Garmin Smartphone Link

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Published by: Garmin

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 48.61 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Price: Free

Garmin Smartphone Link
App Rating: 1.5/5
Based on 499 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

  • Missing locations!!

    By Lilwinch78
    So many of the places that I have searched for are closed up and ones that aren't closed don't show up! App needs a real update of business's and locations!! Get it together Garmin. You're suppose to be the top shelf in this market.
  • Worthless

    By Gartoosum
    Been reading reviews that are 3years old and they haven't addressed any issues. Go it to show park once and forever stays there. Re installed now it doesn't do anything . Another worthless euro product
  • 2.6.0 Broke a decent app, when will it get fixed

    By longtimegrmnuser
    I've been using this app for years and on both platforms. Until this recent update it was usable and very handy, especially while traveling, as I now doing. When will Garmin fix this? After iOS updates to 11? Garmin, please help, this app is useless now.
  • Great app👍😊👌

    By Eightball nine ball player
  • Can't get saved places back

    By Mishatomsk
    The app is crashing after a recent update every time I try to start it. I do not want to loose all of my saved places by reinstalling the app. Developers, are you planning on fixing this, or you just want to wait until everyone gets fed up and reinstalls the app loosing all of their data? I wanted to back up my favorites even before it started crashing, but you give us no way to do so. Come on guys, this is just so inconsiderate.
  • How to fix crash problem

    By CowExtract
    If you delete the app, and then re download it, that will fix the problem. However, if you have any addresses saved in the app, they will be deleted as well. Also, after deleting/reinstalling, don't forget to hit the "restore purchases" button. 2 stars b/c I shouldn't have had to resort to deleting all my saved data, but it is working now...
  • Fixed recent failure by reinstalling app after the 8/15/2017 update

    By Mickey Maynard
    Back to normal function so far
  • Too Bad

    By Wessam M. Hassan
    The app not working any more after updating , I think this is the right time to switch the garmin with another brand
  • So-so app, and Advanced Weather is a waste

    By BFasterling
    I downloaded this app to interface with my BMW Navigator VI. I do like the ability to automatically send a destination to the NAV VI when it connects to my iPhone. I bought the Advanced Weather add-on for long road trips. The weather radar is slow, but functional as your planned route is also displayed. However, there are far better apps for weather radar. The weather alerts are a nuisance. I get a banner and an alert tone which mutes everything else from the GPS but no really useful info. For example ... "dense fog advisory", "excessive heat warning", "gale force winds", etc. pop up on the NAV VI with no indication as to WHERE. Selecting the banner or weather icon brings up the weather map on the NAV VI without any indication where the weather condition exists. I've seen a flash flood area highlighted a few times, but that's it. I'm underwhelmed. For an app that links up with a $950 GPS, I expect much better integration/performance.
  • Crashes Fixed

    By Eric_Sean
    Fixed the crash & it's working now. Effective core App as a standalone to use with device but I still recommend staying away from purchasing the add-ons.

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