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.
A disappointing app 1/5
When I was connecting my new iPhone to my RAV4, my phone suggested that I download this app and also install it to my car. Having the GPS shared to my car’s display was a welcome upgrade.
I just completed my first trip using this app. It was a 200 mile drive. 80 miles down the road and I pulled into a rest area and deleted it. Constant rerouting for no obvious reason; directions that made no sense (such as making a hard right turn in the middle of a bridge); and warnings about no internet connection available (even though I had a strong cell signal).
It started out with such promise. But the app greatly under performed.
I truly doubt there was ever any intention of functionality. This seems like a purely shell feature.
This is the only gps that works in my car and while the directions are correct it will randomly recalculate and add an hour to your arrival time!
It’s Bad And Stays Bad 1/5
The app is clumsy and inarticulate. It takes me a lot of time to launch the app to work with the car. Most of the time, it’s opening the app on the phone and realizing the car still doesn’t see its apps for some reason. Then closing the app completely, maybe unplugging and replugging in the usb (which is wildly annoying being tethered to the car in order to use the maps), maybe shutting down Bluetooth and restarting it. There’s never any consistency with this app, resulting in a lot of frustration. When the app is working, it’s directions are poor and they don’t give you enough time to react. It lags significantly. Seems like Toyota could do so much better. Toyota’s decision to not roll out Apple car play to 2018 Camry buyers is puzzling, and would solve this issue as google maps has Scout beat by a country mile.
With 2020 Corolla Hybrid 3/5
By Curt S
After a few minutes Scout GPS Link stopped working due to loss of USB connection to my Samsung phone. But USB maintains a good connection with my iPhone - but was impossible to view until I figured out the need to lock the car’s display in NIGHT mode.
Of course, the iPhone also gives me the option to use CarPlay with Waze, Google Maps and several more apps. So, in my experience, I do NOT recommend Scout GPS Link with an Android phone. If you have an iPhone it works fine (though I will more likely opt to use CarPlay and Waze!). Sorry Scout GPS Link!!
Very bad app 1/5
Very slow. Not Accurate and no feathers like displaying speed limit and other things.
If you buy a new car and the dealership said it has scout, don’t buy it until the dealership add CarPlay feature.
Works sometimes 3/5
I’m driving along and it’s working fine then all the sudden it stops working and I need to reboot or pull over or use my phone with a different app to find my destination. Happens weekly. Sometimes it won’t work until my cars been running like 15 minutes. It’s ok but not great
Love it when it constantly repeats rerouting for no apparent reason.
Pretty awful. 1/5
By Books reader
I’ve rented a Toyota with this app. I would never use this app in its current form.
With the iPhone on linked from the car, the app does an OK job of finding locations. Once linked to the car, the app search feature is disabled. The in vehicle search is awful. I gave up screwing around with it, unlink my phone, and just used the phone as navigation.
There does not seem to be any way to get the in vehicle screen to show a map while driving. For example trying to find your way out of a suburban neighborhood with many dead ends and blind intersections.
Any other in car navigation that I’ve used has been able to show a map even when not going to a particular destination.
When going to a destination with this app, there does not seem to be a way to display a map. It only shows turn by turn. Not helpful at all.
2018 Toyota RAV4 and NO map stream 1/5
Just displays map overview, then when close to turn the map is replaced with an arrow with no map visible. We’ve made the wrong turn several times at confusing intersections with multiple options. The free Maps app is WAY better. Toyota needs a better solution.
We have had no problems and it works for us
I have had many different GPS systems and this one is terrible. I have just stopped using it. I use apple or google maps. Toyota should be ashamed of this “upgrade.” Recently, updated and doesn’t connect to my phone anymore. Good times. Prior to that, it dropped the connection in Houston🙄🙄. Please recall this piece of crap
Better than nothing, but just barely. 1/5
What a PITA. I had to suffer through this mess for a week in a rental car. I will be so glad to get home to my CarPlay. Didn’t seem to be any way to put in a destination vocally, so if you’re not in Park, you’re out of right. Has a very mistaken notion of hard right, slight right, etc. Received so much bad or inaccurate direction. I was constantly zooming out to try and find out what is coming up and it would zoom back in. So annoying. And both times I went north on I-5, it would tell me to get off at exit 76 for absolutely no reason!
Doesn't connect to the car half the time and you have to troubleshoot all the time. Always "rerouting". Embarrassing.
Doesn’t even connect 1/5
Trying to connect to my 2018 Tacoma and no luck. Bluetooth working and connected but this app is just gatbage
Can’t log into app 1/5
I’ve tried logging into app but get invalid password. Password reset quickly sends an email allowing reset. I reset password and try to log into app but get an invalid password message. I’m stuck in an infinite loop. It looks like a usable app on the phone if it would only work on my Toyota display. The original Toyota navigation app is horrible. Drive down a road, turn right, continue for five miles, make a legal u-turn, go back five miles, continue down the original road to your destination...
Don't waste your time! 1/5
As the saying goes, "it ain't soup yet". Not especially intuitive. The Search function is most frustrating. You select Search and then have various categories from which to choose: Shopping, Coffee, Parking etc. If you want to enter your own destination, it is damnably difficult to find the keyboard.
Download exp terrible 1/5
I have difficulty getting the app to download every time I attempt to use it
Bad and buggy app—still 1/5
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.
After about a month, I received an email saying to update the app, which I already did before this review. The app still doesn’t work and support is non-existent. Save yourself and don’t use this app.
Terrible—worst GPS app ever 1/5
We have a 6 month old Camry. This app is so awful we are seriously considering replacing the navigation/stereo with a 3rd party system just to get away from Scout GPS. Do NOT recommend.
Not good at all 1/5
I programed 4 destinations. 2 of them I had to use google maps on my phone to get me there. Three times the app had me take a turn and then flip a u turn. I think I will stick with google maps and forego the visual on-screen map
Connect automatically to iphone 1/5
I hate to reconnect manually my iphone every time I stop and restart my toyota.
For more convenience, this app should reconnect to the phones via bluetooth like audio system when the car engine is started.
This is my second Camry and my previous one had a hardwired nav system in it. It was fantastic, easy to use and had many great features. This app is lacking at best. You can’t have multiple stops and no waypoints!. The screen is hard to read with a light background and white roads. You have to have the app open on your phone and running in the foreground. You lose the map when you switch apps.
Poor all the way around!
Unreliable and Potentially Dangerous 2/5
My wife and I purchased our new Toyota Camry last August. We are very happy with every aspect of our new car, except for this unreliable app. This app is great when it works, but several times it has stopped providing navigational service in the middle of a trip.
Today, I got the error message that I must connect my phone to my car to provide moving navigation. Actually the phone was already connected via USB. Again, this failure occurred in the middle of a trip. This kind of unreliability is potentially dangerous, because a driver could be easily distracted in a vain attempt to get this app to work during a trip. Please be safe and be aware.
Time for a recall 1/5
I’m not sure who approved this deal. But it’s time to have Toyota step up and recall all vehicles with this horrible Navigation System.
The entire nav system is based on a cellular signal ...really
I’m hoping someone with the customer intentions reads this. It’s only a matter of time before someone looses a family member either getting lost or trying to adjust the GPS system.
With technology as advanced as it is no reason to use cell phone to run a vehicle GPS system. These are two completing separate items . Time to admit this was a fail and replace it ...before you kill somebodies loved one
2017 Tundra TSS 45K +
Never thought there would be a worse GPS than Apple Maps. This one takes the cake and the whole bakery with it. Going back to G-Maps on Carplay. Waste of memory space.
It’s okay, it needs some updates 3/5
By Isaiah 53.1-12
It gets very glitchy and refreshes too often. It would be great if it was more smooth and if my phone did not have to be connected always in order for the map to show up on the screen. I am running this app in a 2018 Sienna.
Worked the instant I uploaded it....and that was the last time it worked. 1/5
I uploaded this app unto my 2016 Rav4 to try an easier to read alternative through the Entune system than just having Google Maps through my phone. Worked fine when I uploaded it and tried it out. Upon getting to my destination, shutting the car off, and then starting my car back up, the app now doesn’t connect to the car. Tried everything and the app refuses to connect to the car. Shortest amount of time I have held onto an app. Sticking to old reliable Google Maps. Do yourself a favor. Save yourself the trouble, open Google Maps, go to Settings, Navigation Settings, turn on “Play voice over bluetooth” and “Play as bluetooth phone call” and google maps will run through your radio while you can listen to your music. You don’t need this useless app.
Awful coordination with Apple 1/5
After five trips to the dealership including three with loaners and countless phone calls to Entune the app still crashes frequently during a trip.
Should be named Entomb 1/5
By warning to yall
Most terrible navigation app I have ever used. And they put this crap on my Lexus? What a wasted of my money... I will never buy Lexus ever again. RIP.
Functionality Lacking 2/5
I want to be able to see the map on my screen in my car when my phone screen is locked!! Only having words on my screen does not help me. Until this is changed I will be using Google Maps. Two stars because I like being able to send my ETA.
Was not aware about this ... 4/5
By Marita Colunga
Four stars because one time that I was desperately looking for driving directions and navigation was not working. I almost took my car to the agency; then, somehow I realized that the App was updating. I haven’t had any problems since then, but it left me wondering, how often this updates take place?
Just OK 3/5
The App is just OK. The apps on my phone such as google maps and wave are faster and more detailed. It would be much better if they could be synced on the navigation screen. Other manufacturers have this feature on comparable priced vehicles.
Trying to use this app from three hours 1/5
Trying to use this app from three hours
Still didn’t figured out what Toyota wants us
Click on scout GPS and open phone app at the same time ?
We reached the destination our own while figuritout, Thanks Toyota for this freaking ridiculous app!
Uninstalling after this review.
I can program it. 1/5
In this day and age of mapping and tech. And the ever expanding hands free laws. I simply can’t understand the turn by turn. Why would it not speak??? Siri is my best friend. Opt out of nav system.?? Sorry Toyota. Other than that. Love my new Tacoma!!!!!
Get ready to be lost !!! 1/5
I rented a Toyota Camry and for navigation I had to download this crappy app because stupid #Toyota force people to use their Entune software. And this is the only app u can use for GPS. The stupidity and inability to connect this app to the Toyota Entune system is insane! The connection is dropped constantly after an hour or so. And you have to keep running the app actively on the iPhone in order navigation to work while driving. It is so frustrating as I was driving in a new area and on highway. I ended up just using my Apple Map on my iPhone and just listened to the auditory instruction to drive. So unless u r ready to be disconnected and to be lost. Stay away from this app while u r driving a Toyota or Lexus. And if you have a toyota or Lexus, I m so sorry u r stuck with the stupid Entune and this app. Lastly, stupid #Toyota what the hell are u thinking to use this app for GPS ?!
Garbage. I am leasing a 2018 Camry and this app makes me not want to buy the car. It lags and I pass my turn before it prompts me to turn. The developer just replies with the same comment to everyone which shows they don’t care to address anyone’s issues. It’s frustrating that I have to have my phone plugged in and the app open on my phone the entire time. At that point I mine as well use maps on my iPhone. 1 star is too many to give at this point. Garbage
Do not pay extra to upgrade trim to this 1/5
I upgraded my trim to have access to the GPS system.
Being in outside sales and driving 1000 miles/week I figured it’d be nice to have. Couldn’t have been more wrong.
Doesn’t save any of my favorited locations, struggles to connect to the truck —when it does it doesn’t pull up routes to get to locations and sits on a loading screen.
Don’t even try to use a recent drive to not type the whole address in, that doesn’t work either.
That’s IF the app lets you get through the address entry process without restarting.
No problem, figured I’d try it on my personal phone that’s an Android — same issues as on the work apple phone.
If it was possible to give out a 0 star that’s what this would be on top of a giant waste of money to upgrade the trim in the truck for it.
Doesn’t stay linked to the car. You can’t up an address in the car or the app when connected to car, so you have to disconnect the phone type address then reconnect the phone. The the app disconnects randomly.
Would not recommend
Maps are not accurate 2/5
I just got my Camry and wanted to use the large screen for navigation. Near my house is a new road going in and scout wanted me to take it before the bridges are in. Not helpful if you did not know the Area.