If you are looking for a radar and laser detector that offers full 360-degree protection, performance and convenience features, as well as a truly neat and pleasant display screen, then you are most probably planning to get either Escort Max 360 or Beltronics GT 7. These two products are surprisingly very similar to each other. However, Escort Max 360 is quite pricey. On the other hand, Beltronics GT 7 is available at a relatively affordable price. So, which is the model that you should choose?
Compared to most radar and laser detector models on the market, both Escort Max 360 and Beltronics GT 7 are perhaps more on the bulkier side. Even so, between the two products, Beltronics GT 7 is slightly bigger to the sides than Escort Max 360. These two products feature a very identical button layout on the top surface. The function and control buttons are all placed there. However, Escort Max 360’s mute button is placed nearer to the front edge, whereas Beltronics GT 7’s is more to the center.
Furthermore, Beltronics GT 7 features a display screen is sunken into the case, which allows for protection from sun glare. It can display various information simultaneously. However, it doesn’t come with directional arrow indicators to tell from which direction the threat is coming. Escort Max 360 features a wide display screen with directional arrow indicators capable of telling you the locations of the threats.
Performance and Feature
Both Escort Max 360 and Beltronics GT 7 have exceptional detection performance. Thanks to the sophisticated dual-antennae design that they both use, they are capable of detecting radar and laser signals from a much longer distance than most other devices on the market. In addition, both models also have built-in GPS functionality with each own automatic learning feature which allows the device to know the places that often have radar/laser guns, speed traps and cameras, as well as false alerts.
Quite interestingly, they each also comes with a respective mobile app that allows for real-time information sharing with other fellow drivers. However, Escort Max 360 comes with built-in Bluetooth for wireless connectivity with your mobile device – there is no need to fumble with cords! Beltronics GT 7 does not have built-in Bluetooth.
Beltronics GT 7 Vs Escort Max 360
Even though there are some additional features that Beltronics GT 7 lacks, it still makes the best bang for the bucks considering the exceptional performance it provides and the considerable price gap to Escort Max 360. The arrow indicators and Bluetooth are not crucial.