Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.9.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Android
570 Ratings
$ 0

Garmin Smartphone Link App

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.

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Garmin Smartphone Link app reviews

  • Garmin Garbage! 1/5

    By zekey2k89
    I also bought the (very expensive Garmin Demi) for the traffic feature. It worked great for about two months then Bbbbrrrrpp. Won’t connect to IPhone. When I called support I was told it was apples fault, that there update (Mojave’s) would not work with the smart phone link app. Well there has been 5 updates since and still no dice. Maybe a class action suit against garmin might wake them up cause I’m not seeing them in a big hurry to make this right. I paid over $400 for this unit. You can send me a refund check anytime Garmin! If I could delete the one star above I would! 🤬🤬🤬
  • Needs improvement 3/5

    By Russ vyas
    Bought Zumo 595LM and for most part it's ok. The voice from gps to my sena is horrible at best. Also weather location is stuck at one location . Tried uninstalling and repairing. Same issue.
  • Smart link won’t connect 1/5

    By Dwbrown87
    As the title says. The Bluetooth smart link won’t connect. I am paired with the device. It says we are connected. However. When you click on the smart link icon on both devices to verify it is connected and talking to each other. They both say that they are not connected. So the money I spent on the advanced weather updates is a waste. The traffic updates are going to be all but useless because they will not be working. All in all it is a gps and that part will work. But if you’re going to advertise these features they need to work flawlessly. As of right now they do not work at all.
  • This app is trash 1/5

    By Cdkruse1978
    I previously had a Garmin 580 Dezl and upgraded to the 785 Dezl cam and it was nice and everything worked and then the new IOS came out for Apple and the app went completely useless. It would be nice to be able to use the Smartphone link and actually have the app connect to my phone correctly. Seems like Garmin is making their money so they haven’t updated this app in a while which is sad cause if this is the way they are going to operate I will choose another GPS unit to use.
  • Dezl 770 works fine 2020 4/5

    By Mustafa7ya
    This app works just fine but has problem I believe from gps won’t connect until I turn off Bluetooth off and on just like that or restart gps plus ? Make sure up to date most people don’t know that
  • Application needs updating..?? 3/5

    By Cast Mate
    The garmin smart link has a lot of very useful features. The problem I am experiencing is frequent lost satellite signal. The lag time between the gps and application needs to be fixed. I know you can’t completely eliminate lag time, however anything will help.
  • It works but is finicky 4/5

    By Masterferrari
    Just wanted to say for all those people leaving bad reviews it does work, just the initial sync up is a pain. You have to have the Bluetooth connected first then open app and try pairing and even then it may take couple try’s of forgetting gps in Bluetooth settings for both iPhone and on the gps itself and possibly having app open before you even connect the two. But once it does show up as connected in app all the apps show up on gps and it all works,weather, cameras, four square. The traffic takes about 3 minutes or so to show up on gps and once it says smartlink under traffic settings if you get disconnected from your phone it does not seem to revert back to normal traffic.
  • Does not connect 1/5

    By Sergeant Pap
    This app will not interface between iPhone 8 and dezl 780ltm-s. Every form of troubleshooting, including updates and reinstallation failed. This is very typical of most Garmin software.
  • Rahi 1/5

    By Big Daddy Kash
    Works better on old Dezl cam. No pop up severe weather alerts
  • Sharing a location is not very friendly. 1/5

    By grstueve
    When I was on Android I was able to highlight a address and share it with my garmin, however that isn’t the case when your using a iPhone. You have to take multiple steps and use the smart link app just to share the address from your phone to the garmin unit. Example, highlight address and copy it, open up the smart link app, paste the address in the “find nearby places” and send it to your garmin that way. Not understanding why garmin doesn’t have a share shortcut on the iPhone.
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By three3man
    I have an iPhone 8 with current updates. Trying to pair to Garmin 51 LMTS and an message says device not compatible.
  • What happened? 2/5

    By Shelby360
    I no longer receive weather and traffic updates thru the smartphone link. Was working till 2 months ago, then no weather, no traffic updates. Deleted and downloaded app, rechecked Bluetooth settings on my iPhone 11 and Garmin GPS...still not working.
  • iPhone issues 3/5

    By Buttj1
    I have an iPhone and I can’t share my address I type in on google maps to share with my device like I can with my android and I I need to type the address you guys should start with the state town address and then the house number makes things way easier
  • Works ok (Dezl 780 truck gps) 4/5

    By Zeusman4u
    Suddenly started working. Must’ve been an update on the Garmin unit itself that fixed my broken connection. Works ok but wish traffic data was as good as Googles. Using a iPhone XS Max.
  • Integration with iPhone iPad two thumbs up. 3/5

    By JMG_TX
    Your integration with iPhone and iPad is commendable. The search function are lacking in the app and on the Nuvi device. I still like using dedicated devices like Nuvi because I don’t have to rely on cell coverage to navigate. So, please continue to improve functionality and continue innovating. A request to improve exchange of data with other apps and programs will increase the use of devices and allow users to add Geo data to social media, GIS, and business reports.
  • No connection 2/5

    By Nabneal
    I have had this version of Garmin for two weeks and have yet to be able to link up to my phone for real-time info. Calls work just fine though.
  • Not impressed 1/5

    By moshman
    I drive a truck. Dropped $395 on the dezl and it honestly was a waste of money. The list of things wrong with Garmins maps is a long one. Missing scales, wrong speeds, bad directions.... it goes on and on. Not impressed. This app is another example. Loses connection, won’t pair, have to pair 2 and 3 times a day. And they think they make self driving vehicles? 😂 They can’t make an app and a hard unit work right. Thanks for the waste of $400 bucks 👍🏼
  • The app is junk 1/5

    By 567Pete
    I have an iPhone XS Max. I downloaded the Garmin Smartlink app and it worked great for 2 days and now it won’t pair with my Garmin GPS. My Garmin 780 dezl GPS has been a great device for being a truck driver but with all the technology in the world they (Garmin) still can’t make an app that works consistently. Pathetic.
  • What’s the issue 1/5

    By haxsaw1134
    I’m a truck driver and I have your latest dezl system with cam. Your app completely doesn’t work with iPhone. You guys need to step up your IT crew and get this taken care of. I no longer receive traffic updates or my paid add ons don’t work. Very disappointed.
  • Not as good as Android version 1/5

    By Rabbit Transit
    Cannot share or send location from google maps to the DEZL. The DEZL can’t find anything you have to use google maps and then send it to the Garmin. HERE maps are awful.
  • Irritating 3/5

    By leswoyer
    When it works, it’s great; displays incoming calls, messages, and email, and also provides traffic updates and reroutes. However, this app constantly loses connectivity with the garmin, requiring “forgetting” Bluetooth devices on both the phone and garmin, and the need to delete and reinstall the app .... WTH!!!! Why is there no button in the app that would require a tap, in order to reconnect with the garmin. Infuriating and frustrating. Fix puleeeese!
  • Does NOT WORK on nuvi2959 1/5

    By ThomasStrife
    I connect the phone via Bluetooth to device. Get confirmation it connects on both phone and device. App won’t see the connection and says get within Bluetooth range.
  • Wish Advanced Weather Worked 1/5

    By cmkersey2
    Running iOS 13.3 and decided to purchase the Advanced Weather for my Garmin Dezl. I am disappointed in the reliability of this app since I drive a semi in the Southern, Mid and Northeastern USA. Notifications are scarce, if any at all. Not getting any radar data. Mostly a blank map. So, with that Garmin, you need to keep up with your updates and on top of Apple’s updates as well. Get your PAID apps to work as they should and stop blaming Apple for your programming failures. My other radar app products work fine and will have to be my resource for planning my routes. Wish I could get my money back on this one Garmin!!!
  • Works great 5/5

    By SSheram
    Works great with my Garmin 61. No complaints
  • Great concept 3/5

    By trucker jj
    Great concept, but it simply does not work on iPhone. Worked great on my S7 but does not connect or stay connected on my iPhone xs Max Update: the newest dezl update combined with the newest app update seems to have fixed the iPhone issue!
  • Won’t connect 1/5

    By MountainCrab
    Used to be ok now it is terrible will not connect at all so what is the point anymore
  • Just horrible 1/5

    By polivector
    It doesn’t even work
  • Pretty useless 1/5

    By OldCranky1960 it refuses to pair up my iPhone and GPS unit via Bluetooth. I’ve reset ad nauseum to no avail. I understand the low rating.
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By Horrible athan app
    It doesn’t connect to navigation
  • Won’t stay Connected 1/5

    Even after repeated restarts and connections, this app hooks up to my Dezl 785 then drops out. I wish it didn’t.
  • Have to reload app daily to use 1/5

    By JoeBass45
    Highly unreliable
  • Crashed last update 1/5

    By alexandruseb
    Till few weeks ago everything was fine but since last update i cannot go live and no traffic or weather synchronized with my phone,the Bluetooth find my phone but i cannot connect my phone (iphone 7 last software ) to the smartphone link,the navigator is on last update but is keep telling me “404 error connection”don’t know what the heck means that but is something wrong with the navigation because im using my Bluetooth on my headphones and anything is fine,fix that bug because is annoying to stay stuck in traffic with a 65’ feet truck !!! Garmin DZL780 👈🏼 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
  • Garmin has abandoned all truckers 1/5

    By Blood tx
    Thinking you’d pay 300-600 dollars for a truck gps... everything is good bridges, road limits etc... truck routes are fine ... but when it comes to winter and road closures... traffic weather everything else... this app does not to the job. So why is such an expensive gps not being able to stay up to date with traffic and re route you around road closures ..... ? Even when you’re subscribed to it... they have completely trashed this app... no updates for it... basically don’t give a crap... but keep selling products ? We need a live traffic and reroute so we can actually not get stuck on a closed road . The app disconnects from the gps constantly.... nothing is working ... it will tell you road closed when it’s not, or it will tell you road open when it’s not. Always the wrong information on traffic . Just terrible experience .... the traffic and road closures are the most important and they can’t figure it out... but apple maps and google maps can... but they don’t wanna make us trucking navigation... if they did.. I’d never mess with garmin ever again ... but for now we have to struggle out here especially during the winter ... with no support whatsoever. Thanks guys .. I spend 600$ on your crappy gps .
  • Solo responden a quien les da buena opinión 1/5

    By Yaseverá
    La aplicación no funciona con iPhone 11, una vergüenza. Hagan algo por arreglar esto por favor. La aplicación es muy útil. Gracias.
  • iOS 13 1/5

    By Jainsworth74
    Since I updated to iOS 13 this app is useless. Will not connect to iPhone, and if it does it crashes navigation. I’m using a traffic cord until garmin gets this fixed..
  • Unstable 1/5

    By xj_dave
    Constantly loses connection to iPhone
  • Unable to connect 1/5

    By Creepy Miessner
    Have used this app in the past but fast forward to now, it will not connect with the Dezlcam 785.
  • Too confusing to much to deal with 1/5

    By gman48innc
    I’m going back to rand McNally I cannot keep connected for live traffic and weather and that’s reason why I invested money into this side circus And my speaker is no longer working so you all have fun with this
  • One design flaw that ruined it all 2/5

    By Bk300zx
    The whole purpose for me downloading this app was so I could type in the address and send it to my gps. Well, I can only type in NEAR BY addresses which is pointless. This has to be the first and only GPS app that doesn’t let you navigate where you want to go unless it’s within 40 miles. I don’t understand why anyone would think this was a good idea :/
  • Nothing links to iPhone since iOS update. 1/5

    By gjmatt
    They say you need to check a setting that does not exist for it to work. Loved the traffic and weather features. Hope they find a fix soon. App is useless at current version.
  • Not worth it. 1/5

    By Not fort he iPad.
    Can’t rely on this app for anything. Has trouble connecting even with Bluetooth.
  • Need to be fixed 1/5

    By TM.Z
    Let me give you guys a clue: I do NOT find Smartphone Link on my Notification in Settings. Get someone and fix it. Please.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By chucklenutz305
    By far this is the worst app I have on my phone. Bluetooth issues constantly. Failing to link to the app. Even after deleting everything and redone loading and pairing over and over again it still never connects. Will not purchase another garmin product.
  • Good for short distances 2/5

    By they areout of nicknames
    The app works good if you need to go some place close to your location. It is worthless if you are trying to travel to a location in another city. The only work around I can find is to save the location in your contact list and that doesn’t always work. A simple addition to type in an address including city and state would help.
  • Usless 1/5

    By Bigdoder
    Garbage software smart link is not connecting with my $300 garmin gps all soft is up to date , it will connect to Bluetooth but it is all , for some reason it works on android very well but not IOS , Garmin need to hire better soft developers
  • Five Stars if it would stay connected 3/5

    By That dude 89
    I have had trouble connecting to the smartphone link app. I got it to connect and t worked great for three days. Now it won’t connect even after I disconnect blue tooth connection and re install and open the smart phone link app again. Please upgrade.
  • Is Garmin going under? 1/5

    By qsefthukplmybfayubxsaeh
    This app will not work with IOS 13. This app needs an update, Zero support. Will never purchase another product ever.
  • 1980s software 1/5

    By Kyser Sosay
    Can’t even find an address from google and put it in So out of date. Integration between app and devices is horrible. But after using base camp you can see 80s software in new devices..
  • Needs to be redone 1/5

    By zeron x
    Doesn’t connect, o m lt a hand full of times

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