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Escort Passport Max 2 radar detector includes app connectivity (pictures)

Escort modernizes its Passport Max 2 radar detector with a connected app and automatic crowdsourced database reporting.

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The Escort Passport Max 2 includes integrated Bluetooth and GPS.

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The end of the Passport Max 2 shows radar hits and speed on an OLED screen.

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The Passport Max 2 is fairly thick, making it obvious when it is attached to a windshield.

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The front end houses the radar detection antenna, and a nodule on top of the case detects laser.

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Buttons across the top let you change the volume and mark locations.

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The power cord plugs into the side of the unit.

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The device measures 1.3 by 3.2 by 5.3 inches.

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A Bluetooth-paired smartphone running the Escort Live app adds crowdsourcing.

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The app shows red-light camera and radar hit locations on a map.

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This screen mirrors the information on the Passport Max 2's display, but in larger format.

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With the app, you can quickly report a speed trap location.

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The app includes a history of radar hits, but lacks details for each one.

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