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 lorry 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 to share information with your iPhone, including contacts, search results, favourite locations, your driving destination and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your compatible Garmin navigator can also access Garmin Live Services 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 that 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 1000 messages every update cycle
• Live Parking
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 purchase within the app, include:
• photoLive traffic cameras
Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras to see traffic and weather conditions
• Advanced Weather
View detailed forecasts, current conditions and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts
• Dynamic Off-Street Parking
Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost
 Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and roaming rates.
 Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required.
 Parking data is available for most town centres. For coverage details, visit Parkopedia.com.
 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.
User interface has been adapted to iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, and stability improvements have been made.
Ratings and Reviews
The application has a simple UI and it connects fast with Nuvi.
Developer Response ,
Hello there and many thanks for your feedback. We're glad to see you're happy with our services. We are constantly improving our app so please stay tuned for our future versions also. For any other issues or suggestions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll gladly assist you on solving them.
Unreliable Bluetooth connection
When IOS says that BT is connected, this app sits there, saying the opposite.
You have to delete the BT connection at the Nuvi, in ios, delete this app and the start all over again.
Developer Response ,
Hello Sanjay and many thanks for your feedback. Please not that the basic Bluetooth connection which supports calls only is different by the Smartphone Link one; to enable that as well you have to enter the security code generated by the Garmin device. If you're facing any other specific issue within our app please feel free to contact us at email@example.com and we'll gladly assist you in solving it.
Nice App but there is a problem
It's good to have this app on iPhone too.
There is no option for searching other locations except nearby locations.
There is no option to send location from Google Maps
If you could place these two option the app would be great
- Garmin International
- 35.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Garmin International, Inc. 2018
- In-App Purchases
- photoLive (United States) ₹ 399
- Dynamic Off-Street Parking ₹ 499
- Advanced Weather (North America) ₹ 399
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.