YaV1 Valentine App
The Valentine One radar detector in the last two years has undergone significant improvements, and the Valentine One Extended Serial Protocol (ESP) has paved the way for specific user customization options never before offered. In firmware versions 3.892 and higher, ESP has allowed for external accessories such as the SAVVY and the V1Connection modules. The V1Connection module allows users to customize their detector by fine tuning specific frequency ranges during scanning, which improves the efficiency and response time by the detector. However, the app provided by Valentine One does not offer advanced user customization features like the YaV1 app. The YaV1 is an Android app developed by one of our members, “francky06L,” for the Valentine One detector (firmware versions 3.892 and higher) that offers general and advanced configuration settings to fine tune radar detection performance, and allow users to minimize false alerts using GPS enabled lockouts.
- YaV1 app – found at Google Play
- Android smartphone – versions 2.3 and higher, with Bluetooth capability; GPS enabled allows SAVVY accessory emulation
- Valentine One radar detector – firmware 3.892 and higher; need help determining your Valentine One firmware, click here
- Valentine One V1Connection – Android version (not the LE version)
- Standard programming options – programming your Valentine One the “old school” way
- Enhanced programming options
- Band segmentation across all bands
- Audio settings for specific threats (no longer just beeping sounds), auto-mute capability
- Visual settings for specific threats (color code threats)
- Threat analysis – threats are ranked in order of priority and the YaV1 color-coded system
- Define “In The Box” frequency ranges for high-priority alerts, display filters, and auto-mute parameters
- SAVVY emulator
- Filter and lockout threats based on customizable “drift” frequency ranges
- Speed display (units of measurement MPH or KPH), and compass bearing when GPS is enabled
- Profile settings – allows users to switch to saved radar detector profile settings (ie switch between a setting for City driving, and a setting for highway driving on-the-fly)
- Euro-Mode option available
- Logging alerts – allows users to view their encounters in a text log as well as a map log
Screens – 1 Setting Screen, 2 Alert Screens
|This is the Settings screen where users will create and customize their profiles based on their needs:
|Alert View Screen|
|This is the Alert View Screen that most users will use to identify and assess threats on their phone.This screen will provide users all the technical details of their environment such as:
|V1 View Screen|
|This is the V1 View Screen that provides the same standard type of alerts as a V1 Concealed Displayand display from the Valentine One detector displayThis screen will provide users all the basic details of their environment such as:
Programming Your Valentine One with YaV1
The following three videos will provide users a quick walk-thru of the of the YaV1 app, and guide users on how to get started using the YaV1 app for their Valentine One using some basic presets.
YaV1 – Preparing For Battle
The YaV1 has several features ranging from user-specific screens showing alerts, using GPS Lockouts for filtering false signal sources, and allowing users the highly valuable band segmentation option for custom sweeps. Familiarization with these features will provide users an enjoyable experience on the highway and enhancing the radar detection performance of their Valentine One detector.
Alert View Themes
|Customize Your Alert View – 3 Themes|
|Display Filter View|
|When enabled, Filters View will not allow locked or filtered alerts to be visible if appropriately checked.Ka, K, and X-band frequencies can be filtered with this feature.There are 4 settings for filtering in this setting:
Lockouts and SAVVY
|Lockouts and SAVVY Emulator|
|The YaV1 excels at locking-out false alerts with the best precision of any app currently available.The YaV1 Lockout Setting contains the following options:
|The YaV1 can fine-tune detection with the user input. Users basically set what frequencies they want their Valentine One detector to scan.Setting Frequency Boxes highlights the frequencies encountered in a user-specified color that makes determining threats a simple task.
|Users can setup custom sweeps for segmenting Ka-band better than any radar detector currently available.Custom Sweeps instruct the Valentine One to only scan portions of the Ka-band most commonly used by speed enforcement radar units. By minimizing an entire range of potential Ka-band sources, Custom Sweeps allow users to program the detector to specifically scan the most common frequency ranges from radar units. This provides a quieter detector that is also more responsive.
|YaV1 Log of Encounters|
|YaV1 users have the option to also keep track of their radar encounters. The app works with Google Maps and logs the following information:
The format “K 24130 (+/- 6)” indicates an alert of 24.130 GHz with a tolerance of +/- 6 MHz.
Please see pages 21-22 of the YaV1 Manual found at the end of this article.
User Manual and Additional Info
Discussion on this can also be found here on our forum.
We would like to express our gratitude to francky06L (developer and forum member) for this truly awesome app that gets better each and every time, and to our loyal forum members Vortex, hiddencam, and Windstrings for offering such outstanding support for this app in tutorials and the user manual for this app!!!