Garmin Smartphone Link

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Published by: Garmin

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.36 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Price: Free

Garmin Smartphone Link
App Rating: 1.5/5
Based on 541 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled 2012 through 2017 Garmin devices, including: • DriveSmart, DriveAssist, DriveLuxe • nüvi 2417, 2467, 2497, 2498, 2517, 2559, 2567, 2577, 2589, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, 2797, 2798 with Backup Camera, 3597, 3598 • nüviCam • RV 660, 760 • zūmo 590, 595 • dēzl 570, 770 • dēzlCam Some of these models require a software update, available at Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin nüvi® and your iPhone®. Once linked, the nüvi uses your existing mobile data plan* to share information with your iPhone, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your nüvi can also access Garmin Live Services** for useful, real-time driving information. Live Services for Real-Time Information With Smartphone Link, your nüvi can access Garmin Live Services for up-to-date “live” information that can be useful while driving. Some services are free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Premium content and enhanced features are available through a one-time purchase. All information can be viewed within the app itself, on your iPhone. Free Live Services include: • Address sharing - Send locations and online search results from your phone to your nüvi, and navigate there • Garmin Live Traffic Avoid delays and find detours with the best-in-class real-time information. Garmin Live Traffic is updated every minute and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle • Weather - View forecasts and current conditions • Dynamic Off-Street Parking - Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost • Last Mile - Remembers your parking spot and shows your destination, so you can find your way on foot and back again Premium Live Services, available for a one-time*** purchase within the app, include: • photoLive traffic cameras** Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras in the U.S. and Canada, to see traffic and weather conditions • Advanced Weather** View detailed forecasts, current conditions and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts * Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. ** Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required. *** See for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

App Reviews

  • It just doesn’t work

    By omid455
    I am trying to use this app with my BMW Navigator vi but it does not connect properly. I can’t get the weather updates or traffic updates in my navigator. Even after the recent update it was promised to fix this issue but nothing has changed. Very frustrating.
  • Worst Bluetooth Ever

    By Elc8890
    It disconnects all the time, not my phone issue, my headset and radio stay connected constantly. Usually have to power it down and restart it. Then some times connects and disconnects within seconds. Not to mention have to go in and manually connect to GPS thru the settings on my phone, none of my other electronics do this, they connect on their own. Navigation is also a joke, faster setting will take routes that are longer in time than shortest. Update: Still doesn’t work after “fix”!
  • Still Not Connecting

    By cwhitet
    I have attempted multiple times to get my iPhone synced with the app and my GPS. It has yet to work even after the recent update. What do I need to do? Thanks!
  • No connectivity

    By BadmanRick
    Up graded to IPhone 8 Plus running iOS 11.1.1 now I cannot connect with smart phone link. They were supposed to fix connectivity for iPhone X which should also work for iPhone 8 and 8 plus. Why all the problems with the new iPhones. Get this fixed ASAP. PLEASE.
  • Bad

    By Jschoef1
    Same problem even with latest update: Connects to my gps for less then a day then won’t connect anymore unless I reboot my phone. iPhone 7. C’mon Garmin!!!
  • Don’t waste your Money

    By Rainman737
    Traffic doesn’t update. Icon disappears on app. Interface with gps is too fundamental. I find the only thing I use this for is to transfer destinations when the gps unit is out of reach. Google Maps are way more advanced. Save your money, buy more data and use your cell phone for google maps or ways. This app is really bad for a company like Garmin. Hope their aviation gps isn’t like this...🤔
  • Bad

    By Hawaii Skydiver
    Id rather hear Siri through my Bluetooth speakers than through Garmin’s crappy little speaker.
  • Connectivity terrible

    By ArtJ's
    My iPhone 7 will connect to my Nuvi for data over Bluetooth, but between 1 and 2 minutes later it drops the connection. Connection of the Nuvi to iPhone voice channel via Bluetooth has no issues and I can use the Nuvi as a hands free device with no issues. It is the data cnx that has issues.
  • Not App, but a crap

    By Fhemgxydrhcr
    It doesn’t connect to GPS automatically, every time need to sync as new device. Don’t buy any in app purchase. The photo live never sync.
  • Valuable if it works

    By Sanoshen
    Not a very engaging interface. Boring actually. Functionality wise, traffic feature is great if it would work. I am using a supported Garmin Device and the iOS service keeps disconnecting. Very irritating! Thought I found a workaround but nothing works to keep the connection.

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