Passport 8500 updating
Upon opening the app, I'm asked to enter my user name and password.
There's no place in the app to register, so you'll have to go to the Escort Web site to do this as I have.
But, I am told that existing owners of Escort Passport 9500is who did not initially purchase ESP will not be able to purchase ESP at the same time of the upgrade (to save ) in process.
Like the Escort Passport 9500ci, the Escort Passport 9500ix will be able to have both its database and firmware updated by software and a USB cable connection to your PC.
Upon connecting power, I open the app to connect the unit to my Smart Cord Live account. I was very concerned about this as I use Bluetooth to stream audio to my stereo and I wouldn't want to forfeit that feature to be able to use Smart Cord Live.
Fortunately, the system allows connection to two separate Bluetooth devices and I'm still able to enjoy my music stream while using Smart Cord Live.
Smart Cord Live is a unique feature that connects your radar detector to a live network of Smart Cord Live users via the i Phone app.
No plans, at least at this time, for Escort to offer a red display model of the Escort Passport 9500ix.
Escort's ESP (Extended Service Plan) can be purchased either at the time of initial purchase or shortly there after for the amount of .95USD.
We arranged to meet so I could pick up the product and begin the experiment. One contains the Passport 8500 X50 radar detector and the the optional Smart Cord Live adaptor is in the other.
The latter enables you to join a community of Smart Cord Live users via a special i Phone app said to provide real-time ticket protection.