New Version of Garmin Smartphone Link out today

 

For those of you that use this program the new release supposedly addresses stability issues.

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

Thanks...

for the notice!

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Nuvi 660

I snagged the update yesterday

I hope to get to try it out this weekend. The only problem I've noted lately is that sometimes the iPhone won't reconnect easily to the nüvi. This usually happens if I stop for gas or lunch and the nüvi goes to sleep. Once I restart the car, the nüvi wakes up but I sometimes have to fiddle with the Bluetooth to reestablish connection, sometimes it does it on its own as it should. I'm assuming that part of the problem comes from passengers on board with Bluetooth devices that are introducing noise on that band.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Thanks for heads up

Going to see if there's much difference.

Thanks for the update

Noticed the update this morning.

Hope it fixes a few things

Smartphone Link requires that you have the GPS turned 'on' on your phone... Runs the battery dead quickly on my phone. Seems odd that a program that connects to your GPS also requires the phone GPS turned on. I'll update today, maybe this will be fixed.

Larry

Bluetooth Link

My wife's android phone is constantly losing Bluetooth link to her Garmin. I don't know if it is the phone or the nuvi that's causing the problem.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

No Battery Problems

gdfaini wrote:

My wife's android phone is constantly losing Bluetooth link to her Garmin. I don't know if it is the phone or the nuvi that's causing the problem.

My SE iPhone has a problem maintaining the SmartPhone link, also. The phone part stays connected just fine. Then again, on the next day, it works perfectly. I can't determine why it works well one time, then not the next.

As far as the battery is concerned, (I drive a tour/charter bus), my phone lasts 2 days through 10 hour driving shifts. It doesn't affect the battery at all, since all the phone does is check traffic and relays it to the GPS. If SmartLink is running phone battery down, then there are other problems that aren't related to SmartLink.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

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gdfaini wrote:

My wife's android phone is constantly losing Bluetooth link to her Garmin. I don't know if it is the phone or the nuvi that's causing the problem.

Often it's the other things turned on in the phone causing the problem. If you are in a vehicle and using your Garmin, you don't need GPS turned on which a lot of apps do almost automatically as part of "Location Services." GPS is a battery hog as it is constantly running an updating position which requires both the receiver and processor power. Turn off the unused/not needed functions and see what happens.

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Bluetooth Link

gdfaini wrote:

My wife's android phone is constantly losing Bluetooth link to her Garmin. I don't know if it is the phone or the nuvi that's causing the problem.

While I don't loose the Bluetooth link once established between my 2598 and a Motorola Mini, I am finding that once I turn off the Nuvi when turned back on I often have to delete the pairing in both devices then re-pair the two devices otherwise the Smartlink app within the Nuvi doesn't properly access the phone. Sometimes it takes multiple pairing then deleting the re-pairing before the two devices will properly communicate with each other. Very frustrating at times.