Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link


Smartphone Link creates a seamless navigation experience between a compatible Garmin personal navigator and an Android smartphone. It allows the devices to share information, such as saved and recently found locations, where you parked, and your current destination. It also links your compatible nüvi to Garmin Live Services, such as traffic, and weather using your smartphone's current mobile data plan.*

Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled 2012 through 2014 Garmin devices, including the RV 760, nüvi 2475, 2495, 2595, 2595, 3490, 3590, 2417, 2517, 2597, 2467, 2567, 2797, 2497, 2577, 2598LMTHD, 2559, 2589, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, and 3597**. Some of these nüvi models require a software update, available at www.garmin.com/myDashboard.

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 free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Others are available through subscriptions that offer premium content and enhanced features.

Examples of Garmin Live Services:

Local weather information - Current localized weather, temperature and forecasts.

Live Traffic** - Garmin Live Traffic provides the best-in-class real-time information to help you
navigate in and around congestion. Live Traffic is updated every 2 minutes and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle.

photoLive traffic cameras* - Provides drivers the ability to look up real-time photos from traffic
cameras to get a glance at traffic and weather conditions.

Advanced Weather* - In addition to what the free weather service provides, Advanced Weather
also allows users to receive severe weather alerts and view animated radar images on the nüvi. Colors distinguish types of precipitation, such as rain, snow and ice, to help you avoid bad driving conditions.

Real-time safety cameras**: Alerts you to fixed and mobile safety camera data to help you arrive
safely at your destination.

Dynamic parking: Helps you locate parking areas close to your destination. It also will provide you with the number of spots available and the current cost of the parking spot.

*Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and
roaming rates.
**Not available in all areas. Subscription required.

Recent changes:
Billing updates to fix in-app purchasing.
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About Garmin Smartphone Link
Smartphone Link creates a seamless navigation experience between a compatible Garmin personal navigator and an Android smartphone. It allows the devices to share information, such as saved and recently found locations, where you parked, and your current destination. It also links your compatible nüvi to Garmin Live Services, such as traffic, and weather using your smartphone's current mobile data plan.*

Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled 2012 through 2014 Garmin devices, including the RV 760, nüvi 2475, 2495, 2595, 2595, 3490, 3590, 2417, 2517, 2597, 2467, 2567, 2797, 2497, 2577, 2598LMTHD, 2559, 2589, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, and 3597**. Some of these nüvi models require a software update, available at www.garmin.com/myDashboard.

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 free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Others are available through subscriptions that offer premium content and enhanced features.

Examples of Garmin Live Services:

Local weather information - Current localized weather, temperature and forecasts.

Live Traffic** - Garmin Live Traffic provides the best-in-class real-time information to help you
navigate in and around congestion. Live Traffic is updated every 2 minutes and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle.

photoLive traffic cameras* - Provides drivers the ability to look up real-time photos from traffic
cameras to get a glance at traffic and weather conditions.

Advanced Weather* - In addition to what the free weather service provides, Advanced Weather
also allows users to receive severe weather alerts and view animated radar images on the nüvi. Colors distinguish types of precipitation, such as rain, snow and ice, to help you avoid bad driving conditions.

Real-time safety cameras**: Alerts you to fixed and mobile safety camera data to help you arrive
safely at your destination.

Dynamic parking: Helps you locate parking areas close to your destination. It also will provide you with the number of spots available and the current cost of the parking spot.

*Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and
roaming rates.
**Not available in all areas. Subscription required.

Recent changes:
Billing updates to fix in-app purchasing.

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A Google User
6 days ago
Very Disappointing This app looses connection with the GPS. The Bluetooth connectivity issue is so bad that I cannot try the other features. Note: I don't have Bluetooth connectivity problems with any other device I connect my LG G2 phone to.
A Google User
May 25, 2015
Removed search functionality I have found the application useful even though it doesn't alway allow my S4 and Garmin 3597 to connect. In the past I was able to search contacts with the search bar. That functionality has been removed. Now I have to scroll them contacts alphabetically. This is a pain and a huge step backwards.
A Google User
May 25, 2015
No good! Couldn't exit. Wouldn't recognize the Garmin. Really nothing worked.
A Google User
May 25, 2015
It has promise - It will send a location from google maps to a dezl 770, but it can't search for far away locations in its own app. -- Bluetooth does need to be reconnected in the app now and then -- Set your connection to NOT use phone in your settings, then you can use your headset in your phone -- Wish it would connect bt media to radio -- Needs more purpose than selling more services, address search for example.
A Google User
May 24, 2015
Must Read... There is a way you can send locations from mobile google maps to garmin thru smartphone link. Lately mobile google maps been sending wrong locations to garmins thru smartphone link like 1000's miles away. First download send to GPS app then find the location in mobile google maps then select share with send to gps. It will show you a selected POI coordinates. Just copy coordinates and search again with Google maps by pasting it on search bar. Then select share again with garmin link app and send it to gps.
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