Garmin Smartphone Link

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Garmin Smartphone Link

Smartphone Link creates a seamless navigation experience between a compatible Garmin personal navigator and an Android smartphone. It allows the devices to share information, such as saved and recently found locations, where you parked, and your current destination. It also links your compatible nüvi to Garmin Live Services, such as traffic, and weather using your smartphone's current mobile data plan.* Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled 2012 through 2016 Garmin devices, including the • DriveSmart, DriveAssist, DriveLuxe • nüvi 2417, 2467, 2475, 2495, 2497, 2498, 2517, 2559, 2567, 2577, 2589, 2595, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2689, 2699, 2789, 2797, 2798 with Backup Camera, 3490, 3590, 3597, 3598 • nüviCam • RV 660, 760 • z?mo 590 • d?zl 570, 760, 770 • d?zlCam Some of these models require a software update, available at www.garmin.com/myDashboard. 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 free when you connect to Smartphone Link. Others are available through subscriptions that offer premium content and enhanced features. Examples of Garmin Live Services: •Local weather information: Current localized weather, temperature and forecasts. • Live Traffic*: Garmin Live Traffic provides the best-in-class real-time information to help you navigate in and around congestion. Live Traffic is updated every minute and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle. • 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. • Advanced Weather*: In addition to what the free weather service provides, Advanced Weather also allows users to receive severe weather alerts and view animated radar images on the nüvi. Colors distinguish types of precipitation, such as rain, snow and ice, to help you avoid bad driving conditions. • Real-time safety cameras**: Alerts you to fixed and mobile safety camera data to help you arrive safely at your destination. • Dynamic parking: Helps you locate parking areas close to your destination. It also will provide you with the number of spots available and the current cost of the parking spot. *Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and roaming rates. **Not available in all areas. Subscription required. Android based smartphones must be running Android OS 4.4.2 (Android 5.1.1 recommended), with Smartphone Link version 2.0

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    Also allows hands free calling to phone contacts using voice commands”
    Weather radar and alerts are nice”
    I recommend gas buddy for gas prices
    Using real time traffic information”
    Initially could use bluetooth phone control functions”
  • Keep in mind
    Tech support is terrible”
    Don't count on customer service
    Needs to accept address from google calendar
    Wants a credit card on account to open app”
    Can't use other BT for phone calls when connected”
    App will not open or connect with sat nav
    Could be a lot better but don't purchase add ons
    Battery Drainer - Uninstalled”
    Fails to send destination info over Bluetooth about 70% of the time”
    The text message part of the app is horrible”

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