Beltronics GT-1

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  1. Vortex

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    I predict the equivalent of a repackaged 300 (RX65) or 500 to go along with Escort 8500 or IX replacement.

    This will give them a cheaper entry level equivalent for the Bel brand... we'll see.

    As far as Bluetooth I think every detector will probably have it from here on out if they have any hope of keeping Live alive.


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    Or they will go back to the old scale and have a 940/955 type of equivalent unit since Escort/Beltronics brand is loosing out to Uniden with their DFR1 & DFR3 series detectors. Since the introduction of the DFR3's we sold over 2000 of them so they are certainly loosing out in the entry level market.
     
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    That'd make sense, but wasn't that what the GT-7 was? IIRC the GT-7 didn't have Bluetooth though and this one will. If that's the only change, it'd be strange to call it a GT-1 and step down the model number naming scheme as if the GT-1 is more basic than a GT-7.
     
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    I do not see a pic of the unit or price.
     
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    Yeah the GT7 didn't have Bluetooth. I thought maybe the iX but without a good IVT filter not sure they could sell that. I suppose they could call it a GT8 but with the lower price point maybe they're going in reverse.

    The Max2 does indeed have BT though.






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    Any more info?
     
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    I'm suspecting the M5 platform will become the new M4. They updated the Max series to serve as a test for firmware that will be part of new products. I think a few of us get the same feeling.
     
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    I am in the market for a new unit and wanted to see how it compares to the new DFR8. Thanks
     
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    So this is going to be a pretty simple and affordable unit from Beltronics.

    Beltronics GT-1 and box.jpg

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    Does it have "quick, cunning rigor"? :)
     
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    That detector is going to go up to $399 very soon. They’re not happy about the price being that low and it wasn’t their plan.
     
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    I see a "Mark" button on it which means it has GPS/lockouts. That is a strange place to put the "Mark" button given its location between all of the other buttons, but the Escort three-click power cord lockout will probably be a feature of this detector. I'm guessing its a re-worked Escort IX.
     
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    Wait, so they're raising the price on it ( MAP)?? Yeah, that'll work.
     
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    I agree with your sarcasm. Especially after they introduced it at $600+ and dropped it down multiple times within the first 6 months. They may not he happy about its low price but the buyers and market are the deciders here.


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    M5?, Ka Seg? Price?. The video said mid 200's.