Just about the most useless app This app has the potential to be very helpful for linking your smart phone to your Garmin Nuvi. However they load the app with useless features. The app used to allow for Bluetooth linking and sending of addresses directly to your Nuvi. This feature has since vanished. Pull an address from a website and send it directly to the device, unable to do that. Search for an address within the connection app to send to the Nuvi, nope can't even do that. This app is beyond a disappointment.
Update 7/20/16 Ok i just learned that when looking for address using google, use the share feature. By doing so it will bring a menu up for a list of apps. Click on your garmin app and the phone will switch over and it will ask you to press " ok ". By doing so it will send the info over to your gps unit and you just press ok or go and off you go. Good luck every one.
Not bad for traffic I use it only so I get traffic in my Zumo 590lm. For that it works well, but traffic updates and incidents on the road is still not as good as Waze. But nothing beats the Zumo 590lm for GPS functionality,especially if you are a motorcycle rider.
Great concept but it does not work all the time. The Garmin device and phone both need to be restarted before use to ensure connectivity. UPDATE: It's been about 4 years since this app was released. Sharing locations from phone to Garmin (about the only thing I want from this app) is just as flaky as ever. It's great when it works, but it works maybe 50% of the time, and that's being pretty generous. With Google Maps allowing downloading of map regions for offline navigation, and Garmin's lack of support for this app and their existing products, they are making themselves irrelevant.
Almost a waste of time. Traffic is wrong about road and ramp closures and has no way to let them know about it and it stays wrong till all the construction near there is done. The free Google maps traffic is much more reliable and it doesn't cost $45 to get.
Drops Bluetooth Constantly As soon as the phone screen automatically dims, the Bluetooth connection to the NUVI is lost, which needs to be restarted manually upon phone awake. Also, app needs more updated features and better stability. The foursquare feature is handy, but again, connectivity issues hinder it's performance.
We have further improved the stability of the app. Enjoy your drive!
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