Valentine One VS Uniden R7 - Fair Comparison (1 Viewer)

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But there is an open API and manufacturer and 3rd party apps... it's a unique feature of the detector.

Or, to put it another way, "how do you think the R7 compares to other top tier brands if there were no arrows or GPS? Would you still be using the R7 or something else?"
R1?
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Some might need range, some don't. Uniden offers more range while the V1 is a little behind on that.

Some need better BSM filtering, some don't (like me) Uniden is very chatty.

Some need the cloud connectivity, some don't Uniden doesnt offer cloud connectivity. nor the V1

Some need better arrow awareness (V1 is awesome at that) Uniden lacks behind accuracy of the arrows

The R7 is better in range, the V1 is a little behind on that (proven with tests)
Some want to also run an app, some dont...
 
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I recorded a current video yesterday of the newest JBV1 live alert map screen doing it's job but it didn't have enough alerts all at once to make it worth posting.
I don't care if anyone wants to use an app or not and this isn't an attempt to sway anyone. I feel that everyone should see what it looks like in use so that we all are making fair comparisons when we discuss all of this. I really believe that many non-app people have very little idea of what the experience is like based on their uninformed remarks. I have a video from the beginning of March but even that is outdated compared to what we are using now.
 

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Turn on K band...
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LOL!

Actually I leave it on, we have lots of real K here. Thought about disabling X and laser (none on her normal routes) and just telling her to treat every beep as real. Keeps the MPGs up and the insurance rates down... just sometimes she gets in a hurry.

I know (I KNOW) it isn’t how to effectively mount anything, but our vehicle has a dash pocket in top center, just behind the wipers. Dropping the Redline in there kills enough sniff to basically filter out some of the falsies, but KA still pokes through very well. You hear beeps with no visual, so it isn’t meant to do 90+, but been very effective. Saved us both more than once.
 

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We don't need to go over all of this again... You didn't seem to know that there was a factory app and then you seemed to think that no one used the factory app. I'm offering info that might help you understand.

Why would I use the factory app when I've already explained a few of the benefits of JBV1?

I can appreciate what you are trying to say about GPS, but I worry that you don't understand everything behind that situation. But, that's okay. :cool:
You should explain since you seem to equate downloads with users... Even though you don't seem to use it. It seems no one here uses it these days. Why aren't you using it? Does it lack functions for GPS?
 

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You should explain since you seem to equate downloads with users... Even though you don't seem to use it. It seems no one here uses it these days. Why aren't you using it? Does it lack functions for GPS?
Okay. I'll try to clear this up for you.

A large portion of the 10,000+ downloads of V1 Connection by Valentine Research released in 2012 were downloaded by individual users since that is how apps on Google's store works. It's tied to the user, once downloaded, most of those are counted once. (For sure, there are users that have changed accounts over the years so we can't be 100% sure of every download. Also, there's bound to be some overlap as we've always said.)
The downloads do equate to users though. Where else do downloads come from? The apps don't download themselves in any way.

V1 Connection does not lack GPS functions.
For those that want to use it, it can replace and surpass 3 accessory devices that Valentine sells. It can replace the SAAVY speed muting device, the Concealed Display, and the Remote Audio device.
Understand that for the price of $49 for the bluetooth module and the phone you already have, you would not need up to $157 worth of accessories.


Almost all of the small group of V1 users here on RDF have used V1 Connection at first. We saw two new users today that were starting with V1 Connection and we are suggesting they move on to the specialized apps that members here have released. I have it on my phone, but only to help others. I used it more at first and it was more necessary before JBV1 came along.
There are not enough JBV1 users here to account for the 1,000+ downloads of JBV1 either. There are users outside of RDF that also use JBV1.

I have explained before that I prefer JBV1. I don't get why you think I'd use two apps when JBV1 does everything that V1 Connection does and then another 85-90% more. JBV1 does things that no detector can do.

We've given many examples of this many times, but I'm now of the impression that you've not bothered to look at anything related to JBV1 based on some of your statements, yet you want to criticize.
I'll give you a small basic example here: JBV1 can be set to turn radar bands on or off and change custom sweeps automatically as you cross a border.

When I drive to Kentucky, My sweeps increase to segments 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8. When I leave, they drop back to my defaults of 2, 5, 8.
In parts of South Carolina it's reported that they still use X-band. As I cross the borders of those counties, X-band turns on automatically. Otherwise, I don't ever have to hear an X-band alert. Note that we don't have to go through menus or mess with our phones while driving to make this happen. It even works with the phone never leaving your pocket if that's how you want to use it.
 
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If you turn all bands off, either the V1 or the V7, they both will be quiet! ;)
 

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But there is an open API and manufacturer and 3rd party apps... it's a unique feature of the detector.

Or, to put it another way, "how do you think the R7 compares to other top tier brands if there were no arrows or GPS? Would you still be using the R7 or something else?"
If there were no arrows or GPS, I'd be using my Redline O, or an R1(Just handed over my R3 to my Cousin)
 

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Where the majority of people would pick it over the other based on performance/features.
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If that were true, we'd all be running Cobras
Where the majority of people would pick it over the other based on performance/features.
So, you're saying that you bought the latest Cobra?
 

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Okay. I'll try to clear this up for you.

A large portion of the 10,000+ downloads of V1 Connection by Valentine Research released in 2012 were downloaded by individual users since that is how apps on Google's store works. It's tied to the user, once downloaded, most of those are counted once. (For sure, there are users that have changed accounts over the years so we can't be 100% sure of every download. Also, there's bound to be some overlap as we've always said.)
The downloads do equate to users though. Where else do downloads come from? The apps don't download themselves in any way.

V1 Connection does not lack GPS functions.
For those that want to use it, it can replace and surpass 3 accessory devices that Valentine sells. It can replace the SAAVY speed muting device, the Concealed Display, and the Remote Audio device.
Understand that for the price of $49 for the bluetooth module and the phone you already have, you would not need up to $157 worth of accessories.


Almost all of the small group of V1 users here on RDF have used V1 Connection at first. We saw two new users today that were starting with V1 Connection and we are suggesting they move on to the specialized apps that members here have released. I have it on my phone, but only to help others. I used it more at first and it was more necessary before JBV1 came along.
There are not enough JBV1 users here to account for the 1,000+ downloads of JBV1 either. There are users outside of RDF that also use JBV1.

I have explained before that I prefer JBV1. I don't get why you think I'd use two apps when JBV1 does everything that V1 Connection does and then another 85-90% more. JBV1 does things that no detector can do.

We've given many examples of this many times, but I'm now of the impression that you've not bothered to look at anything related to JBV1 based on some of your statements, yet you want to criticize.
I'll give you a small basic example here: JBV1 can be set to turn radar bands on or off and change custom sweeps automatically as you cross a border.

When I drive to Kentucky, My sweeps increase to segments 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8. When I leave, they drop back to my defaults of 2, 5, 8.
In parts of South Carolina it's reported that they still use X-band. As I cross the borders of those counties, X-band turns on automatically. Otherwise, I don't ever have to hear an X-band alert. Note that we don't have to go through menus or mess with our phones while driving to make this happen. It even works with the phone never leaving your pocket if that's how you want to use it.
Again.. download count doesn't equate to users.. You're a prime example. You might have it installed, but you're a JBv1 user. You can't keep adding download count as a user base. It doesn't work that, especially when there's multiple apps available.
 

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Again.. download count doesn't equate to users.. You're a prime example. You might have it installed, but you're a JBv1 user. You can't keep adding download count as a user base. It doesn't work that, especially when there's multiple apps available.
And I addressed that.
There are still over 10,000 downloads of V1 Connection for Android regardless of how many have moved on to something else. I believe @imaitguy pointed out that the 10,000+ value can indicate 10,001 to 49,999 in the Google Play store. I feel like I'm understating this immensely...

Would you be happier if we deducted the roughly 1,000 for JBV1 users? So, there's now over 9,000 downloads of V1 Connection. Better? You could just get to the end and make your point if you have one. :)

To state that better: You do the math and tell us what you end up with. :)
 

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And I addressed that.
There are still over 10,000 downloads of V1 Connection for Android regardless of how many have moved on to something else. I believe @imaitguy pointed out that the 10,000+ value can indicate 10,001 to 49,999 in the Google Play store. I feel like I'm understating this immensely...

Would you be happier if we deducted the roughly 1,000 for JBV1 users? So, there's now over 9,000 downloads of V1 Connection. Better? You could just get to the end and make your point if you have one. :)

To state that better: You do the math and tell us what you end up with. :)

It's still all presumption, you really have no idea how many actually use it. But you love to point out 10K downloads.. and now you're saying it could be 49K. Personally, I can't even imagine 10K V1s on the road on any given day.
 

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Okay, well.... That sounds like your problem. ???
 

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I wouldn't say that Unidens are "very" chatty. Maybe the V1 is better in that regard but I don't find Unidens to be near as bad as some people think. I drove to Nashville this weekend and only had 1 BSM false the entire drive. I did have 4 on the way home but with over 600 miles of driving, that's not near as bad as some claim.

My arrows work great too. The debate is dumb, sorry but we are all adults here. Buy what you like, there is no one size fits all and don't criticize someone for buying another brand.
You may be asking for too much... I agree with you though.

I had a V1 and when I was full into programming it the way I wanted it, it was unbeatable. Sure, the R7 would beat it in range but my situational awareness would be much less which is another key factor in figuring out if there is a cop ahead or nor.
 

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You may be asking for too much... I agree with you though.

I had a V1 and when I was full into programming it the way I wanted it, it was unbeatable. Sure, the R7 would beat it in range but my situational awareness would be much less which is another key factor in figuring out if there is a cop ahead or nor.
As was said, different strokes for different folks. That's why there's always more than one brand of any kind of product that someone can buy.
 

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My post was agreeing with what you just replied to me :)
And I was just agreeing with you. :) It was really more of a general response not directed to anyone specifically.
 
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It's still all presumption, you really have no idea how many actually use it. But you love to point out 10K downloads.. and now you're saying it could be 49K. Personally, I can't even imagine 10K V1s on the road on any given day.

Easily 10,000 V1s being used each day.

Say 50 states. Average per state 200. No doubt Alaska and Hawaii probably not


But California where they can just use ka and laser with a population of over 30M probably 10k V1 beings used there alone


Let’s put it this way. Say 1% of California has a radar detector. That’s 300k. V1 would just need over 3% market share to have 10k V1s on the road in California alone
 
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