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: 1.5
From 622 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.



  • 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.
  • Room for improvements

    By 1c48
    I'm my opinion there are at least 2 major areas for improvements. When you link a phone to the gps unit the link does not always reconnect easily. I have to delete the link and redo the set up process. This take time and is a real pain. The other improvement in my opinion is you should be able to report traffic that the device or app is not showing or delete it if there is no traffic.
  • Connection issues

    By Kboczek
    Still cannot get app to connect (iPhone se ios 11.3) to dezl 760. Bluetooth paired after restore. Works fine for Android. But ios version is cursed. Also too bad subscription wasn't linked to garmin dashboard... Have to repurchase everything. Luckily just the weather.
  • BT Connection broken by update-please fix

    By Why did I watch this.
    App doesn’t pair Smartphone Link after update
  • Bluetooth issues

    By Escolate
    When it works is great , but when it doesn’t takes several times to be able to reconnect and uninstalling and installing over and over again... not worth it, to bad I purchased all premium subscriptions . Don’t waste ur money.
  • Completely useless

    By s hutchins
    This app is completely useless never stays connected to your garmin gps I will never buy a garmin product because of this
  • Find Nearby Places

    By Hadji Atam
    There should be an options to put a complete address and send to the Garmin GPS. You could only input nearby address, restaurants and other establishments. You couldn’t input an address that is 4 hrs of driving. If you live in that City, you don’t need a GPS since you know every road of the City. You need a GPS when you drive farther to save time, money and you won’t get lost. Add an icon for complete address or to search an address all over the US.