New Whistler CR97 updated release date

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  1. RoadDogg

    RoadDogg Learning to Drive General User

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    I sent Whistler a message on Facebook today to see when the new CR97 would be available, and they responded that it will be released in early August. When I saw the non-GPS CR95 was released in early June, I figured the CR97 would be released shortly thereafter. Any news on why the release dates for these two detectors kept getting pushed back? I haven’t owned a Whistler since the 1980’s when it was just X and K band. Hopefully the CR95 and CR97 will be a significant improvement over the CR88 and CR93.


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    Kennyc56 Ford Freak Beginner User

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    I've been waiting for the CR95 to be tested myself,seems like forever! Still haven't heard a peep about it! Even though I have a Redline,V1 and R1,I will always have a soft spot for whistler! I still run a CR85 in my girlfriends car and It works great for her.I want to replace it with the new CR95.
     
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  3. RoadDogg

    RoadDogg Learning to Drive General User

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    My first radar detector was a Q1000 back in the late 70’s or early 80’s. My dad had a RE-55 xk passive radar detector in the 70’s. I also had a Q2000, Spectrum, and Spectrum 2 “back in the day”. I too have always had a soft spot for Whistler. My primary detector for 23 yrs or so was the V1. It was stolen over a year ago, and I replaced it with a Uniden R3. My wife has an Escort iX, but I am thinking about getting the CR97 after they release it as long as it gets respectable results in testing. I am hoping that these new Whistler models will do well.


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    Driver66 Probably driving Advanced User Premium Member

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    They've been talking about the release of the CR95/97 since November of last year. They were both supposed to be released in April and nothing happened. Then in June the 95 was released. I don't know what the hold up is, but I too would like to see some test results. I wanna see what the increase of 6db does for the range and tunnel vision. I'm itching to try something new, but I don't think the 97 wil be it at this rate.
     
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    Jag42 TXCTG (Professional backyard tester) Advanced User Premium Member

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    TXCTG will test the CR97 vs others as soon as we get one. It was supposed to be released in Feb-April. We will rank where this detector stands.
     
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    Driver66 Probably driving Advanced User Premium Member

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    Has there been any contact with Whistler about getting one or both? If so, any time table?