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:
1.8
• Improved performance of Advanced Weather feature
• Bug fixes

1.7
• Added Battery Optimization settings
• Fixed issues related to Foursquare searches
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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:
1.8
• Improved performance of Advanced Weather feature
• Bug fixes

1.7
• Added Battery Optimization settings
• Fixed issues related to Foursquare searches

User reviews of Garmin Smartphone Link
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A Google User
5 days ago
Phone locks up This app needs to updated. This app keeps freezing my phone up. I have to take the battery out to get it to work again... please fix. Galaxy s 5
A Google User
6 days ago
Navigate to coordinates I bought a new car gps, a garmin due to obe reason, this application. My use case is to navigate to coordinates from my mobile phone. However, this doesn't work. Seems to only work with addresses?
A Google User
6 days ago
Garmin Smart Phone Link Very helpful. Right on point
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
A little unreliable Works pretty well most of the time however. I do get issues now and again where the GPS will not connect until i restart the app.
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
NOT compatible with Kenwood DNX-series This is one of those nice ideas poorly executed, at least in the case of the Kenwood / Garmin partnership. The app will not work with Kenwood DNX software versions 1.2, 1.3, or 1.4. (the most recent) Kenwood states that Garmin is "working" on updates to this app to change that, but don't hold your breath... I paid for expensive info subscriptions months ago that are still useless.