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XTR-690 SE High-Performance Radar Detector with Compass
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Whistler XTR-690 SE High-Performance Radar Detector with Compass

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
XTR 690SE- Take advantage of 360-degree coverage for all radar and laser bands, Whistler's patented POP-mode detection, and a wealth of bonus features like a 72-point digital compass and vehicle battery voltmeter. Great Value for a Great Price!

Red Text Display
The brilliant red text display provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation.

Filter Mode
There are times when a radar detector can emit the same frequency as police radar and can cause your detector to falsely alarm. Sometimes a detector can display a signal when picking up another radar detector in vehicle close by. The Whistler Filter Mode checks the signal to verify if it's a legitimate police radar or a false alert from another detector.

Auto Dim Mode
The Auto Dim feature automatically switches the illumination of the text display between the bright and dim settings according to varying light conditions so that the text display will always be easy to read.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD and you'll be able to remotely control the radar detector in settings such as power on/off, city modes, dim/dark and quiet/auto quiet with a simple press of a button.

Real Voice Alerts

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones from internal speaker.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD for remote control of radar detector settings.

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones. The unit says "X band" when it detects an X band signal. This allows you to keep your eyes on-the-road. Real Voice is also used to articulate Safety Warning System messages and feature selections. Real Voice will be used to articulate the following:

  • Band Identification
  • Safety Warning System messages
  • Feature Selection

Low Profile Alert Periscopes
Whistler's Low Profile Alert Periscopes provide an added attention getting visual alert. The two extra LEDs flash on and off when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual alert.

3 City Modes/Highway Mode
Highway mode provides full audio and visual warning of laser/radar systems while maintaining full sensitivity. Highway mode is the default setting of all Whistler's laser/radar detectors. City mode helps reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers and burglar alarm alerts by providing an initial alert (same distance as Highway Mode) then remaining quiet unless the signal strength becomes very strong. When the signal increases the unit will alert briefly to notify you of the change in signal strength.

Stay Alert
The Stay Alert feature is designed to test a driver's alertness. Within 30 to 60 seconds after the feature is engaged an alert is sounded; to show alertness, the driver must press the volume, city or the mute button within 3-5 seconds. If a button is pressed within 3-5 seconds, the cycle is repeated. If a button was not pressed within 3-5 seconds the unit alarms at full volume and the display shows an unique visual alert.

Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes
Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode, which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting. Pressing QUIET during a radar/laser encounter silences audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep you informed.

Alert Priority
When two or more signals are received at the same time, the alert priority is: Laser, VG-2, Speed Radar, Safety Radar.

Example: If X band is alerting, then suddenly a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 warning will override the X band alert.

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically shuts off your detector within 3 hours if you forget to turn it off. The timer is reset if the detector is turned off, unplugged or any button is pressed before the 6 hours have expired. The detector will alert you with an audible and visual warning before it shuts off.

Safety Warning System--SWS
This relatively new radar is not for speed detection at all, it is used to keep you informed of highway safety. Transmitters are installed and programmed (for example: in emergency vehicles) to make you aware of possible situations that may require your attention, such as: ambulance vehicles that are moving or stationary, road hazards ahead, road construction delays or detours, etc.


Enhanced High Performance!
Detects Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode
Ka Max Mode - - Improved Ka Band Sensitivity
Exclusive Radar Signature ID - RSID
- displays known Ka gun frequencies
Exclusive Laser Signature ID - LSID

- displays Pulses Per Second (PPS) of the received laser signal
Three (3) Filter Modes Provides extra filtering
Red Text Display
72 Point Digital Compass
Vehicle Battery Voltmeter
INTELLICORD Ready - Program which features INTELLICORD controls
Real Voice Alerts - selectable
Patented POP Mode Detection
Exclusive Low Profile Periscopes
Total Band Protection - selectable
360 Degree Maxx Coverage
3 City Modes/Highway Mode
High Gain Lens
Stay Alert
Dim Modes
Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes
Alert Priority
Setting Saver
Vehicle Battery Saver - selectable
Safety Warning System - SWS

Unit Specifications

Size = 4.90" x 3.15" x 1.40"
Weight = 6.5 oz
Insert Color = Black
Power = 12 Volts
Warranty = 3 Years
Included Accessories:
  - Power Cord
  - Windshield Mount





*Specifications subjet to change without notice*

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4 out of 5 stars   Good Value
By Benobiwan (Norway, ME) September 12, 2011
Review submitted for Whistler XTR-690 SE High-Performance Radar Detector with Compass (WHXTR690SE)
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Pros: Clear Alert, Good Sensitivity, Easy To Mount
Other Comments: Very good sensitivity. Both audible & light alerts will catch your attention.
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5 out of 5 stars   An excellent radar detector ...
By MeTuff2 (Chicago, IL) June 12, 2011
Review submitted for Whistler XTR-690 SE High-Performance Radar Detector with Compass (WHXTR690SE)
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Pros: Versatile, Good Sensitivity, Easy To Mount, Durable, Clear Alert, Neat Features or Extras, Definitely a good buy
Cons: Compass Calibration
Other Comments: This is definitely the best radar detector I've owned. I use the XTR-690SE for daily driving in Chicago. I alternate between city/highway modes and the detector works perfectly. It is very sensitive, but I prefer it that way. I love the compass feature (since I do not have the option on my car) but it is a pain to recalibrate if it is removed from the car. As long as you keep it in the same vehicle it works great. I also like the "talking" feature. I did a lot of research before buying the XTR-690SE and it was the best deal out there. I highly recommend it!
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