Version 2.9.4 for iOS now available.
I checked my version this morning, it still shows version 2.9.3, cant find an update button so will have to wait.
Prompted as an update Thursday
Prompted for update on Thursday for Android version 2.9.3b14
I've never been prompted about an update for this app, I always find out via this forum. Of course I have "notifications" turned off because I would constantly get the " ... is not connected" notification.
In any event I too am now up to 2.9.3b14 on my Android.
Got it. Went to App Store and update.
Working like a charm so far. The last update was a big boost and has been much more reliable!! Such a relief.
Yesterday. Everything seems fine.
Good to know. Thanks
Updated to Android version 2.9.3b14.
All seems well.
Version 2.9.4 has been running fine for a few days now.
Mine has updated without any prompting so I guess I have automatic updating set somewhere.
Seems to be running OK
What does this app actually do? Garmin Street Pilot does not come up in the IOS app store for me.
What would be the advantage of this over the Apple, Google or Mapquest free apps? All work pretty well for us here.
As I understand it, Garmin has discontinued the Street Pilot app. They also discontinued the Navigon and Viago apps. AFAIK, they no longer have any navigation apps for either iphone or android. And, no significant new road navigation devices in over a year and a half. I think the Garmin road navigation party is about over (hope I am wrong about it).
With the newer Garmin GPS devices, the app provides traffic, weather, and other services to the GPS.
For folks that prefer Garmin GPS devices for navigation, the Smartphone Link app provides the best of Garmin's available traffic to the GPS, much better and more widely available than the FM or HD traffic available to the Garmin device. The app uses very little cellular data.
Your nuvi 2689 is compatible with the Smartphone Link app installed on your iPhone so you could try it out if you want. The app is free but some of the premium services have a one-time subscription fee.
Thank you for posting.
with my iPhone 7 and nuvi 3597. It didn't have any problems staying connected. On the second day of a recent roadtrip it inexplicably refused to connect with the 3597. I finally had to resort to "forgetting" the nuvi and starting the pairing process all over again.
Thanks, Craig W but since the app is not in the IOS apps store, I guess it's moot.
I am curious though how the app would communicate with the 2689. Wi-fi?
That's odd as the apps's page on the Garmin site shows it available on Google's Android Play and Apple's App Store:
Are you saying Garmin Smartphone Link is no longer available in the Apple App Store? I haven't heard that.
I don't have a iPhone to test it out with, but it is still listed via a Google search: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garmin-smartphone-link/id567...
Please let us know if the Garmin Smartphone Link IOS app is no longer available. That would be a real downer!
The Garmin Smartphone Link app communicates to your Garmin device via BlueTooth, and communicates to the cloud through your iPhone data (cellular) connection.
It's still available in Google Play. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.garmin.and...
Whew, the app gets terrible reviews with many users giving it a rating of 1 (overall, 2 out of 5 for IOS and 3.4 for Android) for a product that is well-accepted here at The Factory. I think the Apple rating is lower than Android due to it frequently losing Bluetooth connections for many users with the app's earlier versions. It could also be that early users of the app gave it a poor rating due to the cost of the optional premium annual service subscription fees which later were changed to a minimal one-time fee.
I expect that the reason for it being liked here at The Factory is that its traffic reporting coverage in the USA is so much more available and it offers more and better traffic notifications than the other FM and HD traffic options offered by Garmin.
Let's hope Sixeye is incorrect about Smartphone Link no longer being offered in the Apple App store for IOS. If it is true, the future of the Garmin Android app, and even Garmin map updates is not to promising.
Unless we start getting confirmation from other iPhone users. I am going to assume that this is just a misunderstanding on the part of Sixeye of what Smartphone Link is.
Garmin Smartphone Link is available in the IOS and Google Play Stores.
It communicates using bluetooth.
I like the Garmin Smartphone Link I even paid for the add on. I really like being to pass destinations to it from my phone. My only complain is even when the app is not running and I get in the car the Garmin wakes up my phone and sometimes I don't notice it on in my pocket running down my battery. Doesn't seem to do it all the time and I have not figured out why.
What other app are you running concurently?
Maybe an email program?
An SMS app?
Some social media thingies.
All to many of apps are constantly polling, looking for this or that being new. Sending your location somewhere..
Maybe if you give an idea of your apps someone might see whats going on.
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