MINI Product Review Valentine V1connection LE

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  1. MCS02

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    @Dave.0 I was going to send this to you in a conversation, knowing you are a V1 fan also. But thought maybe there some other V1 guys out there.
    I got a V1connection LE and am running V1Driver on my iPhone. You can get it for android also.

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1081009674

    This app does a lot more than Valentine's app. Here is a link to a page that talks about the app, it also has an hour long video the developer did explaining the app.

    https://www.vortexradar.com/2018/03/how-to-configure-v1driver-settings/

    one thing it does I really like is it will learn stationary radars and drops a pin on the map of where they are but unlike Escort it will unlearn them also if it they move. like construction zones radars.

    On the R53 I have a savvy unit and the V1connection. When I get the Helmet out of hibernation I will run just the V1connection LE.

    I have had it only a few days and am still learning how I want to set it up.
     
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    I only use my V1 back and forth to the Dragon via PA Turnpike and all of 81 South until I turn on to 129.

    I do not turn it off in Virginia because they can’t detect it.

    Other than that it sits in it’s storage case.
     
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    I love my V1... it’s an older model. After looking at this, appears I need to update it.

    Anyone custom mount theirs instead of putting it on the windshield or visor?

    I use mine all the time.. :)
     
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    I had an old one that they could not update. If you go to the website and type in you S/n they will tell you if yours will support an upgrade.

    I got a nice discount on a brand new one that does not go off when you get near a car with the side warning radar now crap all cars have. Only thing they required was for me to send back my old V1 unit.

    As for mounting the V1 I use a large piece of Velcro and stick in on the passengers side by the ceiling rear view mirror back about 3 inches from the windshield. I have the heads up display in front of my tach by the steering so I can mute it quickly. I added a circuit to the fuse box with an extra female cig lighter bung. I plugged the power cable into to it and one line goes up to the heads up or remote head by the tach and the other line runs up the A-pilfer and across and under the headliner to the V1 main unit.

    By sitting back a little the main unit still has full view both front and back and can’t be seen from the outside day or night.

    This way I can take the main unit and remote head out when not in use and know one notices.
     
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    I met a guy that had a Ferrari. He had his hanging in the middle just behind the front seats. It had a clear view of the front and rear windshield. He had the remote display where only he could see it from the drivers seat. It was a very stealthy setup. A lot like what Dave described.
     
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    Yeah, the Ferrari is my other car. :rolleyes::eek::D
     

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