Smartphone Link



Part Number: 010-00SPL-AP


Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin navigator and a compatible smartphone to display smart notifications right on your navigation display. Once linked, the navigator uses your existing mobile data plan¹ to share information, including contacts, search results, favorite locations, your driving destination, and even your parking spot. With Smartphone Link, your navigator can also access Garmin Live Services² for useful, real-time driving information.

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Connect for a Better Drive

With Smartphone Link, your navigator can access Garmin Live Services* for up-to-date “live” information that can be useful while driving. Some services are free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Premium content and enhanced features are available through a one-time, in-app purchase.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life).

iPhone® Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled Garmin Drive™, nüvi®, dēzl™ and Camper models.

Android™ Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth-enabled Garmin Drive, nüvi, dēzl and Camper models.

Garmin Live Services

Garmin Live Services² provide the most up-to-date "live" information to your nüvi using your smartphone’s existing mobile plan¹. Some services are free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Others are available through a one-time, in-app purchase.

Garmin Live Traffic

With improved traffic coverage in cities, rural areas as well as motorways and 1 minute refresh rate: Rely on Garmin Live Traffic for a stress-free drive, everywhere where you need it³.

Address Sharing

Send locations and online search results from your phone to your nüvi, and navigate there.


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.

Smart Notifications

With Smartphone Link on your smartphone, your compatible Garmin device will display notifications from your smartphone including caller name (if in your contact list), SMS messages, social media notifications and notifications from other apps.

Currently available on Garmin DriveSmart, Garmin DriveAssist and Garmin DriveLuxe models

Premium Live Services

These services are available for a one-time purchase within the app.

Dynamic Parking

Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost.

Service available in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Safety Cameras

Ensure you’re always up to date with safety cameras, including locations of mobile sites through the Cyclops safety camera community. The Cyclops safety camera community collects and shares up to the minute safety camera reports from a large community of mobile phone and Garmin GPS users to keep you informed.

Service available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

photoLive traffic cameras
photoLive Traffic Cameras

Look up live photos to see the traffic and weather conditions on your route.

Service available in Finland, Norway Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Advanced WeatherAdvanced Weather

View detailed forecasts including the current conditions and animated radar images.

Service available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).


¹Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates.

²Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Subscriptions required.

³Improved coverage beyond TMC locations compared to standard traffic service thanks to improved Location Referencing technology and TPEG. TPEG is the next generation traffic protocol, the new traffic standard and has the highest specifications for the transmission of advanced worldwide traffic information.

*Garmin Live services are a “one-time” Live services purchase. Purchasers of that service will receive Garmin Live services for the (i) useful life of the purchaser’s nüvi device, (ii) the useful life of the purchaser’s smartphone, or (iii) as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its third party content supplier, whichever of the three periods is shortest. A device’s “useful life” means the period during which the device (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize the then-current Live services (including a Live services-compatible operating system) and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Garmin Live services content not available for all areas. Garmin may terminate a Live services subscription immediately for violations of the Live services terms of use. Live services subscriptions may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product, even if the application remains on the smartphone.



Available for download in the App Store. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.



Available for download in the Google Play™ store. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. You can also find it in the Play store on your smartphone by searching for "Smartphone Link" or by capturing the QR code.