Just got my new Escort Redline 360c ... initial thoughts

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I just got my Escort Redline 360c and set it up in the car. This replaces an Escort iX (which I am selling on here). Here are my initial thoughts.

Nice packaging. Good size detector. Missing the USB-USB cord needed to plug it into my computer, but I had one anyway. I get this is supposed to be WiFi, but none of my cars have WiFi, so Escort could do us a solid and include that cable. Anyway, the firmware is up-to-date.

Got the Escort Live app for my Droid; never had Escort Live before. What a pain, as it does not remember my login. Typing the email addy and password each time is going to be a barrier.

Plugged the detector into the car, powered it up, got it initially paired, but then it wouldn't connect. Just spun and spun (and spun and spun, tried rebooting the detector, the car, my phone ....). Took the Redline in the house and tried to pair there. Nope. Also, apparently USB power isn't enough to fire up the parts of the detector that use BlueTooth and WiFi. Ugh.

Called Escort support. 4th in line initially, tech answered pretty quickly. Problem #1: remove the pairing for the Redline as listed in my phone's Bluetooth list, as apparently that cannot be there. Done. Now I couldn't see the Redline at all. Problem #2, my car has Bluetooth (not WiFi) and that connection to my phone might be an issue. I deleted the car pairing (which is going to be a pain to re-establish). Still couldn't see the Redline. The tech was looking for answers and I was randomly powering things off and on and randomly restarting the app, my phone, the detector ... and then it paired and works.

Happy with Escort's support. Don't know what the problem iswas. Don't know if the problem will come back (nervous that it will). Now I have to pair my phone to the car, again, and hope it doesn't break stuff.

I did get the detector set up per Vortex's reccos, https://www.vortexradar.com/2020/07/how-to-setup-escort-redline-360c-radar-detector. I could not get the unit to connect to my home WiFi, which I will leave for another day and another post.

Stay tuned. Oh, and the detector is my wife's, not mine.

Sean
 

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You can always get a little Colman cooler inverter for cheap.
Bringing it in the house, and let your home wifi do it’s magic. No cpu needed.

I’m talking about the one that allows your powered picnic cooler to be kept warm/cold when not plugged into the cigarette lighter in the car

That’s what I’ve used for years when setting things up in the house, rather than sitting in the car.
 
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I had that issue as well. The fix was to forget all bluetooth devices with my phone, clear the cache and clear the data of the app and then pair which had to be done within a few minutes of the detector coming on. As for re-logging in, it only happened twice and I have been good to go since. I have a Google Pixel 5.

Forget WiFi. It will just frustrate you trying to figure it out. The detector's 802.11 b/g WiFi protocol is old technology which isn't compatible with newer routers by default. You MIGHT be able to isolate the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz signals and get it to work by connecting to the 2.4Ghz SSID.

I use a verizon wireless MiFi hotspot in my car for my detector to connect to if Im not running the app.
 
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" The detector's 802.11 b/g WiFi protocol is old technology which isn't compatible with newer routers by default. You MIGHT be able to isolate the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz signals and get it to work by connecting to the 2.4Ghz SSID."
Agree, the detector's chipset is old and doesn't like "mixed" networks (2.4g/5g with the same network name). Once I renamed the 2.4g network to a unique name, my detector has reliably connected ever since.

Your other option is to connect your detector to your computer via usb and get your firmware and defender updates via Detector Tools (Mac) or DTPro(Windows).

As for EL app.....the bluetooth "should" automatically connect without logging in each time. Make sure your EL app settings allow/are set for running in the background, to prevent EL from "sleeping".
 

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To all of the new 360 owners, FW 1.6 was released today. Update your units using Detector tools. Enjoy
 

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To all of the new 360 owners, FW 1.6 was released today. Update your units using Detector tools. Enjoy
What's new? I just got it and checked my RL 360 yesterday. lol

I set it up per Vortex suggestions. Will I need to redo that?
 

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What's new? I just got it and checked my RL 360 yesterday. lol

I set it up per Vortex suggestions. Will I need to redo that?
Luckily it doesn't look like updating to 1.6 resets your settings back to factory default so you should be fine. :)
 

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