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
From 620 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.



  • App Compatibility

    By AronMaputo
    This app has Apple Maps integrated to send locations to the GPS. Apple Maps is quite bad in Southern Africa. Please integrate google maps.
  • Share location not reliable.

    By aguilar29wil
    When I share a location using my phone, the gps will give me a location hundreds of miles away. That happens probably 70% of the times. It’s just not reliable.
  • Does not integrate with Garmin 770 let-a

    By pglaziet
    Would not work well with route and constantly gave bad routing on Interstate 70 and others. I had to turn off app and also re-boot GPS to regain functionality
  • Why won’t it connect?

    By k1ss_me_im_irish
    So my Bluetooth says I’m connected to my Garmin but this app says it’s not??? I get notifications from Facebook and stuff but I can’t get this app connect! Help!
  • Bad updates, not updates places

    By FernandoMutis
    The results in the app are outdated, the app appear old, unusable and miss the social media updates. Please update!!! Navigator V are an awasome piece of gear for motorcycles.
  • Missing features

    By Was hopeful
    Garmin seems to always get it backwards. They promise high and deliver low. The app is really user unfriendly and there is no documentation for how to use it. The features like live track just don’t work reliably. It is not possible to do the first thing the app list of features claims you can do: share addresses and online search results. You can share contact addresses but it is absolutely a FALSE CLAIM that you can share online search results to any navigation device. I paid for the equipment and I paid for an in-app purchase for weather. Garmin is the one that promised features and didn’t deliver. I guess I should learn my lesson and NEVER TRUST GARMIN AGAIN.
  • Voice recognition in app ,iPhone version, useless

    By timdbailey
    What happened? This app used to work so well on my Samsung Galaxy S9+. I’m using a brand new iPhone 11 Pro Max- I’ve never seen such conversation of speech to text when trying to search for an address.
  • YES

    By JayBDawg
    Got a software update for my nuvi 2598. Has worked like a charm ever since. Love this app. It’s replaced all my gps apps except Apple Maps. I purchased the upgrades. All that information is awesome. Time to pump those ratings up again because this app is awesome Update, still works flawlessly! There was an outage the other day from the servers, but traffic still worked accurately as always. Love this app, helps keep the old GPS relevant.
  • I like to ride more than 5 miles from home

    By IhateUgarmin
    For the love of travel. Please get rid of the crap search engine and just let me enter an address to send to my GPS. The search function never gives me anything useful unless it’s in my immediate vicinity. Allow me to send GPXxfiles from my phone to the GPS.
  • Does not connect

    By IndySarge
    My Bpue Tooth is ON. It says it is connected to Garmin. However, the GPS says "reconnect pending" and will not link to my cell. I pay for subscriptions and they show up on the app, but I need them on the GPS face. I cannot use my app while I'm driving. The GPS is incredible, I just wish it would link so I can use the extras I pay for monthly.