Drive Smarter

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2.7K reviews
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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
Mar 26, 2024

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

2.56K reviews
Jeremiah Deschine
April 6, 2024
Don't buy their cameras! Update: The device will not let you view camera footage without enabling every permission. It literally won't let you do anything until you grant it everything. You used to be able to acknowledge and skip. The app doesn't need my contacts in order for me to connect to my camera. Why do you need always allow location? The app is a hot mess and constantly cycles the camera connection making it impossible to review footage even after allowing all the permissions.
19 people found this review helpful
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Cedar Electronics
February 10, 2021
We are really sorry for the trouble. Version 1.2.6 was recently released; it addresses this issue commonly seen when running the app on Samsung Galaxy devices. We believe the update should address your concerns. If your problem persists, please feel free to contact our developers directly at
John Langford
February 22, 2024
UPDATE: I updated (again) to the latest version and some things have improved but it's still a huge problem getting a connection on start up. You can try to unpair the Bluetooth in your phone but even that doesn't always fix it. I've actually reached my destination and the app still hasn't connected to my detector! If you're using an Escort detector, not a Cobra, switch back to Escort Live Radar. I can't use the dashcam with this app but at least it connects. 😒.
26 people found this review helpful
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Cedar Electronics
January 16, 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We are aware that adding the new bands to the Redline360c does prevent the app from being able to see the band settings. We are currently working on a fix for this. UPDATE: we have updated the Drive Smarter app. The band settings for the Redline360c should be back once you update the app.
Aaron McD
February 25, 2024
Developers/Product Management - why does this *really* need location access ALL THE TIME? Not cool. Map functionality needs some work. Disappointed after purchasing a new 360c and finding that the old Escort Live app was actually better in a few areas. I get alerts for cameras, speed traps and live radar that aren't along my route (e.g., off in a neighborhood I'm passing on the highway). Can't recommend until permissions are limited and mapping/routing is improved.
17 people found this review helpful
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Cedar Electronics
February 28, 2024
Hi, we are always looking to improve the experience for our users, and really appreciate the feedback. If there is anything specific we can look into, please contact us at

What's new

Minor bug and crash fixes