Garmin Smartphone Link App Description & Overview
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
• RV 660, 760
• zūmo 590, 595
• dēzl 570, 770
Some of these models require a software update, available at www.garmin.com/myDashboard.
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 https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=111441 for terms, conditions and limitations.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
We have further improved the stability of the app. Enjoy your drive!
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Garmin Smartphone Link Reviews
Can't search by address!
Useless app. I just want to transfer address from phone to GPS, but the app only supports search by business.
Come on really. Brand new Garmin navigation device April release, fairly new phone, advertised on App Store, and ZERO compatibility. So much for traffic updates and ability to connect to EXTRA services. Might as well take this off the App Store.
Навигатор bmw VI
Очень долго пересылает маршрут с телефона на навигатор.
Not Compatible with iphone 7
Booooo, this product will not work with iphone 7 (which is hardly a new phone as its currently April 9th 2017)....yet they put out the app with no updates. Seems lazy at best. :( searching for provider screen spins and spins. Glad I paid extra for a product that doesn't have support. Thats a terrible customer service really.
Poor design and functionality
Lacks the ability to disable features. You buy the weather to find out it gives alerts 3hrs away at the coast instead of anywhere local. Ok, stinks but what is horrible is that you can't disable it. So now if I want traffic I need to accept crappy weather alerts for coastal flooding when I live 3hrs from the ocean. Now I just ignore them and it's a joke in the family now. Is it really a thunderstorm or is it just a passing cloud and the bad part is 3hrs away. No clue, clicking on the alert gives you an error that it can't connect. And their support can't help on any of this. Awesome job!
I love the app and the paid features. Live traffic cameras was great until the newest IOS update. Now my iphone says my Nuvi is not supported and now my phone will not pair with my car gps.
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I wish adding option for exporting and importing favorites in case of suddenly problem with Garmin device
Advanced weather crashes app
Just got the newest rv gps and when trying to us weather radar, constantly crashes app on iPhone and iPad Pro
Blue Tooth Constantly Disconects!
App is flawed with constantly disconnecting from phone Bluetooth which is required for app to work! App needs to be updated to correct this problem!
Weather on GPS
Before the last update v.2.4.0 (1433) I was able to see the weather and temp on my GPS without having to open SmartLink on my iPhone. Now I have to keep the app running that uses the GPS and (understandable) draining the battery.
Hope the next update will fix this again?
Other then that, good app
Unable to open advanced weather after updating to version 2.4. The software crashes and you have to restart app just to get other features back. Fix this please.
Selecting Weather Alerts Crashes App
I had no problem with the app until the most recent update. Now, weather alerts crashes Smart Link.