first, ensure the camera is connected to a constant power source during the update process. Failure to do so could result in your unit becoming non-functional. Your vehicles cigarette lighter socket or a household outlet work best.
Using the Drive Smarter App:
- Power up your camera by connecting to constant power source such as your vehicles CLA adapter or a household outlet.
- Connect your camera, and the app will check if a newer firmware update is available on the server.
- Press ‘Download’ on the notification to download the latest Firmware.
- Follow the instructions on the Drive Smarter App.
- If successful, the camera’s LED’s will begin blinking while the firmware is being installed.
- To confirm that the Firmware update was successful, you can check the ‘About’ screen in your camera’s settings menu.
Using a Mac or PC:
- For optimal performance, check www.drivesmarter.com periodically for software updates.
- Connect the dash cam to your computer using the included USB to Micro-USB cable.
- The camera will be listed in Windows Explorer/Finder.
- Download the update file from www.drivesmarter.com and save it to your computer. It will end with “.bin” as the file extension. (Note: You do not need to double click or open this file on the computer).
- Copy/paste the .bin file you downloaded into the root directory into the root directory of the Camera’s SD Card.
- Wait for the file to transfer and then safely disconnect the Dash Cam from the computer.
- The Dash Cam will turn off.
- Plug the Micro USB cord into a reliable power source such as your home’s outlet or your vehicle’s CLA adapter.
- The Dash Cam will turn on and automatically boot into the Firmware Update Menu.
- Follow the directions on the camera display to update firmware if the unit has one. Units without displays will update automatically.
- You can check if your camera is up to date by checking the firmware in your camera’s ‘About’ setting submenu in the camera or via the app.