Review of the Beltronics GT-7 Radar Detector
$50 Less Expensive then the Passport Max with a Racier Look.
Overview of the Beltronics GT-7 Radar Detector
Finally Beltronics has taken the step to update their aging Pro Series line up of windshield mounted radar detectors with their introduction of the Belronics GT-7 radar detector, retailing at $499.
Today Escort, Beltronics and Cobra are all one company under the holding company of Cedar Holdings.
Review of the Beltronics GT-7
As all of the higher end Beltronics detectors share the same hardware and firmware, we suspect that Beltronics has taken the Escort Passport Max, repackaged it with a new copper and black case, changed the color scheme of the OLED display to include copper, and re-branded the firmware with the Beltronics brand.
And the result is a detector that has the exact same performance as the Passport Max at a $50 savings.
Why Copper and Black?
Since the introduction of the Passport 8500 and Beltronics RX-65, Escort has identified their perfect demographic as someone who would prefer driving a luxury car and the Beltronics demographic as someone who would prefer driving a high performance car.
Because of this Beltronics uses terms such as supercharged detection, exceedingly fast, freedom of the road, roar of your engine to appeal to this target audience.
However I prefer to using the term “the most affordable detector in its class” to appeal to a wiser, price conscious consumer.
The Most Affordable Extreme Range Radar Detector in its Class
Both the Passport Max and the Beltronics are based on Escort’s M5 antenna and Escort’s patent DSP (digital signal processing), which enables both of these detectors to sniff out real police radar at over 8 times the distance of a police radar gun.
And because the Bel GT-7 is priced $50 below the Passport Max it now holds the distinction of being the most affordable extreme range radar detector in its class.
What Are Your Thoughts or Comments?
What are your thoughts and/or comments about Beltronics new GT-7 radar detector? Is it worth the $499 price tag?