Scout GPS Link

Scout GPS Link

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Telenav, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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1.5
313 Ratings
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Scout GPS Link App

Calling Lexus and Toyota drivers: You can now get free turn-by-turn directions in your car!* On your phone or in your car, Scout GPS Link is always by your side. Scout GPS Link is a free turn-by-turn navigation app with all of the features you want right on the home screen, letting you explore your surroundings and find the best navigation routes with a single touch. It’s powered by your iPhone but designed to work with your car to provide you with a safe and convenient drive. *Available in the following vehicles: • Lexus vehicles equipped with Display Audio • Toyota vehicles equipped with Audio Plus YOUR MOBILE REAL-TIME TRAFFIC COMPANINON TO GET YOU THERE FASTER • Get going faster: See your real-time traffic and commute ETA and get one-touch navigation to home and work • Find the best places to go: Discover the best places to eat and shop, get gas, and more, with intelligent conversational search commands and popular search categories • Easy-to-follow directions: Get there confidently with voice-guided navigation CONNECT TO YOUR CAR TO SAFELY AND CONVENIENTLY CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY • Easily switch between your iPhone and your car’s multimedia screen: Use the app outside of the vehicle on your iPhone, and in your car connect to the multimedia screen for a safer in car experience • Drive-friendly views and guidance: When connected to your car, keep it simple and safe with large turn-by-turn arrows for the upcoming maneuvers and voice-guided directions • Save your favorite locations for easy destination entry: Scout GPS Link transfers routes, recent destinations and all of your favorite places from the iPhone to the car • Speak, don’t type: Use hands-free voice commands to explore your surroundings and keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road • Do more without disruption: Take calls or listen to music without disrupting audio navigation • Easy viewing with day and night modes: Automatic screen color adjustments are tailored for day and night driving needs to reduce glare Notes: • Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life • Scout GPS Link map and search coverage is currently for the USA only • Scout GPS Link in-car features may vary based on vehicle manufacturer and model • Moving maps available in mobile app only, not currently available in Lexus and Toyota in-vehicle experience.

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Scout GPS Link app reviews

  • Has Some Glitches 3/5

    By emaelj
    I love using this on my 2017 Toyota Camry XSE. However, unfortunately it is not always consistent. One time it made me turn left on the 485 Freeway multiple times! AGAIN, I WAS ON THE FREEWAY THAT TIME. Good thing I had somebody with me. Second encounter, I went back to a place I had been 2 years ago. I was not quite sure how to get there again from home, so I used the app. I am completely familiar of how the place looks. It said I arrived on my destination, but the place was totally different. I had to pull over, and just used google maps. Turned out I was 2 miles away from the actualy destination. I was late on my appointment. I always check for any updates, but no luck, there was no available updates, so I am not sure how to fix. Most of the time it is reliable, but sometimes it is not. I am not exactly sure if I would recommend it.
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By MarliMar625
    I just leased a 2017 RAV4. I decided to go with scout gps instead of a integrated gps to save money. I thought the map would somewhat similar to a integrated gps or google maps. But instead it just shows you arrow turns. Very disappointing if I can go back I would of saved my money and gotten a car with nothing mind as well I'm using my phone google maps anyway for directions. Hope scout upgrades their software.
  • Useless 1/5

    By Dr:mskpathan
    Scout GPS seems to be very good when used on phone screen. Scout link GPS has worst interface for navigation on your car screen. While driving it does not show your actual location relative to the surroundings, it just mentions that you have to turn right or left, it is as good as a GPS with only audio navigation to some extent. It also uses your cell phone data and signal, and if you do not have reception this GPS would be useless. I am hoping that Google maps makes a link app of their own.
  • Horriable AP 1/5

    By Tdyfool
    The map used in this ap is outdated. Unable to edit favorite locations . Unable to go on back roads (hunting ,fishing) You know going places... The entire nav system is based on a cellular signal ...really Again Going places! Please update ap to at least have options a cheap gps system utilizes Can't believe Toyota uses this in top of line vehicles EPIC FAIL
  • Absolutely awful 1/5

    By zthreescotty
    This app is useless and it's integration in my Tundra is horrible. I'll be installing a new stereo just to get away from this navigation. Toyota failed big on this one. I have to use my iphone Maps app or another nav app almost every time to find a location. Either this app is just never updated and has outdated info, it is just poorly programed, or something else but regardless it doesn't get the job done. Also, when trying to use the stereo for a search is too slow and teadeous, you have to turn off bluetooth to get the app to disconnect from the car before you can search on the app for a location. If you don't disconnect its just a dumb arrow picture. Then no full map view in the car, just an arrow that pops up. When you first enter the address you can see the map, it's in there, you just don't get to see it once you accept the route. Horrible design. This cheap app suite with Scout Link is my biggest complaint with my new truck. Avoid this option and get the integrated GPS. Hopefully it is much better. Big disappointment.
  • was the app dev in 80'? 1/5

    By ttransj
    I read the reviews and I did expect the map to be display. But the gps told me to turn left in the middle of exp way and the lag from each turn promp me to delete it immediately. I rather use gps apps on my phone.
  • Totally abandoned this app 1/5

    By Garypapa35
    This app is really unreliable. It will ask me to go local small streets while I was on major highway. Although I know my exit and still tell me to go off those unnecessary routes. I have been instructed by this app 5 different directions in 3 minutes when I just entering the highway. I ended up used Google map and guidance instead. I bough 2017 RAV4, this app suppose to be the most advanced and newest technology in GPS assistant app, and having this app also should let driver have a peace of mind for using it that take you from point A to point B. I am so afraid to use this app, not sure it will take me to the right place in the most accurate route instead of going around the town. The turn by turn feature were annoying too. The app prompts you so many small details of curves even just a long continuous main road. This app have major flows and needs a lot, I mean a lot of improvements.
  • Poor performance 1/5

    By Ben ren
    I can hardly believe this app comes with a Lexus. Very poor function and data eating.
  • Crap 1/5

    By Prpr5150
    Does not sync with the Toyota half the time. Can't find even a small Portion of the addresses that my VZ navigator does. Very unfortunate that I should be able to use this with my vehicle but instead I need to get a mount and use my phones other GPS app.
  • Worst nav app ever 1/5

    By FLDriver53
    Very disappointed in this app, Toyota would have been better off teaming up with Google. Totally useless. Would rate it a 0.
  • Works 2/5

    By jct1749
    Figured out how to use it. It has 1 HUGE MAJOR FLAW: This App uses way too much BATTERY. 90% usage when not using Scout is no good. Uninstalled because of this major issue. My rating went from 5 to 2 stars. Correct this issue and it's 5 stars and I will use it again.
  • 2017 1/5

    By Tacoma2017
    Very poor. Static map display is not helpful and is not on par with current navigation apps. Old technology in a 2017 Toyota? Like having a cassette player.
  • TOYOTA NO! 1/5

    By Sochureki
    Absolutely Garbage, Makes me regret my Toyota purchase. Embarrassed to own one now....Please fix this. I am bout to trade my truck in for a Ford.
  • Incredibly unreliable 1/5

    By Dubs54
    Keep your tom tom or other gps navigator close because this system is sooooooo unreliable. Most time I'm half way to my destination before it kicks in. I have loaded my likes and home address more times than I can count. Was really excited for this feature and it's the only thing I despise about my RAV4. Very very very poor system.
  • Outdated 1/5

    By Msallamerican
    The maps are outdated by several years. Dallas maps are inaccurate. My entire neighborhood is not on Scout. The neighborhood has been around for a few years.
  • Change Location Services Settings 1/5

    By wesnewbie
    Unacceptable. I don't want GPS running even when I'm not using the app. Change the app so I can opt to use GPS only when the app is running.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Disappointed Toyota Buyer
    Worst app ever. I'd give it less than zero if I could. Doesn't recognize me on the freeway. Tells me to turn onto the street I just crossed over while on the freeway. Toyota needs to dump this app immediately.
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By Cube in OC
    I would have bought a different car had i taken but 2 minutes to try it on my 2017 toyota. Difficult to get connection working. Keyboard on screen accepts a couple letters and freezes. No updates in a few months to fix any of this. App has only one option that says i love this app. Have to say that in order to write a review. Will have to replace radio in car to get apple carplay or something that works. Wish i had done my homework. Expected more from toyota who builds great cars.
  • Bloatware 1/5

    By Ty the Ler
    So so unnecessary and bad.
  • I wish I could given it 0 stars 1/5

    By Moshek22
    3 stars mean 20% It deserve 3% for the effort to publish in the App Store
  • Pointless 1/5

    By headbanana
    So far, all I get is a screen showing me where I am. No direction options that work well at all. How do I take it out of my Tundra?
  • Are you sure?!?! 1/5

    By Raman Shynkarou
    Developers, did you try to use it??? It's impossible to drive with this gps!!!
  • Gps Substitute? Not even close... 1/5

    By Seriously Jimk
    When I originally downloaded this app for my wife I had no problems getting it set up with the car and everything. Now that I have downloaded it to my phone all I get is a frozen phone when I try to use the app. It is very disappointing that it does not have a map to show where I am headed. I can live without that but I cannot live with a frozen phone. This app needs an update soon!!!
  • Deserves 0 stars 1/5

    By Rfreyta
    Totally disappointing. I tried this on my new Rav4 and it can't even be correct for a 5 mile drive. Toyota would be better served to hook into Google or apple. With the other apps available this is worthless.
  • Jeff a new Toyota owner 1/5

    By Jeff in Idaho
    This app does not work on my 2017 Tacoma. Do not waste your time
  • Actual crap 1/5

    By jusstjulie
    Google maps will have the same destination for like 10 minutes after. In my car, the screen will work for one second and then disappear, id have to keep going to apps to click it again. If there's a solution to this please let me know
  • Worst GPS device I ever used 1/5

    By Mikyimiky
    I just spent $28,000 on a brand new Toyota. And this GPS App makes me feel like I bought a $280 car. Worst GPS device ever I don't know how you make turns on UNNAMED ROAD without seeing the map!!! Ridiculous!!! So angry about this app! This is the first time I don't like Toyota anymore !
  • Terrible app 1/5

    By DrCaptain
    This app is good for two things and two things only. Draining the battery and wasting data. The Toyota executive who approved using this app in Toyota vehicles should be fired!
  • Zero rating worst of the worst 1/5

    By Every Human In The World
    I wish I can give it a zero star this app is a joke you might get lost follow this app cannot find address outside of the country Example Canada no problem four different app like Google Map find it within less than one minute this app cannot do it even if it take all day long this app need Serious update I gave it a zero star I would not depend on this app for address you might go around the circle
  • Class action law suit in the making. 1/5

    By Pokepokebtcheekecheeke
    Entune came on my Tundra and works like it should. I can depress "CarPlay " , speak my destination and away I go. Don't need to touch the screen AND take my eyes off the road ! I'm really impressed as to how well and accurate this system is. Five months later, looses map, goes to turn by turn directions then goes to home screen. I've tried deleting and reinstalling my iPhone 6s Plus without success. My Google maps on my phone work. This Panasonic system is pretty cheap . I didn't even purchase this brand when I was in college
  • Okay APP 2/5

    By Kellyannaaa
    The idea of the app is great.. the delivery not so much. Wish it actually showed you a zoomed in map instead of a zoomed out map view. I decided to use it on my drive home then it told me to get off a street that doesn't even exist. So I probably won't use it.. such a disappointment since I was so excited to use it when I bought my car
  • Don’t buy a Toyota if you care about GPS 1/5

    By timellis74
    I bought a Tundra. I love my Tundra. I’d buy it again because it doesn’t really have any competition for what I needed in a truck at that price point. That being said every other model of Toyota has good competitors that do the same thing. This app is complete GARBAGE in every way shape and form. My first in car navigation system was a 2004 Acura TL. That system that is 12 years older than my brand new Tundra is better in every way. 1) The voice recognition for the app is the worst I’ve ever seen. Total trash. My 2004 Acura TL was 10 times better. 2) The on screen controls are terrible and mostly useless. Even if you have a passenger to operate the thing you pretty much can’t do anything if you’re moving. My 2004 Acura TL once again crushes this thing. 3) It’s buggy and unreliable in general—the app will crash on the phone or crash on the car and then you have to relaunch everything to get it going again. My 2004 Acura TL navi just worked. So the story is don’t buy a Toyota if you care about GPS unless you need the towing capacity of a Tundra like I did and you don’t want to pay $20k more for a diesel. Will be buying a Garmin and setting it on the dash because it will just work. GARBAGE Toyota, just GARBAGE. I seriously can’t believe that you thought this was a good plan.
  • Awful 1/5

    By F3385k
    This is by far the worst navigation app I've used. My new 2017 corolla now feels like a downgrade. There is no map to look at. The interface is slow and doesn't update your position accurately. PLEASE FIX!!! I can't even look at my phone map while using this I have to run Waze in the background just to have a map
  • Walmart / harbor freight grade app. 2/5

    By Popz504
    Sadly Toyota doesn't allow for linking other far better apps .
  • Worthless App 1/5

    By Bgyfgjhyn
    Don't bother with this app if you need a real gps. Toyota knows it is a minimal solution and is pushing this ruse on their loyal customers in order to sell cars. Don't fall for it!!!
  • Awful 1/5

    By daq man
    I've never before come across an app that was so bad at doing what it is supposed to do! I got it to use with my 2016 Rav4, which has a terrible navigation system of it's own, but this one is worse. The user interface is counterintuitive, the maps are not up to date. Many other complaints are already in other reviews so I won't waste more time.
  • Failure 1/5

    By Toyota sales
    This app has lost me a few sales. Terrible idea and terrible service that works rarely
  • Worthless 1/5

    By Cmesmayo
    The only important thing about a navigation app is how well it gets you from point A to B. First small trip - wanted me to get off the freeway at an exit that has not existed for quite some time, then later tale a left where it has always been a no left turn. Would never trust it in unfamiliar territory, so it is useless. I am disappointed as it is a touted feature on our new Camry and I would have loved to see directions on the screen. Unfortunately it is a terrible clunky app with a worthless database.
  • Regret buying Toyota 1/5

    By Beto Aranda
    Until there is a better app to link with my Tundra, I regret buying my truck. POS.
  • Crashes 1/5

    By Bbbboddia
    Needs a better update
  • Worst GPS app 1/5

    By ToyguyVT
    This is a useless GPS app. No usable route map or route line, screen wasted on overly large icons and text directions that are dangerous to read while driving. Free was too expensive for this and I am disappointed Toyota chose to go this way. Time to buy a Garmin or something.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By Anthony33319
    I was told it was similar to linking the Waze and or google maps app up on the screen of the audio system they also made it sound like it was Toyotas version of Apple Car Play.... this is not the case at all. The system really needs a live map not just directions on where to turn. I hope the developers can some how incorporate moving maps into the next version very soon.
  • Integration is nice, but not much else 1/5

    By Nitron_F117
    The app does connect to the car, which is nice. In theory, it means my car's navigation could potentially get better over time... and it better. This app is missing quite a few features that severely limit its usefulness. It doesn't display a turn by turn map in the car. It only provides a list of instructions and intersection diagrams. It doesn't pause other audio when it gives instructions, so the directions and the podcast I'm listening to are both talking at the same time, and I can't understand either. There's no quick and easy way to add a destination to a trip in progress. It seems as though the intersection information hasn't been updated in a while. I'll probably end up just getting a phone mount and using my phone' native maps app.
  • Great idea, Great App works for me!!!! Room for improvement 5/5

    By lalovemusic
    Updated review. It seems like this app gets better, the more you drive. It's has been finding me more businesses restaurants quickly. I does give you Turn by Turn directions. Tells you ETA in time and miles to your destinations and always tells you how far away from home you are at home screen. Is doesn't work like google maps or Waze, but I think this app could have great potential. Love the fact the app connects with Entune Plus via Bluetooth and you can have it on you car screen. sometimes the directions are not accurate, i.e. Streets names are different, the turn is correct but it tells you different street name, turns sometimes aren't clear so they should update data base about new streets. You can also enter address or search for locations ahead of time on your cell phone app and once you are in the car, you are ready to go. Again, so far, I like it, but needs to update data base and search function and keep it connected with your entune system at all times . Has more potential and I hope the developer can address this to make it better and provide the users a great navigation experience. Thank you!
  • Sooo bad! 1/5

    By Dameosa
    Needs a serious update. Needs voice muting, updated maps and traffic display. Uses way too much memory! More than google maps and maps combined! More than any other application on my phone! You guys are pathetic. Put some work into your application!
  • Navigation? Ha ha ha! 1/5

    By PuzlFan
    Yup. It's a joke. Like many other reviewers I bought a 2016 Toyota RAV4. If you want to know details, read their reviews. I see no reason to duplicate such information. That being said I will tell you that using any other decent navigation app on your phone and having the phone paired with the car, say for calls, etc. the voice for turns comes through the car's speakers. The small map on the phone is 1000 times better than no map at all with "Scout". Dunsel app.
  • Doesn't know where I am 1/5

    By Sevein
    The app thinks I'm in California. Useless
  • Good concept, horrible end product 1/5

    By huntnfish2248
    The idea of having this app connected to my 2017 Tundra is awesome, but unfortunately the end product is very poorly thought out...can't stand the fact that while driving (with or without a destination plugged in), you can not see an actual map...I've never seen a GPS that won't show you a map...it displays these huge arrows instead, which is horrible...it would be so much more beneficial to visualize an actual map to see where you're going...the other thing that is not good AT ALL, is the fact that you can't zoom in...when you're in an area that you've never been before, a zoom feature would help a great deal...I really think this concept has a ton of potential, but some major changes need to be made...hopefully the app developer is listening to all the reviews, because they seem to say the same thing for the most part
  • Please fix it!!!! 1/5

    By Mathews575
    My blood boils and tears come to my eyes when I use or think about this app! If I had known this app was this bad it would have been a deal breaker for me. If you live in an area where cell phone coverage can be spotty or you want to view the coverage area you are traveling on your car's display monitor don't buy a vehicle that uses this app. I have never given anything this bad of a review, but on more than one occasion I have feared for my safety because of the lack of capability of this app.
  • Worse App Ever 1/5

    By Mxena
    Shame on Lexus for allowing this crappy app to be installed in their cars. Is worthless.

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