Overview: The Escort Max 360 offers front and rear radar, as well as
360° laser protection. New threat direction arrows indicate where the alert is
coming from. It also features digital signal processing which provides extreme
range and quick response. The Max 360 comes with the new magnetic StickyCup
windshield mount, SmartCord power adapter, and a soft-side zippered travel case.
GPS Technology: The Max 360 has an embedded SiRFstar
receiver, and uses GPS technology to identify and eliminate false alarms. The
GPS-powered TrueLock Filter lets you lock out false alerts by "marking" the
location so the detector can reject the signal the next time you approach the
area. The unit is also pre-loaded with the Defender database of thousands of safety camera locations,
including red light and fixed photo radar sites, and will warn you when you are
approaching these sites. The mini-USB port allows you to update your safety
camera data and other software through the Escort website.
OLED Display: The Max 360 features a new multi-color
graphic display with intuitive icons that identify the type of threat at a
glance. You can set the display to blue, green, red, or amber to match your
vehicle's interior gauges, or to suit your personal preference. The brightness
of the display can be set to Dark, Minimum, Medium, Maximum, or Auto.
Signal-Strength Meters: The unit offers seven different
display meters to indicate the signal-strength of the detected signal: Standard,
Standard FR1, Standard FR2, Spec FR1, Spec FR2, Expert FR, and Simple.
Threat Direction Arrows: The Max 360 has a secondary display
with directional arrows that indicate which direction the threat comes from.
Arrows indicate left and right side, as well as front and back. There are three
arrow modes to choose from:
- Single: Single mode displays arrows indicating only the
direction of the primary threat in the selected display color.
- Multiple: Threat-direction arrows are displayed for
multiple threats. If the Max 360 detects multiple threats, the arrow
pointing to the primary threat will blink, while the one for the secondary
threat will not. The front and side arrows will be in your selected display
color, while the rear arrow will be an opposite color.
- Band: In Band arrow mode, the threat-direction arrows
are color-coded to the band being detected: X band-green, K band-blue, Ka
ESCORT Live: The Max 360's built-in Bluetooth technology
gives you access to ESCORT Live on your smartphone. ESCORT Live is an exclusive network which warns
you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area. The ESCORT
Live app connects you to
other detector owners on the road in your area. It also gives you access to
local speed limit data for over-speed alerts. ESCORT Live is available as a free
download. A Premium service with advanced features is also available for $4.99 a
month (or $49.99 per year). A free 1-year subscription to ESCORT Live is
included with the product. ESCORT Live is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod
touch with iOS 6.1 or later, and with Android device running Android 2.2 and up.
GPS-powered Features: The Max 360's built-in GPS gives
you access to several features:
- AutoLearn: GPS technology is used to "learn" the source
of radar signals by location and frequency, and determine if the signal is a
real threat or a false one. If the alert comes from an automatic door opener or
motion sensor, the Max 360 automatically locks out this source at this
particular location. The unit can also "unlearn" signals that are no longer
present at a particular location to protect you from locking out real threats.
- Mark Location (MRK): The "MRK" button
allows you to mark a specific location and label it for future reference.
Once the location is marked and labeled, the unit will provide an alert for red light or speed cameras, speed traps,
or other danger zones.
- Over-speed Alert: You can set a speed at which the Max
will alert you when it is exceeded. Using GPS technology to gauge your
speed, the detector monitors your speed to help you stay under the set speed
limit. When the unit is connected to ESCORT Live!, the posted speed limit data will
also be shown on the display.
- Variable-Speed Sensitivity: The Max 360 has an Auto Sensitivity
mode varies radar sensitivity base on your vehicle's speed resulting in better
radar performance. At highway speeds, you need the best long-range sensitivity.
At slower speeds, the sensitivity is adjusted to reduce unneeded alerts,
especially when you're not at risk. In addition to the Auto mode, you can set
the sensitivity to Auto No X and Highway.
- Defender Database: The Max 360 can alert you when you
are in the vicinity of a location in Escort's Defender database of verified
speed traps, speed cameras, and red light cameras.
Traffic Sensor Rejection: The Max 360 utilizes
Traffic Sensor Rejection to eliminate false alerts due to location or certain
frequencies. Radar-based traffic flow sensors, mounted along major highways,
transmit strong K-band signals for a half-second approximately every minute.
These signals help produce traffic flow data for personal navigation devices,
but also create numerous false radar alerts. Escort's proprietary Traffic Sensor
Rejection (TSR) software, found in the Max 360, helps eliminate annoying false
Enhanced Radar Detection: The Max 360 features
an advanced radar receiver to provide long-range warning on all radar
types. Digital signal processing provides maximum range and minimizes false
alarms. The unit offers three radar sensitivity settings:
- Highway: Highway mode provides maximum
sensitivity on all bands.
- Auto: In Auto mode the unit will continuously analyze
all incoming signals and intelligently adjust the sensitivity circuits,
providing long-range warning with minimal false alarms.
- Auto No X: Auto No X mode turns off X-band detection,
while full sensitivity is maintained on all other bands.
Voice and Beep Alerts: When enabled, all alerts and
instructions are communicated using a voice announcement. If you desire, the
voice alerts can be turned off, and all alerts will sound using tones.
Auto Mute: After the initial audible alert, the volume is
automatically reduced, so you need not manually mute the sound. This feature can
Mute Button: Once an alarm sounds, it can be silenced using
the mute button.
Detector Tools: Escort's Detector Tools program allows you
to update your Defender database and software. The Max 360 has a Mini-B 2.0 USB port on the side to allow you to connect the unit to your computer via USB cable (not included).
The Windows version (for Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7, 8, and 10) of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database updates, Detector Software, and Defender Updates.
The Mac version of Detector Tools is not yet compatible with Max 360.
Earphone Jack: There is a standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the
right side of the unit.
SmartCord: The supplied SmartCord includes
approximately 22" of straight cord and about 7" of coiled cord, which expands to
up to 2.5' when stretched. The cigarette lighter adapter end includes a mute
button and two LEDs (Alert and Power).
AutoPower: The AutoPower feature automatically turns off the
unit after a specific amount of time to reduce the
current drain on the vehicle's battery. If AutoPower is off, the unit turns on
or off depending on your vehicle's ignition type (constant or switched power).
For constantly-powered accessory ports, you can set AutoPower to turn off the
unit after 1, 2, 4, or 8 hours.
StickyCup Magnetic Windshield Mount: The Max 360 radar detector
comes with the new magnetic StickyCup windshield bracket that is designed to mount the unit on
the center of the windshield between the driver and passenger. The StickyCup is
a large 2-1/2" diameter suction cup with a thumbwheel for angle adjustment.
The Max 360 is held in place on the mount by a strong magnet. A dual-adhesive hook-and-loop pad is also included if you wish to mount the unit on the dash.