Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current IOS App Version: 2.9.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.09 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
Score: 2
From 869 IOS App Ratings


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.



  • Pretty well useless

    By Books reader
    I deleted it. Originally installed it to be able to search for locations on the iPhone then xfr to the gps unit. But the smartlink search can’t seem to find anything. iOS maps has no trouble. Other features such as weather and traffic are better displayed on other apps, even iOS built in apps. So, I wouldn’t bother with it. The garmin gps works fine without it.
  • Can’t connect

    By popesteve
    I have tried for a few days now. Nothing I do will get the app to connect to my Dezel. What a waste of an app.
  • Traffic not working

    By Jezter5677
    Since the latest update on my Garmin gps I no longer have the traffic option on my gos when connected to my phone
  • Won’t connect

    By Pay warrior
    I’m using an IPad Air2 and the app will not connect to the GPS. I don’t want my cell phone tied up using the app so prefer to use the tablet. But I can’t get a connection to use the traffic reports. Wish Garmin would go back to using the FM antenna in the power cord instead of using up our data for something that is broadcast for free over FM all over the country.
  • Dispatch and track

    By Bill Jewell
    What happened to this feature? I used it quite a bit. At least when my phone would connect. Smartphone link is a good idea, but connectivity has always been a problem. I’ve used android sever versions and iPhone several versions. Always a problem connecting. I won’t pay for app adding again until you fix the problem.
  • Lacking a basic feature- search a location.

    By GSaurabh
    In case one wants to search for an address which is 100 miles away, guess what! this app is useless. App only allows you to search nearby places, or drop coordinate(really!). Garmin maps are better than this, at least they have feature to setup an address. I am wondering how hard it would be to provide a search address feature on a smartphone!
  • Having some syncing issues

    By Eli ender2290
    I’ve noticed that my Garman motorcycle GPS the most expensive one is having issues syncing with my Sena if you could partner with them or ask them about the type of software that they are using would be very helpful are use my Garman device with my sena and my iPhone
  • Missing the most basic functionality of GPS

    By el_Bo
    I have not had any issues with connectivity or app bugs, so that is good. However, there is no place to simply enter an address and go. The app only searches nearby places. I am always doing all of my trip planning on other map apps, then I have to enter addresses and locations on the GPS after I get in the car. It would be nice to enter an address or location or be able to search for places nationwide then link to the GPS when you get in the car. It seems like a well-established major GPS company would know to include this.
  • Toll pricing feature needed

    By Otabek BEK
    Common garmin update with toll calculating options please
  • Terrible

    By ByteAssassin
    You guys make some terrific hardware, but you should be sad that this app is so limited with what you can do on the GPS. I cannot believe that you guys have not worked out so you better things. You should be embarrassed.