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:
1.8.1
• Bug fixes

1.8
• Improved performance of Advanced Weather feature
• Bug fixes
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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:
1.8.1
• Bug fixes

1.8
• Improved performance of Advanced Weather feature
• Bug fixes

User reviews of Garmin Smartphone Link
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
5 days ago
When it works, It works well At times Bluetooth will enable the phone but not the SmartLink feature. When it does it works well. A nice feature would be enable it to locate your Garmin device when you misplace it or when its stolen.
A Google User
6 days ago
Worse update ever Still junk!! Thought with this new update it would start working again on my Kenwood DNX890HD navigation. My weather, live traffic cams still don't work . The worst part it still makes my entire navigation freeze when connected. I'm sure I'm not the only Kenwood user having this problem. Thanks for nothing Garmin.
A Google User
6 days ago
Badly designed application The app degrades its four square interface to limit searches to the last known local area. The app does not allow searches outside the last known local area. Searching outside the last known local area requires direct human interface with the Garmin 3597. The app, to be truly useful, should provide complete remote access to the 3597. The app as provided is nothing more than a platform to sell premium services. Please add full access to the 3597..
A Google User
Jan 19, 2015
Works great for the 760! Inputs address's from dispatch emails in a snap
A Google User
Jan 19, 2015
Great app I have the DEZL760LMT that I use app with. I found that if the location you search for isn't listed on foursquare, the app won't display it.