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Best bluetooth gps to work with ipad ?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by mancuk29, Apr 13, 2012.

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    Want to use my iPad 3 as a sat nav .. I know the wifi doesn't have any gps built in so I'm going to have to use a Bluetooth external gps unit .. I've tried my old holux Bluetooth gps and the iPad doesn't see it ,
    Can anyone tell me the best one to use (not too expensive) .. I'm in uk

    Thanks for help
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    Ouch expensive does iPad have to be jail broken to work or does it pair up straight away ?

    Thanks
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    It is Bluetooth. Why would it need to be JB?
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    It is pricey, but if you upgraded to the 4G model just to use GPS you'd pay a little more (but have the option for 3g/4G).
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    I read on some sites before I found this fab forum the Bluetooth stack drivers are not on the wifi iPads
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    I'll have a look at it thanks :)
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    I own that receiver -- it works great with the iPad.
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    Fab I'll see if I can get one in uk as all items on eBay are us sales

    Cheers ;)
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    Did you experience any problems after updating to iOS 6? (In case you did update)
    I am looking into getting me one, but I heard of problems with the new OS...
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    Well, I have not had any problems with OS 6, but I now I have a iPad 3 with LTE so the chip is built in and thus the receiver isn't being used. However, I may get an iPad Mini Wifi, and if I do I will use the receiver with it. I don't expect there to be any problems, either.

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