Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.7.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.39 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 1.5
From 521 Ratings


Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled 2012 through 2017 Garmin devices, including: • DriveSmart, DriveAssist, DriveLuxe • nüvi 2417, 2467, 2497, 2498, 2517, 2559, 2567, 2577, 2589, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, 2797, 2798 with Backup Camera, 3597, 3598 • nüviCam • RV 660, 760 • zūmo 590, 595 • dēzl 570, 770 • dēzlCam Some of these models require a software update, available at Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin nüvi® and your iPhone®. Once linked, the nüvi uses your existing mobile data plan* to share information with your iPhone, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your nüvi can also access Garmin Live Services** for useful, real-time driving information. Live Services for Real-Time Information With Smartphone Link, your nüvi can access Garmin Live Services for up-to-date “live” information that can be useful while driving. Some services are free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Premium content and enhanced features are available through a one-time purchase. All information can be viewed within the app itself, on your iPhone. Free Live Services include: • Address sharing - Send locations and online search results from your phone to your nüvi, 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 • Weather - View forecasts and current conditions • Dynamic Off-Street Parking - Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost • 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*** purchase within the app, include: • photoLive traffic cameras** Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras in the U.S. and Canada, to see traffic and weather conditions • Advanced Weather** View detailed forecasts, current conditions and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts * Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. ** Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required. *** See for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Won’t connect after the iOS 11 came out

    By Sabadeau2005
    Can’t get any traffic to the Harmon after the iOS 11 came out. The app is now worthless.
  • No longer works useless

    By Not a happy camper 3322
    The iPhone 6s with OS ver 11.0.3 provided by my work will no longer stay connected, for apps like traffic, to my Zumo 590. Pandora still works. Anything that uses this app is a fail.
  • Four square limitations

    By Phred65
    Four square needs to be able to set a location any where in addition to only nearby places. Makes it very limited unless you only use gps for local destinations.
  • Bad

    By Jschoef1
    Connects to my gps for less then a day then won’t connect anymore unless I reboot my phone. iPhone 7.
  • Slow

    By BLighthouseKpr
    This is like a gf that won't hold hands. Its nice but lacking. This is a tool that helps but its the only option. I have never seen an app that freezes so often. There absolutely should be a way to share to here from maps. SeRching option through saves would be great. A very basic app for a great GPS. Bad pairing
  • Total joke app

    By Radio engineer alpha beta
    As a network engineer and app development team member I can clearly say these apps are worthless. "Fails to connect" 1 in every two times you try to use it. Super slow traffic. I get much better results from just using HD traffic. Weather is little use since it rarely functions. HD weather works better. Radar is slow but that would be tolerable if it worked better than half the time. I wish I could Smartphone Link my $5 back. Garmin should be ashamed.
  • Won’t connect or constantly disconnects

    By Chopperguy05
    With the update of IOS 11 the app now longer works, as the title says it either won’t connect or constantly disconnects from my garmin Nuvicam.
  • Honestly...

    By G_m0
    I have to be honest here. This app is worthless. Which makes my standalone Garmin worthless as well. I thought by having this app+unit I could free my phone from being used as a navigation device. The app won’t find most addresses, and when it does, it develops absurd routes that are up to half an hour longer than usual. I wouldn’t even give it 1 Star. Done with it.
  • Horrible

    By Spokenwithhonesty
    The interface is horrible. Map density icons all look identical with the exception of the red boardered ones. There's no way of knowing the average speeds without selecting it. The legend is a joke. Traffic does not automatically refresh. There is no pull down to refresh and no background refresh functionality. In order for things to update, you must go BACK and then have the traffic refresh. In otherwords, there is no update and sync coordination between the GPS, smartphone, and smartlink. You must manually update. The Garmin GPS always looks for the link after disconnected even though it's connected to traffic receiver. App has potential but like Garmin support it fails on so many levels. One would think with standalone GPS use declining Garmin would try to ensure they're outstanding at every level. But no, even Garmin customer service is becoming very poor with incomplete or inaccurate information. I feel Garmin's days are numbered...they will likely abandon consumer GPS and focus on marine and other commercial markets.
  • Does not work anymore

    By lowdoggx
    Why after the Apple update does it not work anymore I paid for this FIX IT!!!