1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

ipad 64gb wifi only

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by Laundryman, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Laundryman
    Offline

    Laundryman iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    alan.ball14@btinternet.com
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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
    Offline

    Andyvalver iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    236
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Derby
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Are you sure mate? My iPad 32gb wifi has gps
  3. tzimisce
    Offline

    tzimisce iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,078
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    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
    Offline

    tzimisce iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,078
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    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
    Offline

    Andyvalver iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    236
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Derby
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    Well I get the same arrow symbol in the corner that my iPhone has and it located my exacts position on maps.
  6. pastorsteve
    Offline

    pastorsteve iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Winter Park & Denver, CO
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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
    Offline

    Andyvalver iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    236
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Derby
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    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
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  8. rmojo
    Offline

    rmojo iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    rmojo@mail.com
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    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.
  9. SporkLover
    Offline

    SporkLover iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    138
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Jailbreak you iPad, install the full bluetooth stack, and then buy a good Bluetooth GPS receiver.
  10. MattIM
    Offline

    MattIM Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,230
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    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
  11. Mountainbikermark
    Offline

    Mountainbikermark iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,395
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colonial Heights,Va
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0
    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Elf-Receiver-iPhone-66-channel/dp/B0035Y7ZJ2/ref=pd_sim_e_3[/ame]
    No jail break needed


    Support Our Troops!!
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk.
    You read it correctly, iPad and Tapatalk muhahaha! :D
  12. rsmin
    Offline

    rsmin iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    38
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    GA
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Anyone use the "bad elf" device on their iPad yet?
  13. Sundancer007
    Offline

    Sundancer007 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I just got the Ipad 2 and put Marine&Lakes USA HD from Navionics on the ipad. I did get the 3g version and it seems to work good and the Navionics app is impressive for my lake. If you have the wi fi version only ipad then get the Bad Elf or the GNS 5870 MFI Bluetooth. Gns 5870 replied that their device worked with all the apps for ipad pertaining to gps. I will also get the gns 5870 with my 3g version at some point. I like how portable it is and both the bad elf and the gns is suppose to be powerful gps for ipad and will work good with your wi-fi ipad. The gps that came with the ipad seems to work good and goes thru my house and shows me where i am.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
does all ipad 1 64gb have wifi
,
how to set up wifi ipad 4 for gps on hotspot iphone 4s
,
ipad 2 64gb wifi only
,
ipad 3 64gb wi-fi only
,

ipad 64gb wifi only

,
ipad as screen for iphone 4s for email
,
navionics ipad bad elf