Please allow/create 3rd party app support with the R7 (1 Viewer)

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You can program it to make it the quietest RD and I believe it is the quietest RD I've ever owned. We cannot totally eliminate BSM problems with any RD's in the market. I have read about the radenso and escort doing a better job of filtering but still have problems with others. The best way IMO to get rid of the annoyance of BSM is to change our old habits. When there is a BSM alert, you got a rabbit in front of you. Instead of using our old ways of depending on audio alerts, why not modify our habits of initially using our audio alerts and use visual alerts to make the decision afterwards whether to speed up or stay on PSL. It is a small price to pay for changing our old habits but still get the security of using the R3. Had mine for 6 months and my R3 is very quiet. Here's my settings.

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Thank you for reversing it. You did a good job.
That's what this forum is here for. To help reduce superstition and mythology and turn it into fact based science and educated opinion.
 
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Who has said that the R3 is the quietest detector (besides you in this post)? I would say that the R3 is manageable, but there's more than one other detector out there that seems to filter out the BSM better than the R3, and still provides range.
If you read the the whole context, I stated that it is the quietest RD I have ever owned with the settings I mentioned. I did not say it is the "the quietest RD in the market".
 
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If you read the the whole context, I stated that it is the quietests RD I have ever owned with the settings I mentioned. I did not say it is the "the quietest RD in the market".
"You can program it to make it the quietest RD"
 

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That's what this forum is here for. To help reduce superstition and mythology and turn it into fact based science and educated opinion.
That's very true.
I see this as your opinion. I'm not trying to change your opinion, but perhaps you will consider what I've said in this post.
Hypothetical question about a new V1...
That's fair enough. I'm just one of those guys who want things to be as simple as possible. Respectfully understanding your opinion.
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"You can program it to make it the quietest RD"
Yes. When you change a little of your habits in using it which most of us are having a big issue with it. How will you know if you don't try this settings and changing a little bit of your habits? I'll be doing a controlled test for K band sensitivity with the R3 and see how much distance does it reduce every 10 percent using my LTI laser gun. I know patscog have done it in the past but would like to check it out myself. Will post my findings when the test is completed.

"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before." Albert Einstein

If you combine the knowledge of the crowd and change some things of your own, you can go further.
 
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That's very true.

That's fair enough. I'm just one of those guys who want things to be as simple as possible. Respectfully understanding your opinion.
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Yes. When you change a little of your habits in using it which most of us are having a big issue with it. I'll be doing a controlled test for K band sensitivity with the R3 and see how much distance does it reduce every 10 percent using my LTI laser gun. I know patscog have done it in the past but would like to check it out myself. Will post my findings when the test is completed.

"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before." Albert Einstein

If you combine the knowledge of the crowd and change some things of your own, you can go further.
Out of curiosity, do you use :VVaze:?
 

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I'll be doing a controlled test for K band sensitivity with the R3 and see how much distance does it reduce every 10 percent using my LTI laser gun.
You're going to test K band sensitivity with an LTI laser gun? How exactly does that work?
 

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You're going to test K band sensitivity with an LTI laser gun? How exactly does that work?
You know K band and laser don't mix together. You know that from the very start. That is why I stated "controlled testing".
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I think he’s going to try and use it as a range finder.
Exactly. It will be close to if not accurate.
 
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You know K band and laser don't mix together. You know that from the very start.
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Exactly.
Now it makes sense. After reading this I went back and reread the other post 5 times. I was totally thrown for a loop before.
 

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I'm not sure if this has ever been mentioned historically on this forum, but the only thing I could ask for in an app would be

1. Historical Band information
2. How many times a particular Band has been hit
3. Possibility to arrange the bands, from useless to useful (if possible)
4. etc.

I only say this cause I wish I recorded some information historically. Like I was certain nobody used K bands in my area, and behold, a legitimate K band rolling around in the neighborhood in the mornings, just on the outskirts of northern Chicago.

What do you say @SquirrelMaster, you thing this would justify as a decent reason for an app, if this is even possible on recent Uniden radars?
 

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I really do not like the whole V1 App bs. I do not need to have a whole other screen or device to hook up to my radar detector. I like a simple straight forward ready to go solution like the R7 or Max360.
 

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I really do not like the whole V1 App bs. I do not need to have a whole other screen or device to hook up to my radar detector.
Then you’ll be happy to know your understanding of it is mistaken. You don’t need to add any new screens or devices to get most of the benefits. The phone in your pocket will handle it all for you in the background without any effort or interaction on your part. It’s like magic, and it only adds value and capability, doesn’t take any away.
 

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I for one have no interest in using an app while running my RD nor would I want a manufacturer to divert resources to doing more than opening up an API to outside developers. This was one of the biggest reasons why I just moved from the V1 to the R7. This shouldn't be required to get the most performance out of the RD.

This is not to say that a third party app would not be valuable, again as long as it's not required to run the RD at full potential. I think it could be nice to have an easer way to program the R7, create multiple profiles that could be easily loaded or to view signal information in some kind of greater detail like on a map or getting distance estimates, historical data after a trip, etc. etc.
 

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I really do not like the whole V1 App bs. I do not need to have a whole other screen or device to hook up to my radar detector. I like a simple straight forward ready to go solution like the R7 or Max360.
I agree, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be asking for a way to connect to an app.

The biggest reason we want app capability is hardware limitations, assuming the RD can pass all the radar/lidar info to an app.

Look at the R1/R3.. We know it's memory limited now. If it could be paired to an app, if someone wanted, they could get the features they want/need using an app. For example, we know based on fw 1.46 the Rs can see MRCD/T from a acceptable distance compared to fw 1.48. If the actual processing of that info could be passed to a smartphone, I bet someone could make the Rs give FW 1.37 features but add MRCD with the fw 1.46 range.. My thinking is that the R1/3 is just hardware... memory and possibly CPU limited at this point...
 

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I will add my .02c worth here....

There will likely NEVER be an app for the R7- open source or otherwise. Uniden's smart cable has already been broken down and the connections of the port are merely wire connection points for power and Mute/LED - there isn't DATA going there. There isn't a way to add firmware to send data on lines that just handle LED power and a switch in/out connection which likely takes a leg of a circuit high or low. It just does not work that way.

Could they maybe add a bluetooth chip? Sure... but lets be real here.... and I will admit I didn't go back and read all 12 pages of this thread but one comment stood out.... What does the R7 bring other than "arrows". In order to add "arrows" it requires a second horn and processing. This means you are essentially buying 2 detectors packaged as ONE. Secondly what substance will an app add if they did since we are so 'simply' calling arrows no more than a basic feature.

-Menu configuration from a phone - Sure this would be fast, but bluetooth/app support for the sake of this is a waste, once the detector is setup, few will touch it again.
-Alert History - This could be cool, but to many this would have only a small value. Also think about this- there are only a couple detectors which offer apps, those detectors account for only a small market share of all detectors purchased, and I imagine app users of those detectors only account for a very small niche market share of THOSE detectors.

Other than that- unless someone baked in waze integration for alerts which would be even tougher, tell me what benefits would be groundbreaking to warrant a dev to spend hundreds of hours on an app, for the 10% of 1% of market share that is asking for it? This would be like someone starting a company which makes cell phone cases only for one model of phone, which is purchased by 1 out of every 100 people.
 

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That's very true.

That's fair enough. I'm just one of those guys who want things to be as simple as possible. Respectfully understanding your opinion.
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Yes. When you change a little of your habits in using it which most of us are having a big issue with it. How will you know if you don't try this settings and changing a little bit of your habits? I'll be doing a controlled test for K band sensitivity with the R3 and see how much distance does it reduce every 10 percent using my LTI laser gun. I know patscog have done it in the past but would like to check it out myself. Will post my findings when the test is completed.

"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before." Albert Einstein

If you combine the knowledge of the crowd and change some things of your own, you can go further.
Sorry guys but THAT IS NOT VERY TRUE ..

You can quietish "" the R3 ... but nowhere near the Radenso's.

I owned BOTH And that was my findings no matter where i drove .

Suburbs, City, Interstates, Highways etc etc etc.

Pro M : RCM hands down the quietest !!

R3 hands down better distance !!

Never the Twain shall meet

Unless... newstuff !!

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You guys are on a different level all together, I just simply wanted to retain some historical data via some app on Bands I've acquired over "X" times and dates, lol
 

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