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Old 12-16-2017, 06:39 PM   #21
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I dove into the lake with my Samsung S6
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:57 PM   #22
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:43 PM   #23
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:29 PM   #24
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I don't understand what it is. I turned off as many of the fancy feature as I could, like auto dimming, detecting whether you're looking at it, wifi, etc. Nothing helped except putting it in airplane mode.

I can't imagine it's the cell signal... How different can it be from the S6's?

Google shows people complaining about the note 4. But no S7's
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:39 PM   #25
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I moved from the s5 to the s7 edge. I like it. Pretty big upgrade.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:52 AM   #26
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I like my s7. Don't know if it sets off the v1... I don't use it anymore.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:16 AM   #27
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I have an S7 and no weird laser alerts on my Passport Max

I'm not suggesting it is time to ditch the V1 for a Passport, but it might be time to ditch the V1 for a Passport.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:09 PM   #28
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I don't understand what it is. I turned off as many of the fancy feature as I could, like auto dimming, detecting whether you're looking at it, wifi, etc. Nothing helped except putting it in airplane mode.

I can't imagine it's the cell signal... How different can it be from the S6's?

Google shows people complaining about the note 4. But no S7's


Oh man.

Does it still do it if it’s pocketed or closed in a cubby or whatever? Is it something that requires line-of-sight?
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:15 AM   #29
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I don't understand what it is. I turned off as many of the fancy feature as I could, like auto dimming, detecting whether you're looking at it, wifi, etc. Nothing helped except putting it in airplane mode.
If the V1 is reporting laser when it can't "see" the phone (put the phone inside a cardboard box and then throw a towel over it), that is either a design error and / or a software bug. The laser detection should be optical only (duh). With the metal case, the only way a radio signal should be able to get in* is via either the forward-facing or rear-facing microwave horn inside the case, and the frequencies of radar are way outside anything the phone should be emitting (radar starts at 8GHz and goes up from there, WiFi is 2.4 and 5 GHz, and LTE (cell service) tops out at 5.9GHz (and actual use of those higher LTE frequencies is pretty rare).

Unless your specific phone is operating vastly out-of-spec, it shouldn't be emitting anything the V1 should detect as radar.

* If you have any V1 add-on gizmos, it is possible that they could be conveying unwanted RF into the V1. Ditto for the stock power cord. If you want, I can send you a clip-on ferrite choke to put over the power / accessory cord to see if that helps.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:31 AM   #30
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I haven't noticed my s7 edge setting off the v1.
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