Smartphone Link is a free app that allows your Garmin nüvi to receive real time information such as traffic, mobile safety cameras, weather and much more. It also shares locations with your compatible Smartphone so you can navigate that last mile to your destination, and back to find your parked car.
Why Use Smartphone Link?
Receive real time information from your Garmin GPS direct to your Smartphone.
Send addresses, contacts and other destinations from your Smartphone to your GPS.
Receive and report mobile and fixed safety camera locations.
Receive Live traffic
View real-time photos from traffic cameras
Get guidance to your final destination and save your spot for your return
Access advanced weather conditions and road alerts
Receive dynamic parking information such as pricing and availability
The Best of Both Worlds
Garmin Smartphone Link for iOS & Android works with the Garmin nüvi 2013 series (2xx7, 3597, 3598). The Garmin nüvi 2012 series (2xx5,3490, 3590) supports Smarthone Link for Android only. All of the 2012 models, except the nüvi 3590 require a software update (version 4.40 or later) available via myDashboard.
Garmin Smartphone Link is available at no cost in the Android Market or in the Apple App Store and includes several free Garmin Live Services as well as premium subscription services.
Enjoy Garmin Live Services
Garmin Live Services provide the most up-to-date "live" information to your Garmin device using your existing mobile data plan. There's no need for an additional data connection. Some services are included free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Others are available through subscriptions offering premium content and enhanced features.
Examples of Garmin Live Services:
Provides notifications when new software updates and services are available.
Local Weather Information
Current localized weather, temperature and forecasts.
PhotoLive Traffic Cameras
Provides drivers the ability to look up real-time photos from traffic cameras to get a glance at traffic and weather conditions.
Parking & Destination
Automatically saves the position of the parked car and find your way from a parking spot to the destination and back.
Speedwatch safety cameras
Stay up to date with all the latest locations of speedwatch safety cameras including fixed, temporary, average speed and mobile zones - red light and even live reported cameras.
Utilising a Local Search feature within the App, search for locations on your phone and then share them with your nüvi for directions once you get back to the car. Sync with recent locations and favourites on your nüvi.
Garmin 3D Traffic Live provides the best-in-class real-time information to help you navigate in and around congestion. It is updated every two minutes with 2000 messages including details of traffic incidents, road conditions and delays on motorways, dual carriageways and major roads.
In addition to what the free weather service provides, Advanced Weather also allows you to view animated radar images on your navigator. You can also view weather conditions at your destination before you start your trip. Colours distinguish types of precipitation such as rain, snow and ice, to help you avoid bad driving conditions.
Informs you about available parking spots near your destination including prices, etc.
The Smartphone Link Feature set depends on country, region and Smartphone operating system.
Traffic Services are available in: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom
SpeedCam Services are available in: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, South Africa and the United Kingdom
Weather advanced Services are available in: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
PhotoLive: Services are available in Finland, Norway, Sweden and England
Dynamic Parking Services are available in: Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom
Available for download on the App Store. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
iPhone® Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled Garmin nüvi® models, including:
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.