Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.9.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 35.39 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.4+
Score: 2
From 996 Ratings


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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iPhone issues

I have an iPhone and I can’t share my address I type in on google maps to share with my device like I can with my android and I I need to type the address you guys should start with the state town address and then the house number makes things way easier
By Buttj1

Works ok (Dezl 780 truck gps)

Suddenly started working. Must’ve been an update on the Garmin unit itself that fixed my broken connection. Works ok but wish traffic data was as good as Googles. Using a iPhone XS Max.
By Zeusman4u

Integration with iPhone iPad two thumbs up.

Your integration with iPhone and iPad is commendable. The search function are lacking in the app and on the Nuvi device. I still like using dedicated devices like Nuvi because I don’t have to rely on cell coverage to navigate. So, please continue to improve functionality and continue innovating. A request to improve exchange of data with other apps and programs will increase the use of devices and allow users to add Geo data to social media, GIS, and business reports.

Once a week

Gonna give a one star rating for every week you guys fail to fix this app. You guys fixed it, we updated to iOS 13, you guys get lazy again and fail to fix it. Let’s go we’re paying customers. Most of us will buy another Garmin. Fix now let’s go
By JayBDawg

No connection

I have had this version of Garmin for two weeks and have yet to be able to link up to my phone for real-time info. Calls work just fine though.
By Nabneal

Not impressed

I drive a truck. Dropped $395 on the dezl and it honestly was a waste of money. The list of things wrong with Garmins maps is a long one. Missing scales, wrong speeds, bad directions.... it goes on and on. Not impressed. This app is another example. Loses connection, won’t pair, have to pair 2 and 3 times a day. And they think they make self driving vehicles? 😂 They can’t make an app and a hard unit work right. Thanks for the waste of $400 bucks 👍🏼
By moshman

The app is junk

I have an iPhone XS Max. I downloaded the Garmin Smartlink app and it worked great for 2 days and now it won’t pair with my Garmin GPS. My Garmin 780 dezl GPS has been a great device for being a truck driver but with all the technology in the world they (Garmin) still can’t make an app that works consistently. Pathetic.
By 567Pete

What’s the issue

I’m a truck driver and I have your latest dezl system with cam. Your app completely doesn’t work with iPhone. You guys need to step up your IT crew and get this taken care of. I no longer receive traffic updates or my paid add ons don’t work. Very disappointed.
By haxsaw1134

Not as good as Android version

Cannot share or send location from google maps to the DEZL. The DEZL can’t find anything you have to use google maps and then send it to the Garmin. HERE maps are awful.
By Rabbit Transit


When it works, it’s great; displays incoming calls, messages, and email, and also provides traffic updates and reroutes. However, this app constantly loses connectivity with the garmin, requiring “forgetting” Bluetooth devices on both the phone and garmin, and the need to delete and reinstall the app .... WTH!!!! Why is there no button in the app that would require a tap, in order to reconnect with the garmin. Infuriating and frustrating. Fix puleeeese!
By leswoyer