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
332 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

  • This is it? 1/5

    By ka88384
    In a world of technology this is really the best that Toyota can link up with? This system is so limited in every way. Can I view the GPS as I drive to see the street names? Nope. Can I enter an address on my phone application and then have it link up with the car once I start my trip, Nope. You are better off buying a stand alone GPS. This can't even allow for the standard simple requirements of driving. It's sad and troubling when you take the time to look at the fact that this is the year 2017. Think twice before you buy stock in Scout GPS. So save yourself a lot of unhappy times and just invest in a car charger and use your cell phone mapping system.
  • Turn by turn map 1/5

    By Bf2015
    Would be nice if you could actually choose to see the map instead of just the instructions on when to turn. I'm more of a visual person and for me it really does not work without the map when I'm getting directions.
  • Excellent app 5/5

    By greenflash245
    Doesn't miss a turn! Very trustworthy
  • Crap 1/5

    By Johnboy0599
    It doesn't show the map on your display in your car. I can barely use it. I heard that it used to work but doesn't anymore. Why don't they fix it?
  • Well it does work at least. 2/5

    By Grizraz-Nix
    The map route should at least zoom into a closer view of the map area. Should be able to edit liked/favorite locations for custom names at least. The voice prompts should lower music volume so the prompts could be heard. But at least it works.
  • Useless Navigation 1/5

    By Carbideruffer
    It's far from what I expected. It sounds great when I bought a 2017 Rav4 with navigation. But it's useless when I came across to set it up. Please update your software.
  • If I could give no stars I would 1/5

    By el 0so
    Useless. Fails to work in every aspect of its intended functions. Should have just put a nav package in the vehicles. Toyota tried to be cheap and they got a cheap product. My wife hasn't even bothered with it because it isn't user friendly.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Kevo2764
    This is the worst GPS app ever Toyota dropped the ball with this. They need to partner with someone else. This is no better than mapquest. I had to by a window mount for my cell phone. I now use WAZE on my phone. If I have to use my data for gps it should at least be good. I just got rid a GM product way better NAV system and it doesn't use your data. Navigation was one of the requirements I had for my new car. I will be sure to see that Toyota has fixed this before I buy another vehicle from them!!!!!
  • Map view improvement 4/5

    By Cnybrewing
    The app should give the options for either a north up view or a travel direction up option
  • Meh 2/5

    By DL4545
    Why does the app in the vehicle not show a map all the time... on turns it is obviously most important?! You can see this on your phone... why doesn't this display there as well? At least the app says street names and indicates how many miles are upcoming. When the map is viable... it is small while looking at the dashboard.
  • Awful. 1/5

    By Bart_I
    Doesn't do anything. Waste of time.
  • Wow Bad 1/5

    By Cadre
    This app is barely useable. Linking is poor, it's slow, it crashes often. Toyota should just use CarPlay and completely get rid of this lousy excuse for an app.
  • Using location always 1/5

    By Skunk1968
    Why does this app need to use my location all the time? When I check my battery usage this app is at the top for background usage. The only options for location usage are 'Never' or 'Always'. Why not an option for 'While using app'? I uninstalled the app. Toyota needs to allow CarPlay and forget this crappy app.
  • Garbage of a app 1/5

    By VolkR
    I read all the reviews and I don't have to add Anything more except that we need to call Toyota and ask for a refund of the extra money we pay for this useless gps Or they have to change to something with real navigation not this piece of crap we got in our toyotas. We need Car Play instead of the Entune system!
  • Terrible app for 17 Rav 4 1/5

    By KellyK9090
    I cannot even search for a location other than home & work. Not user friendly at all with the system in my RAV4 XLE. I rented a Hyandi & it had a better system than this. Super disappointed
  • Not great 1/5

    By Smp425
    This app needs some serious updates to be a part of the 21st century. Turn by turn interactive map with street names, when it says turn right into r. 2- why does it not tell me whether I'm going north or south?! Also it may just be me but I have not found a way to pause my trip or detour at all. Also traffic updates do not work as well as the apple gps product.
  • Could be great... but not right now 2/5

    By Saerec
    I was really excited to try this app. After purchasing a new Toyota Corolla after my 2004 Corolla got totaled. Being able to link with the phone is great. The actual gps not so. I ran the scout gps along with my go to gps app Waze. After doing this several trips I can honestly say even without Waze integrating onto my car's onboard display, it still out performs scout's gps by leagues. First off real-time updates is missing from scout gps on-board display. On the phone itself it works fine, but if you bring it up with your car it's crap. Waze continues to provide better route destination, better traffic re-routes, and updates if you miss a turn correctly. Scout GPS continues to recommend that you perform a U-turn and go back for a miss turn. I followed it's advice just once on the freeway. It basically forces you back onto congested freeway traffic the other way around until you get back to your exit. Needless to say following it's direction caused me 30 minutes extra drive time due to being stuck in congestion. Waze on the other hand, reccommended that I just exit of the next exit and re-routed correctly with updated directi an. Scout GPS does not like you driving or missing turns as it will not update with new information in a timely manner. Sometimes it gets stuck telling you to return to a turn even if you arrived at your destination. Best advice: If you don't mind basic driving information than Scout GPS will work. It'll get you your your destination but not efficiently. Waze provides real-time up to date directions and updates directions as you drive. Scout GPS will only do this if it's working on phone alone. Connecting to car to display on-board cars display will cause it to just provide static information with no live traffic. Everything is all a screenshot and static information from about 10-15 minutes ago. Not useful during rush-hour traffic or inclement weather unless your using phone stand-alone. If your going to do this you might as well use Waze which outperforms it. Developers: Please fix this. It's kinda ridiculous that Toyota will offer free gps but requires that you have an active phone as it uses your phones gps data. If you expect us to use it with our cars the functionality has to out perform other stand-alone phone gps apps.
  • Useless app 1/5

    By Reza gold
    This app is really useless. This is not an app that Lexus can be proud of. It is a static map that just tells you turn right or left. It doesn't even you show a dynamic map. It really is a big fail. They should improve the app or even replace it with something else. Using google map and just listening to it, is by far much better than this app. This app takes your display for no useful information.
  • 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.

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