Jan 9th, 2012

We’ve seen plenty of applications that attempt to crowd source the reporting of speed traps, red light cameras, accidents, and other want-to-avoid circumstances while on the road, so at first ESCORT Live may seem like nothing new. That’s exactly what it does. But unlike other apps, ESCORT Live comes with two accessories – a smartcord dock and an actual radar detector – that detect speed traps via radar, relay the detection to your phone via bluetooth, and make reporting of speed traps easier and more accurate for its users.

Having the actual accessories is a huge advantage to competitors such as Trapster and Waze. Because the success of the product hinges on accurate and voluminous user participation, anything that assists users in contributing to the “social network” by suggesting data points in real-time will provide much needed continuous momentum. That is, assuming enough people have and use ESCORT Live itself.

With a price of  $79.95 for the SmartCord Live PowerCord and 1-year subscription to the Android app (or iPhone App), many users may find it too pricey for a still unproven network. Only the deluxe package, which ranges in price form $340 to $540, includes the actual radar detector which works with ESCORT Live. This clearly isn’t for the deal monger, but the ESCORT Live app does have a sense of premium quality that should give it a decent shot at becoming the industry favorite for the on-the-road-watch-out-for-XYZ detection.

For more visit EscortRadar.com.