The Garmin Smartphone Link app for Android works with the company's nüvi 2495LMT, 2595LMT, 3490LMT and 3590LMT GPS units (software updates may be required) via Bluetooth.
In addition to sharing information such as saved and recently found locations or the current destination, this arrangement also delivers live data via the phone's data service to the Garmin GPS device.
These data services include 'safety' camera locations, weather, and fuel prices. The latter two are optional subscription services.
"Garmin Smartphone Link is a great example of how smartphones can work together with PNDs to enhance your experience of the device," said Ian Edwards, National Sales Manager, Garmin Australasia.
"Garmin has combined the navigation strengths a PND can offer, such as bigger screens and better GPS reception, with new features like Last Mile to help you navigate from your parked car to your final destination on foot."
Garmin Smartphone Link is available at no charge from Google Play.