Beltronics Pro 500

Most Versatile Radar Detector

Why people love it
  • Highly useful database of speed traps/cameras and red lights
  • Always be aware of who's watching you while in the city or on the highway
  • Top listening range, highly reliable, and easy to operate

Monitors the broadest band spectrums, built-in database, GPS enabled, user-friendly function, excellent listening range, marks the location of false alerts, compatible with Escort Live app, and easily connected to smartphones.

No auto-learn feature and no way to block false alarms.


Performance: The performance on this radar detector is fairly standard, but it offers excellent versatility for detecting all spectrums of radar and lidar (laser gun). According to the specs, it monitors: X-band: 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz / K-band: 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz / Ka-band: 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz/Laser: 904nm, 33MHz bandwidth. This means it tracks any of the radar and laser guns used by law enforcement in the country.

The device can be a bit challenging to learn to use, as there are six buttons that offer a wide range of features. However, once you get the hang of it, you'll find it's actually an incredibly user-friendly radar detector. Its excellent listening range and reliable operation makes it a good option to consider.

Features: The built-in GPS works with the database to alert you when you're approaching a speed camera or red light. Sadly, the device doesn't have an auto-learn feature, but you'll have to press the "Mute" button three times to "teach" the radar detector when an alert is actually a false alert.

You can connect the radar detector to the Escort Live app in order to make it smartphone-compatible, and it's fully Bluetooth-enabled. Though, you'll need the SmartCord to connect it to your car power.

Price: At $775, this is one of the priciest radar detectors on our list. It receives an overall performance rating of B from multiple review sites, but it offers an excellent versatility that makes it an option we had to include on our list.

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