Great nav 4/5
Love the app, Would like to be able to maybe download offline maps. I also see it would be nice to allow phone entry while connected to car.
Nice App 5/5
I like this app. It’s very nice convenience.
Brand new to this app. Had difficulty with the voice command. Had to spell out “Vista Hills animal hospital” in order to get directions. Other than that, I like that the directions reroute fairly well and quickly.
Getting better but still behind 3/5
Has made good progress over the years (I’ve had since 2016) but maps are slow to get updated when there are changes and routing calculations can be off.
Graphics are still a bit dated and on the Toyota they are not helpful. It doesn’t zoom in to the map for where you are. Turns are often indicated by just a block arrow. It’s like something from the early 2000’s.
Lexus????? What Were you thinking??????
Great for finding the cheapest gas! 5/5
By Miami Builder
Find nearest and cheapest gas! Like the app so far!
Not used. A waste 1/5
I stopped using the application after getting lost going to places like the hospital the next two towns over to visit a sick friend or just to the mall. As a female I don’t like getting routed down shady streets in unknown cities with an unreliable GPS. I will still to more reliable applications until this one can be improved. It’s a shame we pay too much for these cars to not have a decent GPS. I’m truly disappointed.
I was disappointed in this gps system. It shows a map on my phone but when I’m connected to my sienna it doesn’t show the map. I use the map more than what they say!!!! I would rather turn this off and use either imaps or google maps.
Bad, then Good! 3/5
My initial experience with the App was quite disappointing and frustrating, but I can tell you, if you do an internet search on how to work out the bugs of the real time maps, you have a very solid GPS that you can count on to direct you well, and charge your phone at the same time. To sum it up; have your phone connected via Bluetooth to the car prior to turning the key (meaning connect your phone and then turn off the car - the first time) also plug in the usb before starting. You should open Entune and Scout prior to starting as well. Yup, none of that is intuitive, but I did it per the instructions and sure enough it worked great, and my frustration is gone.
Commercial property name updates 5/5
(I think this problem is systemic, but it seems that some commercial properties take a while for their names to be recognized in the application.)
WORST GPS EVER!!! 1/5
By Blah. Blah. Noah
I have never seen a gps as poor as this garbage. It doesn’t even come close to IMaps or Google Maps. It doesn’t update about road closures. It doesn’t let you know if there is traffic up ahead and it is very difficult to input an address. It shuts down for no reason at all. If you buy this you deserve what you get. Toyota and Lexus should be ashamed
By blah blah blagh
This app is so annoying at times
Nothing positive 1/5
By karNy 123
I’m sorry but this is a very awkward and inaccurate program. I agree with another reviewer who states the difficulty of getting scoutlink to load in the car. I really do not want to fiddle with my phone every time I get into the car! Then to put the address in on a keyboard that goes back in time. This reminds me for when gps devices first came up. More annoying is the constant “rearrouting” it does even when you’re going the right way, the way it just told you to go! The other day I got on the freeway and it kept telling me to go on side streets to enter the freeway again. I keep trying this app, thinking I just need to get more familiar with it.
I am so disappointed with this technology I am actually thinking of selling my brand new car... my first one ever! Toyota can certainly do better! I am usually a more positive person but can’t be so in this case.
Missing Speed Limit? 4/5
Overall I like this GPS app, but I’m really missing the speed limit from the screen. Every previous GPS app I used on my phone had the posted speed limit and it seemed about 85-90% accurate. Does Scout have plans to add this feature in the future?
Scout App 1/5
I have had a vehicle with Scout gps for a year. I have set it up numerous times. It is very frustrating to get error message to finish setting up when this had already been done. Recently I could not quit the app so was unable to restart. I would never recommend this app and am so sorry it is what came with the 2018 Toyota Camry.
Not reliable 1/5
You’re better taking an actual map with you while you’re driving. This GPS is in UNRELIABLE! Several times it would take me to a longer route and even recalculate itself when heading into the correct distraction. I’ve tried this app over a year ago for my Toyota. Now I know why I deleted it. Maybe I’ll try next year again. GPS needs to be more user friendly and reliable.
Window open (on focus) 1/5
By C-HR owner
First: Please tell me why you need to have the app open in order for it to work on Toyota Navigation? It’s so stupid that you need to have the app open in order for it to work on the car screen. Why can it run in the background?
Second: Why would it route you five miles more just to save you one minute off your commute? I rather travel 5 miles less and one minute more to save on fuel and wear and tear on my car. It’s just not on one route, it happens to a lot of my routes. I travel around 90,000 miles a year and with this GPS I’m sure I’ll be traveling 100,000 a year. I’m sticking with google maps.
Works fine 3/5
The app works fine most of the time. It has improved over time but will still give, sometimes, inaccurate information. I think it’s main weakness is that it is slow.
Maybe It’s Entune 1/5
I got a NEW Camry in October and I’m about to delete this app from my phone. It works so rarely, it mostly just frustrates me. I’ll spend an entire trip “waiting to connect to Entune.”
For a while I thought it was because I park my car in a garage underground and the signal can’t connect when I get in the car initially. But even when I pull over outside the garage and wait, even when I’m getting into the car when it’s parked outside, Scout is, frankly, unlikely to work with the car.
Worst app in the AppleStore 1/5
I’d like to invite the developers of this app to start using it. Then they will understand all negative reviews this app has. This app is maybe the worst navigation app. It doesn’t make sense to list all bugs, malfunctions and how much inaccurate is this app. I don’t understand why Toyota picked this app for its cars. I own a 2018 Toyota Camry and trust me this app is a piece of crap. I can’t wait to upgrade to CarPlay.
Did not show moving map 2/5
This app did not show map when you move on the street. Only text. I lost when there are lost of exits at the same location.
Can’t believe 2019 Lexus RX 350 does not have streaming maps 1/5
I am very disappointed that a premium lexury vehicle like 2019 Lexus RX 350 does not have streaming maps. All it shows is turn by turn directions and a static map. All other luxury SUVs in the segment have apple car play support. Lexus needs to grow up. This will be my last Lexus.
Poor GPS 1/5
By Dam Yanky
This gps app is very slow and disconnects very often. It does not have a street view when it is connected to the vehicle. This app needs a serious upgrade. Did I mention it’s slow very slow.
Needs much improvement 1/5
This app is frequently inaccurate. Also it doesn’t always trigger my car to make the app useable, unless so pull over, turn off the car, wait 10 minutes and then turn it on again.
CarPlay retrofit fixed it 1/5
After more than a year of struggling with Scout, Toyota finally did the right thing to fix it - they retrofitted CarPlay in 2018 Camry and Sienna. I even used Scout on my way to the dealership (to install CarPlay) and it crashed twice... Thankfully, no more.
Not pairing with Yaris 1/5
Update please! I’ll give you 5 stars if you update... its 2018!! Not 1978
Garbage app 1/5
This app is garbage. I will use any other map application. Half the time it does not sync with my car. Lexus should use CarPlay—way better solution. I don’t even bother opening this app because it is so bad .
Scout GPS Link 4/5
Does what I need. Pleasant female voice giving directions. Estimated time of arrival is way off; apparently doesn’t consider posted speed limits, particularly on highways.
Simple to use 5/5
By Aggie 1949
I love this app, and use it all the time
YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR 18 CAMRYS WITH CARPLAY 1/5
Added: Take your Camry to your local dealerships and ask for a CarPlay update. Some dealers charged and some don’t and you’re welcome!
Plug it to my usb and it’s not even showing my moving maps! Toyota should be ashamed of themselves for pushing this BS in their entertainment systems
It’s ok but I have a apple phone
So Apple play would be much much better because all my address are already in my phone
Worst GPS app ever 1/5
By Jackie Fay 5
We are renting a car (Toyota) and this app is the WORST idea ever. Toyota should really have their own navigation.... there’s no way to see the actual map on the screen it just shows the details of the trip.
By un-happy trucker
Completely worthless. If something does not work 100% of the time it is of no use to me. I can use google maps with sound coming thru Tundra speakers for a safe and reliable navigation. Also the traffic map only shows the east or west cost of Florida nothing in the center of state let alone the highway you are on. Its a 2017 truck and they have offered no new apps what so ever. If you want any of these features forget about scout and entune and use your phone.
I wish this was better 1/5
By Im rick james
To start with I wish i would of just waited for the 2019 Camry so I. Could have Apple CarPlay & not worry about this but this app is so dumb like why do I have to leave it plugged in as the background I wish it could be simple like I type the address on the phone & it displays on the screen & i can just close my phone out it’s. Not that hard honestly it makes me like my. Car less ):
Painfully ineffective 1/5
Program is sluggish and will not type out an address in any reasonable length of time. Actually, I don’t think it ever typed out an address for me. I’ve had my car all week and have been fiddling with this to no avail. I am far better off using the GPS application on my iPhone. This is been a huge waste of time.
Works, but is bland and mediocre in every way 2/5
By Levi Abbott
If you have a Toyota, you will probably download this app. To get turn-by-turn navigation through your vehicles sound system.
I tried to think of anything I liked about this app and the navigation in my Tundra and the best and only great thing I can say is, “it works”. The interface is awkward and not intuitive, the software on the phone and in the vehicle console is unattractive.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of room for improvement. And with so much room for improvement you are left wishing Toyota had adopted CarPlay instead of doing their own thing.
Would like to see exit numbers 3/5
It would be helpful to see along with the exit name. There are also issues with construction zones - the slightest deviation from the highway lane and the system continuously recalculates.
Poor app 2/5
I would think with the price of a Toyota that they could make a quality app for navigation. Or just put navigation in it. Twice now it told me that I was arriving at destination and I was mile away. Had to pull up google maps to get to were I was going. Sometimes it is next to impossible to connect to the app. Then in my area there are place without service. I just went and bought a garmin.
Waze is free and better by design 1/5
Waze is free and has more to offer than this does. As well as a much better mapping and reliably is far surpassed Toyota made the biggest mistake with this and I’ve had it in my Toyota for three years now and would like it to work like the sales guy said but it never has and I think it never will. If your looking for a gps app really go with something else like apple maps google and waze you’ll thank me later.
Useless and unreliable
Getting better 3/5
This app is still lacking many things other GPS apps have.
Lacking a lot 1/5
Much rather the car use my phones apps like Waze or Google maps. When receiving a phone call or switching to another app on the phone the navigation system goes away. Usually have to pull over the side of the road and start all over again
Sal Yanez 1/5
This review is directed to Sal Yanez.
Mr Yanez I keep reading that you appreciate every ones feedback on this worthless app. My question is what are you doing about it? Ok so just did the update. It’s still junk. Keeps saying I’m on one street when I’m actually on another. On freeways it just shows I’m on random streets. Jesus can this get any worse?
So I did the latest iOS update yesterday and this app has improved but still buggy. Was able to actually use it yesterday. It froze once and it still lags so I’m hoping this is a step in the right direction.
Update: 3-10-18. Since my last update I’ve had a chance to use this app a few more times. This app still needs a lot of work. Still a pain to get to connect sometimes. Other time it connects easily. Twice after about 30 minutes of use it just disconnects on its own. Trying to reconnect while driving was unsuccessful and unsafe. If at sometime we have to pay for this app I’ll buy a Garmin. For now thank goodness for my iPhone. Update: 6-21-19. Now that I have Apple Play on my 2018 Camry I can delete this worthless app. Yay!!!!!
Better Than a Thomas Guide Book! 3/5
Just purchased a 2018 Camry and am longing for my 20 year-old BMW GPS. One annoying issue is that when directing you to the freeway, there is no indication of which direction you will be traveling. For instance; I’d love to know if I’m looking for the South ramp not just have to guess based on the city destination of the route. BUT it is better than a Thomas Guide!
Scout GPS needs more work 2/5
By Bluenoses 731
- Unable to choose alternative routes when planning a trip.
- Delay in giving directions.
- Delay in adapting to route changes.
- Unable to expand map display (would be helpful for passenger serving as a navigator).
Better than given credit by most 5/5
By Sam177 Brown
Entune by Toyota Motor Co. Is how I use the app. If Entune is connected the app works well. Entune must show as connected by changing color. Being paired does not mean Entune is corrected. Occasionally I have to tap the Entune app an extra 2 or three times for connection to be made. I like this better than some of the other app it updates traffic and search overall is good.
Toyota scoutgps has finally gotten better. 1/5
By scoutgps is the worst
Toyota scoutgps has finally gotten better!!! Toyota now offers Apple CarPlay. Just got to a dealer and have it installed. Thank you Toyota for finally listening and getting rid of Scout gps.
Scout gps 2/5
It cannot connect via Bluetooth to my 2016 Tacoma.
Scout and Entune a Disaster for Toyota 1/5
I would not have bought my new 2019 Toyota Tundra had I known what a complete disaster the connectivity, phone, gps, and applications are. It is 100% unreliable. It is so bad that I’m looking at the lemon law in my state and see about returning the vehicle. Toyota should be ashamed of using such crappy application technology. Hope someone is fired.