Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.9.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.21 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    1.5/5 ( 644 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Garmin Smartphone Link App Ratings: 1.5
Based on 644 App Reviews

Garmin Smartphone Link App Details

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. What Are Garmin Live Services? Garmin Live Services provide the most up-to-date “live” information to your Garmin navigator using your existing mobile data plan. There’s no need for an additional data connection. Some services are included when you connect to Smartphone Link. Other services within the app are available through optional paid subscriptions offering premium content and enhanced features. To receive data relevant to your location, Garmin Live Services require your current GPS location be shared with Garmin and Garmin partners. Included Live Services: • 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.


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App Reviews

  • Update breaks app

    By Bigherc88
    The app was fine before this latest version. Since the latest version, smartlink no longer connects automatically with your iPhone. It was working fine before the latest update. This makes me wonder if we are beta testers for Garmin because if they checked this app before releasing it to the public they would see it's broken. The bug is not hard to find.
  • Doesn’t work

    By allthegoodnamesartaken
    Garmin is lazy and hasn’t updated this app to work with iPhone 7+ and also doesn’t work with iPhone 6s. When you look at the list of phones this app works with you can only conclude Garmin doesn’t care about updating the app to work properly with constantly upgrading operating systems. It was a good idea and it’s unfortunate Garmin doesn’t support their own products.
  • Terrible

    By Krahr91
    Drops connection between phone and gps. Now with the new update it won’t ever reconnect. Have to unpair and re-pair to reconnect. Fix this ASAP!
  • 2.9.0 breaks connected services

    By PaulWBR
    My DriveAssist 51 no longer connects. It worked fine before this update. iPhone 6 (10.3.3) still connects fine as a phone, so it's not a Bluetooth issue.
  • Recent update doesn’t connect

    By Driver4work
    Followed all the instructions including a re install. Phone will connect via Bluetooth to Drivesmart 61 but will not connect to app for travel data.
  • Poorly done

    By Terry_1970
    Nearby searches....ONLY. Amazingly, I know what’s close to me. I want to plan trips and find places along the way. iPhone X is having connection issues as well. I’m using this with a dezl 770 gps.
  • Disappointing

    By Jeffy2112
    I really wanted to like this app. Everything work at first, but after about a day the only smart notification that worked was the weather. Very unreliable and very frustrating!
  • App needs some some love

    By Hawkeyeted
    Looks like it was created by some Jr. High students for computer science class. Ugly interface and Constant BT disconnects make it nearly useless.
  • What a waste

    By fuckyou98456
    This app is absolutely junk! It never pairs up or stays paired fo more than a couple of seconds. Lately it’s not giving traffic updates and the weather function is useless. I’m a truck driver so I must use the commercial truck version of gps. But quite frankly google maps is a better gps and I use both.
  • Iphone x

    By Thakur158
    Is there any hope for this app to be compatible for iPhone x ?