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: 2.01
2.01
From 642 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

Bluetooth not reliable

1
I’m very tech savvy and an electrical engineer. The Bluetooth stack in this product is absolutely not reliable. I have no others issues with any other Bluetooth products when used with my iPhone 11, other than with this garmin navigator.
By rob2020?

Slow

1
When I enter address it takes forever for the address to show up on gps or the address is never sent over
By Remaness2228

Sean Randolph

1
Absolutely a waste of time !! Can never get my phone and GPS to link together. Uninstalled and reinstalled and still have the same issue where my Bluetooth is not in range ( waste of time)
By sean110171

Does not work with iPhone 12

1
I upgraded my phone from an iPhone 8 to an iPhone 12 pro max. The app worked fine with my iPhone 8, it does not work with the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I did a test with each one, separately, and it continues to work for the iPhone 8 but does not work with the iPhone 12. Please check into this. Thank you.
By Matt2471

Tired & Outdated

2
Been a year or more since an update. Besides that - it’s tired & outdated. The UI needs an overhaul. We have THREE different Garmins and we’re stuck with this app because none of Garmin’s other apps will function with our models. Not very intuitive and it’s clunky getting around which isn’t conducive to use when a lot of states now have “hands free” use laws - EVEN with considering voice on the GPS. Glitches: It very often will not sync with either of our phones and often takes two, three, four times sometimes to send an address from our phone to the GPS. And then... when an address finally makes it to the GPS, there’s sometimes that many requests showing on the screen as address options to choose. I’m sure there’s more glitches, but we’ve gotten so fed up with the app - we rarely use it so I can’t name them now. There’s so many more things that could be added to the app that would allow the app to function better between my phone and GPS. I‘d give the app more stars if there were a better, more intuitive & functional UI, but as it stands in its current version - I can only provide 2 stars. Improve and update the, and maybe it will justify a change in review and star increase.
By MusicMac

Very crappie

1
When it goes down it goes down forever! If you can’t see traffic what is the point!
By truck driver problems

Not working

1
It’s my first time to try connect my Dezi 780 and was very disappointed no connection I spend 1 hour no luck Message said no connection in range You guys should fix the bugs Thank you One star for nothing
By alabala5

Needs work

1
It will not stay connected to Bluetooth on my iPhone. I have done all updates and followed all troubleshooting. Wish I would have kept my old gps.
By maui dave 1966

Time for an update

3
It’s been over a year since the last update. It is time for an update especially since all the iOS updates it’s time.
By dl8241

Good idea but very bad app

2
The idea is good but this app does not work; it crashes every time I try to open live traffic map; advance weather premium services do not work; photo live cameras do not show any image. I spent hours trying to solve these issues. I reached out to Support Center and they just asked me to read FAQ. Not acceptable.
By Bernardo el bueno.

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