Garmin Smartphone Link

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 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.

Garmin Smartphone Link App Description & Overview

The applications Garmin Smartphone Link was published in the category Navigation on 2013-03-18 and was developed by Garmin. The file size is 47.39 MB. The current version is 2.7.0 and works well on 9.3 and high ios versions.

- iOS 11 adaptations
- Proper map display for users in South Korea
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

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Garmin Smartphone Link Reviews

Baimax

Traffic and other options  Baimax  3 star

I find this is nice when it works but only works intermittently and you never know when find myself stuck in traffic when it says there is none and find myself not in traffic when I thinks their is. Inns up pretty much useless

Paat777

Works Great (well used too) Crash  Paat777  1 star

Used to work. Won't open in last two updates including 26 Sep 17 update. I use this app with my new 2797. Works great. Many reviewers have devices not listed as compatible. Wake up. It won't work with a non compatible device. Duh. Sends new destination to device from my iPhone instantly. Occasionally if Smartlink hasn't connected to device I open the app on my phone and the link icon instantly appears on the 2797. I use advanced weather also. Works great for weather radar display. What a great app. So many POIs are not on the GPS but found in Google. This is such an easy way to send that poi to your gps expanding your data base. Couldn't live without this app now that I've used it. The latest update really works well and the interface is much better.

longtimegrmnuser

2.6.0 Broke a decent app, when will it get fixed  longtimegrmnuser  1 star

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. .......... Updated to iOS 11 application is still broken!!!!!! So frustrating!

Eightball nine ball player

Great app👍😊👌  Eightball nine ball player  5 star

THIS APP WOORKS GREAT WITH THE GPS IT GAVE ME ALL I NEED AND MOOR THANKS FOR A GOOD APP W.J.FLORIDA.👍👌PS:I SEE SOME LIKE THIS AND SOME DONT WELL ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT IT IS WOORKING RIGHT FOR ME SO FOR I PAYED FOR THE WEATHER AND THE CAMERA AND ALL IS WOORKING RIGHT HOP THIS HELPS SOMEONE OUT THERE THANKS W.J.FLORIDA😀👍👌✌️

pure241

Can’t pull traffic data after iOS 11 phone update  pure241  1 star

GPS unit says connected to smartphone link but no weather or traffic data is present on my GPS.

Lilwinch78

Missing locations!!  Lilwinch78  1 star

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.

Gartoosum

Worthless  Gartoosum  1 star

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

Mishatomsk

Can't get saved places back  Mishatomsk  1 star

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.

CowExtract

How to fix crash problem  CowExtract  2 star

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...

Mickey Maynard

Fixed recent failure by reinstalling app after the 8/15/2017 update  Mickey Maynard  5 star

Back to normal function so far

-r0b-

Horrible, lazy, useless  -r0b-  1 star

This app is completely useless. Talk about lazy programming, it's not even a half-hearted effort. It hasn't been updated in ages. Garmin already has the lousiest interface on the planet in their GPS devices, and this app continues that philosophy. I'd be ashamed to post it in the App Store. I only paid $1000 for their lousy GPS, so maybe I shouldn't expect so much out of Garmin...

Sha to the Mon

Avoid this app. Avoid garmin.  Sha to the Mon  1 star

Second brand new $799 gps. Neither worked with this app. You're better off just using your iPhone. I'm embarrassed I spend so much money (and downloaded this app) to get a device that's supposed to do what iPhone already does seamlessly. This app and garmin current offerings don't do anything properly.

Funky Bird 2140

Restricted Address Search to Current Location  Funky Bird 2140  1 star

Why is the search db/results restricted to a close geographic proximity? It is easy to find addresses to resolve. Went on a road trip and the app would not find addresses that were fully entered (,,). Only once I was geographically closer would the app resolve the location I was going to. The radius seems to be about 60 miles. Yes - certain parts of the country it is normal to drive a couple hours on a weekend. Pisses me off and makes the app worthless. Looking at other GPS options now.

kbandmm

Not compatible with iPhone 7!  kbandmm  1 star

So aggravating that it will not connect with my phone. That was one of the main features I liked to get traffic information and the reason I chose this Garmin.

serenachao

Can't search by address!  serenachao  1 star

Useless app. I just want to transfer address from phone to GPS, but the app only supports search by business.

Bbones7

iPhone 7  Bbones7  1 star

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.

Lohmatyy

Навигатор bmw VI  Lohmatyy  4 star

Очень долго пересылает маршрут с телефона на навигатор.

Jkennedy197722

Not Compatible with iphone 7  Jkennedy197722  1 star

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.

Knightsmom19

Love it  Knightsmom19  5 star

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.

الساهر نت

Suggestion  الساهر نت  4 star

I wish adding option for exporting and importing favorites in case of suddenly problem with Garmin device


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