New version of Smartphone LInk for iOS released today

 

New version released by Garmin today. Stability Improvements

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

Android ditto

Ditto for the Android update now available.

Encouraging sign

It is good to see that Garmin is continuing to look at this app and update it. I believe that they will eventually phase out the corded traffic receivers as the cellular data seems to be more current and more widely available. Traveling through the midwest, I appreciate the weather alerts radar it sends to the 3597 and other similar models. While I don't use Foursquare per se but rather TripAdvisor when I'm looking for a good place to eat, I do use it when the location doesn't show up in the POI (custom or built-in) as Foursquare often has the location and I can then send the coordinates directly to the nüvi and that has worked great any of the times I've used it.

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

ThanksTXRVer

Thanks, because I hadn't thought about using Smartphone Link to find a restaurant. Traffic was the usual way I used it. And the coordinates of the restaurant go right into the Garmin.

dobs108 smile

Thanks

For letting us know about the update

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Thanks

Thanks; will update the app on the phone.

Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

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Thanks. May have to update my Garmin model to use this app one of these days.

Thanks

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2017.30 Maps

Updated

No problem. I just wish that the traffic feature was available in more areas.

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I'm curious

maddog67 wrote:

No problem. I just wish that the traffic feature was available in more areas.

I'm curious. It seems that you live in Greater Cincinnati (now I have a craving for Skyline, La Rosa's and Graeters, not all on the same day) and I'd have thought that any Traffic, FM, HD or Smartphone Link, would give excellent traffic.

Where are you having traffic issues, and is it with the smartphone link app?

I live in Arizona where in the entire state there are only two areas that offer FM or HD traffic, Greater Phoenix and Greater Tucson. When Box Car finally convinced me to try the Smartphone Link Traffic app back when it still had a 1-time subscription fee, I was getting traffic all over the state and I'm amazed at how well it works for me. The only areas without traffic were in areas where I had no cell service.

Same experience.

CraigW wrote:
maddog67 wrote:

No problem. I just wish that the traffic feature was available in more areas.

I'm curious. It seems that you live in Greater Cincinnati (now I have a craving for Skyline, La Rosa's and Graeters, not all on the same day) and I'd have thought that any Traffic, FM, HD or Smartphone Link, would give excellent traffic.

Where are you having traffic issues, and is it with the smartphone link app?

I live in Arizona where in the entire state there are only two areas that offer FM or HD traffic, Greater Phoenix and Greater Tucson. When Box Car finally convinced me to try the Smartphone Link Traffic app back when it still had a 1-time subscription fee, I was getting traffic all over the state and I'm amazed at how well it works for me. The only areas without traffic were in areas where I had no cell service.

I have the same experience in Iowa CraigW ... only a couple of cities that have FM/HD traffic. In fact, the traffic coverage was so poor I had thrown my GTM-60 in the glove box in favor of a small USB charger and a light weight USB cable that is much more manageable. Then when Smartphone Link became free, I tried it and get very accurate traffic alerts everywhere. I am very happy with Smartphone Link and it uses very little data on my prepaid Tracfone.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Ditto

alandb wrote:

I have the same experience in Iowa CraigW ... only a couple of cities that have FM/HD traffic. In fact, the traffic coverage was so poor I had thrown my GTM-60 in the glove box in favor of a small USB charger and a light weight USB cable that is much more manageable. Then when Smartphone Link became free, I tried it and get very accurate traffic alerts everywhere. I am very happy with Smartphone Link and it uses very little data on my prepaid Tracfone.

Like alandb, I'm also a Tracfone user so I am very cautious for any excessive data use on my smartphone. The Garmin app with traffic, even with premium weather, uses very little data.

alandb, you're closer to Cincy than me. Why don't you plan a road trip to the Queen City of the West and eat some Skyline, LaRosa's, and Graeters...plus have a dozen White Castles in case they're not in Iowa. Time for lunch...

The

alandb wrote:

In fact, the traffic coverage was so poor I had thrown my GTM-60 in the glove box in favor of a small USB charger and a light weight USB cable that is much more manageable.

The DriveLuxe must have the traffic receiver in the unit as the cable is very small, with no "block" on it, like the 3597 has.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

DriveLuxe

That is interesting since Garmin lists the DriveLuxe 50 as a device compatible with the GTM-60 receiver. On the DriveLuxe 51 it is my understanding that NO traffic receiver is bundled with the device and you must buy the receiver if you want FM/HD traffic.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon