Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.8.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.50 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 2
From 638 Ratings


Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled 2012 through 2017 Garmin devices, including: • DriveSmart, DriveAssist, DriveLuxe • nüvi 2417, 2467, 2497, 2498, 2517, 2559, 2567, 2577, 2589, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, 2797, 2798 with Backup Camera, 3597, 3598 • nüviCam • RV 660, 760 • zūmo 590, 595 • dēzl 570, 770 • dēzlCam Some of these models require a software update, available at Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin nüvi® and your iPhone®. Once linked, the nüvi uses your existing mobile data plan* to share information with your iPhone, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your nüvi can also access Garmin Live Services** for useful, real-time driving information. Live Services for Real-Time Information With Smartphone Link, your nüvi can access Garmin Live Services for up-to-date “live” information that can be useful while driving. Some services are free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Premium content and enhanced features are available through a one-time purchase. All information can be viewed within the app itself, on your iPhone. Free Live Services include: • Address sharing - Send locations and online search results from your phone to your nüvi, 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 • Weather - View forecasts and current conditions • Dynamic Off-Street Parking - Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost • 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*** purchase within the app, include: • photoLive traffic cameras** Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras in the U.S. and Canada, to see traffic and weather conditions • Advanced Weather** View detailed forecasts, current conditions and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts * Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. ** Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required. *** See for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Disappointing

    By Jeffy2112
    I really wanted to like this app. Everything work at first, but after about a day the only smart notification that worked was the weather. Very unreliable and very frustrating!
  • App needs some some love

    By Hawkeyeted
    Looks like it was created by some Jr. High students for computer science class. Ugly interface and Constant BT disconnects make it nearly useless.
  • What a waste

    By fuckyou98456
    This app is absolutely junk! It never pairs up or stays paired fo more than a couple of seconds. Lately it’s not giving traffic updates and the weather function is useless. I’m a truck driver so I must use the commercial truck version of gps. But quite frankly google maps is a better gps and I use both.
  • Iphone x

    By Thakur158
    Is there any hope for this app to be compatible for iPhone x ?
  • BLE not Bluetooth connecting to iPhone X

    By Mizzoumafia81
    I can connect the voice services to my DriveSmart 60 no problem. SmartLink will NOT connect, however. Had ZERO issues with my iPhone 8+.
  • Needs help and fast

    By BAstarbuck
    Good app in theory but will not stay connected to my iPhone 7 Plus.
  • Works fine for me

    I do not know why this app does not work for some people but it seems to work fine for me I do not have the disconnect issues and traffic always works. The app is stable for me with my iPhone 6plus mated to a DriveSmart 61
  • Bluetooth issue remains

    By Rusty shackleford02
    Zero improvement with Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Can I give -5 stars

    By Waiting................
    The app is fricken harrrriiibble. Search is junk. I typed in the name of my kids school and 50 schools returned. Google maps nailed it the first try. Fire the interns that wrote this steaming pile of garbage and hire some actual talent. Look up intuitive in the dictionary. How bout you mimic the screen on iphone to match the GPS. When you hit go on the mirrored phone interface it automatically syncs w gps and calculates route ect. The user interface is seamless. Use WiFi hotspot on iPhone for high speed interface w gps. Think of it as a real-time remote control for gps that also acts as the 4G router for the gps. If you are not considering a major change in the app you should remove it from the store to avoid further embarrassment and risk of false advertising that you have an app for the device that actually works Sincerely, Hatecher Freckenapp
  • Doesn't work with iPhone 6 iOS 11.3

    By Jothikrrishna
    Seems it doesn't work with iOS 11.3 anymore? I used this app an year ago and now trying to use again but seems not working.