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Escort IXc Review

If you already own and are using the Escort IX, you are going to want to upgrade to the new IXc. If you are in the market for a radar detector you are going to want to take a close look at the Escort IXc Laser Radar Detector. An already great product is now Wi-Fi capable, has better false alert filtering, and is now able to connect you to the Escort Live app’s community of drivers and auto enthusiasts. >>> Check current price on Amazon

Escort IXc Radar Detector Review of Main Specs:

 
Escort IXc Radar Detector
RangeExtended Range
Built-in GPSYes
DisplayOLED multi-color
False FilterIn-Vehicle Technology Filter
Red Light & Speed Camera AlertsYes
Speed-based Auto MuteYes
Bluetooth connectivityYes
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Display

This detector has the standard Escort OLED display with four different color setting: Blue, Red, Green, and Amber. There are five levels of brightness to choose from including a full dark mode. It has a Cruise Alert function that warns you when you are exceeding a driver set speed (a voice alert shouts OverSpeed) and a bar graph that indicates the detected radar’s signal strength. One feature that is missing is directional arrows to indicate where the threat is coming from.

GPS Capability

The IXc has improved accuracy in geo-positioning. It comes with Escort’s Defender Database of known photo and red light camera locations, including MultaRadar, and it also has AutoLearn technology. It will automatically block out false alert locations that are found along your normal driving routes. Data updates can be accomplished through a Escort Tools program on both PCs and Apple computers.

False Alert Filtering

The IXc has improved false alert filtering (IVT filtering ) that works in conjunction with the AutoLearn technology. It won’t alert to blind spot monitoring systems (BSM) and collision avoidance systems (CAS) found on newer vehicles.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

The Escort IXc does not need to be plugged into a computer to receive updates because of its Wi-Fi connectivity. It has a Bluetooth function and it still has a USB port if you want to use it. This allows you to receive up-to-date information about radar and laser speed traps near your location.

Pros

  • Sensitive to all common radar bands
  • Improved false alert filtering
  • Wi-Fi capability
  • Escort Live App updates

Cons

  • OLED display subject to washout in bright sunlight
  • Display info is crowded and hard to distinguish at a quick glance
  • No directional arrows
  • Control buttons too closely spaced

Sensitivity Settings

Besides the OverSpeed Alert function, the IXc’s sensitivity can be adjusted by the driver. The detector’s sensitivity can be dialed down for lower speeds to help limit false alerts. There are Auto LoK and Auto NoX settings, the first cuts K-band sensitivity by 65% and the second shuts off X-band Alerts completely. Additionally there are City, Highway, and Auto sensitivity settings for drivers to choose from. The IXc’s detection range has been increased by about 70%, but it is still not as good as Escort’s Redline and Max series models.

Voice Alerting

The voice alerts are easy to understand and can be heard in either English or Spanish. This is useful because you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to check out the current alert.

Magnetic Windshield Mount

Escort IXc Radar Detector top

Escort’s quick-release magnetic mount, first introduced on their Redline series of radar detectors, is now included with the IXc.

Escort Ticket Guarantee

If you receive a speeding ticket while using the Escort IXc Laser/Radar detector, Escort will pay for it. Just send a copy of the ticket and proof of your payment and Escort will reimburse you the ticket’s cost. This guarantee is good for one year from the date of purchase.

Conclusion

The Escort IXc has improved range and sensitivity. The addition of Wi-Fi is a great improvement to an already reliable detector.  It is an excellent choice for drivers that would prefer to just plug it in and let the  detector do its work. While the price of the Escort IXc has increased $100 from the older version, it is worth every penny. >>> Check current price on Amazon