Drive Smarter

537 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 15, 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 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
537 reviews
Brian Lipps
March 11, 2023
Made the switch from a Garmin dash cam to the Cobra SC200D. I drive a semi so a dash cam is a must. The camera itself is great, but this app needs to be completely redone hopefully by people who know what they're doing. Unrelenting communicating errors, especially when trying to download a video to a mobile device. Tried for over an hour and still have not been able to download one single 2 minute video. Will try removing the SD card and putting it on my laptop later.
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Cedar Electronics
March 21, 2023
Thanks for your review of the camera and the application. If you can submit detailed feedback at our team may be able to assist with your problem. Thank you.
John Langford
January 14, 2023
UPDATE: I updated to the latest version and it's still the worst app I've ever used. I had POP alerts going off frequently, even a mile off the road, but the option to select the band option to turn POP off had gone! Navigated to the band settings via the Redline itself and switched POP off there. Still a problem getting a connection on start up. Unpair your phone and pair it again. This app is so buggy! C'mon Cedar, get this sorted and make the dashcam BT and not WiFi while your at it.
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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.
Stepfani Barabino
November 26, 2022
It was a decent app but now it won't connect to my Escort M2 smart dash camera. It was fine a week or so ago. I've tried everything but now it tells me that the camera is not compatible. And they list only Cobra cameras for compatability. Wasted the last several hours trying to get it to work but the app will not work even though when I login it says I'm connected/ paired. UGH! *Update- I've tried to select the camera first. It says it either doesn't recognize it or that it can't be found
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Cedar Electronics
November 26, 2022
Sorry to hear about your experience. Assuming you have a detector and an M2 dashcam, please select your M2 dashcam from Settings > Device screen or from Account > Vehicles screen, before you tap on Camera features (Gallery or Live View). Please contact us at and let us know the issue you encountered.

What's new

Minor bug fixes