I have a 3G iPad and I have been using the Motion X GPS app. I bought a really expensive GPS app for my iPhone. Then I bought a Motion-X GPS app for about 10% of the price of the first one, and fell in LOVE with it.
So I have been using the motion-X app on my iPad and also installed it on my step-dads iPad, which I bought him for Christmas. He went on vacation a few weeks ago to Dallas. He has the Bose factory stereo/DVD upgrade in his 2009 Chevrolet truck. The in dash GPS kept giving him bad directions. He turned on the Motion-X and found it much easier to use with many features that his built in and windshield mount GPS units didn't offer.
That being said, there is a true GPS alternative for the wifi. While standing inline at Best Buy, I was next to a military fighter pilot that flew a very elite new jet. I don't know if jail breaking is required or not, but he had a very small GPS receiver that was about the size of the square power transformer that comes with the iPad and plugs into the wall. It ran off of GPS satellites, stayed connected to 8 to 12 of them, and refreshed fast enough to keep up with a really fast jet airplane. The receiver was connected to the iPad over Bluetooth, and was accurate enough that as I walked from 1 parking space to the next, the airplane was moving with me on the map.
I want to know what that unit is called... if its not too crazy expensive I would love to get it.
I'm fed up with this "wave the ipad in a figure eight" stuff!
I have never owned any Apple product. I want a tablet and I am leading heavily toward the iPad2. Like some others I do not want the 3G but I would like to have gps nav.
Originally Posted by Teacher's Pet
Short of finding Pet's gps alternative, I was wondering if it is possible to send the navigation display from my gps enabled phone to the iPad2. My Sprint phone has gps navigation the only problem is that the screen is too small when I am driving. I have a hdmi output from my HTC EVO, is there a way to direct the display to the ipad?
3G = $629 + 20 x 12 = $869 (240 every year and add a hundred for higher storage)
Wifi + tether for free you smartphone which you already pay for data = 499 only
Nobody here will give you this kind of advice I don't know why, I mean I highly doubt everybody here is rich or these questions would not be asked. Most phones now get internet and you already pay for it, second if you not on sprint you have data caps which defeats the purpose of even having to pay again for internet. Does anybody think these carriers are going broke providing internet to you?
Anyway nobody here is going to tell you not or how not to get a 3G so pretty much just get it. Everything I just said involves technical stuff and honestly it's just easyier to pay money.
The last commenter above didnt mention the question which was about GPS, not about 3G or not. Here's something interesting. I wanted the more location accurate 3G model because of what Scott had mentioned even though I didn't see his post til now. I have a Verizon MiFi so I don't need 3G or any wifi spots because of that. And interestingly enough, with my first generation ipod touch, you can get location services from the MiFi even while driving in a car. But its very slow on updates. But the inactivated 3G on the Ipads is fast and accurate. I was connected to my home WiFi and walking around outside in my front yard and saw the dot moving The GPS and or Cell tower GPS is a nice plus. Whether or not you want that same accuracy is up to you. I didn't think 129 extra bucks would hurt... But I did pick after winning 100 bucks in my jobs safety drawing for this month.. ;) Also the MiFi is company paid for.