Category Archive: R1

Aug 14

Uniden R1 / R3 Teardown: Under the Hood

Let’s take a look under the hood of the Uniden R1. I popped mine open recently (as you guys know, it’s the same thing as the R3, just without the GPS chip) and we’ve been having a discussion on RDF about the internals here. Anyway, let’s take a look at a few photos of what you’ll …

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Jul 22

Best Radar Detectors, July 2017 (Windshield Mounts)

Are you wondering what the best radar detector is? Let’s take a look at what the very best windshield mounted radar detectors available today are. There’s a lot of great detectors available, but which one will ultimately do the best job of helping you avoid a speeding ticket? Let’s look at my Top 3 Radar …

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Jun 29

Uniden R1 & R3 Review

(Updated August 2017) I don’t remember the last time I’ve ever seen people this excited about a new radar detector… The most common question you guys ask me is, “What’s the best radar detector?” and because there’s so many different radar detectors available, all with their own unique advantages, my answer usually starts with “Well …

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Jun 20

The Benefits of GPS in a Radar Detector

Many higher end radar detectors include a GPS chip in the detector. Some detectors even come in two separate models, one with GPS and another without. Some detectors lack a GPS chip built-in, but they offer Bluetooth capability so you can pair it with your phone, run an app, and use your phone’s GPS to …

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Jun 16

How to Program and Set Up Your Uniden R1 and R3

If you have a Uniden R1 or Uniden R3, you can change the settings to give yourself better performance, filter out more false alerts, change the display color to match your vehicle’s interior, and basically tweak it to what you prefer. Now there’s no universal “best” settings for everyone of course since what’s best depends …

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Jun 15

How to Update the Firmware on the Uniden R1 & R3

This week Uniden released firmware updates for both their R1 & R3 radar detectors. Let’s walk through the update process. Here’s a video to show you the update process, followed the step-by-step tutorial with important links.

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May 29

Differences between the Uniden R1 & R3

So I just sat down with the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3 to compare them side by side.

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May 08

Uniden R3 vs. Uniden DFR7

Updated: August 2017 The Uniden R3 is the evolution of the Uniden DFR7. It offers a number of different benefits and improvements over the DFR7. I want to go over the differences in this article so that you can decide which detector you should get or if you should upgrade if you already own the …

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May 01

Introducing the Uniden R1 & R3

Uniden is introducing two new high end radar detectors which are the successors to the DFR6 and DFR7. They are called the Uniden R1 and the Uniden R3 and they’re so good, they’re rendering some of the current top of the line benchmark radar detectors virtually obsolete.

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