The Escort MAX 360C is one of the all-around best radar detectors on the market, so you might wonder how Escort could improve on the design. Well, take a look at the Escort Max 360C MkII (>>> Check on Amzon). Just announced in September 2022 and units are beginning to ship as we write this review.
Though we haven’t had the opportunity to test this unit in person, we can infer some of the changes based on what we know about the Escort Max 360C. The new model will include some updated features, and a little better technology, and will come in at a reasonable price range for a detector of this quality.
Escort MAX 360c MKII Review of Main Specs:
|Escort MAX 360c MKII|
|Range||50% improved range|
|False Alert Filtering||Yes|
|Red Light & Speed Camera Alerts||Yes|
|Price||Find on Amazon
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Upgrades over the MAX 360C
Earlier this year, Escort unveiled the MaxCam 360C which featured some improvements to the basic platform of the MAX 360C. The new MAX 360C MkII takes advantage of the new M13 platform that enables better functionality.
The upgrade to the MAX 360C includes the addition of an advanced BlackFin Digital Signal Processor that dramatically improves the response rate when a signal is detected. This bit of tech gives the detector a longer range since it will alert you faster.
- Offers amazing range and rapid responsiveness
- Much-improved IVT filtering is a welcome fix over the original 360C
- Excellent connectivity options
- Largely untested since it is brand new to the market
- Difficult to distinguish the differences between eh Redline 360C, MaxCam 360C, and the RAD 360C Mk1
Increased Range and Sensitivity
Speaking of range, Escort is using their newest antenna designs that monitor both front and rear and will provide detection of signals from a long, long way off. Under ideal conditions, the MAX 26oC MkII should get signals from over one mile away.
The range of the MaxCam 360C model is on average with the very best detectors available and is only surpassed by one or two of the latest models such as the Uniden R8. You’ll have a hard time finding a faster and longer-range detector than this one. Related comparison: Escort Max 360c MKII vs Redline 360c
The new MaxCam model has one of the better false alert filters we’ve seen in recent years, so it stands to reason that the new MAX 360C MkII will use the same advanced tech. The system uses Bluetooth and a preloaded and updateable database to store signals, offering advanced filtering of radar used by cars for driver safety systems, automatic doors at brick-and-mortar stores, and other false sources.
Settings let you control when the detector alerts you so that if you don’t want alerts below a certain speed, it won’t alarm. It can also be put into a highway or city mode to enhance the filtering abilities and prevent false alerts.
Auto lockouts work very well for the MaxCam and we expect the same level of performance here. Auto lockouts simply record when you’ve passed by a GPS-located signal several times. The detector will store that information and stop alarming after three times.
Upgraded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity
Many of the newer cars today are equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and increasingly, they are only offering 5G. The MAX 360C MkII provides a dual-band Wi-Fi signal with Bluetooth connectivity so you’ll get the fastest and most reliable connection possible.
The Escort MAX 360C MkII is likely to be one of the very best options on the market at any price (>>> Check the current price on Escortradar.com). The recent models from Escort have all been phenomenal and there is no reason to anticipate that the MkII will be anything but a pleasure to use.
We tend to recommend that consumers who are looking to buy a detector should buy the best one available and we look forward to testing this new model against some of the industry flagship designs.