Beltronics Pro 200 Radar Detector Review
Best Radar Detector Under $250!
(This is a guest review by Stephen Bramell, a customer of RadarBusters)
The Beltronics Pro 200 is a step up from the entry level Beltronics Pro 100.
Upon unboxing the Bel Pro 200 I was very surprised at the quality of the packaging & the professional appearance of the packaging both inside & out. The detector was very well secured in foam rubber.
After removing the detector I was once again astonished at the actual weight of the device. It was very solid & well constructed, which for being a lower end 2nd level entry model was very impressive. There is no physical difference between the Pro 100 & the Pro 200 except for the labeling, but that’s where the differences end.
The Bel Pro 200 just like any windshield mounted detector was very easy to install. It does come with a SmartCord normally found on higher end detectors. The options & customization is are greatly expanded compared with the Bel Pro 100.
On to the road test. Just to verify the reading I used the Bel Pro 200 in conjunction with an Escort SmartRadar. Honestly regardless of the dashed hopes I had with the Bel Pro 100, it was a relief to witness the dramatic improvement in all areas with the Beltronics Pro 200. There were many occasions when it would detect signals at the same time the Escort SmartRadar did & the false alerts are almost none existent with the Beltronics Pro 200 (referring to the K Band). This is the first lower end detector that I have ever seen that actually constantly alerts on par with the high end detectors.
Considering the retail price of this Beltronics Pro 200 is $229.95 & the Beltronics Pro 100 $179.95, I would highly recommend spending the extra $50 & getting the Beltronics Pro 200 it literally is the best of the two.
Beltronics Pro 200
- Detection Range is Average
- Minimal False Alerts
- Customizable Features
- Compact Design
- Comes with a SmartCord
- Very Well Built
- Very Bright Well Easy to Read Display
- Made by the Best in the Business
- Approximately 50% of the range and sensitivity of the higher end Bel and Escort detectors
Our Bottom Line Recommendation
If you’re in the market for an affordable entry model radar detector this would be the one!
We would classify the Bel Pro 200 as being the BEST radar detector costing less than $250.
The Beltronics Pro 200 is a solid well built device & is made by a company renowned for being the best in the business.
For only being $50 higher than the Beltronics Pro 100, the Beltronics Pro 200 is in a completely differently league. If you are on a budget, but still want a well built, solid device that will give you a fair amount of protection, then Beltronics Pro 200 is the one for you!