GPS ability with the iPad3 wifi only
This is a discussion on GPS ability with the iPad3 wifi only within the iPad 3 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Hnhassan
I bought a similar GPS add on that plugs on the bottom of my iPad 3 wifi only version.
Yes it ...
I didn't realise you could get a GPS add on, I seriously need one. I do all the navigating while hubby drives which is one of the reasons I got an iPad not realising that the wifi only does not have GPS doh!
Originally Posted by Hnhassan
Guess I will just have to go get a GPS add on now.........
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09-23-2012 09:31 AM
IOS 6 Update Question About GPS?
I have NOT updated to the new ios6 because I have some concerns. I've got the new iPad 3 4g model but have no 4g plan. I understand that the google maps with my model work as a gps even with no cell service or wifi connection. But, if I do update to ios6, I understand I could use google maps going through Safari but if I did that, wouldn't I need cell service plan or at least constant wifi connection? Is there ever going to be a google map app for ios6 that will work like now without cell or wifi connection?
I'm so confused...
Has anyone in Australia personal experience with the Dual Electronics unit?
Amazon will not ship it to my Australian address so makes me wonder if it will work in the southern hemisphere. Can buy from eBay but all USA shippers.
So I read these posts and still dont have a full understanding. Here is my set up let me know if you can shead some light for me.
I have a ipad3 wifi only and a iphone4 with a hotspot. I have tried to use my ipad with things like maps, and some other free apps I thougt would work to track and show my location. I have not had any luck. So first question is will it even work like that? Second what app it a good one? Thanks for your help and input.
Does having an iPad with cellular (the GPS chip) still benefit you if you are tethering from an iPhone and only using the iPad's wifi?
For example, I'm in my car with my LTE iPad 3, but I'm tethering off my iPhone. Is the GPS chip still being taken advantage of?
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If you have a WiFi-only iPad, you need to do two things to use GPS:
1. Get a plug-in or Bluetooth enabled GPS unit. The "Bad Elf" is a small plug-in one; the Dual Electronics Bluetooth one shown by AQ_OC in post #4 above is a better unit that will work with much greater accuracy. Make sure you get the later version (with an '-A' suffix).
2. Get off-line maps of the area you need. Have a look at the various off-line maps software packages and apps that are available for the country/region you require. On the road or in the air, your iPad will be out of range of WiFi, so you will need offline maps that are actually stored in memory on your device. (warning - they can take up quite a lot of space, so don't download more tiles than you need.) The best maps will depend on which country you are in and which apps are available there. The Motion-X GPS HD app gives you a good choice of maps, including Bing road and satellite versions, which are FREE and not too far behind Google in quality; there is a 'Drive' version of this app available in some countries which differs in some ways, but I haven't tried it. There are plenty of choices.
But if you want to use it as a GPS (other than just telling you where the B&N store you are in is located or what wifi you are on) you need to have an external bluetooth or internal (with the 3G or 4G chipset) if you tether to your phone then use the gps on the phone for location, it may not understand where it is because the WiFi location is based on IP address and a known location for the range used to get to and from the internet. Your phone isn't hard located by IP address (it is after all a mobile phone) so I don't think it will know where it is. If it does as you travel about please give feedback so we all know it works as I'm not changing my data plan to tether and I have a 4G iPad.
Originally Posted by Rends
Most people who have ipad3 ( wifi only) also have an iPhone. Is there an app that enables
the iPhone to send (by Bluetooth?) location info to the iPad? The iPad will then use the info
For nav purposes. Anyone know of such apps?
I'm not aware of any. However, the app that I use simulates GPS for wifi only iPads and caches maps for offline use.
You could tether your iPad to your iPhone to update maps, but watch your data consumption.
Motion-X GPS HD. Well worth checking out.
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How well does that work, Kevin? The company's website says you need GPS. Thanks.
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