Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 48.61 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 1.5
From 481 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.



  • 🤐😬. Your not helping.

    By Kaygrabos
    Unfortunately the update you supplied did only one thing MADE THE APP completely unusable Please fix this problem I drive for a living
  • No Longer Works

    By Eric_Sean
    Before I indicated it worked, but avoid App purchases that don't. I can no longer offer that assessment as it crashes every time I try to open it. 1 step forward, 3 steps back.
  • Stop working after update

    By Sashkaf
    App is crashing after start. Previous versions worked fine.
  • ncdronepilot

    By W Adams
    After reading all the 1 star reviews on this app i think i can help with the connection issues that people are having.I figured out once you connect your gps via bluetooth let the app run in the background on your phone.(DO NOT KILL THE APP WHILE USING IT OR ITWILL LOSE CONECTION).I figured this out today and it works perfect now.Garmin please fix this problem.
  • Virtually worthless

    By Jmichael999111
    I have the Garmin Motorrad V for my motorcycle and wanted to use this app for planning trips which - can not be done on this app. It will connect to the Nav unit but there is almost nothing you can do with it except point to point navigation - but only if you know an address and only if it's "nearby". Disappointed would be an understatement.
  • Expect better from Garmin

    By Probatikos
    Really like the idea but over the 5+ years they still have not fixed the issue of staying connected to your phone. So what good is it if it won't stay connected. Maybe it is time to Check out a GPS by someone else. I especially like weather coverage and alerts idea because I 3/4 of my job is travel. A lot of which is from Texas to East Coast and all up and down the East Coast
  • Live Traffic Gone... will not stay connected to Nüvicam

    By ppal1981
    Update (CURRENT ISSUE REMAINS) STILL not staying connected. Within 5 min of driving GPS displays iOS/IPhone disconnected. Live Traffic worked once for about 10 min and it disconnected. Very disgusted and am tempted to return and go back to TomTom and I thought they had bad CS/Quality!! I think it's time to sell my Garmin NüviCam to some poor soul. SHAME ON YOU GARMIN! 1/21/17, 5/13/17
  • Not useful app

    By pt1492
    Poor functionality, no instructions. It is difficult to access the weather map on the Garmin, this the only reason I purchased the app. I can't find a way to turn it off on the iPhone, so I deleted the app. A waste of money. I expected better from Garmin.
  • Slow

    By BLighthouseKpr
    This is like a gf that won't hold hands. Its nice but lacking. This is a tool that halos 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
  • Big disappointment

    By nnichols
    Weather doesn't ever update. Doesn't really give you any big benefits if you already have a GPS with traffic abilities. As far as I can tell no way to modify data or send it to the GPS. Will be asking for a refund for the weather.