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 2015 Garmin devices, including the
• nüvi 2417, 2467, 2475, 2495, 2497, 2498, 2517, 2559, 2567, 2577, 2589, 2595, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, 2797, 2798 with Backup Camera, 3490, 3590, 3597, 3598
• nüviCam
• RV 660, 760
• zūmo 590
• dēzl 570, 760, 770
• dēzlCam
Some of these 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 2015 Garmin devices, including the
• nüvi 2417, 2467, 2475, 2495, 2497, 2498, 2517, 2559, 2567, 2577, 2589, 2595, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, 2797, 2798 with Backup Camera, 3490, 3590, 3597, 3598
• nüviCam
• RV 660, 760
• zūmo 590
• dēzl 570, 760, 770
• dēzlCam
Some of these 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.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
11 hours ago
I only want this app to do one thing, send a location from Google Maps to my GPS unit. Unfortunately, when I send from Google Maps the location is thousands of miles away. It thinks my local REI is in Poland. Traffic and Weather work, so two stars for that.
A Google User
Friday 5:44 PM
Messes with all Bluetooth connections I have to uninstall this app when driving my car that does not use a Garmin NAV. This app, even when shutdown, continuously tries to find a device to connect to. It appears to periodically reset Bluetooth as part of this process which disconnects the phone from my car, even during calls. Also, it is not smart.enough to look for Garmin devices and usually tries to connect to my Escort/Passport radar detector first. So, I have to unplug my radar detector, and then make the connection to my NAV, then the radar
A Google User
Friday 4:56 AM
Still Doesn't support Everest platform Amazingly they want 90.00$ for a one time map update, $50 for traffic, and the software update was free but best I can tell ask it changed was the version number. Features are same, still no Garmin smartphone Hopefully both the app and the Suzuki OEM in dash units are upgraded to support this. From the NY Auto Show and CES multiple tech blogs and news sources indicated this was a baked in feature of the Everest (Garmin's first in dash OEM unit). Disappointing that it in fact is not thus far on as of 2015
A Google User
Thursday 7:56 PM
Works great
A Google User
Thursday 7:21 PM
Poor support Won't connect to galaxy s6. This is the third phone I have tried. Connected with Sony z3 about 25% of the time. Won't transfer much of anything. Makes half the options of the Garmin 2595 useless. Recommend not buying any of the Garmin with Bluetooth option support. They don't work and garmin won't support the app or the unit.