Let nothing get in your way when it comes to avoiding those pesky speeding tickets; not even your budget. The Beltronics Vector V955 Radar Detector strikes the perfect balance between cost and what you get in return in the form of speed ticket savings and avoiding those hassles altogether. Rated by many customers as the best buy for its price; the Vector V955 is one product you shouldn’t miss out on.
The Vector 955 covers all the different types of signal bands. Be it the K or Ka band, super wide or normal, X band or pop mode; this device has got you covered. Not only that, but it also includes safety warning features.
Ease of use
Durability is the name of the game if you’ve got the main functions covered. Many devices focus on getting in the best performance only in terms of detection. They fail to give due importance to other aspects. Some devices lag behind with heat up issues, others don’t mount properly and some aren’t durable enough.
The Vector 955 has these points in check however. Automatic muting technology reduces the hassles of false alarms and silencing alerts by almost 50%! Couple that with its option to customize preferences such as alert timings, detections, sound levels and you get one irresistible package altogether.
The control panel and buttons are located on the top of the device so you can easily configure and operate as needed.
Setting up the device
Many a times it happens that you use different cars; sometimes the office car, sometimes the home car and sometimes the weekend sports convertible. It is pretty obvious that you wouldn’t have bothered to read this review if you had enough money to buy a device for each car separately. Thankfully the Vector V955 can be easily installed and setup. It has a quick release mechanism which allows it to be affixed to the windshield through its mount. It can be easily removed as well.
AutoScan ensures you are protected at all times. You don’t have to run frequent scans or set up the device when approaching turns or open spots. The V955 is up and running full time and its computer is on the lookout for any suspicious signals it picks up.
Bright LED Display
Audio notifications and beeps are one thing. What you need is detailed information about any detection that takes place. Once you get experienced and used to detectors; you’ll rely mostly on the display to gather enough of an idea to dismiss or consider an alert. The V955 has a 280-LED screen which displays a wide variety of parameters such as signal strength, type, and so on.
Safety Warning system
The safety warning system is an altogether unique option of this detector. It makes the device a versatile warning device and helps alert you of any upcoming hazards such as obstructions or construction work taking place ahead. This means you not only save on tickets, but are also saved from potential driving hazards.
- Safety warning system
- Customizable driving modes
- Good value for money
- Lesser working life in comparison to other models
- Poor customer after service
On the whole responses were positive with 160 5 stars in the lead, followed by close to a 100 4 stars. Apart from customer service issues, only some service issues irked customers.
Considering the pros and the cons it can be said that the device makes for a great buy; especially keeping in view the cost. If maintained properly and used wisely; this device performs no less than high end devices.