Category Archive: YaV1

Sep 30

Best Radar Detectors of 2016 for any Budget

How do you figure out which radar detector is best? There’s lots of great options that would work well on your windshield so you could read lots of reviews to figure it all out, try out a bunch of detectors yourself, or check out my comprehensive radar detector buyer’s guide. In an effort to make this …

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Aug 05

Choosing the Best Radar Detector for You, A Flowchart

So the most common question people ask is “What is the best radar detector?” To help answer this question, I have a radar detector guide I put together for you to help go over the main highlights of the best radar detectors on the market. The link is at the top of this website. To help …

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Jan 22

Selecting a Dedicated Android Phone for YaV1

If you’re looking for an Android phone for YaV1, here’s what you need to know. First off, it’s pretty straightforward. Most any modern Android phone should work just fine with the app. What’s generally recommended to do is to get an inexpensive prepaid phone and simply never activate it. Your YaV1 phone does not need …

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Dec 28

Valentine One: iOS vs. Android

The V1 has a bluetooth module available for both iPhone and Android users. However, you don’t get the same experience on both platforms. The Android options are significantly better for several reasons. In this video I’m going to go over what the similarities and differences are and what Android offers that iPhone users don’t get …

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Dec 25

Connecting Multiple Accessories (V1C & CD) to a Valentine One

A question I hear surprisingly frequently is how to hook up one or more accessories to the V1. The V1 is actually designed to connect to accessories and there’s a simple trick you can use to let you connect additional accessories (like a bluetooth module and a concealed display) and here’s how to do it: …

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Dec 17

How to Quiet Down a Valentine One and Maximize its Performance

The V1 is pretty chatty out of the box, but if you take the time to configure it properly, and especially if you pair it with some third party apps, you can quiet it down significantly and change it from one of the noisiest detectors around to one of the quietest while also simultaneously maximizing …

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Dec 13

Easy to Use Flowchart to Help You Pick the Perfect Radar Detector

Here’s a flowchart I put together to help make the decision of which radar detector you should buy. It’s designed to make things as simple and easy for you as possible. 🙂 Next, here’s a little explanation for each decision in case you’re not sure which one you should choose, along with the latest pricing information for …

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Dec 08

Valentine One vs. Escort Max360: Head-to-Head Comparison

Valentine One vs. Escort Max360? Both are high end radar detectors. Both have arrows. Both cost hundreds of dollars. The V1 has been around for ages and the main trick up its sleeve is arrows. Valentine has held a patent on the feature and Escort has long said that you don’t need arrows if you have better …

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Dec 05

Band Segmentation and Custom Sweeps

Band Segmentation and Custom Sweeps. They’re expert settings available on some radar detectors that can significantly help improve a detector’s performance. However, if you set it up incorrectly, you may inadvertently prevent your radar detector from alerting you to legitimate police radar which… kinda defeats the whole purpose of having a radar detector in the first place. You can wind up …

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Dec 03

How to Program your new V1 & YaV1 from scratch

This walkthrough shows you how I set up my V1 with YaV1 from a brand new install to help guide you through setting up yours. 🙂