Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.9.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 33.65 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2/5 ( 797 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Garmin Smartphone Link App Ratings: 2
Based on 797 App Reviews

Garmin Smartphone Link App Details

Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth® enabled Garmin navigation devices, including most products from the following product categories: • Garmin Drive™, Garmin DriveSmart™, Garmin DriveAssist™, Garmin DriveLuxe™ automotive navigators • Garmin RV and Camper navigators • zūmo motorcycle navigators • dēzl truck navigators • some nüvi automotive navigators (3597/3598/2x17/2x18/2x97/2x98/2x67/2x68/2577) Check for a detailed list of compatible Garmin devices. Some models require a software update, available at Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin navigator and your iPhone®. Once linked, the compatible Garmin navigator uses your existing mobile data plan[1] to share information with your iPhone, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your compatible Garmin navigator can also access Garmin Live Services[2] 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 compatible Garmin navigator, 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 • Live Parking[3] Save time, and take the stress out of parking. View helpful parking information, including pricing and availability trends for on-street public parking, as you approach your destination. • Weather - View forecasts and current conditions • 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[4] purchase within the app, include: • photoLive traffic cameras[2] Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras to see traffic and weather conditions • Advanced Weather[2] View detailed forecasts, current conditions, and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts • Dynamic Off-Street Parking[2] Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost [1] Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. [2] Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required. [3] Parking data is available for most city centers. For coverage details, visit [4] See for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.


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Garmin Smartphone Link App Reviews

  • Refund please

    By AbeH2
    I want a refund. It doesn’t connect to the Garmin GPS. It doesn’t work at all. Refund please.
  • Driven to disorientation

    By mad overlord
    Another example of how irredeemably bad Garmin is at software development. I mostly use my Garmin Navigator VI as an ugly, poorly configurable instrument panel. The GPS functionality is barely serviceable compared to a device 10 years older and this app doesn’t help that much. In fact the system designed to download traffic to my phone and upload it to the device hardly works at all. Not sure how Garmin employees overcome their embarrassment to publish junk like this.
  • Live traffic and weather doesn’t work iPhone XS Max

    By jason124566
    Live traffic doesn’t work
  • Not compatible with iPhones

    By Tanksrage76
    I once had everything working great then apple pushed some updates to their iOS. Traffic and weather quit working. Need to update app to work with the iOS. Was great but now no so.
  • Horrible

    By annsanchez1979
    Let’s start by saying if I can give no stars I would. This app never stays synced to either phone we have and we have tried 2 iPhones and an Android. I am constantly spending 30-40 min to get it to link up and all work together. We drive a truck so it is important to us to be able to do things hands free. Like the weather and traffic. When the app is working it is great but that is few and far between. Needs something done because it is very frustrating trying to constantly link the phone and the Garmin.
  • Feels like a rough draft

    By TheLonelyTravler
    The app is somewhat functional but feels like the programmers created a rough draft and released it. It lacks what would seem to be the most basic functions. You can’t simply search for a location and send it to the gps. The search function only searches the local area. Here’s a workaround but really defeats the purpose. First google your destination to get an address. Then create a contact in your phone for the destination. You can then open your contacts from within the app and choose the address to send to your gps. This usually requires several attempts since the Bluetooth connectivity is hit and miss. I’m hoping that garmin gps will catch up with more modern navigation apps because I prefer a dedicated unit as opposed to using my phone. Purchased a new $300 gps hoping for updated technology but it actually seems worse than my 2001 model. Maybe dedicated gps units are on their way out.
  • Aspect ratio still unoptimized

    By Splitpic user
    The iPhone X has been out for over two years and still this app is not optimized for the phone’s aspect ratio. I love the app and I’d love to give it a 5 star review, but this affect the user interface and practicality of the app, not to mention that the black boarders waste space. Please do something Garmin, every time I update this app I expect an aspect ratio adaptation and I’m always disappointed.
  • Keeps Crashing

    Update to 12.1.2 is a nightmare. The system is u stable and crashes repeatedly. Please fix to get a 5 star rating again!
  • Link Drops

    By BellsCreek
    Like the concept but link constantly drops from my iPhone and requires restart. Very aggravating.
  • Wrong cameras

    By troydthompson
    Just paid for the photo live part of this app. The I-80 cameras that this app has are not of I-80 they are of Highway 28. There are no cameras of I-80 for Wyoming on it. Very disappointed because I travel I-80 almost every day.