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new garmin 65 and new garmin app for it

Does anyone know the difference between the Garmin smart link app and the Garmin drive app?

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  • Boyd 1966 Points
    edited February 19
    Have you seen this?

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/666925#overview

    Connect for a Better Drive

    Use this app with Garmin Speak™ devices for access to Amazon Alexa technology or use this app with select Garmin navigators to share phone content with your navigator

    When paired with a compatible navigator, access real-time services such as live traffic, basic weather and live parking¹

    photoLive traffic cameras (where available) let you look up live photos from more than 10,000 traffic cameras to see traffic and weather conditions

    Send address from phone to Garmin navigator, then easily route to the desired location

    Paired navigator displays smart notifications from your phone, including text messages, calendar reminders and app alerts

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    For comparison, here is the Smartphone Link app

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/111441

    Connect for a Better Drive

    Wirelessly pairs with select Garmin navigators to seamlessly share phone content with your navigator

    Access free Garmin Live Services¹ such as live traffic, live parking² and basic weather information

    Send address details from phone contacts to navigator, then easily route to the desired location

    Paired navigator displays smart notifications from your phone, including text messages, calendar reminders and app alerts

    Purchase premium Live Services in app, including photoLive traffic cameras and more
  • mike41 38 Points
    I have a Garmin 61 with the Smart Link app and a Garmin 65 with the drive App. The Smart Link has had some connection issues. The Drive app only connects to the device almost all of the shortcuts are on the GPS device. This can be a safety issue.
  • Boyd 1966 Points
    I don't understand. What is the "safety issue"?
  • mike41 38 Points
    I use Garmin Smart Link and TomTom MyDrive apps to check the weather, traffic, and cameras to plan the trip from the safety of my home or office. Then I just send the trip to the navigator. Taking a Garmin out of the vehicle is not convenient with the type of mount design.

    The Garmin Drive app only allows one feature called where to. All the other features need the device to view. Just as and Fyi I acontacted Garmin Siupport about this and their answer was if I do not like the app do not use it.
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