I wanted an easier interface to add locations to my navigator, or to let a passenger add locations. The map is not useful because there is no search function, no points of interest, no businesses, barely city names. The main screen will only search nearby. I ended up using Google maps to search, then entered the address into the navigator manually, so basically I don't know what this app is supposed to offer.
I was not impressed at all by the app, It's sole purpose seems to be to drain the phone battery which I would definitely rate 5 star. I thought you would be able to plan a route as the tom tom connect one does and send it to the device. Having given it a good looking at I am now considering deleting the app, maybe have another look in a few months time to see if it improves. To say I am pi$$ed off at paying a lot of cash for the Garmin and finding out the support from this app is none existant is definitely an understatement. The app is 5 star Rhubarb !
The whole idea of the app is so a person can look something up on a phone, then share the address with the Garmin. Unfortunately, it's not very good at sharing. Maybe 10% of the time. (Yes-BT is connected when trying to send. ) Please update. It would also be very helpful if you could turn off auto start. We only need it when traveling, not on a daily basis.
Updated: a lot of bugs fixed. However, it still does not retain settings correctly. For example like many users I have my phone connected to the car Bluetooth but need the GPS to talk to it as well. It continually hijacks the phone despite being 'told' not to.
Used to be ok now it is so unreliable, today 10/12/17 prime example sat on the M25 in standstill traffic sat nav saying there was no traffic and 1 hour till home after 1 hr still stuck on traffic on the M25 it then says hazardous road conditions reported but still didnt state there was traffic. Tried taking me up the M1 which was also standstill and part closed thankfully the passenger was able to look at Google maps so we took the A1 against the advise of the sat nav. Waste of time app does not work.
Update 2: Two years later, and the app will finally start without location services enabled on my phone. However, now it REQUIRES access to my contacts. I understand why it might be nice for it to have access to my contacts, but I do not trust it yet, and the app will not start at all if I deny it access to contacts. This after spending $250 on a new GPS. Does Garmin just not want my business ever again? Update: tried again, but does not seem to work. Still seems to require location enabled on phone to do things... Old review: App cannot use the location of the GPS. It requires Location enabled on the phone. Even when the phone and app are connected to a GPS! No obvious way to get it to pull up recent locations from the GPS or other info. Uninstalling again. ..
We have further improved the stability of the app. Enjoy your drive!
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