V1connection, the app. Links the new Valentine One Generation 2 detector directly to your iOS device. It also links the now-superseded Valentine One w/ESP detector through an optional Bluetooth module called V1connection LE. See the Threat Picture, a breakthrough in analyzing radar threats. Screen out false alarms with our game-changing Arrow-in-the-Box concept. Every signal on every band gets its own directional arrow and frequency readout. Flashing arrow points to the Priority Alert. The app brings Dark Mode, Muting, and new programming options. Lets you relocate V1’s front-panel warning to an eyes-only location. New: eSAVVY lets you set a speed below which all new warnings will be muted. Downloads and upgrades are free.
NEW FEATURE—DOWNLOADABLE PERFORMANCE UPGRADES FOR V1 GEN2
V1 Gen2 firmware upgrades are downloadable only through this app; downloadable upgrades are incompatible with superseded V1 models.
YOU’LL SEE THE THREAT PICTURE
See our exclusive Radar Locator with its illuminated arrows pointing toward each threat as the Bogey Counter tracks multiple threats. Also shows you a revolutionary new way of analyzing radar threats.
ARROW IN THE BOX
Radar makers, under penalty of law, must certify to the FCC the frequencies used by the equipment they sell. We constantly monitor those certifications so we know exactly where real radar operates on each band. V1 scans the entire width of all radar bands but to draw your attention to the Active Radar Zones, we outline them with a yellow Box. To be in compliance with federal regulations, all radars (except photo) must operate “in the Box.” When you see an arrow outside the Box, that’s probably a false alarm; when it’s in the Box, take it seriously.
ADVANCED SITUATION AWARENESS
The Threat Picture (aka Picture Screen) displays a separate arrow for every threat within range, pointing ahead, beside or behind, according to its direction from your car. The arrows grow larger as the signal strength increases. Your visual scan of the Threat Picture lets you see which arrows are in the Box, and spot critical trends—which alerts are maturing into threats and which are fading in concern.
SITUATION AWARENESS FOUR WAYS
Choose among four information screens at any time. The Quad Screen emphasizes location with up to four separate arrow sets, one for each enabled radar band, or for laser if fewer bands are active. The V1 Screen reproduces V1’s front-panel warnings including signal strength, Bogey Counter and Radar Locator plus frequency of the Priority Alert. Or you can choose the (Threat) Picture Screen or the Threat List, which shows a list of all signals within range, each with an accompanying arrow to show direction.
BEYOND SITUATION AWARENESS
Think of the app as the Master Controller for your V1 system. You can revise programming, adjust SAVVY settings, change muting, activate dark mode, save custom programming profiles for different trips, and more, all from your handheld. DEMO MODE IS AUTOMATIC.
The audible warnings of your V1 Gen2 and V1 can now be transmitted through your phone to your car's sound system, or to speakers in your helmet if you are a motorcyclist. Any other hook-up that allows you to hear your phone can also bring V1's warnings directly to your ear.
NEW PROGRAMMING OPTIONS
Radar coverage can now be specially tailored to the unique radar bands used outside the U.S. Advanced users may want to modify the sweeps covering frequencies used here in the U.S. according to unique local conditions. The Profiles screen shows a menu of the variables you can modify. For example, you can select "Background Notifications" so that you can run other apps but receive instant notification from V1 whenever a new threat appears.
THE APP IS FREE
Just download this free app. The Demo Mode plays automatically, giving you a look at all four warning screens playing through preloaded on-road scenarios. For further functions with V1 w/ESP you’ll need to purchase V1connection LE.
- Added the ability to change V1 Gen2 audio volume.
Ratings and Reviews
Useful but imperfect
I love the idea of having this App, mainly for the upgrade function. It is VERY TAXING ON YOUR PHONE BATTERY though if you allow “background” functions to be on, especially when you’re not even in your car. The App appears to just beat itself up trying to connect to the V1 when you don’t even need it to.
I’m going to relocate the V1 on my dash so that I can reach it and see it clearly without needing the App to be on. I’ll use the App occasionally to check for updates but that’s it. If this issue is fixed, I’ll use it again. Great idea though.
Somewhat Useful & Easy - Still lacks potential
I got my Bluetooth LE and the app for my V1 and once I connected, I felt empowered. However it was short lived. I've had my V1 since 2009 and it's so embedded in my brain that it's become part of my driving experience. The app sheds light on the data inside the V1 like frequencies and bands displayed vividly on your phone. It is useful, but not a huge advantage to users. Where is CarPlay integration? That would be utilizing the software! I love my V1 and I can't trust another detector to chance. However V1 has been dormant on the business and innovation side of the industry and that disappoints. We all long for more, but know that we can count on our device. I wish MikeV. would step it up - it's time to show us why we all stay loyal. #bogeys
Basically worthless for monitoring
This app initially seemed great. I have my V1 installed on my Honda VFR800, and have a SENA SMH10 headset in my helmet. I of course can’t hear the V1’s little speaker, so I bought the V1 Connection LE. The app paired up with the little Bluetooth dongle and seemed to display properly, and played over my SENA. So I put my iPhone in my pocket and went for a ride. Not a murmur from the app. So I checked my phone and when I unlocked it, the app went through reconnecting to the dongle. So I tested some more and realized that THE APP DOESN’T RUN IN THE BACKGROUND!!!
What sort of nonsense is this? As soon as your iPhone locks or you even switch to another app, this app shuts down, effectively making it completely worthless for monitoring.
I’m now going to try out the V1 Driver app instead. It’s not free, but at this point, if I don’t find something that works, my $60 V1 Connection dongle is worthless.
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- Valentine Research, Inc.
- 39.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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