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
Sep 19, 2022

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 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
425 reviews
Tony Rothrock
August 6, 2022
What a mess! Connectivity issues abound. Hit any button it disconnects and then tries to reconnect to camera, usually failing. Like a dragster with all but 2 spark plugs missing. Great, feature packed cameras, can't really use those features because the app don't work. And you gotta figure it all out on your own due to extreme lack of documentation. And Alexa? That gets handled by my phone, AND the camera, using the app, via MY PHONE! Record and upload my vids and I'll be happy. Not happy yet.
13 people found this review helpful
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Scott Taylor
August 14, 2022
I cannot have this app running because it hogs the CPU and just decimates the battery. Until the most recent update, quitting actually quit the app but now there's some notification that runs even after quitting so it may still be just sucking the life out of my phone. Settings don't get saved to the camera, difficulty connecting to view videos on the camera. Holy smokes it's a dumpster fire.
10 people found this review helpful
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Cory Thompson
September 11, 2022
Garbage! Doesn't want to connect to the camera even though I've got the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on! Keeps saying No Cameras on the List or Camera Out Of Range, even though I'm less than a foot away from the dashcam. About the only thing that seems to be working is the location and speed but, the camera(s) it just doesn't want to connect to!
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What's new

This release includes important bug fixes for crash issues and stability improvements.