I thought we might see this. Like your PND and have a smartphone with unlimited data? Garmin is ready to siphon data from your carrier, bucks from your wallet, and deliver connected services to your nuvi.
The new Smartphone Link app is free in the Android Market and includes several free connected services, including live weather and software update notifications. Of course, Garmin is quite happy for you to pony up more for advanced weather, fuel prices, live traffic and photoLive traffic cameras. Another nice feature is the ability to send addresses from your phone to your nuvi.
The app works with all Bluetooth enabled 2012 Garmin PNDs – the nüvi 2475LT, 2495LMT, 2595LMT, 3490LMT – as well as the new 3590LMT. Except for the latter, all models will require a software update available at http://www.garmin.com/myDashboard.
Here’s a video, and the full news release.