How to Set Up your Max360

Once you’ve purchased a Max360, you’ll want to customize it to help quiet down false alerts and fine tune the experience to what you prefer. You can do this by changing the Max360 settings. Here’s a tutorial for the Max360, walking you through the different settings and options to help you choose what is best for you. 🙂

Escort Max360 Settings

Here’s an overview of what is covered and when so you can skip right to any sections you need:

1:14 Sensitivity
2:26 Brightness
3:34 Pilot
3:50 Meter Modes
8:05 Arrow Modes
10:09 AutoMute
11:35 Audio Tones
13:56 ZR3 Mode
14:35 Voice
15:23 Auto Power
16:03 Units
16:24 GPS Filter
16:48 Auto Learn
17:53 Cruise Alert
19:54 Over Speed Alert
20:19 Language
20:35 Display Color
21:08 Speed on Display
21:30 User Mode
21:39 Laser
21:46 POP
22:06 Ka Band
22:09 K Band
22:31 X Band
22:40 TSR
23:49 Marker Settings


To find out what radar bands are used in your area and if TSR is necessary, you can reference the RDFGS.

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    • david on March 10, 2016 at 10:20 am
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    why do you turn gps off?

    1. I do that for testing sometimes so I can trigger K band without it getting locked out on video and so I don’t get GPS weirdness when I do videos indoors.

    • Nick on March 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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    Any tips to get the EL app to connect with the Max360?
    My 360 is hard wired, BT is connected to the phone (verified in phone settings and display of 360)
    However, the app shows the 360 but will not connect to it to allow me access to the device settings.
    Phone is an iPhone 6s+. I am assuming there is something wrong with app.

    1. There shouldn’t be any tricks. You should be able to see the Max360 in your phone’s bluetooth devices list. Connect to it there and then you can connect to the app.

        • cerealkiller on April 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm
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        Have you made any test after the Max 360 new firmware Vortez?

        1. Not much has changed with the new firmware. However, I am doing some testing this weekend with a bunch of different detectors, Max360 included. Stay tuned for updates. 🙂

    • Tyler on June 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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    This radar detector is huge (for my 09 Miata). I’ve got a homelink rearview mirror that I could tap into for power, so would mounting it to the left of the mirror be ideal, or should I mount it low on the windshield near the dash?

    1. It is huge, yeah. I’ve got an ’11 Miata, so same thing. Up high and to the left of the RVM is my favorite spot for it. It’s pretty easy to run a power cable along the trim of the vehicle, or you can power it from your homelink RVM.

    • Joe on October 6, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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    I recently Purchased a used escort Max(Original) What equipment do I need to set it up with my iPhone. Will escort live give me real time alerts of radar reported in the area. Will escort live send data t the detector to alert me. Also what is the best way to update firmware and defender database on his model.

    • Shaun on January 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm
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    Vortex… Question. I just bought a Max 360 yesterday and am having two problems with it. First, the detector is in Spec 1 Mode, one alert with frequency; arrow mode is set to band.

    Here is my first problem… the radar detector is reporting a frequency of 10.??? as a K Band alert with Green Arrows!?! It even sends the same K Band Alert to my phone as a K Band Alert with a 10.??? frequency!?! Doesn’t seem right…

    Second problem… the GPS feature is not working. The 2 boxes on the left are blank! every once in a while the first box shows my speed setting of 85…

    Have you ever seen this? The firmware that came with the detector is 1.5. Any ideas? Got it from Best Buy.

    • Javier on February 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm
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    I just bought this unit but I’m returning it for valentine one what do u guys think

    • Jaosn on March 12, 2018 at 11:25 am
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    Vortex, in general would you pick the max360 or the V1 ? assuming the person is savvy enough to get the V1 running with optimal settings? Thanks!

    1. I’ve long been a V1 person and all the third party app development adds some amazing new functionality. The Max360 is much more convenient though, it gets great performance without relying on more complicated setup and configuration, the display gives you more info, and you get crowd-sourced alerts with Escort Live.

    • Mark on May 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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    I’m getting plagued with k band false alerts on my Max 360 – any suggestions? I have TSR turned on (and x-band off) but hasn’t helped. I also installed the latest firmware v1.7 but this hasn’t helped either.

    1. Auto and AutoLoK can help too. Every radar detector will have false alerts on K band. It’s just a fact of life in this day and age. The Max360 is one of the best at filtering them, but you can’t expect it to be perfect.

    • Marko on June 2, 2018 at 10:18 am
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    Thanks for the reply – appreciate it. I’m not expecting perfection, but these false alerts are literally non-stop – to the point of me turning off the RD. Not sure what else i can do at this point. Perhaps the RD is defective- if it isn’t then shame on the Escort folks for selling a $600 paper weight.

    1. It shouldn’t be that bad. There may be something else going on. Maybe even radar being transmitted from your own car. Start a thread on RDF and we can walk you through troubleshooting.

    • clay on July 4, 2018 at 7:25 am
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    what it the latest firmwire update for 360max avaliable

    • JD on November 4, 2018 at 11:28 am
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    After downloading & opening the Escort app on my iPhone 7+,
    the app asked me to agree to a ton of stuff that included gathering
    data on me, my use and so much more.

    I got scared and I did not agree.

    What do you advise?

    • Micah on January 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    I can not get the Escort 360 to display the speed limit for my location. I am connected to Escort live. Is there anything else I need to do? Or is there a way I can reset it?

    1. It’s not available for all roads. When you’re connected to Escort Live, the bluetooth icon on the left will change to a speed limit icon, but the speed limit will only show up for larger and more major roads that exist in the database. Some smaller roads or newer roads won’t be in the database.

    • Roger Hollingshead on November 18, 2019 at 6:26 am
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    my display is too dim during daylight. set om auto,is max brighter than auto?

    1. You can try setting it to Max brightness if Auto isn’t switching to Max brightness when needed.

    • Bobby B. on February 14, 2020 at 5:59 pm
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    Your reviews convinced me to buy the Max 360 to replace my old but dependable Beltronics RX65. Is there a way to turn the alarm volume up or down on the Max 360? It is difficult to hear over the radio.

    • percy thrasher on January 31, 2021 at 7:41 am
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    when I change settings with the app it does not change or save to the detector I can change on the detector
    but that is inconvenient I have uninstalled and reinstalled what do I have to do to save the changes

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