Scout GPS Link

Scout GPS Link

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.0.97
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Telenav, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
4,063 Ratings
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Scout GPS Link App

Scout GPS Link is a free mobile navigation app with MapStream™ mode, a full navigation experience with interactive, moving maps powered by real-time cloud information and designed exclusively for your car’s multimedia screen. Whether you’re commuting home, searching for a place to get gas, or want to beat traffic, get all the information you need at a glance on your personalized home screen. Wherever you’re going, Scout GPS Link makes navigating there a lot easier. Designed for your car’s screen* •Full navigation on your car’s multimedia display and Push-to-Talk features when you connect your iPhone to your car via USB and Bluetooth® •Select 2018 Lexus and Toyota vehicles with MapStream mode, a live map view that moves with you in 2D/3D modes •Seamless connection with your car to automatically access your routes, recent destinations, and favorite places from your phone •One-tap access to navigation in third party apps, such as Yelp and Fuel •Every feature is optimized for driving, such as simple visual directions, easy-to-access search by touch or voice, and automatic day and night modes to reduce glare •Split screen views allow you to multitask with other apps on your display—listen to music or take calls—while navigating Dependable navigation with real-time traffic and intelligent search •Convenient home screen with easy access to key features, like one-touch navigation to your home and work •The best routes for a quicker commute based on real-time traffic conditions and ETA •Easily enter addresses or places with One-Box Search and get suggestions while you’re typing •Avoid upcoming traffic congestion and road hazards with automatic reroute notifications •Discover places to dine, shop, get gas, and more, with voice commands and popular search categories •Resume canceled routes and repeat voice guidance Contact Us Do you have questions or suggestions you’d like to share with us? Contact us at [email protected] or select “Give Feedback” in the mobile app menu and let us know what you think. *Notes •Select 2018 Lexus vehicles with Display Audio and Toyota vehicles with Entune 3.0 Audio and Entune 3.0 Audio Plus require USB and Bluetooth connection to view MapStream mode moving maps on multimedia display; with Bluetooth connection only, the multimedia view will be TurnStream™ mode, turn-by-turn directions without a moving map •MapStream mode NOT available for 2017 and earlier Lexus and Toyota vehicles •Scout GPS Link in-car features and experience may vary based on vehicle manufacturer and model •Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life Telenav Website – Scout GPS Link Support –[email protected]

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Scout GPS Link app reviews

  • Shame on Toyota to use this app!!!! 1/5

    By silvia dh
    I wish i can give a zero stars.... Takes forever to start and always there is a problem ,very slow and freezes a lot!!! Using a manual map is better that this ... such a shame for Toyota to use this app.
  • Good job 4/5

    By caridasita
    It always takes me to where I want to go
  • New Lexus owner 1/5

    By 2018 lexus 350
    We downloaded for our Lexus. This is probably the worse map system in the world! Why Lexus uses it is amazing!! The Lexus dealership in Dallas is dumbfounded!
  • Useless 1/5

    By klop6677
    The most awful, useless, ineffective app that I’ve ever experience. I pray to God that I am never lost with just this app to get me home. Delete immediately!!
  • Awful 1/5

    By Lydph
    Have had my 2018 Camry back to the dealership for times to try and get Entune them to work properly. My wife has a 2017 RAV4 and her system is far superior to mine.
  • Disappointing 1/5

    By Sunshine13*
    I use to love this app! But I got a new iPhone and it will not connect to Bluetooth for this App anymore!!! I have tried everything and NO GO! This is why I have given it 1 star. It used to be a great GPS but now it won’t work for anything! I have a 2016 Toyota Rav 4 and it use to work with it but since I got the brand new iPhone it can’t seem to find the Bluetooth signal. I don’t know what else to do???! Very dissatisfied!!
  • Toyota lost mission, rate this app at - 5 1/5

    By 1234986546
    I wanted to go to the U o M dental school parking ramp. I invited the Scout GPS developers to search for “Washington Ave parking ramp” on google maps and Scout GPS. I again gave up on the Scout GPS and use my phone’s Google maps.
  • Directions won’t load and when they do they are horribly wrong 1/5

    By photog on the go
    I tested it out with a few routes I already know and continuously got wrong directions (it would tell me to take the interstate west when according to the route map I selected I needed to go east) at one point it wanted me to make a u-turn when I was taking the interstate for another 40 miles before I needed to turn. Needless to say I will NOT TRUST this app when I actually need directions. That isn’t even factoring in that when I go through the steps for getting directions it will often let me select my route and then when it tries to bring of the directions they never appear and I get sent back to the home screen.
  • Syncing issues 2/5

    By dallegri
    This app works “okay” when you are using it on your phone. Not as many options as Google, Waze, or even Apple Maps. It falls short when syncing to my Tundra. It’s actually worthless for that. Every time I start my truck the app ask to “connect” instead of connecting automatically and it never connects. When you load an address and click navigate it should send it to the truck display but it never does. You also cannot search for anything on the truck display. It just keeps going back to home screen. I’m not sure why Toyota decided to get rid of the card GPS model but this is not the answer. If you do not have cell service then this app will not work. I wish they could just send an update to have Apple Car Play and Android Auto on the truck. I’m stuck using my phone for GPS, which is fine, but it would be nice to have it on my truck. Hoping the bad reviews will prompt Toyota to change this. You pay over 35k for a truck and have to deal with a terrible app.
  • The app is horrible 1/5

    By ConsumingFire
    Scout needs to partner with, or take notes from Waze and/or Google Maps. This app has caused more problems than a few. There has been several updates, but minor improvements. Toyota sells millions of cars in the U.S., annually, so this app is known amongst the masses, so you’d think this app would be close to cutting-edge, however, it’s the complete opposite. I’ll stick to Waze and just buy a unit to place my phone on my air vent. Not using this again. Feel sorry for those that are suffering with this.
  • Uh huh 1/5

    By pithy packy
    Compared to other navigation apps this is the worst I have used.
  • Useless 1/5

    By mmackenz
    I tried this app. It shows a moving map on my iphone. As soon as attempted to use the app on Entune plus screen on phone went blank and the screen on entune was either blank or put me into a perpetual loop, going back to the home screen whenever I selected a route. Only once did it connect through to drive and then there were no instructions or visual cues received. I will stick to WAZE running on my phone.
  • Never ending problems 1/5

    By Monkey Play Da Bongo
    I wish it was possible to give this 0 stars. The bottom line is Scout GPS doesn’t work. Every time I’ve entered an address and hit get directions, I get the spinning wheel of death and then it reverts to the home screen. I’ve reloaded the app numerous times, downloaded all the updates and supposed bug fixes, and even taken it to the Toyota dealer to see if they can fix it. None of it has produced along term solution. Based on what I’ve read here and on the web, I’m not the only one with this issue. Hopefully Toyota wises up and realizes that it’s time to realize this idea was a bust and go with a built in GPS system in their future cars.
  • Lexus IS200t 2016 1/5

    By lexus IS 200t
    Dear Lexus, Please make Scout GPS link work with 2016 mode non-navigation as well .
  • Navigation is a huge disappointment 2/5

    By Rholderpilt
    This is my third Camry, a 2018 XLE. In my previous Camrys the navigation system was built in the car and was very user-friendly and extremely helpful. This new system, Scout is not anything like I expected. It is cumbersome, hard to navigate and missing many of the options the previous navigation systems had. It seems like Toyota took two steps backwards with this set up.
  • Not compatible 1/5

    By 12345-stressed
    This app stopped working when I upgraded to the new apple iOS. Went to the dealer and was told that Toyota does not have a fix at this time. Ugh!
  • Bad and buggy app 1/5

    By Andy9821t
    I love my Toyota but this app is terrible. It won’t find addresses and errors out of common searches. I would give a negative star rating if possible as this app is a black hole.
  • Eh 2/5

    By Zuraden
    Gave the app another go today. Opened the app on the phone and on the head unit. Received a prompt to update the app on the head unit so I did the update. Seemed to fix an issue I had with not being able to start navigating. So it’s a little better but definitely still needs a lot of work. Increased my rating from one star to two.
  • Poor idea, poor execution, and poor performance 1/5

    By Plane man
    In theory, the ability to use a mobile phone app to power your vehicle’s mapping system is great. A google map or Waze style UI, free and frequent map updates, and cross-platform communication is what all auto brands should strive towards. Unfortunately, Toyota and Scout really missed the mark. The system is clunky, laggy, and unintuitive. I much prefer go using my phone to navigate with a magnetic mount holding it just above. Additionally, the over-abundance of safety features (that Toyota is already notorious for) further infuriates the user and renders the app downright useless. Luckily I didn’t purchase a Toyota for its cutting edge tech, but I expected a more sustainable solution from such a reliable brand.
  • Terrible. 1/5

    By G_K_A
    I downloaded the recent scout update in hopes that there would be some improvement. What we would really like to see is an integrated GPS with my phone and my vehicle that works like Google maps. Our Dodge Durango has that and it is wonderful. When I downloaded this latest update it allows me to search for a location, it calculates the route and then goes back to the home screen. I cannot even use it.
  • Good but need to be improved 5/5

    By babie-25
    It works fine on my older iphone but much slower on new iPhone after using it for a while
  • Shame on Lexus 1/5

    By stup to buy this app
    This is the worst GPS App ever. Give us a direct link to our smart phone and this app is superfluous. This should be a three step process: download, pair and turn on.
  • Please reach out? Says Developer.. 1/5

    By Itouchplaya
    On a poor, well written review the developer asked the person to reach out Toyota? This app should not even be posted. It does not work, it’s obviously not tested or supported by the developer. I have a new 2018 Camry and could never use this app from the get go. A shame Toyota did business with this developer.
  • Does not work 1/5

    By Semi-pro Dad
    Have been back to the dealer twice & they can’t get it to work either. 2018 Rav 4 & now gonna have to purchase a navigation system. Come on Toyota, all the other car manufacturers have figured this out, why can’t you
  • What a waste of time 1/5

    By Bringbacktheoldapp
    The app had sort of worked. But today it showed as connected, synced my Likes and then when I selected a Like it said it could not detect the app running on my phone. The phone and music connection was fine. The Scout app on the truck display showed a Bluetooth connection but showed no signal. I deleted the app from my phone and reinstalled it. Now i get a “oops” message saying it can’t connect. I clicked the ‘get help from Toyota’ button. That takes me to info on how to connect Bluetooth and how to use Entune. But nothing about why Scout will no longer connect.
  • I’m kicking myself for being so stupid 1/5

    By Munehiro in Redondo Beach
    I read the reviews but I thought, nah, it can’t be that bad, and went ahead and installed it on my new 2019 NXh. I was wrong. Boy was I so wrong. Now thanks to this hard to use app my iPod cannot play when my iPhone is being charged even with navigation off. I looked everywhere but I can’t find how to ditch this thing. Google map is easier and does not require both Bluetooth “AND” USB connections (they call it “enhanced” mode). Take my advice and stay away from this one.
  • OMG real crap! 1/5

    By lberlen2001
    Using this navigation system is like using something from the early 1980s Toyota you messed up big time with this one so here I’ll say it the Team of jackasses that decided this is gonna be the best way for Toyota should all have their butts kicked I’m sure it was from the top down I will buy a Toyota going forward I rented one and now I’m really really upset and want to return the car call because of a simple refusal to put in Apple CarPlay/android auto Into Toyota That decision probably cost you lots of money genius
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By b i o y a
    Won’t load on my car at all. Garbaaaaage.
  • Love it 5/5

    By flyinsingle
    Awesome app love it
  • Toy2018 1/5

    By toy2918
    We are extremely disappointed with Scout Navigation
  • Absolute garbage. 1/5

    By Jules0965
    I don’t think I’ve ever written a review on an app before but this one is useless. Toyota, not sure what your thinking putting out a fantastic vehicle like my 17 Tacoma & linking it to this garage system. The app seems to work until you try to actually use it, then it kicks you off. It has never actually given me one single direction. For what I paid for this truck I should not have to go get an aftermarket head unit installed for navigation. Which is unfortunately what I’m going to have to do. Don’t waste your time, this review have one star because you can’t do negative stars...
  • Lexus should be ashamed 1/5

    By character counts
    Don’t waste your time downloading this app into a Lexus. The app does NOT work with your car like they tell you. Besides, there are other navigation apps that are more user friendly, give better directions, etc. than this piece of junk. What a pathetic joke.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By Flash the Turtle
    Terrible! My iPhone Connects to my Yaris ia but can’t get this stupid app to connect. Wanted to contact customer support no luck. Toyota really needs apple play in their cars this is really stupid. This ruins my experience with the car and wish I had come across this before buying.
  • Latest updates have fixed a lot of my issues. 4/5

    By [removed]
    App is working extremely well and lag-free. Give us lane guidance and it’s a 5 star rating from me. No other complaints so far.
  • Hard to use at first 3/5

    By LauraVerde
    I like it when it works, but no instructions were available and I experienced a lack of connectivity when I got my new iPhone XR. Did not realize that it would continue looking for my home wireless network when I drove away. Someone finally showed me how to turn off my wireless on the phone and now it’s fine, although a bit slow booting up on the car and syncing with the phone
  • Toyota makes good cars but bad digital solutions 1/5

    By ElsasserSC
    How can Toyota provide such a sloppy unreliable GPS solution is beyond my comprehension. I have given Scout GPs Link several tries. It is just no worth it. It started looping when ever I select a destination. I have decided to uninstall ScoutGPS. I will use Waze even if it does not interface with the big screen console of my Camry now basically useless! The next time I buy a car I will make sure to check the integration of my iPhone. Toyota makes great cars but it better find a comparable digital partner or my next car will not be a Toyota!
  • If I could give this app 0 stars I would 1/5

    By Sixernator
    Continues to crash and close out unexpectedly. Has actually worked MAYBE 3 times in the past year. Tech support is no help. Hope there is a class action lawsuit against company. Paid way too much for this “upgraded feature”
  • Loses Connection... 1/5

    By Big Bubba 777
    So let me tell you how this app hasn’t worked once in a brand new Lexus. It’s frustrating how after the address has been completely set up, once navigate is clicked on, It just takes you to the main menu, only to do it over and over and over again...
  • Terrible GPS system 1/5

    By AMarino91
    Scout is absolutely terrible in every aspect possible. Did not purchase the navigation package on my Lexus because of how much the sales people pushed that Scout was sooo good. WRONG! Now I’m stuck with my car WITHOuT navigation for 3 years! Lexus should really find a way to start using CArPlay at least.
  • Improve and update soon please 2/5

    By Nubie2
    Needs improving desperately! Needs to include picture in picture when cameras are activated. Losing satellite signal is major issue. Should be as or more reliable than Garmin.
  • Useless piece of sh.t 1/5

    By Alecknight
    Almost 40k for xse camry and stuck with this useless navigation, slow connectivity, tell you to make a turn after you passed the turning point. The delay is horrible, get rid of this piece of sh.t
  • Terrible 1/5

    By Abap1976
    Does not allow multitasking. Has to be on. Anything you do on the phone you have to reestablish connection. Used it with Camry, experience is just terrible.
  • Nice integration, a little cumbersome to use 4/5

    By RIRBF
    The integration with my vehicle works well. The difficulty is learning how to use Scout versus other mapping applications. Unfortunately Scout is not that intuitive to set the address.
  • So frustrating! 1/5

    By misshappy001
    I love many things about my Corolla, but I really hate the Scout navigation. It’s been glitchy from the start; now, it crashes each and every time I try to use it. This program is just the worst.
  • Rav4 XLE 2018 2/5

    By hildegarn13
    my new vehicle is supposed to be ready for the Motion Map GPS version but... i can only see the turn by turn GPS... I spend two hours on web searching how to update the system but is up to date... in my audio sustem has the Entune 3.0 and is one of the current compatibles system and my iphone is compatible too... I don’t know what else to do...
  • Pretty good 4/5

    By Goof9000
    It’s free and works well on my Tacoma for the GPS it doesn’t always link up right and I think it is with my phone if I try and open it on my truck to fast or use apple map first
  • Wrong way on highway 1/5

    By grousefinder
    If it’s not crashing, this app has twice put me on a highway going against traffic. Never, ever, use this system on a dark night.
  • Worthless 1/5

    By *ZooskSUX* this is a scam
    I got tired of getting terrible directions from this lousy app, so I stopped to ask a squirrel for better directions...the squirrel has a nest in my cup holder, now & does a better job squirrel gives the app 5 stars because it drives me nuts & my squirrel likes nuts...
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By frustrated Lexus Customer
    I have a Lexus and this is a very low quality app for such a great vehicle! I wondered how Lexus has its brand and excellent service associated with such a bad app. Many difficulties connecting with the phone and when I need it the most is not working. I have to rely on google and Waze most of the time, although it limits my car screen functionality.

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