Smartphone Link

FREE on Google Play

Share information and live services with your compatible Bluetooth®-enabled device or smartphone.

Connect for a Better Drive

Smartphone Link works with select Bluetooth®-enabled navigation devices, including:

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Smartphone Link allows you to connect a compatible Garmin navigator and an Android device. Once linked, your 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.

Live Services for Real-Time Information

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 purchase.

Free Live Services include:

Address Sharing
Send locations and online search results from your phone to your navigator, and navigate there

Basic Weather
View forecasts and current conditions

Dynamic Parking
Find parking close to your destination, including the number of spots available and current cost (free for North America)

Garmin Tracker
Share the real-time location of your nüvi on Facebook®, Twitter® or by email

Parking and Destinations
Remembers your parking spot and shows your destination, so you can find your way on foot back again

Smartphone Notifications
Customizable smartphone notifications let you display calls, texts and other app alerts on your navigation screen. Available on zūmo 595, Garmin DriveSmart, Garmin DriveAssist, and Garmin DriveLuxe models only.

Premium Live Services, available for a one-time3 purchase within the app, include:

Garmin Live Traffic
When using the Smartphone Link app, premium Garmin Live Traffic seamlessly delivers real-time traffic conditions straight to your navigator, for the useful life of the device. With improved traffic coverage in cities, rural areas as well as motorways and 1 minute refresh rate: Rely on Garmin Live Traffic to help avoid traffic tie-ups, find time-saving detours whenever possible, and keep you on your way.

photoLive Traffic Cameras
Look up live photos from over 10,000 traffic cameras in the U.S. and Canada, to see traffic and weather conditions

Advanced Weather
View detailed forecasts, current conditions and animated radar images, plus receive severe weather alerts

Smartphone Link FREE on Google Play
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. 3See for terms, conditions and limitations. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Android™ based smartphones must be running Android OS 4.4.2 (Android 5.1.1 recommended), with Smartphone Link version 2.0. Garmin zūmo 595 model works with Android OS 4.3 or later.