GPS APP for WiFi only IPAD2

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    Hello All,
    I'm new to this forum so please bear with me. I currently own the ipad2 wifi only. I use my 3G phone as a constant mobile connection for my iPad even when I'm driving. Works well. My question is are there any good GPS apps out there for my IPAD? When I try to download it says that it's not supported on this iPad.

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    Your wifi iPad does not have a GPS receiver, so your GPS apps don't know where you are.
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    There some great aftermarket GPS attachments available for it. Just google iPad AND GPS.
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    Yes and no to the two posts above me. No, your Wifi only iPad does not have a GPS chip, only the 3G versions. Not a big deal. Yes, there are apps that support using wifi to assist with GPS position, but know you can be way off in the positioning. I highly recommend the following: MotionX GPS HD and MotionX GPS Drive HD.
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    But will the app really work since it's being launched from a device that doesn't have direct access. Using wifi or bluetooth, that is the access point?
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    Some devices use a wired connection via the 30 pin connector. Others use bluetooth. Search "GPS iPad" on Amazon and you'll see the options.
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    It will be cheaper to buy MotionX and try than to spend upwards of $130 in a gps puck and cable.
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    Yeah, unless you want it to show were you really are. It is only an app, you still need a true gps chip, or puck to get the most accurate positioning.
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    As noted above, you need hardware for the purpose. And on that front, the XGPS150 sells for $80 USD on Amazon and connects via bluetooth.

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