Beltronics GX65 - GPS Radar, Laser Detector Product manual

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Compatible with Select
ESCORT and Beltronics Detectors
Made for
iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
Congratulations! You have just purchased the most innovative and comprehensive radar/laser accessory
available—SmartCord Live.
Using Bluetooth® technology, SmartCord Live communicates with your iPhone® mobile digital device via
our exclusive app so you can access your detector settings and manage alerts with just a touch of the
screen. This combination of technologies also gives you access to the most powerful driver alert
network—ESCORT Live! (Subscription may apply.)
With ESCORT Live, you and your fellow drivers will instantly communicate all radar/laser encounters
automatically, providing the most up-to-date and accurate protection on the road. Imagine millions of
other drivers helping you Drive Smarter!
You’ll still enjoy all the state-of-the-art performance you’ve come to expect from your detector, but
you’ll also have access to:
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Our exclusive real-time ticket protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts
received by other users in the area.
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Our DEFENDER® Database, which warns you of verified speed traps, speed cameras, and red
light cameras.
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Our most popular GPS-powered features, including speed-limit data for over-speed alerts, live
traffic data for your current location, and TrueLock™ to help eliminate false alerts. You can also
Mark Locations for future reference.
Note: ESCORT Live-enabled features are only available while running the iPhone application. For detailed
information about your particular detector, please refer to the detector product manual.
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Contents
SmartCord Live Connections and Controls
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Registering and Pairing
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ESCORT Live Features
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Map View
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Dashboard View
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Managing Alerts
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Reporting an Alert
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Muting an Alert
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Locking Out an Alert
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Unlocking an Alert
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Marking a Location
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Unmarking a Location
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Settings and Preference s
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Troubleshooting
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Service
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SmartCord Live Connections and Controls
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Registering and Pairing
Before downloading ESCORT Live, you must first register your SmartCord Live.
Visit EscortInc.com and click Product Registration.
Note: Be sure to write down the username and password you create, as you will need this information
to access and download the app.
Pairing Your iPhone with SmartCord Live
1. Connect SmartCord Live to your detector and your vehicle’s lighter/accessory socket.
2. On your iPhone, enter the Settings menu.
3. Tap General, then Bluetooth.
4. Ensure Bluetooth is ON.
5. SmartCord Live should appear under devices.
6. Tap SmartCord Live to pair the device to your iPhone.
7. The SmartCord Live Power/Bluetooth Light will turn a solid blue to confirm the connection.
Pairing ESCORT Live with Your Detector
Note: If you own a GPS-powered detector (9500ix or GX65), you must first update your detector software
using Detector Tools. Visit EscortInc.com or Beltronics.com for instructions.
1. Enter the App Store on your iPhone and search for ESCORT Live.
ESCORT Live available in iTunes App Store
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to download.
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3. When prompted, enter the username and password you created when registering SmartCord
Live at EscortInc.com.
4. Walk through the tutorial and hit the road!
Note: See the Troubleshooting section of this manual for pairing tips.
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ESCORT Live Features
ESCORT Live offers two user screens. The Map View pinpoints your current location, as well as upcoming alerts and markers, while the
customizable Dashboard View focuses on speed and radar sensitivity and allows access to your iPhone music controls.
Map View
Toggle Views
Traffic
Bluetooth Indicator
Speed Limit
Compass Heading
Actual Speed &
OverSpeed Alert
(background lights red)
Live X Band Reported
Live Laser Alert
Mark/Report
History
Settings
Center Map
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Traffic Icon—Tap to view current traffic conditions
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Green: >50 mph
Yellow: 25–50 mph
Red: <25 mph
Gray: no data available
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Bluetooth Indicator—Lights blue when app is paired with your detector
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Speed Limit—Posted limit for current location
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Actual Speed—Background lights red when you have exceeded the speed limit per your OverSpeed Alert settings
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Compass—Shows current heading direction (Map View is always North up)
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Live Alert—Warns of upcoming alert received or reported by another user. Tap to view when it was received/reported.
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Red: <30 minutes ago
Orange: 30–60 minutes ago
Yellow: 60–90 minutes ago
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Marked Location (Blue)—Warns of an upcoming speed trap, red light camera, fixed speed camera, or other location you have previously
marked. Tap to unmark.
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Defender Database Location (Red)—Warns of upcoming ESCORT-verified speed traps, speed cameras (fixed), and red light cameras
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Mark/Report Icon—Tap to mark current location for future warning or to manually report a cop spotted or mobile speed camera in the
area
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History Icon—Tap to view alert history (time and location) and mark previous alerts for future warning
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Center Icon—Tap to center Map View to your current location
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Settings Icon—Tap to edit your app and detector preferences
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Dashboard View
Toggle Views
Traffic
Bluetooth Indicator
Detector Sensitivity &
Bar-Graph Alerts
Speed Limit
Compass Heading
OverSpeed Alert
Actual Speed
(background lights red)
Music Controls
Mark/Report
History
Settings
Display Settings
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Traffic Icon—Tap to view current traffic conditions
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Green: >50 mph
Yellow: 25–50 mph
Red: <25 mph
Gray: no data available
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Bluetooth Indicator—Lights blue when app is paired with your detector
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Speed Limit—Posted limit for current location
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Detector Sensitivity—Tap to change radar/laser detection sensitivity (Highway, Auto, AutoNoX)
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Compass—Shows current heading direction
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Actual Speed—Background and speedometer light red when you have exceeded the speed limit per your OverSpeed Alert settings
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Music—Control your song selections while using ESCORT Live
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Mark/Report Icon—Tap to mark current location for future warning or to manually report a cop spotted or mobile speed camera in the
area
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History Icon—Tap to view alert history (time and location) and mark previous alerts for future warning
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Display Icon—Tap to change brightness or color
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Settings Icon—Tap to edit your app and detector preferences
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Managing Alerts
Your detector will continue to receive radar/laser alerts per the settings and preferences you have
selected, but now you’ll also receive live alerts from other users via ESCORT Live’s real-time alert
database. In addition, you’ll be alerted to verified speed traps, speed cameras, and red light cameras via
ESCORT’s DEFENDER Database.
Reporting an Alert
Enabled only while running the ESCORT Live app
Ka-band and laser alerts received by you and other users running the ESCORT Live app are automatically
reported to the ESCORT Live network of real-time threats. Since X- and K-band radar are prone to false
alarms (e.g., automatic door openers and motion sensors), ESCORT Live allows you to manually report
alerts on these bands once you have verified a threat in the area (e.g., a police officer shooting
radar/laser).
Even if you don’t receive an alert, you can manually report a cop spotted observing traffic or a mobile
speed camera in the area to other users. This real-time and interactive data-reporting system ensures
comprehensive coverage that is continually improving.
To report a verified radar/laser alert, simply swipe left across the screen, tap “Report” on the screen, or
push the Report Button on SmartCord Live while receiving the alert.
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A confirmation message will appear on the screen.
To report a cop spotted while NOT receiving an alert, simply press the Report Button on SmartCord Live.
Or, tap the Mark/Report Icon at the bottom left of the Map or Dash View, then tap Cop Spotted. To
report a mobile speed camera in the area, tap Mobile Camera.
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A confirmation message will appear on the screen.
Muting an Alert
You can easily mute an alert that is in progress by tapping anywhere on the screen while receiving the
alert. You can also silence an alert by pressing the Mute Button on SmartCord Live.
A “Muted” message will appear, and the alert notification will be minimized to the bottom of your
iPhone screen.
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Locking Out an Alert
Enabled only while running the ESCORT Live app
ESCORT Live’s TrueLock GPS Radar/Laser Detector Filter technology allows you to lock out and store in
its memory false alerts. To lock out a false alert, simply swipe right across the screen, tap “Lockout” on
the screen, or press the SmartCord Live Mute Button three times while receiving the alert.
A “Locked Out” message will appear on the screen.
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Once locked, ESCORT Live will reject the signal the next time you approach the area and will display the
locked-out alert in gray at the bottom of your iPhone screen.
To unlock an alert, simply swipe right across the gray alert area at the bottom of your screen or press
the SmartCord Live Mute Button three times while receiving the locked-out alert. An “Unlocked”
message will appear on the screen.
Marking a Location
The Mark Location feature allows you to mark a specific location and label it for future warning. Once
marked, ESCORT Live will alert you when you reach this area again.
To mark your current location:
1. Tap the Mark/Report Icon at the bottom left of the screen.
2. The display will show the following blue marker icons: Speed Camera (fixed), Red Light Camera,
Speed Trap, and Other.
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3. Tap the appropriate icon for the type of location you are marking. The marker you selected will
appear in the location along your route in Map View.
To mark the location of a past alert:
1. Tap the History Icon at the bottom of the screen. Your alert history will display.
2. Tap the Mark/Report Icon next to the alert location you want to mark.
3. The display will show the following blue marker icons: Speed Camera (fixed), Red Light Camera,
Speed Trap, and Other.
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4. Tap the corresponding icon to confirm the type of location you are marking.
5. Tap Done at the top right of the screen.
6. The marker you selected will appear in the location along your route in Map View.
To unmark a location:
1. Tap the marker in Map View.
2. The display will show the type of marker, along with the Trash Can Icon.
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3. Tap the Trash Can Icon. A message will display asking you to confirm this action.
4. Tap Delete to unmark the location or Cancel to return to Map View.
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Settings and Preferences
The Settings Icon leads you to a menu of options for customizing ESCORT Live and your detector to your
personal preferences.
Alert Settings
Here, you can customize the types of alerts you want to receive, the sounds of the alerts, the distance at
which you’d like to receive them (500–2500 ft out), and, for some alerts, whether you want them
displayed on the map.
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App Settings
Here, you can choose whether you want to receive background updates (that is, continue running the
app in the background on your iPhone).
You can also set your OverSpeed Alert to notify you when you are traveling over the posted speed limit
for your current location. You can customize this feature to provide alerts once you’ve reached the
speed limit, or at 5 mph, 7 mph, 10 mph, or 15 mph over the posted speed limit. You can also turn the
OverSpeed Alert sound on or off, or turn the feature off altogether.
Tutorial
Here, you can walk through the ESCORT Live app to get acquainted with the new features.
Radar Settings
Here, you can customize your detector settings to your preferences. (For details on your particular
detector’s settings, please refer to your detector product manual.)
Bluetooth Settings
Here, you can delay the time of paring to SmartCord Live if it is interfering with the pairing of other
Bluetooth devices with your iPhone.
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Troubleshooting
Bluetooth Pairing Tips
If you’re having trouble with your Bluetooth connection, try the following:
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Turn off your detector, wait 30 seconds, then turn it back on. On your iPhone, turn Bluetooth off
and then on again.
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In the Bluetooth Settings menu of your iPhone, tap the arrow icon next to SmartCord Live, then
tap Forget this Device. Wait for SmartCord Live to appear under Devices, then press SmartCord
Live to reinitialize pairing.
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If SmartCord Live does not appear under Devices or you have an intermittent Bluetooth
connection, power off your iPhone and detector completely, wait 30 seconds, turn them both
back on, and try pairing again.
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Service
To obtain service, contact ESCORT (800-543-1608) to obtain a Return Authorization Number. Properly
pack your product and include: your name, complete return address, written description of the problem
with your product, daytime telephone number, and a copy of the original purchase receipt. Label the
outside of the package clearly with your Return Authorization Number. Ship the product prepaid
(insured, for your protection) to: ESCORT Inc., 5440 West Chester Road, West Chester, OH 45069.
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ESCORT Inc.
5440 West Chester Road
West Chester, OH 45069
Sales/Service 800.543.1608
www.EscortInc.com
©2011 Escort Inc. ESCORT®, SmartCord™, TrueLock™ and Defender® are trademarks of ESCORT Inc.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
“Made for iPhone” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to
iPhone and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not
responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
Features, specifications, and prices subject to change without notice.
Contains FCC ID: QKLBT1
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