Garmin Smartphone Link

Download Garmin Smartphone Link for PC

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.9.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.09 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
Score: 2
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Garmin Smartphone Link for PC Description

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 garmin.com/spl for a detailed list of compatible Garmin devices. Some models require a software update, available at garmin.com/express 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 Parkopedia.com. [4] See https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=111441 for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Reviews

  • Rm

    1
    By Kc5ukk
    Does not work with the iPhone X
  • Not staying connected

    2
    By Rrjohn
    Just got a new phone iPhone XS. App will not stay connected to gps
  • Barely functional

    2
    By Blueeyedme
    The only addresses you can send the the nav from the app are: nearby searches, nearby Foursquare searches, and saved address from your contacts. Need to search a hotel 3 cities away and send address to nav? Can’t do it. Friends your meeting two hours away send you the address of where to meet them. Just copy and paste into the app you say and send it to my nav....you would be WRONG. There is no way to do that. Instead Garmin expects me to stand/sit at my MC maybe in the rain and search or manually enter address directly into my Nav VI unit...all without even a full keyboard requiring many more keystrokes. There is more functionality in all of the free NAV apps then in the $1k unit I purchased with my MC. Don’t be an idiot...Don’t be me and by the stand-alone Nav VI with your MC. Garmin is way behind even free apps like WAZE.
  • Much improved

    4
    By Henrico Ed
    Good job Garmin. This app has improved over time. Much more stable and now a good planning tool when paired with the Drive Smart 61 device. I have a request please replace Garmin Drive with this app. Garmin Drive is totally useless.
  • Poor design and functionality

    1
    By Laborspy
    Lacks the ability to disable features. You buy the weather to find out it gives alerts 3hrs away at the coast instead of anywhere local. Ok, stinks but what is horrible is that you can't disable it. So now if I want traffic I need to accept crappy weather alerts for coastal flooding when I live 3hrs from the ocean. Now I just ignore them and it's a joke in the family now. Is it really a thunderstorm or is it just a passing cloud and the bad part is 3hrs away. No clue, clicking on the alert gives you an error that it can't connect. And their support can't help on any of this. Awesome job!
  • Love this App

    4
    By NormanRi
    Love this App! Linking my phone with the GPS makes adding places so much faster, I really like it!
  • Zero star app

    1
    By ww64oyh
    If I could give this app zero stars, I would. The functionality is absolutely worthless and there are many bugs. The developer gives a bland answer to any statements on sais bugs. Whole app needs an overhaul.
  • Very bad app

    1
    By BTQuestMedia
    The one thing it needs to do , it can’t. I need to be able to enter the “name” or “ address “ of a place. And you can’t do that. This an absolutely worthless app. Zero stars is more appropriate.
  • Total garbage

    1
    By klebel123
    Garmin should be embarrassed by this app. It’s almost completely useless. Their idea of social media support is Foursquare? Foursquare hasn’t been relevant since about 2014. The media support is horrible. Crashes constantly, doesn’t allow media control from the Garmin Nav and doesn’t support album cover images or other data if you use Spotify, amazon music or pandora. Only for local media. Again, what year is it? 2014? There is a reason Garmin is losing major market share. Just use your smartphone and locally downloaded google maps and you get everything Garmin has and 100x more.
  • Absolutely necessary but needs to be better

    2
    By TheShkosh
    So, by default Garmin uses Foursquare to search for things. Couple that with terrible voice recognition on the unit itself, and Garmin has A LOT to gain from tighter smartphone integration. This app wants to be that tight integration. The most important thing this app does is give you the ability to copy an address from an actual search engine and paste it into the search field of the app. You can then send that address to your GPS and not have to use the terrible UI. This app would benefit from the ability to use Siri shortcuts. Then at least you could find your address and say “Hey Siri, send this to Garmin” and never have to open the app or touch the GPS. Additionally, this app misses an opportunity to customize the smart notifications on the GPS. I like the idea of the smart notifications, but the execution is not good. That screen is the perfect size for the map, but then a notification comes up and doesn’t leave until you close it. This should be a setting in the app. There is no reason for a notification to remain on the screen for longer than 3 seconds. Move all of the GPS settings to the app, add a few, and let us change them all from the app. Also, allow the GPS to use the phone to conduct its update. I have enough stuff to carry in and out of my truck every day. My phone has lots of horsepower, storage and a data plan. I feel like it should be able to update the GPS wirelessly as I commute. How about some third party integration? I would love Google to be able to tell it that there is traffic ahead, or for Waze to be able to report a hazard or speed trap.

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