PASSPORT Max

$399.95

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Includes FREE Shipping. PASSPORT Max wins the 2013 SEMA best new product. Drive with the best radar detector worry free for 30 days and take ticket protection to the max!
Note: Passport Max is not eligible for our payment plan.

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PASSPORT Max
$399.95

Artificial Intelligence Protection

Intelligence is also packed into this ticket-protecting marvel. Our patented AutoLearn technology uses the power of GPS and the exact frequency to learn and automatically reject unwanted door openers and other fixed position false alarms. The result is the most accurate long-range protection in the industry and a permanent solution to false alarms.

Compatible With ESCORT Live!

PASSPORT Max is compatible with ESCORT Live, our award-winning app and exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.

Optional SmartCord® Live for $39.95 with detector purchase. Download the app for free.

DEFENDER® Database

Speed traps and camera locations are everywhere! We've addressed the increasing number of "safety" cameras installed throughout the U.S. and Canada by pre-loading the PASSPORT Max with our exclusive DEFENDER® Database of active red light and speed camera locations throughout North America. As you approach these locations, the Max will alert you in advance, you can even add your own "hot spots" using our exclusive Mark Location feature.

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The Sema Award
International CES 2012 Innovations award

Fastest Response & Remarkable Accuracy

Our all-new receiver incorporates advanced military technology called Digital Signal Processing (DSP). This unique method of scanning enables the PASSPORT Max to identify real threats faster and more accurately than any other detector. Quicker response time means more advanced warning against instant on radar threats.

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Web Ready

Keep up-to-date with the latest changes in North America. Download our Detector Tools program, connect the MAX to a PC with an active internet connection and then download the most up to date locations. You can even back up your data or update the detector's operating software.

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Clear Voice Alerts

PASSPORT's unique voice alerts provide crystal clear communications for alerts and menu options. Now you can keep your eyes on the road without unnecessary distractions.

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Radar Receiver / Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

GPS Receiver

  • SiRFstar IV

Auto Calibration Circuitry

Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute

Display Type

  • Graphic Multi-Color OLED
  • CruiseAlert™
  • Bar Graph
  • ExpertMeter™
  • SpecDisplay™
  • 5 Levels of Brightness with Full Dark Mode

User Preferences

  • Language: English / Spanish
  • Display Color
  • Speed Display (On / Off)
  • Cruise Alert
  • Over Speed
  • Meter
  • Tones
  • AutoMute: On / Off
  • AutoLearn (On / Off)
  • Units (On / Off)
  • Voice On / Off
  • GPS On / Off
  • Auto Power
  • Bands (Selectable)
  • Markers (Selectable)
  • Clear Locations

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • Escort SmartCord® Included

Sensitivity Control

  • Highway, Auto and Auto No X

Compact Size

  • 1.3" H x 3.2" W x 5.3" L
What is included with the Max?
The PASSPORT Max comes complete with a soft-sided travel case, new "Sticky Cup" windshield mount, 12-volt SmartCord® and quick reference guide. If you would like a more permanent installation for your PASSPORT Max, check out the DirectWire SmartCord® or the more basic DirectWire kit for hardwired installations.
What is AutoLearn?
Autolearn uses the GPS feature to identify sources of false radar and memorizes location and frequency of each radar signal. Our AutoLearn software then compares signals received over time and eliminates audio alerts for non-police sources. The display will identify that a signal is present but no audio alert will be sounded. If a new source of radar or laser appears in the area you will receive a full audio and visual alert.
Will AutoLearn block out true police signals?
No. The sophisticated software will prevent automatically blocking out true police signals.
What is the Defender database?
Defender is a database of North American red light and fixed speed camera locations that can be updated weekly from our site. https://www.escortradar.com/store/software-subscription-accessories/
What is the USB port for?
The PASSPORT Max is web ready and the USB port can connect to a PC for software downloads and Defender updates.
What is Variable Speed Sensitivity?
We recognize if you are driving at slower rates of speed that you do not need full sensitivity. The PASSPORT Max is able to increase sensitivity as your traveling speed increases.
Can it be used overseas?
We do not monitor frequencies used overseas, but many customers travel abroad with their PASSPORT.
How do you Mark a location?
To mark a particular location, press the "MRK" button. The display will read: "Mark?" Press the "MRK" button again to assign a label to it. There are four (4) labels: Red Light, Speed Camera, Speed Trap and Other. To scroll through the labels, simply press the volume (+) or (-) buttons until you reach the desired label. Once you've selected the label, press the "MRK" button again to confirm.
How do you block a false alert?
To lockout a false alert, (X, K or Laser only) press the mute button three (3) times, (either on the detector or the SmartCord®) during the alert. Pressing the mute button the first time will silence the audio. Pressing it a second time will generate a prompt on the display that will read: "Lockout?" Press it a third time to confirm that you want to lock this signal out by location and frequency. A "Stored" message will be displayed.
What is Expert Mode?
Expert Mode will show you up to 8 radar signals at the same time and will show relative signal strength and associated Band of each signal.
Where are they illegal?
Radar detectors are completely legal to use in non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. Virginia and Washington D.C. are the only places in the United States that currently ban radar detectors. Radar detector use in commercial vehicles has been prohibited in the U.S. since 1995 and radar detectors are also illegal in most Canadian provinces. We do not track detector regulations in other countries.
What is the warranty period?
All our products ordered factory direct come with a full one-year factory warranty. We also offer an Extended Service Plan on select models that will provide two additional years of warranty for $29.95.
I have GPS in my car. Why do I need it in my detector?
The GPS feature is not used for navigation. The PASSPORT Max allows you to Mark locations of interest, Block false radar and laser alerts, tracks vehicle speed in real-time, and allows sensitivity based on the vehicle speed.
Why do I have to pay for updates?
Due to the increasing use of red light and fixed speed cameras in the US, the locations and operation status of these devices change all the time. This database is collected from a number of sources. There is a very small annual charge for customers that want to keep the Defender database current for camera threats. https://www.escortradar.com/store/software-subscription-accessories/
What is the Defender Database memory capability in the Max? Will it run out of space?
The PASSPORT Max has more than enough memory to hold all your locations as well as the camera locations used in the US.

Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138

Important:

A Windows Version of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database Updates, Detector Software Updates and Defender Updates for the PASSPORT Max, PASSPORT 9500ix, PASSPORT 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ci, and PASSPORT SC55. Computer must have an active Internet connection (operating on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 only). A Beta version of Detector Tools for Mac that will work with the PASSPORT Max is available via the Escort Forum.

The PASSPORT Max, PASSPORT 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ix and PASSPORT SC55 require an USB A to Mini USB cable (USB printer cable required for PASSPORT 9500ci) not included with detector - before you can install location database updates and detector software updates.

Not intended for use outside North America.
For products designed for use overseas, please use the following link to find the International Distributor closest to you other than the U.S.
http://www.escortradar.com/dealer-locator.php#international

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
EscortPassport Max
 
4.4

(based on 762 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (468)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (173)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to mount (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Commuter (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Even better than the 9500ix...!

It does not seem possible, but the Escort MAX is even better than the 9500ix...!
It has:
1. Fewer false alarms.
2. Amazing long range radar...Read complete review

It does not seem possible, but the Escort MAX is even better than the 9500ix...!
It has:
1. Fewer false alarms.
2. Amazing long range radar coverage.
3. The GPS "sees" satellites better, and has far fewer signal dropouts. Also, I thought the large sticky cup mount would block the GPS signal, but that has not been the case.
The MAX is worth it's weight in gold, and pays for itself after one or two saves...!
My 9500ix NEVER let me down in over 4 years, and I am sure the MAX will be at least as reliable...!
Would you rather pay Courts and Lawyers your hard earned cash for supposed "safety" violations?
I see armored cars in front of my local courthouse twice a week picking up all the fines from those who drove without Escort protection.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

MAX Investment/MAX Headaches/MAX Problems

I was excited about the release of the new Passport MAX & I'm sure I let my expectations get the best of me. I've been a little disappointed with its performance. An Escort...Read complete review

I was excited about the release of the new Passport MAX & I'm sure I let my expectations get the best of me. I've been a little disappointed with its performance. An Escort customer/user for years I thought this would be a great time to "upgrade".
1. The performance of the detector itself seems great, but not necessarily any better from previous Escort detectors I've used.
2. The display space could be better utilized.
3. There needs to be an option to turn voice on/off for specific functions (over-speed vs radar warnings, etc.)
4. The radar detector was expensive enough, but with the additional cable for the Escort Live as well as purchasing the app (Escort didn't include 12 months free as advertised), this is an expensive investment.
5. The Escort Live app must be open and running so the detector will show speed limits.
6. The MAX shuts down if the temp is over about 80 degrees. Escort claims this is a built in safety feature. Really?? It mounts in the window...in the sun!

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4.0

I would not buy this particular detector again

By Tom

from Austin

About Me Commuter, Practical

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Durable
  • Easy To Mount

Cons

  • Didn't pick up Laser detection

Best Uses

  • Highway Driving

Comments about Escort Passport Max:

I have owned several Escort detectors and they have all performed very well. For the first time in 2 years, this detector didn't pick up Laser at all and I got a ticket. I'm not sure if the laser function works at all.

  • Age:
  • 45-54
  • Daily mileage:
  • 21-40
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • SUV
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 2
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
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4.0

Sticky cup

By Peter

from Auckland, NZ.

Comments about Escort Passport Max:

Sticky cup keep dropping off the windshield after a couple of hours.

  • Age:
  • 55-64
  • Daily mileage:
  • Less than 10
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Sports car
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 2
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
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1.0

I would not purchase this model again.

By Big Ern

from Amarillo, TX

About Me Commuter, Practical

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Mount
  • Neat Features or Extras

Cons

  • initial warning sound only when hit with radar.
  • Shows full bars with no sound at max volume

Best Uses

  • City Driving
  • Highway Driving
  • Small Cars

Comments about Escort Passport Max:

I've owned at least four different models of Escort detectors. This is the first product Passport Max that I have been completely dissatisfied with. The GPS would show 20mph and then immediately shoot up to over 125 while traveling 70mph. Sent it back to Escort who corrected the GPS. When hit with a radar gun, the immediate warning tone would go off for less than one second. The screen would show full bars but no sound even with the volume turned up to max. I didn't notice this until one night, traveling a little over the speed limit, an oncoming Oklahoma Highway Patrol flashed his red and blue lights at me as a friendly "slow down warning". I returned it again to Escort (after the warranty) and they reprogrammed it (at no charge - great customer service) but when it was returned, the problem was never fixed. I'm now looking for a replacement detector and am hesitant about purchasing another Escort. The prices continue to rise at Escort and they only have one model that has stealth technology but lacks other options. Why doesn't Escort produce one model that has all of the previous features from their other award winning detectors? I guess if they did, it would be way out of the normal users price range (as if not already at that range). Aggravated Customer!

  • Age:
  • 55-64
  • Daily mileage:
  • Over 60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Other
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 3
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
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5.0

Yes

By Road Runner

from Monticello

About Me Commuter, Practical

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Durable
  • Easy To Mount
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Neat Features or Extras

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Driving
    • Highway Driving
    • Larger Cars
    • Rural Driving
    • Small Cars

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    It is always on and in use when the car is moving.

    • Age:
    • Over 65
    • Daily mileage:
    • Over 60
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • Truck
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 4
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy to use. Good filtering capability especially for...

    By KBC12

    from Peoria, IL, USA

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    As noted in the summary, it is easy to use and filters out annoying false signals especially the k-band traffic alert signals now prevalent on many interstates.

    • Age:
    • Over 65
    • Daily mileage:
    • 11-20
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • Sports car
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 4
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It pays to buy the best!

    By Fletch

    from Austin, Texas

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    Used my new detector on a 500 mile trip and it performed beautifully. Easy to use and extremely accurate.

    • Age:
    • Over 65
    • Daily mileage:
    • 11-20
    • Gender:
    • Female
    • Primary vehicle:
    • SUV
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 1
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic radar detector ever

    By Repray

    from Detroit, MI, USA

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    by far this is the best radar detector ever invented! your product is easy to use and easy to understand!!! Plus I like training it to false signals that are out there!

    • Age:
    • 45-54
    • Daily mileage:
    • 21-40
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • Luxury sedan
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 2
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    5.0

    The Passport MAX has outstanding range

    By LongTimeBeltronicsUser

    from San Diego, CA, USA

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    The Passport MAX has every feature I wanted plus the continuous digital MPH reading on the device which I find extremely useful instead of having to read my dial type of speedometer. Digital readings are much better for accuracy especially for alerts.

    • Age:
    • 45-54
    • Daily mileage:
    • Over 60
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • Sports car
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 4
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    5.0

    Great product!!!

    By Cuz78

    from Charlotte, NC, USA

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    I have bought 3 and highly recommend them!!! If you travel a lot you definitely need one of these on your dash.

    • Age:
    • 45-54
    • Daily mileage:
    • Over 60
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • SUV
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 5 or more
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    9500IX Users, Don't Waste Your Money on this "Upgrade"

    By Maldo1

    from Annapolis, MD, USA

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about Escort Passport Max:

    If you are a 9500IX owner #like I am# I don't think the cost to upgrade is worth it. The improvement to performance does not justify the cost in my opinion. If you do not own any device at all, then I 100% recommend the Passport Max. It is a great product. It just isn't THAT much better than the 9500IX in my opinion. I will be returning my Passport Max for the money back guarantee and continue using my 9500IX along with the Waze application on my phone.

    • Age:
    • 35-44
    • Daily mileage:
    • 11-20
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • SUV
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    • 2
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