V1connection, the app. See the Threat Picture, a breakthrough in analyzing radar threats. Works with the Valentine One detector. 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. V1connection LE brings Dark Mode, Muting, and new programming options. Lets you relocate V1’s front-panel warning to an eyes-only location. Downloads, and upgrades, are free. Demo Mode lets you see the Threat Picture at no cost.
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. But now, with V1connection LE, a wireless Bluetooth® communicator, V1 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 the threat seriously until you’ve positively identified it.
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. New: 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. The list order is arranged according to time tracked, newest signal at the top. A flashing arrow marks the Priority Alert and a yellow “Box” symbol indicates “in the Box.”
BEYOND SITUATION AWARENESS
Think of V1connection LE 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 Valentine One 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, you’ll need to purchase V1connection LE to communicate wirelessly with your Valentine One detector.
- Added the ability to rearrange and hide alert information screens.
- Improved iPhone X support.
- Fixed a bug causing Dark Mode to not get applied correctly when starting the app.
- Fixed a bug causing the wrong error message when the V1 isn't connected properly.
- Removed iOS 8 support.
Ratings and Reviews
A good start, but not there yet
Update: Search for the “StealthAssist” app in the App Store for a powerful app that picks up where this app left off! Many features like auto mute using GPS, custom display colors, and more.
The V1connection app is great to have on iOS. It is quite handy for updating the configuration of your V1 and exposing some advanced settings.
However, it leaves a lot to be desired from a daily driving experience perspective. Clunky legal warning, outdated UI, hard to use/read while driving, doesn’t leverage device GPS, etc.
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.
It is sad that the makers of the best radar Detector I have ever used, can’t put together a good remote app.
If the Bluetooth module is concealed in the headliner, the app will not connect to the module. Now I keep getting a message that V1 is not powered up.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.