ipad 64gb wifi only

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  1. Laundryman

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    Hi, first time on this forum, looking for some practical advice please.

    I bought a 64gb wifi only model six monthe ago. Couldn't see any reason at the time to buy a 3g version. Didn't realise at the time that the gps function was only available on the 3g model.
    I now want to use the ipad for a specific app (navionics marine charts) but it is no good without gps. What are my options please?

    I have just bought a new iphone 4, is that of any use maybe linking to the ipad through bluetooth or camera lead to provide a gps?

    Or do i just buy a 3g ipad? ( more money!)

    Thank you Alan
     
  2. Andyvalver

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    Are you sure mate? My iPad 32gb wifi has gps
     
  3. tzimisce

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    Alan, I saw a thread yesterday where someone from Singapore worked out a way to connect a GPS to his iPad in the car (a bit hard for me now to look it up as I'm on iPF.) Maybe you're looking for something like setup?
     
  4. tzimisce

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    I think you may have confused the functionality of what your device has. A Wifi-only iPad does not have genuine GPS, for the reason that the chipset which gives iPad its GPS functionality is on the 3G model.
     
  5. Andyvalver

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    Well I get the same arrow symbol in the corner that my iPhone has and it located my exacts position on maps.
     
  6. pastorsteve

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    Yes but I would guess from his/her question that he/she wants to take it portable where there is no WiFi service. GPS sitting in the living room has its limits.
     
  7. Andyvalver

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    I know mate. The iPad works with the sat nav I have on it from my iPhone so it must kind of work unless it's just cuz of the wifi
     
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  8. rmojo

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    I have a 64GB WiFi and I just use my cell as a WiFi hotspot....it works with maps to show where I am traveling in the car. I don't know if it would be accurate enough for your needs though. Another way would be to buy a bluetooth GPS and link the two through bluetooth.
     
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    Jailbreak you iPad, install the full bluetooth stack, and then buy a good Bluetooth GPS receiver.
     
  10. MattIM

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    I saw that thread too. Here is a link:

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-gene...6gb-wifi-only-can-i-add-gps-module-model.html
     

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