1. Vortec 5.3's Avatar
    Is it possible to use google maps and my 'non" iPhone moblie hot spot to activate the gps feature. I have a 32GB wi-fi new iPad.
    03-24-2012 12:36 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    If your mobile hotspot is capable of outputting NMEA GPS data, and you have an app capable of using that - you're set.

    The wifi iPad doesn't have a GPS receiver of it's own - and will locate you based on any location data exists for your device's "public" ip address... if you want to have functional mapping/GPS on a wifi iPad - you'll need an external source for GPS location data... There are bluetooth GPS receiver pucks that work with wifi iPads... and there's the BadElf device (disclaimer: I have one - am nothing more than a satisfied customer...) - and you'll need an app that has a full map on the iPad, or, your hotspot to download map data on the fly.
    03-24-2012 12:46 PM
  3. Vortec 5.3's Avatar
    If your mobile hotspot is capable of outputting NMEA GPS data, and you have an app capable of using that - you're set.

    The wifi iPad doesn't have a GPS receiver of it's own - and will locate you based on any location data exists for your device's "public" ip address... if you want to have functional mapping/GPS on a wifi iPad - you'll need an external source for GPS location data... There are bluetooth GPS receiver pucks that work with wifi iPads... and there's the BadElf device (disclaimer: I have one - am nothing more than a satisfied customer...) - and you'll need an app that has a full map on the iPad, or, your hotspot to download map data on the fly.
    Thanks...Seems like a lot o trouble.. I do have a dedicated gps and one o my phone.
    03-24-2012 02:02 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Thanks...Seems like a lot o trouble.. I do have a dedicated gps and one o my phone.
    Actually very easy - plug in the BadElf, fire up the app - BadElf locks on to satellites - good to go. Navigon GPS app on an iPad is really, really nice.
    03-24-2012 02:20 PM
  5. Vortec 5.3's Avatar
    Actually very easy - plug in the BadElf, fire up the app - BadElf locks on to satellites - good to go. Navigon GPS app on an iPad is really, really nice.
    1. What is BadFif? and how do I get it? Cost?
    03-24-2012 02:39 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    1. What is BadFif? and how do I get it? Cost?
    Bad Elf GPS
    03-24-2012 02:46 PM
  7. Vortec 5.3's Avatar

    Sounds like an awesome product.... What gps app did you get?. In your opinion how does it work?

    Thanks
    03-24-2012 03:43 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    Sounds like an awesome product.... What gps app did you get?. In your opinion how does it work?
    I use the Navigon app... IMO, it's the best iOS GPS/Personal Navigation app.
    03-24-2012 03:49 PM
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