Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin Smartphone Link

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2013-03-18
  • Current Version: 2.9.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 34.09 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
Score: 2
From 829 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.



  • Doesn't sent locations to my Nüvi

    By SEC1591
    Using iPhone 8+ running IOS 12.3 with my Nüvi 2597LMT, addresses are not transferring from the app to the Nüvi. Very disappointed.
  • Ray08

    By Ray"8
    It always says address being sent to my Garmin but it never gets even though it is connected to my phone.
  • Garmin fan

    By Full metal artimis
    Love the gps. While having this app running my dezl 580 freezes and I have no idea. I have missed turns & exits. Is there a way to correct that or have the traffic & weather information work without the app?
  • Keep kicking me out

    By eddiezay91
    The app keep kicking me out I have to restart my phone just to reconnect and that’s with the iPhone 10 max
  • No alert on gps for text messages

    By Rrjohn
    I have always gotten alerts on my gps for text messages. Yesterday it stopped sending the alert. Still getting alerts for my phone calls. I have restarted everything and reinstalled app
  • Frustrated RVer

    By RV Brad
    This app is missing the basic feature of manually entering an address and send it to the navigator. The bought a Garmin Navigator, because I thought the mobile phone app would let my wife “my co-pilot” to send an address she manually entered into the Garmin Smart Link to the Navigator. This is feature would be really handy since she is the one doing the navigation while I’m concentrating on driving. As of now you can only send an address you found in Four Square or the address book. Besides adding the ability to manual enter an address into the Smart Link and send it to the navigator, it would be nice to be able to click on an address found on the iPhone or iPad’s web browser and have a choice to send it to the Garmin navigator. It would also be nice if Garmin had a trip planer app for a iPad, which would allow a trip to be planed using the large tablet screen, then send to the Garmin navigator. The navigator screen is too small to effectively plan a trip. Also is makes more since for the “co-pilot” have the ability to edit a trip plan, while traveling. - I would pay a for this feature. I would also be willing to pay a monthly feed for if trip planner was really good for planning and saving trips.
  • Slow for the weather!

    By Kboczek
    Keep your $5 people! Dezl 770 and radar takes 5 min tp load. The moving one crashes if it doesn't load in 5-10min. Problem on the garmin server end? Traffic working ok but it doesn't seem to look really far out. However it will grab data outside of being in antenna range of a city. Would be nice if it drew from both but if you are linked to the phone and on a call in some areas data won't work..
  • Sunshine

    By MsMK6420
    I have been using the drivesmart 61 for over a year & as of 04/19/19 the updates have changed the this app & I can not get my gps to stay connected to my iPhone X nor will live traffic & phone stay connected. I need this for my job please help ASAP
  • Getting Better

    By Appp fan
    I’ve been using this app for a few years to find, save, and send locations to my Garmin Nuvi. The improvements to maps for “Pick a location” feature was huge. Now, would you PLEASE add a search field so I can get close to what I’m looking for on the map rather than having to always start at my current location and pinch and zoom and scroll and swipe to the region of the world where I want to pick a location.
  • Rahi

    By Big Daddy Kash
    Works better on old Dezl cam. No pop up severe weather alerts