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Old November 7th, 2015
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Here's a review of the Passport X70.



Basically it's an Escort Passport without BT for $50 less. It's kind of like a modernized RX65 M4 with BS/RDR, an OLED display, and the nice black matte case. Given that it has BS/RDR but no GPS or BT, it reminds me a lot of a Redline but with reduced performance, an updated display, and a lower price. You can pair it with a Live cable, but given that Live adds $100 and the Passport is just $50 more (retail pricing), it would make more sense to get a Passport if you plan on pairing it with your phone for lockouts or Live alerts. If you don't plan on pairing it with your phone and don't want lockouts to help quiet things down in the city, the X70 is a way to get an updated BS/RDR M4 for less money.

If you wanna see how its performance compares to the competition, take a look at this test. In that test I ran a Passport and not the X70, but their performance will be identical so you can look at the Passport and take those results to be representative of how the X70 would do.

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Here's a couple videos of the X70 in action.

X70 vs. a Sheriff with a customer running K band:



X70 vs unmarked Explorer shooting 33.8



X70 picking up a K band speed sign on the highway in both directions



X70 picking up 35.5 from somewhere


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A few more things that may be fun...

Here's an unboxing video:



and if you wanna configure it to give you maximum performance and minimal false alerts, here's a tutorial using the Passport. I did the setup through Escort Live on the phone in that video, but you can do all the same stuff through the detector itself as well.
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Thanks for posting with the videos!

On a side note,you can get the X70 with Live cord at time of purchase reducing the Live cord to $50 so the price is the same as the Passport with Bluetooth.
However,you would be able to use the cord with other Escort/Bel products.
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Thanks for posting with the videos!

On a side note,you can get the X70 with Live cord at time of purchase reducing the Live cord to $50 so the price is the same as the Passport with Bluetooth.
However,you would be able to use the cord with other Escort/Bel products.
That's a good point. You're right. Retail prices are often different than bundle and sale prices.

Additionally, the Passport is currently $267 on Amazon and the X70 is $271, haha. So prices vary and fluctuate quite a bit. Retail numbers are helpful for apples to apples, but people still gotta do their research anyways.
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Thanks for answering my question. I have a Passport and was wondering what the differences were between the two models. Apparently the Passport is no longer sold. I am happy with mine, I leave it on dark and like the voice alerts. They let me know where fellow officers are.
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