARE helpful, and they exist, it boggles my mind that it's legal to sell devices for the specific purpose of breaking those laws.

I wish I could say it surprises me that people WANT to drive faster than legal, drive through red lights/stop signs, drive drunk etc.

But having almost been killed by such a person, and my father as well (in a separate incident, neither one involving impairment or alcohol), this no longer surprises me.

There are legitimate reasons to own one of these. There was an intersection not too far from where I live where the city would change the speed limit on a weekly basis. First, they'd increase it to 50, then lower it to 35, then repeat. They'd plant bike cops behind bushes and just wait. It's worth noting this road was 4 lanes on each side, and had no sidewalk. The 35 mph limit was set purely to set up a speed trap.

Now, to me, that's not right. My radar detector helped me avoid them when they'd plant themselves there, and I've no qualms about doing it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
furi0usbee Avatar
111 months ago
But if speed laws ARE helpful, and they exist, it boggles my mind that it's legal to sell devices for the specific purpose of breaking those laws.

I wish I could say it surprises me that people WANT to drive faster than legal, drive through red lights/stop signs, drive drunk etc.

But having almost been killed by such a person, and my father as well (in a separate incident, neither one involving impairment or alcohol), this no longer surprises me.

Dude... it's a radar detector, not a stop sign defeater or red light changer. Way to go off on a tangent.

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And as far as "pulsed" radar, there is a lot you're missing about techniques and methods. I won't disclose how it all works but what you're referring to already exists if you're smart enough to know how to use it.

You won't disclose because you don't know what you are talking about, or because you want to say "Na, na, na, na, na, na. I know something you don't?"
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menel Avatar
111 months ago
Obviously bad laws should be struck down. Maybe it should be legal to drive safely.

But if speed laws ARE helpful, and they exist, it boggles my mind that it's legal to sell devices for the specific purpose of breaking those laws.

I wish I could say it surprises me that people WANT to drive faster than legal, drive through red lights/stop signs, drive drunk etc.

But having almost been killed by such a person, and my father as well (in a separate incident, neither one involving impairment or alcohol), this no longer surprises me.
Its a Radar detector. (RAdio Detection and RAnging). Detects radio waves. Does not defeat BAC tests. Does not defeat stop signs and red lights.

Much like your car radio, which detects radio waves,

Much like your cellular phone, which detects radio waves.

Make detecting radio waves illegal?

You make it illegal, shutdown a legitimate industry providing jobs for families. Push it to the black market where nerds will peddle plans to make contraptions like Pringles can-tennas that do the same thing.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FlyMeAway Avatar
111 months ago
Actually no because I do know what I'm talking about.. It's called Instant-On. There's a method that's faster (and makes the V1 fall on it's face) but you'll have to dig up your own information.

To get you started on your ignorance, there's a demonstration.
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s1QOjX8TL8

Instant-on does a good job cheating cheap radar detectors. It does less of a job defeating the better ones like the V1 or the Escort Redline, unless you're on a totally empty highway. My V1 detects KA-band in Instant-On when the cop is targeting cars a mile or two ahead of me. In reasonably constant traffic, you can tell exactly what is going on. If you're the only car on the road, it'll work, but otherwise you just pick up the cop trying to pick up everybody else. I've been a V1 owner for four years and this has happened to me maybe half a dozen times.

Lidar, on the other hand (known as "laser") does a great job of defeating most detectors, unless you've installed lidar-reflective paint on common targets on your vehicle, like headlights and license plate (you can Google it).

I agree with the other posts -- something like the V1 is designed to avoid speed traps, or ensure that even if you're driving safely you don't get a ticket. You can be driving safely at 85 or 90; it all depends on the road conditions and the speed of the rest of the traffic. Speeding and driving safely are not entirely connected. For example, the sections of the autobahn with no speed limit have fewer fatalities per driven passenger mile than most sections of highway in the US.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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