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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
5 days ago
Recently, perhaps due to a Google Maps update, sharing to this app gets it wildly wrong. Example, tried to route to Starbucks in Livermore California, at the time 16 miles away, and the app picked Starbucks in Seattle. Same thing with a jamba juice that picked one in Manhattan. Please fix, as this used to work properly.
A Google User
5 days ago
Dezl 560 It just makes sense to add support for the Dezl 560. I spend 6 days a week using my Garmin
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Can't even try. It won't connect to nav with my phone in a "two way communication" as the app warned me.
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Not useful for a trucker I need to be able to search addresses from different towns and states and send them to my dezl 760. This app won't do that. Google maps does but when you share the address to this app to send to the gps you end up getting an address 1000's of miles away.. Should be pulled off the market IMO.
A Google User
Nov 11, 2014
Hogs the notification bar I've had this app installed for one day and I already hate it. It seems to work as advertised (although it doesn't appear to do much) but commits one of the worst offenses that an android application can possibly make: It grabs a slot on the notification bar and hogs it, permanently. The notification bar is for NOTIFICATIONS, not for some pigheaded app to squat on and advertise "Click to open app". That's what the icon screen is for. Malappropriating the notification bar is arrogant and antisocial app behavior. The only reason this isn't a one star review (and an uninstall) is because android lets me suppress all notifications from this app, so I can "fix" the problem myself. Unfortunately this means I won't see any _actual_ notifications that the app might produce. Assuming it actually does something useful like that. Go to Settings -> Apps -> Smartphone Link and there should be a box "Show notifications" you can uncheck.