Drive Smarter

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About this app

Drive Smarter enhances your driving experience when you are using select* connected Cobra and Escort devices.

Drive Smarter lets you use your smartphone as a companion to your DashCam.

A streamlined onboarding process lets you quickly connect your Dash Cam and configure it as part of your dashboard. You can "add" a virtual vehicle to your account, then add compatible* Cobra and Escort branded devices to your vehicle.

Users with mobile WiFi hotspots** can optionally connect their cameras directly to the Drive Smarter cloud, to avail of instant upload of videos and to share time-sensitive data and event information.

View recordings stored on your Dash Camera SD card; recordings are conveniently sorted by timeline which highlights events of importance; such as possible collisions or impact. Select files to download to your phone; trim video clips and share with your contacts using your favorite communications app.

Take advantage of streamlined reports generated for insurance claims processing.

Get help using the in-built Mayday services that are automatically triggered in severe collisions - send details regarding your current situation to a designed in-case-of-emergency contact.

Keep your devices' firmware up-to-date so you are enjoying all the latest features that your devices' have to offer.

Emergency videos stored in the Drive Smarter cloud. ***

Convenient Snapshot button lets you remotely take photos via connected cameras, with a tap on your smartphone screen.

currently the Drive Smarter app and service is compatible with the Cobra SC- series Dash Cameras. Check out for up-to-date information.

* should have upload / download speeds equal to or exceeding 4G / Cat 4 speeds

** See for latest storage / deletion policies for free user accounts on the Drive Smarter cloud.
Updated on
Oct 6, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.52K reviews
Rob's Realm
November 30, 2023
The app ALWAYS struggles to connect to my camera & requires multiple app restarts before it finally connects. It requires you to switch on WiFi for some unknown reason, even though I have unlimited high speed data service, on my phone in order to download any video. And on top of that, the videos listed have no thumbnails, meaning you have to locate your desired video by trial and error. Horrible excuse for an app that needs radical overhauls of both user friendliness and interface.
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Cedar Electronics
November 30, 2023
To assist with this issue, it would be helpful to have a little bit more information. Can you send any screenshots related to the issue along with your device details at Thanks.
Winter Faulk
November 16, 2023
It works but could be better and there are some settings I wish it had, such as the ability to have the alert sound to continue to come from my RAD 480i and not through the phone when it is connected and the ability to adjust it so it doesn't auto start/connect, the only way I've been able to get it not to auto start is to disable its ability to always search for nearby devices which causes it to prompt me every time I open the app and multiple times while navigating the app
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Cedar Electronics
November 30, 2023
Thanks for your feedback. We’d like to know the details of the problem you mentioned. Please send the details or screenshot to We'll pass it along to our development team and see if there is any way we can improve it.
Erick Browning
November 30, 2023
Simple to install and set up, BUT..... I couldn't update the firmware via the app because it kept crashing. I had to take the camera and plug it into the computer to perform the update... No big deal realistically. Problem now is that it won't connect to the camera to view the gallery, but I can see all of my videos if I pull the memory card out. Honestly in today's day and age, high school kids make apps that work. A big company should have this stuff ironed out before it's even released.
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Cedar Electronics
November 30, 2023
Sorry about this issue. Please contact us at and let us know the issue you encountered. We would be glad to help with this. Hope to hear from you soon.

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