Garmin Drive, Garmin Watch Link, and Garmin Smartphone Link are the apps available for the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device.
Garmin Watch Link: This app helps you share your navigation from the Garmin DriveSmart device to a watch that is compatible with Garmin. It helps you find a better destination and check the status of your car.
Garmin Smartphone Link: This app offers many cool features, like LiveTrack, weather forecast, photoLive Traffic Cameras, etc. To use this app’s features, your device should be connected to the Smartphone Link app.
Garmin Drive: The Garmin Drive app makes your driving easy by providing automatic navigation and dash cams.
The Garmin DriveSmart 61 Smartphone Link app shares your vehicle details, travel history, search results, and other information to the paired smartphone. Initially, you need to install this app on your smartphone and pair the Garmin device with it. The below section explains the same.
The Garmin Smartphone Link app can be installed on your iPhone or Android phone from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.
Generally, the hard copy of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device’s manual is provided along with the device during the purchase. You can also view the device’s manual on its screen.
Step-by-step instructions to set up the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device
Step 1: Update the Map & software
To utilize the advanced features of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device, update its map & software. You can perform the update process in two different ways, and they are explained below.
After updating the map & software, you can go to the next step of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device setup.
Step 2: Mount and turn on the device
Step 3: Acquiring GPS Signals
Step 4: Adjusting volume & brightness
Step 5: Start the navigation
You can update your Garmin DriveSmart 61 device’s map & software using either the wireless network or the Garmin Express app. Make sure to perform the update process before starting the device setup.
Once your Garmin DriveSmart device is set up, it is ready to use.
To use features like live track and weather forecast, you need to install and pair your Garmin device with the phone using the Garmin Smartphone Link app.
Once the Garmin device is paired with your smartphone, all the Bluetooth features will be enabled. If you wish, you can disable them later using the Garmin Smartphone Link app. The below section explains how to configure the Bluetooth features for your Android and iPhone.
Hand-free calling, smartphone link data, and smart notifications are the features available for your Apple device. To enable or disable the Bluetooth features, follow the below instructions.
To set up the traffic settings on your Garmin DriveSmart 61 device, carry out the simple instructions given below.
Carry out the simple instructions given below to replace your Garmin DriveSmart 61 battery.
It is very common for anyone to encounter an issue while using an electronic device. The below section explains how to resolve some common problems that occur on the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device. Contact us by clicking the Call button to get remote assistance in resolving the same.
The update failure will occur due to many reasons. If you encounter the Garmin Drive 61 device map or software update failure while using a wireless network, then carry out the simple instructions given below.
Similarly, if you encounter the update failure issue while using the Garmin Express app, then perform the following instructions.
If the Smartphone Link app is not working or crashing on your smartphone, then perform the simple instructions given below.
The voice command will not work if your device’s map files are corrupted, you are using a region that is not preloaded on the device, or when the preloaded map is loaded during the map update.
If there is a problem with your SD card or the computer’s USB configuration, then you might see the error message SD cars is not detected or recognized on your Garmin DriveSmart device screen. To clear this error, perform the simple troubleshooting instructions given below.
The error message “unable to register” or “invalid chart” is displayed on your device’s screen when you try to add the Garmin device from the Vessel screen. Basically, you have to use the Home screen to add the device to Garmin Express. You can clear this error message easily by adding your device to the Garmin Express app from its Home screen.
To configure the American accent voice control on your Garmin DriveSmart 61 device, follow the below instructions.
You can use your device to enable or disable the audible driver alerts.