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 ( 771 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Garmin Smartphone Link App Ratings: 2
Based on 771 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

  • Useless and outdated

    By Robredd10
    This app feels completely unnecessary and offers so few functions it is hard to believe a company a big as Garmin actually had something to do with it. Using this app makes me think Garmin is falling behind.
  • Randomly disconnects and reconnects to my iPhone

    By 62graham
    I keep getting a message on my screen when I need to see the map stating smartphone services disconnected. When you try to press okay the message is already gone and end up changing the screen and need to press the back buttton. It very frustrating. I contacted support and they sent me a few things to try bur did not really seem to relate to my issue but I completed them anyway. Well the issue remains so I replied to the email with requested screen shots. It only been 3 days but have not heard anything back from them yet. Using iPhone 6 with os 12.1. I tried my wife’s Samsung galaxy 8 phone and had no issues with it so it only seems to affect iPhones
  • Needs an update for iOS 12

    By jim arter
    Up until iOS 12 dropped it worked great. But since I can only use half of blue tooth features as the app will not stay connected
  • Garmin is crap

    By sghjhvvhjgg
    This app only lets you search nearby cities? What’s the point of typing in an address for another state when it only lets you do a nearby search.....really? What a joke!
  • Worst Bluetooth Ever

    By Elc8890
    It disconnects all the time, not my phone issue, my headset and radio stay connected constantly. Usually have to power it down and restart it. Then some times connects and disconnects within seconds. Not to mention have to go in and manually connect to GPS thru the settings on my phone, none of my other electronics do this, they connect on their own. Navigation is also a joke, faster setting will take routes that are longer in time than shortest. Update: Still doesn’t work after “fix”! Update #2: Hey Garmin you need to farm out your Bluetooth issues to someone else because you can’t seem to get it right. In the mean time can you share your suction cup technology with Rand McNally. 11/14/18
  • Not good

    By 2ba4
    The Initial Bluetooth connection was made quickly and smoothly. The first time I got in the car it connected to the GPS fine. Since then, it has never connected! Awful. I really dislike tech that doesn’t work. Bluetooth isn’t exactly cutting edge. Why can’t you folks get it right?
  • Last Update is a Mistake

    By BeenHeavyinFlorida
    It is now more difficult to send a location to the navigator. The send option no longer appears on the map. You have to tap the information icon. It’s is a negative to pay for a device like the Garmin and have it updated make it less and less valuable.
  • Connection/ display

    By Jaboyajian
    I am constantly loosing bluetooth connection between my device, and phone. I have never had an issue with my cellular provider before regarding GPS systems until now. Ever since the last update, it is more complex to send a destination to the phone. Instead of just a “send to navigator”, it has added an additional screen to the process.
  • Connectivity issue when using ios12

    By PLWV
    This app worked great with ios11, but with ios12 including the most recent updates to both the app and os, it does not stay connected when the iPhone locks the screen. When the screen locks you get continuous “Smartphone services has stopped” messages. The only way around it is to set the screen lock to never lock. Ok I guess as long as you don’t mind leaving it plugged into a charger all the time on a long trip.
  • Garmin finally got it together

    By Iphonerocks00
    Updated June 2018: After several years of this app being buggy and working only temporarily after needing to be unpaired and then repaired to your Garmin device, it is now working very well reliably every time with my iPhone. I have submitted many tickets and Bluetooth logs to Garmin in hopes of getting this fixed and I am so pleased that it is now working well please keep it that way and don’t mess it up. This is a must-have for any Garmin compatible device user! The coverage is much greater than FM reception areas which are limited to only urban cities. I get coverage with this well outside of the city boundaries. A+. Other features such as local parking and traffic cameras are a big plus also. Yay for Garmin getting this fixed in June 2018. I only wish it would launch automatically on the phone when you get in the car.