Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-04-09
  • 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 ( 80 Reviews)
  • Price:
Garmin Smartphone Link App Ratings: 2
Total 80 Reviews

Garmin Smartphone Link App 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 lorry 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, favourite 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 that 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 1000 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 town centres. 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.


Garmin Smartphone Link App Screenshots

App Reviews

  • Updade interface please!

    By .Forza78
    Be god if interface was updated to suit newer phone screens, iPhone X etc. Traffic could be a lot more accurate, not reliable data used.
  • Iphone 7

    By Shayn8562
    I am currently running an iphone 7.. software version 12.1. The smart link weather does not work anymore??? The phone says not connected to smartlink, but connection is there???
  • Works well enough

    By Gameraterguy2million
    No idea why this is rated so badly. Works well enough for what it is: a way to share traffic data with your device and quickly enter addresses and record where you parked. Could be slicker but it works fine.
  • Flawed concept

    By Danny273
    The app looks good with a convenient layout that’s up to date and is simple to use but it really needs to be standalone. Why should you need to link it to a seperate device when it could of been an great all in one navigation app on your phone. Major flawed concept.
  • Not working

    By Robby mackintosh
  • Excellent piece of work 👍👍👍

    By KhanShahbaz
    Overall super splendid app n device combo saves plenty of speeding tickets:) for sure. However opportunities for improvement. A few requests if possible, please add alternative routes when traffic congestion develops and also ETA at destination. Once again great 👍 job keep it up. Users don’t get disappointed nor frustrated.....share ideas 💡 for improvement and support the garmin team. Cheers.
  • Clunky. Rarely works.

    By (v)aesteo
    Seriously clunky. Rarely works. Poor integration. What’s worse is if you just want Bluetooth on your gps for calls, it reminds you to download this garbage and won’t go away.
  • 2.9.3 works properly

    By Daniel593
    It’s fixed, and connects to the unit via Bluetooth every time. Finally!
  • If you thought it could get worse.... well it has

    By gmh74
    Have had connection issues since using app. The latest update takes the cake. Connects only when you open the app in the phone and then decides to disconnect for no reason during a trip. Why can they not get this app right. Now since new update app disconnects as soon as Bluetooth phone call made. This really is a useless app.
  • The link is so unstable it sometimes connects but mostly no joy.

    By Myke53
    If this app could only use location services when in use instead of always then I may have some battery left for phone calls