Overview: The Cobra SPX 7800BT is a high-performance
radar/laser detector in an ultra compact design. With built-in Bluetooth and the
free Cobra iRadar app, you can share threats from your protector, and receive
location information for speed/red light/camera and speed traps. Equipped with the latest
technology and military-grade components, the SPX 7800BT's powerful CPU can sweep
the entire police radar band spectrum in less than 240 milliseconds, providing
extended range and warning time over previous models. The SPX Series gives you
the best detection range in its class against all current radar/laser speed
enforcement guns used today, including Instant-on and POP mode radar.
15-Band Radar/Laser Detection: The SPX 7800BT detects 15 bands of radar and laser, including
the Safety Alert System:
- X band
- K band
- Ka band
- Ku band
- Laser (360° detection):
- LTI 20-20
- LTI Laser
- Kustom Signals Laser 340
- Kustom Signals Laser
- Stalker LIDAR
- Laser Atlanta
Speedlaser/Kustom Signals-ProLaser II
- Safety Systems:
- Safety Alert System
- Strobe Alert System
- Radar Detector Detectors:
- Spectre I
- Spectre IV+
Organic LED Display:
The SPX 7800BT is equipped with a 1.25" full color Organic LED display with bright graphics
and clear text. You can adjust the intensity of the display using the
top mounted "Dim" button. The detector has a Bright display mode for
daytime driving, a Dim mode for dusk driving, and Dark mode where no visual alerts will be displayed.
The detector also includes a Color Theme feature that allows you to
customize the display screen color scheme to match your vehicle's dash
illumination. You can choose from Red, Blue, Orange, White, Green, or
Cobra iRadar App: Cobra iRadar is a large community-based
radar/laser/camera detection system. When linked to the Cobra iRadar detector
via Bluetooth Smart,
users can share and receive alerts in real time from other iRadar users. The Cobra iRadar app is compatible
with iPhone 4S and later, and requires iOS 6.0 or later. It is also
compatible with Android smartphones running Android OS 2.3.3 or higher. Cobra
iRadar provides the following features:
- Provides alerts from and access to AURA, Cobra's exclusive and 100%
verified camera and driving hazard database of red-light cameras, known
speed traps, and dangerous intersections.
- Displays live radar and laser alert information from all iRadar users.
- Allows you to submit and receive locations of live police, red light
cameras, speed cameras, and caution areas from other members of the iRadar
- View alert history on the radar map view.
Note: Subscription charges are required within the iRadar
app for access to the Cobra iRadar Center ($4.99/month, $13.99/quarterly, or
$49.99/annually) and AURA Live ($2.99/month, $7.99/quarterly, or
Pairing: Once the Cobra iRadar App is downloaded to your
smartphone and the unit powered on, the iRadar unit will appear in your phone's
Bluetooth settings menu. The detector's LED will flash blue during pairing and
will turn solid blue when pairing is completed.
Compass: The SPX 7800Bt features an 8-point GPS Compass to
give you an accurate direction heading when connected to your iOS/Android
smartphone via the Cobra iRadar App.
Instant On/Pop Mode Alert:
The Pop Mode Radar Gun is a single-pulse Doppler radar that is a feature of a K
and Ka (Bee III radar gun) band Instant-On radar gun. It uses a single,
short-time pulse to measure the target vehicle's speed. The SPX 7800BT can sense
Pop radar signals beyond the effective range of Pop radar guns, and will alert
you with two beeps and two flashes of the "P" indicator. During the alert, the
unit will continue to detect other signals.
The Cobra SPX 7800BT will give you advanced alert of the presence and/or approach
of emergency vehicles, trains, and road hazards from systems equipped with
Safety Alert Traffic Warning System transmitters. The unit also has a Strobe
Alert detector that can pick up the special strobes mounted on the light bars of
many emergency vehicles to change traffic signals as the vehicle approaches.
Visual Alerts: The text display includes the type of signals
detected and a numeric as well as vertical bar indication of the signal strength from
one bar (weakest) to five bars (strongest).
Voice or Tone Alerts: The unit will sound alerts and confirm user settings with an audible alert.
You can choose either Voice or Tone alerts. In Voice Alert mode, you will first
hear several tones, then a voice announcing the type of signal detected,
followed by more tones. In Tone Alert mode, only the tones will be heard. A distinctly different tone is used for
each type of signal detected, and with radar bands, the tones will repeat faster
as you approach the signal source.
The SPX 7800BT's LaserEye provides you with 360° degree detection of laser signals.
When mounting the unit, you must make sure the LaserEye has a clear view to the
front and rear of the vehicle.
IntelliShield: The unit has Quad-level IntelliShield false
signal rejection to reduce uncertainty and frustration from multiple false
alerts. When in Highway mode, the unit provides full immediate response to all
signals detected. This mode should be used when driving on the interstate and
major highways. When driving in more urban environments, you can select one of
the City Filtering Modes (City X, City X+K, City Plus X+K+Ka, and City Max) to
minimize false alerts from automatic door openers operating in the X and K-band
VG-2/Spectre I/IV+ Protection:
The SPX 7800BT will alert you when VG-2, Spectre I and IV+ radar
detector detection (RDD) is in use near your vehicle. The unit is undetectable by VG-2 and Spectre
I devices, but can be spotted by Spectre IV+ RDDs. During an alert, the unit continues to detect other signals.
You can choose whether or not you want the unit to show VG-2 and Spectre I and
alerts and whether or not to sound audible alerts.
Auto/Manual Muting: When Auto Mute is On, the unit
automatically reduces the audio volume of all alerts after they have sounded for
four seconds. The signals will remain muted for as long as the signal is
detected. When manually muting, you must press the Mute button while a signal is
being received. This will reduce the volume of the alert in progress. The volume
will return to normal for the next signal.
IntelliMute: IntelliMute allows you to avoid alerts you
don't need to hear because you are either stopped or moving slowly. By sensing
the RPMs of the
engine, IntelliMute knows that you are driving at a low speed and automatically
mutes all alerts (except for strobe signals from emergency vehicles). You must
first set an activation point for your engine's RPMs, and when the revs go below
that point, IntelliMute begins muting. Once set, the activation point is stored
IntelliMute Pro: IntelliMute Pro prevents detection by radar detector
detectors (RDDs), such as VG-2, Spectre I and Spectre IV+, when traveling at
slower speeds. When IntelliMute Pro is on, and engine RPMs are below the
IntelliMute Pro's activation point, the detector's radar detection circuits are
turned off to prevent detection by RDDs. In addition, no alerts will be given at
RPMs below the activation point.
will get optimum performance from the detector if you mount it at a point
approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the front
windshield without obstructing the view of the road to the front or rear. The
detector can be mounted in two ways:
- Dashboard Mount:
Using the supplied hook-and-loop pad, you can attach the detector to the
Mount: The supplied windshield mount adheres the detector to the
windshield with two suction cups. The angle can be adjusted for best