Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.9.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 35.39 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
Score: 2.02422
From 867 Ratings


Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth® enabled Garmin navigation devices, including most products from the following product categories: • Garmin Drive™, Garmin DriveSmart™, Garmin DriveAssist™, Garmin DriveLuxe™ automotive navigators • Garmin RV and Camper navigators • zūmo motorcycle navigators • dēzl truck navigators • some nüvi automotive navigators (3597/3598/2x17/2x18/2x97/2x98/2x67/2x68/2577) Check for a detailed list of compatible Garmin devices. Some models require a software update, available at Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin navigator and your iPhone®. Once linked, the compatible Garmin navigator uses your existing mobile data plan[1] to share information with your iPhone, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your compatible Garmin navigator can also access Garmin Live Services[2] for useful, real-time driving information. 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 when you connect to Smartphone Link. Other services within the app are available through optional paid subscriptions offering premium content and enhanced features. To receive data relevant to your location, Garmin Live Services require your current GPS location be shared with Garmin and Garmin partners. Included Live Services: • Address sharing - Send locations and online search results from your phone to your compatible Garmin navigator, and navigate there • Garmin Live Traffic Avoid delays and find detours with the best-in-class real-time information. Garmin Live Traffic is updated every minute and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle • Live Parking[3] Save time, and take the stress out of parking. View helpful parking information, including pricing and availability trends for on-street public parking, as you approach your destination. • Weather - View forecasts and current conditions • Last Mile - Remembers your parking spot and shows your destination, so you can find your way on foot and back again Premium Live Services, available for a one-time[4] purchase within the app, include: • photoLive traffic cameras[2] Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras to see traffic and weather conditions • Advanced Weather[2] View detailed forecasts, current conditions, and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts • Dynamic Off-Street Parking[2] Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost [1] Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. [2] Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required. [3] Parking data is available for most city centers. For coverage details, visit [4] See for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Smart link

    By 7309449
    I connected by Bluetooth to smart link but it’s showing it’s not connected to get live traffic I can talk and receive phone call by garmın but it’s not working that’s not good Plz update yr app
  • App just quit connecting

    By Luvsaran
    No updates. Wont connect I’ve deleted and re downloaded. Still nothing.
  • It still works, mostly…

    By Rambler358
    Even though this app is old and hasn’t been updated in some time, I gave this 3 stars because most things still work with my zumo 595lm. However the app could definitely use an update. The Weather Alerts don’t work, giving a “Service not authorized for the current location.” I’m not sure what that’s about, as the U.S. should be an authorized location. And Pick Location does not affect the search bar when you’re trying to search for something in that location. Please update the app to get everything working.
  • This app not working at background.

    By Nodas1
    It is inconvenient for use with car gps. You need start it every time when you want connect your gps navigator.
  • Coordinate not exactly same

    By Mustafa7ya
    Sending coordinate it’s no longer accurate like before also linking up always buggy seems like they stopped updating this app for last 4 years like 0 support what so ever
  • Not what I need

    By MikeAE35
    I cannot get traffic info on this app. Twice this week I’ve been through heavy traffic with traffic stopped at times. My google map showed the traffic but Garmin did not.
  • Update please

    By dreamfx
    Only gave it 5 stars so the developer can come back and update the app. Nobody uses Foursquare anymore and the navigation can be unreliable, update maps? It’s been 84 years….
  • Crap

    By Marcusorealious
    This app rarely works and now I can’t even link to my dexl780
  • What am I missing?

    By Most_nicknames_are_taken
    The maps app only searches where it “thinks” the phone is… which is wrong most of the time. Even EXPLICIT addresses are ignored if they are not near where the phone thinks it is. How can Garmin make such defective software, or am I missing something?
  • Traffic no longer works

    By Agility3d
    Have you stopped supporting live traffic for the garmin 61?