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.
Score: 2
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From 762 Ratings

Description

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 garmin.com/spl for a detailed list of compatible Garmin devices. Some models require a software update, available at garmin.com/express 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 Parkopedia.com. [4] 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.

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Reviews

  • Garmin live weather

    1
    By OTR Keith
    As a commercial truck driver I need accurate winter winter weather updates but so far this app fails me completely. Also few weather alerts isn’t related to truck drivers. What a waste! Also it kept disconnected with my iPhone without any apparent reason. I wish I could get the credit or money back until it works as should be. As of now, useless.
  • Not good

    1
    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

    1
    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

    3
    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.
  • Disconnects with phone...

    1
    By ww64oyh
    When are you going to update this app? I regularly have issues with the app syncing with the GPS. It even disconnects on its own. And for reference— it has nothing to do with my iPhone. Bluetooth is enabled and I never turn it off.
  • Doesn’t link to my iPhone

    1
    By ap3electric
    I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling updating restarted carrier settings uninstalled the app at least three times and still won’t pair
  • Smart link

    2
    By Gordonz24
    The app continues to disconnect from my gps, also causes the phone to disconnect as well. I was looking to upgrade my gps to the dezl 785 because I loved all the features and the smart link app. But at this rate I might be shopping around for a different brand
  • Does not support my Bluetooth Nuvi

    1
    By Crash354
    Strangely does not support my nuvi 2595 that is Bluetooth enable device
  • Connectivity issue when using ios12

    2
    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.
  • It’s necessary but...

    3
    By Octaveman
    I have to use this for gps traffic and it does a fine job. Only issue I have is that it does not connect automatically to the gps. I have to open it then it connects. Shouldn’t have to do this.

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