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Escort Solo S3

Cordless radar detector

Item # 036SOLOS3

Want the added peace of mind that comes with an uncluttered view of the road? Escort's Solo S3 cordless radar...

Want the added peace of mind that comes with an uncluttered view of the road? Escort's Solo S3 cordless radar...

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Item # 036SOLOS3

About the Escort Solo S3

Want the added peace of mind that comes with an uncluttered view of the road? Escort's Solo S3 cordless radar detector makes it easy to keep a low profile by eliminating the cord that would normally hang on your windshield. It also protects you with long-range laser and all-band radar sensors, as well as unique alerts for safety signals that keep you informed of road hazards. VG-2 immunity means you won't get found by this most common type of radar detector detector.

Want the added peace of mind that comes with an uncluttered view of the road? Escort's Solo S3 cordless radar detector makes it easy to keep a low profile by eliminating the cord that would normally hang on your windshield. It also protects you with long-range laser and all-band radar sensors, as well as unique alerts for safety signals that keep you informed of road hazards. VG-2 immunity means you won't get found by this most common type of radar detector detector.

Keep the juice flowing
The Solo S3 features an advanced high-efficiency battery design that consumes only a fraction of the power used by conventional corded detectors. Slip in the included pair of "AA" batteries and enjoy months of protection with normal driving use. A low-battery warning circuit gives you audible and visual alerts before the batteries need to be replaced. The programmable AutoPower feature shuts off the detector when not in use to further conserve battery life so the Solo S3 will perform when you need it most.

Understand the threats
The Solo S3's brilliant, easy-to-read display presents all the information you need quickly and without confusion. The graphic signal strength meters give you an idea of the threat's proximity, while text messages convey urgent messages. Sensitivity modes keep the false alerts to a minimum, while different mute settings let you keep things quiet. The Solo S3 features nine programmable features for convenient customization — and it'll remember your presets when you change the detector's batteries.

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Product highlights:

  • cordless radar detector
  • includes 2 "AA" batteries
  • travel case and windshield mount
  • headphone jack
  • audio tone alerts for radar, laser, and safety warning systems signals
  • 360° laser protection
  • 9 programmable features
  • VG-2 immunity (invisible to radar detector detectors)
  • 64-character OLED alphanumeric display
  • 3 city/highway sensitivity modes
  • mute, AutoMute, SmartMute and dark modes
  • low-battery warning circuit
  • AutoPower feature turns the detector off automatically when not in use
  • dimensions: 3"W x 1-3/16"H x 5-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 0100010-1

What's in the box:

  • Cordless radar detector
  • 2 "AA" alkaline batteries
  • 1 EasyMount bracket with 2 suction cups
  • 2 Extra suction cups
  • Travel case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Product Registration Card
  • Auto Power feature card
  • 4 Escort DS decals

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Features & specs

Detection
X Band Radar Yes
K Band Radar Yes
KA Photo Radar Yes
KA Wideband Radar Yes
Laser Front/Rear
Pulse Warning Yes
VG-2 Protection Yes
Display & Alerts
Dimmer Yes
Dark Mode Yes
Visual Alerts Bar
Audible Alerts Yes
Mute Yes
Earphone Jack Yes
General
Visor Clip No
Straight Cord No
Coiled Cord No
Case Included Yes
Battery Powered 2AA
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Escort Solo S3 replaces these items:

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Specifications

Features

Cordless Radar Detector: The Escort Solo S3 provides superior protection from radar and laser encounters with the convenience and portability of a cordless detector. The Solo S3 operates on two "AA" batteries (supplied).

High-Efficiency Battery Design: The Solo S3 is designed to give you the longest battery life possible, and uses only a fraction of the power used by conventional corded detectors. The Solo S3 keeps constant watch on the condition of the batteries, and provides you with both audible and visual alerts before they need to be replaced.

AutoPower: The programmable AutoPower feature conserves battery life by automatically causing the Solo S3 to "go to sleep" after the vehicle has stopped moving for 25 minutes. If the vehicle starts moving within the next 30 minutes, the unit will "wake up" and prompt you visually and audibly to see if you want it back on. If you do not respond within 15 seconds, the unit will shut down completely.

Long-Range Radar Detection: The Solo S3 provides long-range warning on all radar bands including conventional and "instant on" X-Band, K-band, and Superwide Ka-band. Digital Signal Processing provides the longest warning possible without constant false alarm.

Ultra-Performance Laser Detection: The Solo S3 uses multiple low-noise laser sensors to provide long-range warning, and the widest field of view against laser encounters.

Programmable Features: There are 9 user-selectable options so you can customize the Solo S3 for your own preferences. The options include:

  • Pilot Light: Program the unit's display from full description, letter, letter with scanning dot, symbol, symbol with scanning dot, or scanning signal.
  • Auto Power: Select Auto Power modes--motion, time, or off.
  • Power-on Sequence: Select standard or fast power-on
  • Signal Strength Meter: Select standard or expert meter (see description below)
  • Auto Mute: Turn on or off
  • Audio Tones: Choose standard or loud tones
  • City Mode Sensitivity: Set to Standard, Low X-band, or No X-band city mode
  • Brightness: Set the brightness to auto (based on ambient light), minimum, medium, maximum, or dark
  • Bands: You can set the radar and laser bands to: Default (all bands monitored), X-band on, K-band on, Ka-band on, Laser on, SWS off, VG2 off, or Modify (turning off unused bands).

High-Resolution Graphic OLED Display: A new, brilliant OLED display makes the Solo S3 intuitive to use, and easy to understand. Each radar, laser and SWS signal is identified and communicated to you with clear messages. Signal strength is provided using two different types of meters (programmable), while the backlit display automatically adjusts for optimum viewing.

SmartShield VG-2 Protection: If the VG-2 band is turned on, VG-2 units (radar detector detectors) will be detected with an audible and visual alert. Once detected, Solo S3's internal oscillator will shut down for a period of time, making it undetectable. The oscillator will then periodically turn back on to see if the VG-2 unit is still present.

Safety Radar Signals: The Solo S3 provides unique audible and visual alerts for Safety Warning System (SWS) signals. These alerts (up to 64 messages) will keep you informed of road hazards in areas using this technology.

Signal Strength Meters: The Solo S3 gives you the option of two signal strength meters:

  • Standard: The standard alphanumeric graphic display provides an intuitive display of signal strength and text messages. The standard bar-graph signal strength meter only displays information on a single radar signal. If there are multiple signals present, the internal computer determines which is the most important threat to show on the bar-graph meter.
  • ExpertMeter: The ExpertMeter simultaneously tracks up to 8 radar signals, and shows you detailed information on up to 2 Ka-band, 2 K-band and 4 X-band signals.

Brightness Control: The Solo S3 provides four levels of brightness including Automatic, Minimum, Medium, Maximum and Dark. The Automatic setting adjusts the brightness automatically based on the ambient light in your vehicle. In the Dark mode, the display will not provide any visual alerts when it detects a signal. Only an audible alert will be heard.

Audible Alerts: When you encounter radar, a distinct audible alert will sound and increase in rate as the signal gets closer. When the signal is very strong, the audible alert will blend into a solid tone. Since laser signals are a possible threat no matter how weak, the Solo S3 alerts you to all laser signals with a full laser alert.

AutoSensitivity Mode: The AutoSensitivity mode provides long-range warning, while virtually eliminating false alarms. In this mode, the Solo S3's internal computer continuously analyzes all incoming signals and intelligently determines which signals are real threats.

Mute: The Mute button allows you to silence the audio alert during a radar encounter. The mute button is mounted right on the top of the unit within easy reach.

AutoMute: After the Solo S3 alerts you to a radar encounter at the volume you have selected, the AutoMute feature will automatically reduce the volume to a lower level.

SmartMute: Once a specific signal has been muted, Escort's exclusive SmartMute feature will intelligently prioritize any additional signals by band. If a new signal is detected, and it is a higher priority band than the muted one, the Solo S3 will alert you at the preset volume you selected.

Low Battery Warning: Once the batteries reach a specific voltage level, the Solo S3 will provide a low-battery warning. This warning consists of an audible alert, along with a corresponding message.

SmartCord Compatible: For 12-volt operation, you can use an optional SmartCord. The SmartCord is a unique power cord that has a power-on indicator, an alert lamp that warns you of radar and laser, and a convenient mute button on the lighter plug. The Solo S3 has an RJ11 telephone-type jack for plugging in the SmartCord.

Mounting: Using the supplied EasyMount suction cup bracket, the Solo S3 can be mounted on your vehicle's windshield. The EasyMount bracket has 4 position settings, allowing you to choose the position that best fits the angle of your vehicle's windshield.

Travel Case: The Solo S3 comes in a semi-hard travel case with elastic bands that hold the detector, the EasyMount bracket, and extra suction cups.

Inputs and Outputs

Right Side of Detector:

  • Ear Phone: standard 1/8" (3.5mm) jack
  • 12-volt Power: RJ-11 (telephone-type) connector for use with optional SmartCord

Specifications

Specifications:

  • Operating Bands:
    • X-band 10.525 GHz +/-25 MHz
    • K-band 24.150 GHz +/-100 MHz
    • Ka-band 34.700 GHz +/-1300 MHz
    • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz bandwidth

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Customer Q&A

5 questions already asked

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How well does this unit negate lane-change k-band radar located in the side mirrors of many expensive cars today?
[ Tom  Jun 04, 2017 ]
1 answer
A
The Escort Solo S3 provides long-range warning on all radar bands including conventional and "instant on" X-Band, K-band, and Superwide Ka-band. Digital Signal Processing provides the longest warning possible without constant false alarm. If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Hope that helps!
[ Larry  Jun 11, 2017 ]  Staff
Q
How is the mount setup on this? I drive a Jeep wrangler, will the mount adjust to the angle or lack of angle on a Wrangler?
[ Alex  Sep 04, 2016 ]
3 answers
A
I use the S3 on my Kawasaki Ninja, & my Chev. Monte Carlo... I use the suction cup brackets on both. (That come with the unit & I bought an extra one). I have two sets of the brackets. One for the bike & one for the car. (so I don't have to remove & re-install each time I use it.) The two suction cups hold very well. Just an occasional push on the cups themselves to remove the air bubbles seem to work. I've never had them fall off yet so it works. The metal part of the bracket you can bend to adjust your angle. Almost any angle you will need. They stay in place & they hold. I don't see any problem putting it on the Jeep. Just adjust you metal tab to your needed angle I forget about it.
[ Richard  Sep 07, 2016 ]
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Being a former jeep owner. You hand bend the metal. For the angle. Or put a some Velcro to the bottom of the mirror and another in the top of the passport. This is what I'm thinking of doing with mine for my challenger. Because in the heat the suction cups just don't hold.
[ Shay  Sep 06, 2016 ]
A
Yes the mount can be adjusted for a flat windshield but the suction cups might not hold up under extreme roads.
[ raymond  Sep 06, 2016 ]
Q
is this dual mode power.? battery or hard wire power?
[ albee  Jun 07, 2016 ]
4 answers
A
It is both... You can use 2 AA batteries or you can purchase the smart cord which gives you some additional features. I go wireless because I use it primarily on my motorcycle.
[ Richard  Jun 07, 2016 ]
A
It is just battery. It is a great unit.
[ Michael  Jun 07, 2016 ]
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Out of the box it uses 2 AA batteries. I think there are kits online to make it a hardwired unit, but I don't have one of those.
[ John  Jun 07, 2016 ]
A
An optional hard wire is(was) available. It connects to the wiring in the mirror that is used for on star etc.
[ gary  Jun 07, 2016 ]
Q
Would you post to New Zealand ?
[ Cohen  May 03, 2015 ]
1 answer
A
Our distribution area is limited to US. However, you can find more information about placing international orders here: http://www.crutchfield.com/international/
[ Jeff  May 04, 2015 ]  Staff
Q
This seems to be one of those too good to be true prices. Does anyone know if this is a refurbished unit?
[ Larrue  Nov 29, 2014 ]
1 answer
A
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: No gimmicks! That is a special price. The Escort Solo S3 will be brand new in the box. It is not refurbished. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Dec 01, 2014 ]  Staff
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