Garmin Nuvi Smart Link SmartLink iOS App Updated

 

I see Garmin Smartphone Link for iOS was updated today to version 2.0.1. I had to re-pair my Nuvi and iPhone. I think this thing still needs some work as it often doesn't automatically connect as it should. I'm hoping the new version improves that but so far I'm not that impressed.

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I'm not a fan of Garmin's Bluetooth implementations. They seem very brittle, not able to recover from a lot of common errors. My least favorite culprit is their ecoRoute OBD II dongle.

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

I just noticed the update

I just noticed the update after reading this post. I am running it on my two iphones. I did not experience any connectivity issues after the update. Garmin needs to fix Bluetooth functionality on Nuvi units. I am still waiting Garmin to fix Bluetooth issues on NUVICAM. Whatever they fixed in this update, must be under the hood fixes..

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Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Good in a pinch

k6rtm wrote:

I'm not a fan of Garmin's Bluetooth implementations. They seem very brittle, not able to recover from a lot of common errors. My least favorite culprit is their ecoRoute OBD II dongle.

I don't think the Nuvi Bluetooth works that well, but guess if you have a vehicle without then okay in a pinch - no pun intended... smile

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Smartphone Link works well with my nuvi 2598

Not had any significant issues with connectivity. Running the app on an iPhone 6,

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

No problems with my Nuvi 2598 either.

Running the app on my Samsung Galaxy S4.

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GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

NuviCam

rookie8155 wrote:

I just noticed the update after reading this post. I am running it on my two iphones. I did not experience any connectivity issues after the update. Garmin needs to fix Bluetooth functionality on Nuvi units. I am still waiting Garmin to fix Bluetooth issues on NUVICAM. Whatever they fixed in this update, must be under the hood fixes..

Me too. On my NuviCam, SmartLink, even the updated apps, holds a connection to the NuviCam for about a minute. Then, without fail, the NuviCam states, "iOS Services Disconnected", and then my iPhone is disconnected.

As noted previously, the iTunes Store is rife with complaints about the SmartLink's inability to maintain a steady connection.

the OBD II Dongle

k6rtm wrote:

I'm not a fan of Garmin's Bluetooth implementations. They seem very brittle, not able to recover from a lot of common errors. My least favorite culprit is their ecoRoute OBD II dongle.

Is also subject to extreme temps. If it's extremely cold or hot the dongle seems to fail to connect. Then as it warms up, the connect o n becomes intermittent until the tempature is just right!

Kina makes you think about goldielocks and three bears

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Few issues linking to my Android phones

HerbSch wrote:

(No Problems With My Nuvi 2598 Either) Running the app on my Samsung Galaxy S4.

The SmartPhone Link has been quite reliable with my Android phones. It loses the link once in a great while, a month or two or more. Usually a cold boot or delete/re-pair the link takes care of the problem.