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Escort Max 360

Radar detector with Bluetooth®, GPS, and preloaded camera database

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One of the most frustrating aspects of using a radar detector is when the incoming threats could be coming from anywhere — up front, behind, or even to either side. With seconds to decide the next course of action, knowing the direction of the detected signals can be a real lifesaver. Escort's Max 360 radar detector adds directional arrow signaling to its already impressive array of features, including long-distance protection, built-in GPS, and Bluetooth® connectivity for smartphone app integration.

Come full circle with Escort's Max 360 radar detector

One of the most frustrating aspects of using a radar detector is when the incoming threats could be coming from anywhere — up front, behind, or even to either side. With seconds to decide the next course of action, knowing the direction of the detected signals can be a real lifesaver. Escort's Max 360 radar detector adds directional arrow signaling to its already impressive array of features, including long-distance protection, built-in GPS, and Bluetooth® connectivity for smartphone app integration.

Escort Max 360 radar detector

The directional arrow display on the right side of the Escort Max 360's face shows where detected signals are coming from.

The arrows tell the story

The Escort Max 360 shields you against X-, K-, and Ka-band radar signals, plus multiple laser threats. Digital signal processing lets this detector sniff out potential issues quickly. Once a signal is found, the arrows on the detector's display will light up so you can know immediately where you can find its source. Escort's advanced sensors now look for the signature of each signal the Max 360 encounters, to weed out false alerts and to get the information to you more quickly. You can keep a low profile, thanks to this detector's invisibility to VG-2 radar-detector detection.

Protection you can count on

The Escort Max 360's multi-color OLED display works in tandem with the large arrows to give you all the info you need quickly. You can choose the backlight color to complement your vehicle's interior lighting, and the easy-to-recognize icons and graphics really stand out on the detector's screen. You'll also get voice alerts in English or Spanish so you can make timely decisions while keeping your eyes on the road.

Included camera locations

The Max 360 comes with a preloaded database of safety, red-light, and radar camera locations across North America, allowing the detector to warn you when you get near. You can download updates, back up your data, and maintain the database through Escort's website. You'll need a subscription and a Windows®-based computer to update the Max 360's database — update subscriptions are available through Escort's website.

Store important points

Just tap a button on the keyboard to store locations along the road where the speed limit drops quickly, or where you might encounter heavy enforcement. The Max 360 will warn you when you approach them in the future. Or press the mute button at the location of a known false signal — the detector will remember the signal, muting the alert the next time you pass by. You'll hear an alert if another type of signal comes from the same location. The AutoLearn feature can even lock out false alarms after three encounters with them in the same location without you having to do anything at all.

The Escort Live app keeps you in the loop

The Escort Live app is a simple way to get your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone involved in reducing your stress while driving. The app combines your GPS location information with real-time reports from other Escort Live users to keep you abreast of potential threats in your vicinity. You can also use the app to report your own sightings of enforcement or other potential travel hazards, which will then be instantly available to other Escort Live users. The app also alerts you to major changes in the posted speed limit, so you can stay on top of the situation.

With the Max 360's built-in Bluetooth connectivity, you can simply pair the detector with your phone for instant wireless communication between the detector and the app — no additional hardware or cords needed. The Escort Live app is free to download, but a subscription fee is required to use many aspects of the Escort Live service — Escort includes a 1-year trial of the Escort Live Premium service with purchase of the Max 360 detector.

Change things up

You can set a number of features on the Max 360 to accommodate your driving comfort level, including which radar bands you wish to monitor, which meter you'd like to see when a signal is detected, and other enhancements. If you want, you can have the detector warn you when you're going faster than a pre-determined speed limit. You'll have three sensitivity levels to choose from, and five different brightness settings, including fully dark.

Traffic Signal Rejection

Escort's proprietary Traffic Signal Rejection software goes even further to reduce false alerts. It detects strong K-band signals emitted by common highway traffic flow sensors and filters them out, eliminating meaningless alarms so you can stay focused on the real threats.

The complete package

Escort includes a travel case, a "Sticky Cup" windshield mount, and a 12-volt SmartCord with the Max 360. The SmartCord features smart and coiled sections and allows you to see alerts when the detector's in fully dark mode, or to mute the detector without touching it. And when it's time to update the database of cameras and enforcement areas, the detector's mini-USB input makes it easy for data transfer from your computer.

Sorry, but we cannot ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.

Product Highlights:

  • radar/laser detector featuring Bluetooth, GPS protection, and preloaded database of red-light and radar cameras
  • "Sticky Cup" windshield mount
  • padded case and straight/coiled SmartCord cord with mute button and alert LED
  • headphone jack
  • mini-USB input
  • directional arrow display shows where detected signals originate
  • color OLED graphic display with multiple display modes
  • detects 3 radar bands (selectable) and POP
  • 360° laser protection
  • digital voice and audio tone alerts for radar, laser, and POP
  • Traffic Sensor Rejection software eliminates false alerts from roadside traffic flow sensors
  • sensitivity modes: highway, Auto (speed-based), and Auto No X
  • VG-2 immunity (invisible to radar detector detectors)
  • 8 programmable features
  • Mute, AutoMute, and SmartMute modes
GPS Features:
  • camera database updates requires USB-to-mini-USB connection (cable not included) and computer running Windows XP or Vista
  • camera database updates available via Escort website
  • "Mark Location" feature remembers points for future warnings
  • AutoLearn feature remembers sources of false signals and mutes alerts
  • over-speed alert
Bluetooth Features:
  • wireless compatibility with Escort Live real-time service through smartphone app (1-year free trial subscription included)

What's in the Box:

  • Radar detector
  • Coiled/straight SmartCord with DC power adapter and RJ11 modular jack
  • StickyCup magnetic mount
  • Quick Reference booklet
  • Product Registration/info card
  • Zippered travel case

Upgraded from Escort 9500ix. Seems to be quicker to alert and less false alerts.

Trevor, Indianapolis, IN


Escort Max 360 Reviews

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(21 Reviews)

Escort Max 360

David from Gainesville, GA on 5/31/2018

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So far so good. Love it with the app on my iPhone. I have always bought Escort, even all the way back to the big square box with the big red light on it. Every few years I upgrade and move the old ones to my other vehicles. So far I love it, but I have only used it 3 times, so time will tell, but if it is anything like the others I have bought over the last few decades I will be pleased.



Escort Max 360

Crutchfield customer from Harvest, AL on 5/7/2018

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So far, so good. Worked well on my first trip with advanced warnings. A little difficult to use, but I believe it will get easier.



Escort Max 360

Trevor from Indianapolis, IN on 3/31/2018

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Upgraded from Escort 9500ix. Seems to be quicker to alert and less false alerts.

Pros: Less false alerts Direction arrows are great


Escort Max 360

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 12/22/2017

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Amazing technology! I have owned an escort many years and the product just keeps getting better.



Escort Max 360

Crutchfield customer from Saddle River, NJ on 3/22/2017

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Easy to set up! Have the K40 full blown system in my Raptor, but didn't want to spend $3k on a RD and Laser. This one fits the bill and with the Mirror Tap and Blendmount it it almost invisible to police and thieves. Filters really work and the more it is used the more it learns.



The best ever Radar

Antonio from Florence, AZ on 2/9/2017

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love the arrows love that you can change the color to match your stereo and dash love that it gets quiet after a few seconds and cord flashes so it doesn't distract you like other radar detectors does its job and does it so well that it is the best love the carry case ad the power cord is very nice very well made worth every penny i paid for it goes to show that you get what you pay for when you buy things these days quality built product escort out did there self love it just like the original escort max the 360 is by far the superior version of the original escort max well worth the 600 plus dollars ....

Pros: the arrows the fact that it quiets down after a few seconds so it doesn't distract you while driving

Cons: None at all

Love the arrows

Jack from Moses Lake, WA on 12/31/2016

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So far so good. A little bulky but I love the arrows ! Entered the 90 freeway last evening, alarm went off didn't see anything but alarm kept sounding and arrow pointed to the back so l kept it at the speed limit. When I got off on the next off ramp there was an undercover white Tahoe state trooper right behind me! If not for the arrows l would have thought that the police radar was on the other side of the divided highway and not worried to much about my speed. It's good to know where the threat is coming from!

Pros: Sound quality and the arrows

Cons: A little pricey and a little bulky

Solid and high quality radar detector for a commuter

Dmitry from MI on 7/12/2016

This radar detector was bought to save money on speeding tickets while long commute. I use it everyday during my 1 hour trips to and from my home to my work place. It is about equal parts - highway, suburban and country side, altogether about 40 miles one way. So, such profile is a complex task for any radar detector because a combination of different types of radars cops using - Ka, K, X, and lasers. I have this radar three weeks now and it works extremely nice - its self learning feature learned all the false signals on my commute path such the way that it detects only cops, no more false alarms on store doors, builders instruments etc.

Pros: A high end radar, build quality, self learning features, pretty simple to install, fast fire up

Cons: Expensive

Escort Max 360 Radar/Laser

OJ Webster from Montgomery, AL on 7/7/2016

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This is my second Max 360! They are fantastic! I have replaced my V1s with the 360s! A very smart move! Lot less false signals! I have used Valentines for 17 years, but I am now an Escort convert!!

Pros: Nice looking device! Does everything the Valentine does, but better!

Cons: None!!!

Great Hardware. Poor Software

BR from Upstate NY on 6/30/2016

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Great Hardware, Poor Software

Pros: Great Hardware. Like it very much. No false alarms. Great product.

Cons: Poor Software. I think it is not ready for primetime. Called EscortMax several times. The software has lots of bugs. The bluetooth indicators comes on in place of the posted speed. Have to tap several times on the app to be able to work and then reverts back. The Escort Live does not work in update, NY in most places and one has to pay subscription after one year.

Escort Max 360

Linda Wagers from Manchester, KY on 6/17/2016

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Especially like the the Bluetooth updates a great piece of equipment



Escort 360

Taz from Farmingdale,NY on 3/28/2016

I'm really unsure. I replaced a escort max with the 360 and quite honestly see no improvement whatso ever. Additionally as I was driving the 360 failed at picking up a cop abviously using laser. The 360 is also not picking up the red light cams as well as the wave app does. Lots of false and annoying K band signals. I will have to see if it improves as it is supposed to learn

Pros: Really don't have any pro to report at this time. I see no difference in performance from the max.

Cons: It's big. Lots of false alerts. No detection of laser. Not sure if I should have just stayed with the max.

Escort maxx 360

Lance from Kirbyville, Texas on 3/4/2016

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Quick response, like the arrow feature.

Pros: Arrow feature is really nice. 3rd escort radar detector owner.

Cons: Wish it had a further reaction, like the redline. Maybe they will have update soon for that feature.

my 360

James from Hazlehurst Ms on 2/23/2016

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Great detector

Pros: Great product this is my second escort detector

Cons: None

Escort 360

Mike from ann arbor, MI on 2/15/2016

Seems to be sensitive and useful on the highway. Too many false alarms around town. Very annoying.

Pros: Sensitive, easy to use.

Cons: The GPS feature doesn't seem to work very well. It can't remember from one day to the next where the false alarms are. It goes off Constantly in the city. Tech support at Escort essentially told me to live with it.


Marisa from West palm beach, FL on 2/8/2016

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So far I love it .. Seems very accurate when driving and I think it's worth the money !

Pros: Arrows radar is very fast

Cons: The device is pretty big !

The Best?

Brian C from Queens, NY on 1/29/2016

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I believe this is the finest radar detector made. I have a Passport Max, and set both up in the same car.While in a few occasions the Max detected radar first ( by about a second) the 360 rarely tripped with false alerts

Pros: The ability to tell which direction the radar is from

Cons: none

Escort Max 360

Grant from New York on 1/1/2016

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Ran side by side with another detector for a week wasn't as good in any category, to many features to be useful. Sent it back thanks to Crutchfield's awesome service

Pros: Lots of features

Cons: Lots of features, not as good as my other detector

Love It

Mike from New York on 12/7/2015

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only got it 2 weeks ago but I love it so far



Max360 review

Joe from New York on 12/2/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Having owned the Valentine1 for years, this radar detector is the best of what Escort offers in 'Bells & Whistles' and the sensitivity of the V1 combined. The AutoLearn GPS lockouts and advanced filtering system allows the radar detector to remain quiet, except when it's a LEO, on your 'normal' routes while offering great sensitivity when you are cruising new roads or going on long trips.

Pros: Multi colored arrows per band, gps lockout, magnetic mounting system is awesome. Sensitivity.

Cons: Price - I'm even more concerned about theft with this unit on my dash than I was the V1. It's a large sum of $ to be sitting in your car. Glove box hear I come!

Escort Max 360

Walter from New York on 11/30/2015

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It was worth the wait !!

Pros: The best Escort radar detector !!

Cons: none


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

X Band Radar Yes
K Band Radar Yes
KA Photo Radar Yes
KA Wideband Radar Yes
Laser 360 Degree
Pulse Warning Yes
VG-2 Protection Yes
Display & Alerts
Dimmer Yes
Dark Mode Yes
Visual Alerts Arrow
Audible Alerts Vox/Tone
Mute Yes
Earphone Jack Yes
Visor Clip No
Straight Cord No
Coiled Cord Yes
Case Included Yes
Battery Powered No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Escort Max 360 offers front and rear radar, as well as 360° laser protection. New threat direction arrows indicate where the alert is coming from. It also features digital signal processing which provides extreme range and quick response. The Max 360 comes with the new magnetic StickyCup windshield mount, SmartCord power adapter, and a soft-side zippered travel case.

GPS Technology: The Max 360 has an embedded SiRFstar III GPS receiver, and uses GPS technology to identify and eliminate false alarms. The GPS-powered TrueLock Filter lets you lock out false alerts by "marking" the location so the detector can reject the signal the next time you approach the area. The unit is also pre-loaded with the Defender database of thousands of safety camera locations, including red light and fixed photo radar sites, and will warn you when you are approaching these sites. The mini-USB port allows you to update your safety camera data and other software through the Escort website.

OLED Display: The Max 360 features a new multi-color graphic display with intuitive icons that identify the type of threat at a glance. You can set the display to blue, green, red, or amber to match your vehicle's interior gauges, or to suit your personal preference. The brightness of the display can be set to Dark, Minimum, Medium, Maximum, or Auto.

Signal-Strength Meters: The unit offers seven different display meters to indicate the signal-strength of the detected signal: Standard, Standard FR1, Standard FR2, Spec FR1, Spec FR2, Expert FR, and Simple.

Threat Direction Arrows: The Max 360 has a secondary display with directional arrows that indicate which direction the threat comes from. Arrows indicate left and right side, as well as front and back. There are three arrow modes to choose from:

  • Single: Single mode displays arrows indicating only the direction of the primary threat in the selected display color.
  • Multiple: Threat-direction arrows are displayed for multiple threats. If the Max 360 detects multiple threats, the arrow pointing to the primary threat will blink, while the one for the secondary threat will not. The front and side arrows will be in your selected display color, while the rear arrow will be an opposite color.
  • Band: In Band arrow mode, the threat-direction arrows are color-coded to the band being detected: X band-green, K band-blue, Ka band/Laser-red.

ESCORT Live: The Max 360's built-in Bluetooth technology gives you access to ESCORT Live on your smartphone. ESCORT Live is an exclusive network which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area. The ESCORT Live app connects you to other detector owners on the road in your area. It also gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts. ESCORT Live is available as a free download. A Premium service with advanced features is also available for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year). A free 1-year subscription to ESCORT Live is included with the product. ESCORT Live is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 6.1 or later, and with Android device running Android 2.2 and up.

GPS-powered Features: The Max 360's built-in GPS gives you access to several features:

  • AutoLearn: GPS technology is used to "learn" the source of radar signals by location and frequency, and determine if the signal is a real threat or a false one. If the alert comes from an automatic door opener or motion sensor, the Max 360 automatically locks out this source at this particular location. The unit can also "unlearn" signals that are no longer present at a particular location to protect you from locking out real threats.
  • Mark Location (MRK): The "MRK" button allows you to mark a specific location and label it for future reference. Once the location is marked and labeled, the unit will provide an alert for red light or speed cameras, speed traps, or other danger zones.
  • Over-speed Alert: You can set a speed at which the Max 360 will alert you when it is exceeded. Using GPS technology to gauge your speed, the detector monitors your speed to help you stay under the set speed limit. When the unit is connected to ESCORT Live!, the posted speed limit data will also be shown on the display.
  • Variable-Speed Sensitivity: The Max 360 has an Auto Sensitivity mode varies radar sensitivity base on your vehicle's speed resulting in better radar performance. At highway speeds, you need the best long-range sensitivity. At slower speeds, the sensitivity is adjusted to reduce unneeded alerts, especially when you're not at risk. In addition to the Auto mode, you can set the sensitivity to Auto No X and Highway.
  • Defender Database: The Max 360 can alert you when you are in the vicinity of a location in Escort's Defender database of verified speed traps, speed cameras, and red light cameras.

Traffic Sensor Rejection: The Max 360 utilizes Traffic Sensor Rejection to eliminate false alerts due to location or certain frequencies. Radar-based traffic flow sensors, mounted along major highways, transmit strong K-band signals for a half-second approximately every minute. These signals help produce traffic flow data for personal navigation devices, but also create numerous false radar alerts. Escort's proprietary Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software, found in the Max 360, helps eliminate annoying false alerts.

Enhanced Radar Detection: The Max 360 features an advanced radar receiver to provide long-range warning on all radar types. Digital signal processing provides maximum range and minimizes false alarms. The unit offers three radar sensitivity settings:

  • Highway: Highway mode provides maximum sensitivity on all bands.
  • Auto: In Auto mode the unit will continuously analyze all incoming signals and intelligently adjust the sensitivity circuits, providing long-range warning with minimal false alarms.
  • Auto No X: Auto No X mode turns off X-band detection, while full sensitivity is maintained on all other bands.

Voice and Beep Alerts: When enabled, all alerts and instructions are communicated using a voice announcement. If you desire, the voice alerts can be turned off, and all alerts will sound using tones.

Auto Mute: After the initial audible alert, the volume is automatically reduced, so you need not manually mute the sound. This feature can be defeated.

Mute Button: Once an alarm sounds, it can be silenced using the mute button.

Detector Tools: Escort's Detector Tools program allows you to update your Defender database and software. The Max 360 has a Mini-B 2.0 USB port on the side to allow you to connect the unit to your computer via USB cable (not included). The Windows version (for Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7, 8, and 10) of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database updates, Detector Software, and Defender Updates. The Mac version of Detector Tools is not yet compatible with Max 360.

Earphone Jack: There is a standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the right side of the unit.

SmartCord: The supplied SmartCord includes approximately 22" of straight cord and about 7" of coiled cord, which expands to up to 2.5' when stretched. The cigarette lighter adapter end includes a mute button and two LEDs (Alert and Power).

AutoPower: The AutoPower feature automatically turns off the unit after a specific amount of time to reduce the current drain on the vehicle's battery. If AutoPower is off, the unit turns on or off depending on your vehicle's ignition type (constant or switched power). For constantly-powered accessory ports, you can set AutoPower to turn off the unit after 1, 2, 4, or 8 hours.

StickyCup Magnetic Windshield Mount: The Max 360 radar detector comes with the new magnetic StickyCup windshield bracket that is designed to mount the unit on the center of the windshield between the driver and passenger. The StickyCup is a large 2-1/2" diameter suction cup with a thumbwheel for angle adjustment. The Max 360 is held in place on the mount by a strong magnet. A dual-adhesive hook-and-loop pad is also included if you wish to mount the unit on the dash.

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