Smartphone Link creates a Bluetooth connection between compatible Garmin nüvi devices and Android smartphones to provide live services such as traffic and weather using the phone’s data plan (Click here to watch video).
Recently, Garmin has updated the solution with a few new features:
This feature helps the user locate parking areas close to his destination. For some commercial garages, it also provides the user with the number of spots available and the current cost of the parking spot. Covered are 42 major metropolitan areas and 79 airports in North America with details about the garage, including addresses, phone number, capacities, size regulations and prices (early-bird, evening, holiday, specials, etc.).
Garmin Tracker allows the user to track the location of his nüvi on the Garmin website or with the Tracker app, so his friends and family can locate where he is headed to. It is also possible to send a link via Facebook, Twitter or email to track the user’s location.
Send Google Maps Addresses
Users can send locations and addresses from Android’s Google Maps to the nüvi.
The user can simply click on an address in Google Maps to open a pop-up window that will allow him to send it to his nüvi via Smartphone Link.
Price & Availability:
Garmin Smartphone Link is available at no cost in Google Play and includes several free live services as well as premium in app purchase options such as Premium Traffic, Fuel Prices, Advanced Live Weather and photoLive traffic cameras.