Drive Smarter

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3.2K 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
Jun 5, 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

3.05K reviews
K. D. M. TOP COP 72 (Fruit Bat)
June 11, 2024
This APP is garbage. I upgraded my Escort IX to the Max 360 MKII. Thinking I could have one app cover both the detector & M2 camera. Nope, I can either connect to one or the other but not both at the same time. My phone can connect to my car, watch, & ear buds at the same time but this App its one or the other? And connecting, I'm lucky any time it decides to connect to detector. It just sits and spins 98% without ever connecting. Switch to Googles Maps because Mapbox sucks....
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Lyubo Kolev
June 11, 2024
Edit - 6-11-24: New app update can't pinpoint location. App lags and the car icon keeps jumping all over the place near the road being driven but not on it. Because of this, speed and other alerts get stuck or don't show up. Original review: Works well for what it's made to do but absolutely kills battery life. A two hour trip took 23% of my battery which on a regular day would last 3-4 hours. Please find a way to cut down processing load and battery usage for app efficiency.
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Cedar Electronics
February 28, 2024
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.
Shawn Rogers
June 6, 2024
Bought an Escort Redline 360c for many reasons including the functionality the DriveSmarter app is supposed to provide. After MULTIPLE e-mails back and forth with support, I still cannot get the app to talk to the detector. After turning off Developer Options in my Pixel 6 Pro, the app was finally able to at least SEE my detector... but when you hit connect, the icon just spins and spins. Never connects. How is this possibly supposed to be a better replacement for Escort Live??
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