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Hey guys, so it looks like we've got a new radar detector that'll be hitting the market! It's been sold in Europe for a while under the name of Genevo One S. They made some tweaks for the US market and just received FCC certification to be sold here under the name of Radenso Pro.

genevo one s radenso pro.jpg

It's a really compact radar detector with surprisingly capable performance.

I was contacted about it Friday to have it tested and give the manufacturer some feedback, had it overnighted to get here Saturday, and it was added last minute to my testing on Sunday. (I'm under no NDA and was given the greenlight to share my findings with you guys.)

Turns out that on Ka band, this thing can run toe to toe with the Redline, V1, and Max2! Very impressive...

It's got GPS for RLC/Speedcam alerts as well as low speed muting. GPS auto lockouts aren't available, but I've been told that's under development.

It offers both Ka and K band segmentation. The Ka Narrow mode sets up 33.8, 34.3, 34.7, 35.5 +/- 120 MHz. One weird quirk I'm seeing is that it reports Ka band signals anywhere from 50-400 MHz too low. 34.7 will show up as 34.3xx, 34.4xx, 34.5xx, 34.6xx or so, varying over time. Thus if you set up band segmentation, often times legit in tune signals will not alert at all. It's a known issue that they're working on. Because of this, I ran it in Ka Wide mode and yet it was still able to keep up with a segmented Redline and V1. Sounds very promising.

K band sensitivity is pretty poor though. It didn't keep up with the higher end detectors, and this is something they're aware of and working on improving.

It has a USB port and will offer firmware updates over time.

It has a TSR function which was designed to not be too too long to help with detecting brief radar. In the ~2 hours or so I ran the unit driving around to and from my test site, it did seem to have only a few blind spot falses. Still gotta get lots more seat time to get a feel for its effectiveness.

The unit I'm testing is actually a production version. It's been out overseas for a while with some tweaks for the US market like I mentioned and it just received its FCC certification.

The US website and manual are both under construction at the moment. If you go to their website, you'll see the product the product listed for sale, but you can't actually buy it yet. (Again that whole under construction thing.) When it's available, it will sell somewhere between $400-500.

I'm busy working on the full on test results from this weekend's testing and wanted to share a little bit about this unit so that you're aware of what it is once I start posting its results. :)

Radenso Pro.jpg

Update: Here's a look at the unit on video so you can see its size compared to some other RD's, see the menu options and features it offers, etc.

https://youtu.be/fIW-lKcyH_k
 
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nice,
way to be on top of the international market vortex!
 

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So it HAS band segmentation! :p

The feed horn looks very stout in the FCCID photos!

I guess waze would be the app to run in conjunction with this since there is no option like EL or IRAD.

Still this has potential as long as they get the little nuances and bugs worked out pretty quickly.

Can't wait to see the rest of the testing.

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Forgot to mention the LED display, it looks pretty good too.

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How is the power cable as its plugged in to the detedctor? hopefully it is not flimsey like cobra and whistlers...

Also what I do like and wish Belscort would do..it has an on/off button on the cigarette adapter.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfYvIMb9k6Y
 

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How is the power cable as its plugged in to the detedctor? hopefully it is not flimsey like cobra and whistlers...

Also what I do like and wish Belscort would do..it has an on/off button on the cigarette adapter.
It plugs in just fine. No problemo there.

The big power button on the cig. lighter plug is actually really handy. I was pulling into a shopping center the other night and it was beeping like crazy because of no GPS lockouts, so I mashed the big button to just turn the thing off entirely. Turns out it also has GPS low speed muting which'd work too.

Speaking of Cobras, the one I have actually has a USB port built into the cig. lighter plug which is actually really useful! It works great for charging your phone since it takes up the plug. I use it to power my GoPro's during testing sometime too. :) Sure most of us would hardwire our RD's, but it's useful for the general consumer that doesn't.

but yeah, nice to see different ideas being implemented by others!
 

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Speaking of Cobras, the one I have actually has a USB port built into the cig. lighter plug which is actually really useful! It works great for charging your phone since it takes up the plug. I use it to power my GoPro's during testing sometime too.
My EL smart plugs have the full size USB too, it is a handy addition, i use it for the phone as I am on waze and EL.

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I always hated how my whistler would reboot if i hit a bump in the road or pothole, it was very flimsy
 
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Wow, these are exciting times in the RD field! Uniden, Stinger and now the Genevo...the competition should be good for everyone. Is that condensor lens really as pointy as it looks in your picture?
 

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Wow, these are exciting times in the RD field! Uniden, Stinger and now the Genevo...the competition should be good for everyone. Is that condensor lens really as pointy as it looks in your picture?
haha yeah, I asked them about that too, wondering if that was functional or purely cosmetic. :D
 
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Vortex , good competition brings better product ...cool. Thanks for the heads up.

Built in Germany ...promising. I listen to some videos , is it really necessary that the unit
says ''K radar'' Ka radar'' ....''radar'' is useless...just a suggestion.

In 2015 , did'nt they understand that laser detection is a toy ?


Do you know if it is Rdd immune ?

For me the ideal rd for banned area would have a separate screen that displays the infos linked
by bluetooth , not thru a phone , a standalone screen.
 

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That's one interesting horn design... I would like to see how well it does with hills/mountains/elevation changes...
 

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@Vortex, is it built in Germany or is it a German company and they're manufacturing it elsewhere? What do the internals say? Performance is promising, but thing looks " cheap" to me.

heres more on it:

[h=2]GENEVO ONE S EURO "2IN1"[/h]




[h=2]RADAR, LASER AND GPS DETECTION SYSTEM[/h][h=1]GENEVO ONE S EURO "2IN1"[/h]€ 549,00 including VAT(€ 461,34 plus VAT)plus shipment cost

NUMBER: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ADD TO CART
Use the offline order sheet (fax)
  • compact radar detector & GPS for the dashboard
  • covers all fixed and radar cameras in Europe
  • warns against mobile speed traps
  • warns against fixed speed cameras & section control
  • warns against laser devices
  • installation: cockpit (German voice and handling)
  • free update for 1 year GPS speed camera database
  • Buy a radar detector, okay - but how?


The radar detector Genevo One S "Euro" with integrated GPS speed camera database has been specifically designed and developed for use in German speaking countries (D / A / CH) but covers whole Europe. It is perfect by its very compact size for discreet use. In addition to the fixed speed camera points and the redlight cameras, all relevant radar frequencies for Europe are detected in high quality by the Genevo One. In addition, the German/English speech provides unique comfort. Detecting a signal of a radar source the Genevo One S Euro radar detector shows an alert in the display and indicates the exact same type with German or English voice alarm source (specific radar band POI type or laser source). The strength of the signal is indicated by beep to illustrate the distance to the signal source. You can also save your own GPS locations, known as POIs or lock a false alert signal source out, so that is the next time at this place no acoustic warning and thus the false alarm rate can be reduced effectively.
  • Smallest mobile radar detector with radar antenna for mobile speed cameras and GPS technology
  • new 2015 HD radar antenna for further improved detection range
  • 360 ° detection of all radar sources in Europe (X / K / Ka narrowband)
  • Warning of laser measurements
  • Warning of Section Control measurements using GPS
  • Warning of fixed cameras using GPS
  • Warning redlight cameras via GPS
  • GPS database for Europe included
  • Simple operation of the Genovo One radar detector with German key labeling
  • Alarm voice and operation are done in German or English
  • Radar antenna with intelligent control
  • Leader in the false alarm reduction through speed-sensitive alarm
  • Innovation in 2015 an new 2in1 fixed camera warning system with GPS + radar and laser warning for dashboard
  • Safety and speed GPS warning system: warning for cameras, overspeed…
  • Latest generation (SiRF IV) GPS receiver with built-in GPS antenna
  • Database for many European countries preinstalled
  • Opportunity to add personal locations
  • update and USB cable
  • Updates: New fixed camera locations can be downloaded from the internet
  • Specially developed for European radar systems
  • Laser detection front and rear
  • Easy to install (connect to cigarette lighter)
  • Consists of main unit, software, USB cable, cigarette plug, mounting kit!
 
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Vortex , good competition brings better product ...cool.
Yeah, exactly. More competition is good for us all. :)

Do you know if it is Rdd immune ?
I don't think it is. Looks like there were some detectable emissions in the FCC test report.

@Vortex, is it built in Germany or is it a German company and they're manufacturing it elsewhere? What do the internals say? Performance is promising, but thing looks " cheap" to me.
Yeah, designed in Germany and manufactured in South Korea from what I understand. (Edit: Read the post below for a better answer.) :)

The build quality is a bit cheap. The button are kinda light and tinny and some of the buttons, the power button especially, lacks some tactile clicky responsiveness. The other two buttons on top feel better.

Navigating through the menus is a bit confusing. Maybe I'm just used to the Escort buttons. The buttons I'd expect "next" or "select" to be are different with this unit so I make lots of mistakes when cycling through the options. There's also a bit of a delay when going through the menu so when I make a mistake and exit out of something, I have to go back through the menu a little slower than I'd like. Not crazy slow or anything, but I can't rapid click through the options to get back to the setting I was trying to change.

Oh, you mentioned the RLC alerts. They do work. They seem pretty accurate from the ones I've come across so far. Same issue though with reporting RLC's when on the highway and there's one on a parallel street. Every RD does this though. One thing I like is that when you pull up to a RLC and it's a red light, the beeping actually stops when you come to a stop (thanks to the GPS) so it doesn't keep beeping incessantly while you're sitting at a light. When you start moving, the beeping resumes as it counts down towards crossing the intersection.
 
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The detectors are assembled in Europe (Czech Republic), the electronic comes from Asia of course (like any other main or LNA board) and the Engineering, software and firmware is done in Germany. The detector was designed to be extremely small and inconspicuous since radar detectors are illegal in Europe with heavy fines (up to $5000). It is selling very well in Europe, better than Escort Max, Escort 9500iX or V1. The Radenso Pro is essentially the Genevo One S but tuned for North America.

@Vortex, is it built in Germany or is it a German company and they're manufacturing it elsewhere? What do the internals say? Performance is promising, but thing looks " cheap" to me.
 

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LOL setting the pace once again Vortex! Why am I not surprised, but am at the same time! Do you ever sleep? Haha. Props for getting one for your recent test, and can't wait to see the results!
 

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haha yeah, I asked them about that too, wondering if that was functional or purely cosmetic. :D
It's certainly very...ummm...phalic! I am trying to wrap my brain around it's design and function, almost think it would hinder reception? Are you allowed to tinker with it and test without the lens? Never mind, you have done more testing lately than most groups do in a year. :D
 

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For that price an Redline or V1 is better choice.
good point!

They will have to come up with a better starting price than 489 imo if they wish to compete in the U.S.
[MENTION=2404]Vortex[/MENTION], I forgot to ask, is it Spectre II and RDD like the RL and Bel STi Magnum? or did I miss it previously?
 

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For that price an Redline or V1 is better choice.
Yeah, it makes me wonder what its niche is and why we'd choose it over the other options.

Given that it has GPS for low speed muting, RLC/speedcam alerts, and especially once it has GPS auto lockouts built in, I think it'll be a closer competitor to the Max2. Similar'ish performance, more compact, no Escort Live support or bluetooth functionality at all, who knows about the blind spot filtering differences, and so on.

is it Spectre II and RDD like the RL and Bel STi Magnum? or did I miss it previously?
No clue, but I doubt it based on the FCC radiated emissions test results. The manufacturer would have to answer that. I don't know all that much about the unit. I literally just heard about it and got it in my hands a few days ago so I'm still very much learning about it too. :)
 
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It looks like something that should sell for $179 at Kmart. Time will tell...
 

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