Is my phone compatible with Garmin’s Bluetooth Smart products?

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Bluetooth Smart is a low energy, power-efficient technology that can be found in some of the newer Smartphones on the market today.

Several Garmin devices1 utilize Bluetooth Smart to wirelessly sync with these Smartphones when they are running the Garmin Connect Mobile app.

The following is a list of phones that Garmin has tested and deemed compatible to work with our Bluetooth Smart devices:

Android (Requires phone to be running Android 4.3 or higher):

  • HTC One (M7)
  • LG Flex
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Sony Xperia Z2


  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6*
  • iPhone 6 Plus*
  • iPad Air
  • The New iPad (iPad 3)
  • iPad with Retina Display (iPad 4)
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch 5th Generation

Is your phone not listed?

Garmin will attempt to keep this list up to date with the most popular Smartphones that feature Bluetooth Smart technology however it will be possible that a particular model may exist and appear to work but not be listed as compatible.

If your Smartphone is not listed above it is possible for it to be compatible if it meets the following requirements:

  • Apple iOS 8.0 and above
  • Android 4.3 OS and above
  • Bluetooth 4.0 capable

Garmin Connect Mobile is not compatible with Windows OS phones. If you are not sure or have questions about your phone’s specifications please consult with your wireless provider or phone manufacturer.

1BLE compatible devices include: Approach G7, Approach G8, Approach S4, Approach S6, D2, Edge 1000, Epix, Forerunner 220, Forerunner 620, Forerunner 920XT, fenix, fenix 2, fenix 3, GPSMAP 64s and 64st, tactix, vivoactive, vívofit, vivofit2 vívokí, and vívosmart.

*Requires iPhone to be running latest available OS version

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