thisI can carry the 436 anywhere I want. It is $100 cheaper. It has built in battery backup for when the power goes out. The argument could also be made that the 536 can make your smart phone an ultra portable radio and even more discrete, but the app is not available yet and the app's reliability and usability have yet to be tested.
I can't seem to choose, so I think I will get one of each. I talked to a nearby HRO today and if they get them in tomorrow, I will go and get the 536 first.Hey guys, I'm still trying to determine which model to go for. I really like the portable ability of the 436, but the 536 really appeals to me.
What made you guys choose between them?
Sounds good but we don't yet know how the app works and what battery demands it places on your smartphone. Personally I'm waiting till the app is released and reading all the reviews before I choose what radio to purchase.If you have wifi and a smartphone, I would say go with the 536 based only on the fact that you will (when the siren app is released) be able to control/listen to your scanner on your phone or tablet. So having a scanner with you at all times listening to what you want to listen to could be accomplished with the 536. However, if you don't have WiFi and a/or a smartphone and wouldn't use that feature, go with the 436.