Bluetooth GPS

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  1. bluechip

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    I need to get GPS position data into my IPAD2 and I think Bluetooth is the way to go.
    does anyone have any recommendations?
    Could I use the GPS in my Bluetooth Android smartphone?
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    You cannot receive Bluetooth GPS on the iPad as the iPad's Bluetooth profile set does not support this. However, there are a number of third-party GPS receivers that can interface to the iPad, either by WiFi or USB.

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    Not true. There at least three Bluetooth gps units designed to work with iOS devices.

    XGPS150 by Dual
    BadElf
    GNS5870

    Check them out.

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  4. bluechip

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    Thanks, the iOS devices are very expensive.

    what wifi devices work?
     
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    You were asking about Bluetooth gps units...these three are all about $100 each. I'm not exactly sure what you are asking about with wifi devices??
     
  6. bluechip

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    I was asking about gps data into an iPad and suggested that Bluetooth would do it.
    Someone else suggested wifi or USB and I was asking what gps devices support that.
    Ok?
     
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    I don't believe that you can make a USB gps unit work with the iPad. As far as wifi, I haven't heard about any wifi gps units at all. The three I listed are designed to work with the Bluetooth protocol that apple uses. There are several Bluetooth gps units available on the market that simply won't work with apple devices that have not been jail broken.
     
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    External Gps vs Internal GPS

    I have an IPAD 1 with wifi and 3G that has an internal GPS. I am a pilot that uses the iPad for secondary tracking of flights. The internal gps works ok during low altitude flights but seems to go out and back in as I climb to higher altitudes. I understand that there are a few devices like the Bad Elf GPS that will work at higher altitudes and at greater speeds. But the reviews I have read state that you need to have an iPad WITHOUT gps for it to work.

    Is there a way to disable the internal gps?

    Is there a flight map out there that will allow you to use an external gps devise to over ride the internal gps?

    Is there another product similar to the Bad Elf GPS that will work with my iPad?

    Is my only solution is to get another iPad without gps?

    Thanks,
    Gonzalo
     
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    My apologies! I will make a note of these. Much appreciated.

    Tim
     
  10. PCUK

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    Bad Elf isn't Bluetooth!
     

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