Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 42.17 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 1.5
From 467 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.



  • Not connecting smart link :(

    By Carlos74@
    Bad developers on this app. Poor customer service.
  • Horrible!

    By Max7usa
    The most useful app ever! They have live video for $$$ BUT don't have a normal searching system! How is that possible? Better upgrade it for normal searching then stupid features like LIVE CAM !!!
  • Popping Audio In Phone Calls

    By gdwinter
    Cannot use smartphone link app (traffic) at the same time as a phone call. Phone call gets horrible popping noise that prevents the caller from hearing you. Phone call only sounds clear after this app is closed.
  • Latest version does not automatically connect

    By Seamork
    Since this app was updated, every time I get in my car, I have to un-pair and re-pair my iPhone 6s with my Garmin DriveAssist 51 LMT-S gps to get traffic data to work. Every time. The hands-free bluetooth works fine, so it is connected. It's just this app doesn't want to link up with the gps.
  • Don't waste your time

    By Joe in wilmington
    This app does not work - paid for cameras - can receive cameras thru the net on my IPhone but not thru the Garmin - last parking point marked on map is WAY OFF - don't bother - needs work
  • Poor design and functionality

    By Laborspy
    Lacks the ability to disable features. You buy the weather to find out it gives alerts 3hrs away at the coast instead of anywhere local. Ok, stinks but what is horrible is that you can't disable it. So now if I want traffic I need to accept crappy weather alerts for coastal flooding when I live 3hrs from the ocean. Now I just ignore them and it's a joke in the family now. Is it really a thunderstorm or is it just a passing cloud and the bad part is 3hrs away. No clue, clicking on the alert gives you an error that it can't connect. And their support can't help on any of this. Awesome job!
  • Only works VERY local

    By frisbelly
    This app is nearly worthless. You can't enter info for a neighboring city. For some reason garmin half-assed this effort at a phenomenal opportunity. Another ANNOYING feature occurs while you are powering on your car (therefore powering on your garmin) and unlock your phone at the same time, garmin seems to think you really really want them to open up their useless app automatically. So in the middle of whatever you're doing, it intrusively butts it's ugly app on top. Two thumbs down
  • Location

    By matthew 1
    I'm not happy!!!!!the location is always on can't have the option to put in while in use
  • Pathetic

    By Mjheed
    Seriously Garmin? This is your smartphone companion app??? We can't even search for and address and plan our route then send it to the gps! It's ONLY good for finding businesses local to where you are right now. I can't even search for the city I'm driving to tonight! This app is USELESS!!
  • Works but avoid app purchases

    By Eric_Sean
    I like finding an address/place on phone & sending it to my device, but that's about it. I bought the advanced weather app and constantly get irrelevant warnings that don't exist (high wind warning, flood warning, etc) that just aren't occurring. Further, when there is nasty weather, it may or may not give a warning but nothing shows up on radar view. I got the app for traffic cameras but doesn't offer anything more than free MDOT app offers. My bad on that purchase. If you want to find parking or send an address from phone to device, by all means load this. Do NOT get suckered with additional purchases.