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OfflineRambler358

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    Re: Smartphone Link
    « Reply #15 on: 2020-10-25 22:13:28 »
    Once you've looked at the google page you can transfer the destination straight to the sat nav.
    How do you do this?

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      Re: Smartphone Link
      « Reply #16 on: 2020-10-25 22:28:51 »
      As Simbo says, look for the share symbol and choose the smartphone tab.
      This was all new to me until yesterday but tried it a few times and seems to work ok.

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        Smartphone Link
        « Reply #17 on: 2020-10-26 05:25:17 »
        As Simbo says, look for the share symbol and choose the smartphone tab.
        This was all new to me until yesterday but tried it a few times and seems to work ok.
        Okay, so it doesn’t go directly to the Nav. You send it to the Garmin Smartlink app, then send it to the Nav from there. You had me confused when you said you sent it straight from Google Maps to the Nav.

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          Re: Smartphone Link
          « Reply #18 on: 2020-10-26 06:36:14 »
          Okay, so it doesn’t go directly to the Nav. You send it to the Garmin Smartlink app, then send it to the Nav from there. You had me confused when you said you sent it straight from Google Maps to the Nav.


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            Re: Smartphone Link
            « Reply #19 on: 2020-10-26 09:44:32 »

            Apologies


            Me too :). I thought you meant it went direct to the Nav.

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              Re: Smartphone Link
              « Reply #20 on: 2020-10-27 15:34:57 »
              I started to read this thread as I was initially confused about the subject. Now after reading through it I can safely say I am now twice as confused 

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                Re: Smartphone Link
                « Reply #21 on: 2020-10-27 17:21:25 »
                I started to read this thread as I was initially confused about the subject. Now after reading through it I can safely say I am now twice as confused 

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                I'll try and explain. There is an app you can download called Garmin Smart Link. Once you have your phone pared to the Nav, you can use this app on your phone. So if you have a traffic subscription etc the Nav uses the app for information. But you can also use the app to search for locations, by post code, or full address and once found, if you open the location, you see an information symbol, if you click that, you can send the location on the phone directly to the Nav, so saves you going through the "where to" screens.  Now you can also search on google maps and share whatever you find to the smart link app, then transfer to the Nav. The confusing bit was, it sounded like you could search on Google Maps and transfer direct to the Nav, but you can't :)

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                  Re: Smartphone Link
                  « Reply #22 on: 2020-10-27 17:43:01 »
                  Also, transferring from Google Maps to the Garmin Smartlink app doesn’t appear to work for iPhones, unless I’m missing something.

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                    Re: Smartphone Link
                    « Reply #23 on: 2020-10-27 22:20:06 »
                    Also, transferring from Google Maps to the Garmin Smartlink app doesn’t appear to work for iPhones, unless I’m missing something.


                    You're missing the point of the Smartlink App.


                    You will have a separate mapping app to transfer data from phone to the SatNav - MyRouteApp for example. This app will have a means of talking to the Garmin in a language that it will understand.
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                      Re: Smartphone Link
                      « Reply #24 on: 2020-10-27 22:35:47 »
                      You're missing the point of the Smartlink App.
                      No, I’m not. The Smartlink app can transfer addresses to the Nav, and alert you to traffic and weather if you’re subscribed to them.

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                      You will have a separate mapping app to transfer data from phone to the SatNav - MyRouteApp for example. This app will have a means of talking to the Garmin in a language that it will understand.
                      Here, you’re missing the point.
                      MyRouteApp will not transfer directly routes directly to the Nav. A mapping program will need to export a GPX file for the route that can be imported into the Nav.

                      The Smartlink app is not meant for route creation or transferring routes, where a mapping program is.