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What's new in this version (1.0):
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, weather and fuel prices using your smartphone's current mobile data plan†.
Smartphone Link currently works with all Bluetooth enabled 2012 Garmin including nüvi 2475LT, 2495LMT, 2595LMT, 3490LMT and 3590LMT. All of these nüvi models, except the nüvi 3590LMT, 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
myGarmin messaging -- Provides notifications when new software updates and services are available.
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 two minutes and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle. It covers major highways, interstates, and main roads.
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. Included are over 10,000 traffic cameras across the U.S. and Canada that send images every couple of minutes.
Fuel Prices* -- Helps you find the best prices for any grade of fuel in your area. Just tap the screen and go to your chosen station.
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.
Additional services coming soon!
† Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan's data and roaming rates.
*Not available in all areas. Subscription required.