"V1, R8, R4, DS1 Companion™" apps available now!
With a focus on simplicity, "R8 Companion™" delivers a simple yet powerful boost to your R8’s functionality. Set it, forget it, and drive... It just works!
*Requires Uniden R8 radar detector sold separately.
Check out all the new features in the latest version 1.04.
Automatically connects to your R8 seamlessly, even with the app in the background. No need to manually connect each time. It just works!
Ability to set the R8’s internal detector settings from within the app (See the below list for options available now, with more detector settings coming in free future upgrades). *Requires US Version 127 firmware:
Main and mute volume levels
Rear K Mute
Ka Scans (Narrow, Wide, Segmented)
Ka 1-9 Segments
Auto Mute Volume
Change Alert Display NOTE: A bug in firmware makes it so you have to select #3 from the detector.
Auto Mute Memory
Automatic, intelligent location based learning / unlearning of potential false alerts (you have the ability to turn this feature on or off).
Discrete signal locking™ - helps prevent locking out real police radar in close frequency range to the SpotLock™ frequency.
Frequency drift compensation™ - helps compensate for changes of the location's frequency drifting up and down over time at the saved location.
BSM guard™ - helps to keep non-stationary vehicle BSM/CAS signals from polluting the SpotLock™ stationary location database.
Continuous location tuning - Whether a SpotLock™ is actively locked or learning, the SpotLock™ system will continue to learn and tune itself over time to better handle future encounters.
Manual creation/deletion of SpotLocks™ - Manually create/delete SpotLocks™ by easily tapping a graphical 'lock' image on your phone screen if desired.
The SpotLocks™ system is optimized for specifically for the R8.
Backup and Restore your SpotLocks using your iCloud drive. Easily transfer them to other platforms (V1, R4, DS1) by "restoring" your backup to whichever platform you want.
Create Points of Interest (POI), so you can be alerted to unique locations you deem important in the areas you travel. Choose from several built in POI or create custom POIs with your own display title, custom voice phrase, distance to alert parameters and speed to alert parameters.
Ability to turn on/off voice announcements per band.
Ability for the user to set custom phrases for 33.8, 34.7, 35.5, Laser, K Band and X Band announcements (i.e. set 34.7 to say 'Ka Stalker' etc.).
Ability to customize the complete alert announcement. Announce just the band, frequency, direction, strength, or multiple signal warnings, or any combination of the aforementioned.
Ability to adjust the delay before the voice alert is initiated.
Ability to adjust the delay before the voice alert is initiated for Hands Free Protocol users.
Ability to adjust the speech speed (rate). If your speech feels too slow, speed it up! Or slow it down.
Ability to adjust the speech volume.
Voice alerts of direction, band, and frequency of alerts.
Intelligent announcements of signal strength, mixed signals, multiple signals etc.
All threats clear alert.
Connection, disconnection announcements.
Supports audio through CarPlay, Bluetooth and HFP (Hands free protocol).
App displays the Priority Alert's band, signal strength, frequency, and direction.
App displays 'Proximity' meter, R8 Strength meter, High resolution meter, and K/X Noise meter.
App displays the Secondary Alerts' bands, signal strengths, frequencies, bogey counts and directions.
App displays the total Bogey count.
App displays vehicle speed (color coded for alert status).
App displays trip distance and battery voltage as reported by the R8 hardware.
App displays mute status.
Mute and Unmute alerts from within the app.
System expanded to include 'weak' K & X signals. Tired of hearing those pesky alerts while driving through store parking lots, while stuck in traffic, etc.? Set a desired speed threshold, and all alerts will be muted under that speed. Turn on the additional 'weak' signal suppression, and enjoy a quiet ride until a possible threat presents itself. 'Mute below speed' settings are transferred to the R8, so they are there even when not running the app.
iPhone alerts of direction, band, and frequencies of alerts.
Mirrored alerts on Apple Watch for easy viewing.
Set the time until mute for each band independent of each other.
Toggle band muting on/off for each band individually.
Mute Rear K and X Band independent of eath other.
Voice announcements and notifications of significant threats. When a signal reaches a certain threshold set by the user, the R8 will un-mute and let you know it is a growing threat.