Category: R1

Uniden R1 & R3 adds Ka Band Segmentation with firmware update 1.31

R3 displaying Ka Segmentation

Uniden has just released firmware 1.31 for the Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 radar detectors which brings 3 improvements to the radar detectors including: Ka Band Segmentation Purple & White colored display options Ability to change display brightness using the mute button of the power cable Here’s a video showing you the new features and …

Continue reading »

Uniden R1 / R3 Teardown: Under the Hood

Uniden R1 with horn opened up

Let’s take a look under the hood of the Uniden R1 to learn about the R1 and R3 internals. I popped my R1 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 …

Continue reading »

Best Radar Detectors, July 2017 (Windshield Mounts)

R3, Max360, V1

Are you wondering what the best radar detector is of 2017? 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 …

Continue reading »

Uniden R1 Review & Uniden R3 Review: Best Radar Detectors?

Uniden R1 vs R3

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 it depends…” However, …

Continue reading »

The Benefits of GPS in a Radar Detector

Radenso XP and SP

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 …

Continue reading »

How to Program and Set Up Your Uniden R1 and Uniden R3 Radar Detector

Uniden R3 top front

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 …

Continue reading »

How to Update the Firmware on the Uniden R1 & R3

Firmware 1.26 loaded on display

This week Uniden released firmware updates for both their R1 & R3 radar detectors. Let’s walk through the update process so you can learn how to install the drivers, update the redlight camera database, and update the firmware for the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3 radar detectors. Here’s a video to show you the update …

Continue reading »

Differences between the Uniden R1 & Uniden R3

Uniden R1 vs R3

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

Continue reading »

Uniden R3 vs. Uniden DFR7

Uniden DFR7 and R3 side by side

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. Let’s compare the Uniden R3 vs. DFR7 so that you can decide which detector you should buy or if you should upgrade if you already own the DFR7.

Continue reading »

Introducing the Uniden R1 & Uniden R3

Uniden R3 angle

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.

Continue reading »