Drive Smarter Reviews

Drive Smarter Reviews

Published by on 2021-09-09

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...

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Drive Smarter Reviews

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    It’s Not Terrible

    I recently picked up an SC201 dash cam. Connected it to the app no problem. Those having issues updating firmware, what worked for me was to take the device in the house, connect it to power with another USB cable I had that I have a wireless charger connected to - closed/re-opened the app & the firmware worked fine finally. Did not work in the vehicle or connected to computer. The pdf manual says you can download the firmware, but there were no download links under the firmware section on the website. It’s be nice if somewhere, there was mention of having to connect to the dash cams wireless network to perform functions like settings, pic/video download, etc. figured it out - but no mention anywhere. Also, in the app, it says my device is set to KM/h for Speed Units. If I change it to MPH, it actually sets the device to KM/h, so that’s a bug. Would be great to email support directly too, but only way to contact them is via phone during select hours. I will need to call to ask for the ability to completely turn off my dash cam display. The screensaver option allows the camera image to turn off, but I don’t need to still see the time/date and speed while driving my car at night. The small blinking red LED and small blue LED for recording & Bluetooth are fine - but not the bright red dot and white metered date/time/speed. I may have to make a cover to get these lights out of my eyes at night.

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    Amazing Ticket and Asset Saving Technology

    I been following the Cobra Electronics and ESCORT Radar independent Connected Car Driving Network’s for over 10 years. This is the culmination of their collective efforts to save people time and money while helping you drive safer and smarter. Absolutely no other driving Network that can give you a chance to avoid instant on and Laser speed enforcement tickets from providing alerts from the cars and professional drivers on the road in front of you. Always better to drive connected instead of alone all by yourself or with static non connected devices

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    Can’t pull bring up footage.

    Purchased the dash cam yesterday. Completed the firmware update from Cobra’s website. Downloaded the app. Have the app set up. When I go the gallery the app closes itself out. Being able to access the video from my phone was a big selling point.

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    Won’t let me update firmware

    Tells me it can’t connect to camera every time I try to update the firmware. Also can’t connect to gallery or use other parts of app even though my phone is connected with Bluetooth to the dash cam. It’s complicated and hard to use.

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    Can’t register in the app. The page is fixed, can’t submit!!!

    The register page is not scrollable on my iPhone 7, I cannot submit the registration!!! Bad user experience!!!

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    Disappointed for cobra products

    It’s won’t be connected to my iPhone xe not reach the expected as description so disappointment

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    No connection

    The app will not connect to my camera. Occasionally it will connect briefly but eill suddenly disconnect

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    Can’t connect

    I’ve been trying and trying for the app to finally stop loading. Every time I open it up it just keeps loading. I’m unable to see my previous recorded videos unless I take the memory off the dash cam itself and put it on my desktop.

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    Why is the app terrible?

    Just got my dash cam, but the app is just terrible. Not user friendly, had to manually updated the firmware because it wouldn’t connect. After 2.5 hours, it finally got loaded. Played with the app and camera, but there are no features within the app to start, stop, video, take pictures, or edit unless you get the Cobra app and pay a fee. With the amount of money spent on the camera, why isn’t the app better? Also, why is little car icon named John? That is not the assigned name I gave to my vehicle and I can’t change the name. Hopefully the app gets updated and is more user friendly. The camera it’s self is nice with no complaints there.

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    Pls advise!!!

    Hi all at Cobra. I am recently purchased the SC 200 D with rearview camera. I’ve read overAnd over again and again in these reviews about issues that I’m having as well ...repeated month after months by many upset customers. And the response each time from your company is “we are sorry and we have addressed the issue and our firmware update. “ ( paraphrase) I wish I had only read these comments before buying,However I trusted the brand that you have built. That was my mistake. But the bigger mistake here lies with you and the product and worse than that, is that you are clearly aware of these issues and still advertise promising features that are not delivered. In most cases that’s called fraud. . . I’m extremely upset because I paid a good bit of money for this. I cannot connect the hotspot on my phone. I cannot get the app to open and scan for the camera without immediately shutting down. ,Forget about voice activation features or connecting to your phone or alerts from the cobra community about speed traps , red right cameras etc. Nothing you have promised is being delivered. All the capabilities, The selling points, at this time they seem to be lies. I do not think you are liars. But at this time, your product is not working as you promised. I spent money on this product and I can’t get it back now. Please address this issue ... or issues rather! How can we make this work!! Please respond to this post with more than the standard apology and advice to update to latest app.

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    Total crap

    Wow! App locks up nonstop, worst app ive ever experienced!

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    To start with, i cant even make an account. It said that there is already an account with my email. So i tried to see if i could recover a password but as soon as i type in the email to try to recover an account, as suspected, there is no email registered to an account....

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    I got this as a gift and have been trying to set it up, but I can’t update the system because my IPhone can’t connect to the camera. I’ve tried several different times but it just won’t work.

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    Much better

    After the last update the app works. Got many dumb drivers on the cam! Along with close calls. Good camera glad that I can cutt the audio so if this goes to court or I have to. Email a incident they don’t have to Indore my horrible singing.

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    Can’t connect to dashcam after update

    Just got the sc200d dashcam. Initially the app can connect just fine with live view and I was able to download a video to my phone. Then it do a firmware update for the dashcam. Now the app says it is connected on the Home Screen but when I try to do a live view it says it’s not connected.

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Is Drive Smarter Safe?

No. Drive Smarter does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 3 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Drive Smarter Is 16.9/100.

Is Drive Smarter Legit?

No. Drive Smarter does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 3 Drive Smarter User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Drive Smarter Is 16.9/100.

Is Drive Smarter not working?

Drive Smarter works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

Reported Issues: 2 Comments

By Gregory Duane Westbrook
Oct 02 2021

Same issue as others here. Android 11 phone. Camera seems to work great. Application seems to connect to camera but when trying to view and download locks up for 1 hr +, i gave up, "connecting" . Calling Cobra tomorrow, if no immediate resolution, im lugging that back to Best Buy and not happy about it. This product was clearly vetted well.

By Jimmy Martinez
May 12 2021

Videos go to my phone but when i tap on it, nothing...when i press and hold the qhole phone screen goes i missing something?

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