R8 Companion: iOS App for Uniden R8 (R4 & DS1 Coming Soon!)

Welcome to our blog post about the R8 Companion, the ultimate iOS app for Uniden R8 users. As enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the importance of having a reliable companion app to enhance the functionality of our devices. That’s why we developed the R8 Companion – to provide you with a seamless and efficient experience when using the Uniden R8 radar detector. Join us as we explore the features and benefits of this game-changing app, and stay tuned for updates on the upcoming release of R4 and DS1 companions!


At R8 Companion, we are excited to introduce our latest product, the R8 Companion iOS app for Uniden R8 radar detectors. With support for R4 and DS1 coming soon, this app is designed to enhance your radar detector experience and provide you with the best possible protection on the road. In this article, we will explore the features of the R8 Companion app, discuss how to purchase the app and Uniden R8 radar detectors, and provide some recommended equipment for your vehicle. So buckle up and let’s dive into the world of R8 Companion!

What is R8 Companion?

R8 Companion is an innovative iOS app that acts as a companion to your Uniden R8 radar detector. It provides seamless integration between your radar detector and your iPhone, allowing you to monitor and control your device effortlessly. With the R8 Companion app, you can enjoy features like real-time alerts, customizable settings, and automatic firmware updates, all from the convenience of your smartphone.

How to Purchase R8 Companion and Uniden R8?

To get started with R8 Companion, you can easily purchase the app from the App Store. Simply search for “R8 Companion” and click the download button to install the app on your iPhone.

As for the Uniden R8 radar detector, you can purchase it from authorized retailers or online marketplaces. Uniden R8 offers advanced radar detection capabilities, providing you with accurate and timely alerts to potential threats on the road. Combined with the R8 Companion app, you’ll have a powerful radar detection system at your fingertips.

RDF Discussion Available

If you have any questions or want to engage in discussions about the R8 Companion app and Uniden R8 radar detectors, the RDF (Radar Detector Forum) is the perfect place for you. RDF is a community of radar detector enthusiasts, where you can find valuable insights, tips, and recommendations related to radar detectors. Join the conversation, share your experiences, and learn from fellow radar detector users at RDF.

R4 Companion and DS1 Companion (Coming Soon!)

Exciting news for Uniden R4 and Radenso DS1 owners! We are currently working on developing R4 Companion and DS1 Companion apps, which will bring the same level of functionality and convenience as the R8 Companion app. Stay tuned for updates on these upcoming releases, and get ready to take your Uniden R4 and Radenso DS1 radar detectors to the next level.

Highway Radar and V1Driver Videos Available

For Android users, Highway Radar is a must-have app that complements your Uniden R8 radar detector. With real-time alerts and an intuitive interface, Highway Radar enhances your radar detection experience. On the other hand, iOS users can benefit from V1Driver, an app that provides seamless integration between your Uniden R8 radar detector and your iPhone. With these apps, you can unlock the full potential of your radar detector and stay one step ahead of potential threats on the road.

Subscribe to Vortex Radar

If you are passionate about radar detectors and want to stay updated with the latest news, reviews, and tests, we highly recommend subscribing to Vortex Radar. Vortex Radar is a popular YouTube channel and website that provides in-depth analysis and reviews of radar detectors and related technology. By subscribing to Vortex Radar, you will gain valuable insights and make informed decisions when it comes to radar detection equipment.

Recommended Equipment

Having the right equipment can make all the difference when it comes to road safety. In addition to your radar detector and the R8 Companion app, we recommend considering the following equipment for your vehicle:

  1. Radar Detector: Apart from the Uniden R8, some other highly regarded radar detectors in the market include the Escort Max 360c and Radenso Pro M. These detectors provide excellent radar detection performance and features that complement the R8 Companion app.

  2. Laser Jammer: Laser jammers can help protect you from laser-based speed enforcement devices. Escort ZR5 and AL Priority are popular laser jammer options that have proven to be effective against laser threats.

  3. Dashcam: A dashcam is a valuable asset for recording your journeys and providing evidence in the case of accidents or incidents. Thinkware U1000 and BlackVue DR750S are two dashcams with excellent video quality and advanced features.

  4. Dashcam Battery Pack: To ensure continuous recording even when your vehicle is turned off, a dashcam battery pack is essential. Cellink NEO and BlackVue B-124X are reliable options that provide extended battery life for your dashcam.

With the R8 Companion app, you can elevate your radar detection experience to the next level. Whether you own a Uniden R8, R4, or plan to invest in a Radenso DS1, the R8 Companion, and its upcoming counterparts will enhance the functionality and convenience of your radar detector. Stay informed, join relevant discussions, and equip your vehicle with the recommended gear for a safer and more protected journey on the road.


  1. Can I use R8 Companion with Android devices?
    No, R8 Companion is currently only available for iOS devices.

  2. Is R8 Companion compatible with Uniden R4 and Radenso DS1?
    Currently, R8 Companion is specifically designed for Uniden R8 radar detectors. However, we are actively working on developing R4 Companion and DS1 Companion apps, which will offer similar functionality for those models.

  3. Can I still use my Uniden R8 radar detector without the R8 Companion app?
    Yes, the Uniden R8 radar detector can be used independently without the R8 Companion app. However, using the app enhances the functionality and convenience of the radar detector.

  4. How often are firmware updates released for the R8 Companion app?
    Firmware updates for the R8 Companion app are released periodically to improve performance and add new features. You will be notified within the app when updates are available for download.

  5. Are Highway Radar and V1Driver available for free?
    Both Highway Radar and V1Driver apps offer free versions with limited functionality. However, to access all features and maximize the potential of your Uniden R8 radar detector, we recommend upgrading to the premium versions of these apps.