Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.7.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.38 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 1.5
From 602 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.




  • Bluetooth issue remains

    By Rusty shackleford02
    Only works with my 770 dezl if I “forget the device” and re-pair. I have to do that every time.
  • Garmin still failing

    By Not much to it
    Another update and still no fix. Not so smart link still doesn’t work. Year after year they sell a product that claims to work but doesn’t. All the ever have to say is sorry. Time to go tomtom.
  • Coordinates instead of addresses?!?

    By mwoolfolk
    I used to think this was a 4-5 star app. But, a few updates ago, it stopped displaying addresses and replaced them with coordinates when searching for locations. BRING BACK ADDRESSES!!!!! 😠
  • Connection issues

    By Kboczek
    Still cannot get app to connect (iPhone se ios 11.2.5) 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.
  • No good

    By Rayvonp
    The app just doesn’t work, Garmin claims to have fixed the connection issues but my phone still has issues connecting
  • My link doesn’t connect to my gps???

    By SirTemp
    Having issues with my link app not connecting with my gps. Phone is connected just fine but link is not . Please help
  • Please update

    By Marreropid
    Since iOS 11.2.5 came out can connect smart link with gps for more than two minutes without getting disconnected. It was working great before the update. Please update
  • Limited Utility

    By Jhdbutdxee
    The most useful function for me would be the ability to send an address or POI from my phone to the unit (2599 in my case). Unfortunately if you’re searching anything over 50 miles it won’t be found; as only “nearby places” are available; a terrible flaw. We have the technology for GS. Fix it, please.
  • Extremely hard for use in 2018.

    By Azer.HZ
    Looks like this people/garmin who offering this app to use, they from other dimension or from parallel world. They don’t have google map app or iphone map, they can’t see how easy to send addresses from browsers to any gps, almost all other applications who has any street or building address they support one click to get address in gps. But not in Garmins Smart link app. It would be smart app honestly 15 years ago. In 2018 it is stupid link app. It is completely useless. I have DriveSmart 61. it is very good gps. But this app really sad.
  • Decent. Traffic very very useful. Good when it works!

    By Iphonerocks00
    1/25/18: Back to the same old same old problems with Bluetooth dropping between the app and my DriveSmart 70LMT. So annoying. 1/19/17: Finally, live traffic issues now fixed. Need to manually launch and/or force close and re-open app if it doesn't connect automatically or you walk away from car and return while gps is on. Also sometimes helps to launch the app and click on live traffic to pull in the data. Seems to be quicker than letting it do it on its own in the background. Not perfect but now much better with bug fixes. Thanks Garmin! 1/16/17: Updated to latest version and its still garbage. Minor update but love traffic still not working on Drive Smart series. Waits for traffic data and only works sporadically. Quality control is taking a nose dive! Atrocious Garmin 1/7/17: THEY BROKE LIVE TRAFFIC WOTH LATEST UPDATE. They made live traffic a free service now but it's worse than ever. Doesn't pull on traffic or display traffic on DriveSmart series hardly at all now. No wonder it's free. Should have left it. It's even worse than it was. Don't they test these updates properly? What a mess Garmin. UPDATE 7/29/16: Working better with the DriveSmart series. Occasionally you have to disable Bluetooth in the gps and then re-enable if you have issues. UPDATE 1/22/16: This app is good when it works but usually after several times of use, it fails to automatically reconnect to the GPS and you have to turn Bluetooth services off on your nüvi and then turn them back on which is extremely frustrating. Occasionally, you even have to repair it with the phone and this is happened on multiple iPhones I've used. Also, the map quality on the app itself is atrocious. It only shows major routes and you have to zoom way into even see anything. They need to update the resolution map quality to be more in line with Google maps or Apple Maps. UPDATE 9/16/15: A mess after iOS 9! Garmin has not updated the app and now it's horrible. Blank white tabs that are unreadable. Also crashing on voice entry when searching. Please fix asap!! Garmin says a fix is in works but may be too little too late. Needs work but traffic is the most valuable feature and provides better coverage than the FM traffic receiver on the unit