There is no disputing that Valentine One and Escort Max360 are both top-notch radar detectors. While there are many brands in the market, these two seem to be garnering the most buzz. The V1 has stood the test of time and has always had one unique feature: directional threat arrows. It is only recently that Valentine One’s patent on this feature expired and Escort Max wasted no time adding directional arrows to their Max2 detector, which they then called the Max360.
The new Escort Max360 has the ability to detect multiple threats at the same time, and then show the driver where they are coming from, thanks to its dual antennas. While the Valentine One also has this function, the Max360 takes it a step further by adding colour codes to the arrows. The colors used are blue, yellow and red to represent “X Band”, “K Band” and “Ka Band” respectively. (You might also like: Valentine One Vs Escort RedLine)
While the V1 remains a solid performer, you may need other extra gadgets to unlock its full potential. These include a Bluetooth detector paired with an Android phone. To have all these fully set up takes a bit of time and also relies on some apps like Waze and YaV1. The Escort Max360 comes in one standalone package and does not require a lot of setup and configuration. But once the V1 is all set up, it gives you a much better performance than that of the Max360.
For those who are intimidated by technology, the Escort Max360 is the way to go due to its plug-and-play nature. It also has bells and whistles to do all the work for you. It may not have the range of the Valentine One but it is definitely a more convenient detector and all its features are fully integrated.
Escort Max360 Vs Valentine One
So which one between the Escort Max360 and Valentine One is the better radar detector? If you define “better” as having a longer range, Valentine One is definitely the way to go. But if you are looking for convenience and a radar detector that requires little or no time to set up, The Escort Max360 gives you exactly that.