Escort Passport radar and laser gun detectors are extremely popular on the market. There is no need to wonder why; their distinctive features, along with the Escort Live! mobile app, make the models very reliable and convenient to use. However, there are several Escort Passport models available, and you may get confused to choose one. In the following article, we are going to take a look at the comparisons between Escort Passport 9500IX and Escort Passport X70. Which one is better?
One interesting thing is that Escort Passport X70 comes with a bulkier body than Escort Passport 9500IX. The X70 features a wider high-quality OLED screen that is also full-color, as opposed to Escort Passport 9500IX’s regular alpha-numeric display screen that is constructed of LEDs. Obviously, Escort Passport X70’s display screen is much more convenient to look at.
Actually, both X70 and 9500IX have excellent detection performance – they both are able to detect radar and laser signals from a considerably longer range, effectively giving the user some more time to react safely and appropriately before getting ticketed. Both models also provide full 360-degree protection, so you are always ready regardless of from which direction the threat is coming.
Both models can detect X, K, and KA bands. However, Escort Passport X70 is not yet able to detect Ku band, which is the latest detection technology that is already in use in Europe. The 9500IX already has the capability to detect the Ku band, so you are better prepared if the new technology comes into usage in the United States. (Take a look: Valentine One Vs 9500IX)
Furthermore, Escort Passport 9500IX also comes with one special feature that Escort Passport X70 lacks: built-in GPS. Escort Passport 9500IX has built-in GPS functionality with the AutoLearn artificial intelligence. The model is able to automatically remember places with radar/laser guns, speed traps and cameras, also false alerts. You can also set the specific locations manually. This way, the device can be more reliable and with less false alarms.
Both models are compatible with the Escort Live! mobile app. Through the app, drivers can share real-time information about nearby radar/laser gun locations, allowing you to avoid risky places.
Escort Passport 9500IX Vs X70
All in all, Escort Passport 9500IX is indeed the best choice. The GPS functionality is the practical reason, but the Ku-band detection also ensures that you will be able to use the device for a long time.