Marine navigation app w/out 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by bcresta, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. bcresta

    bcresta
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Just received a wifi only iPad for Christmas. Will the marine navigation app work with wifi using the Verizon 3G / 4G Miri hotspot device? Just didn't want to spend the money on the 3G version iPad. Any input and information would be great. Thank you.
     
  2. Pocobear

    Pocobear
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    608
    Thanks Received:
    10
    The 3G iPad comes with a GPS chip inside, the wifi versions can use wifi and give an approximate position, but I don't think your going to find to many wifi sites on the water. Just adding the midfi unit doesn't really help to find your position. My advice, if want to navigate on water, take it back and get the 3G iPad with the GPS chip in it.

    Or, you can just take a lot of provisions along, and a sextant, to get you through the long days while your lost at sea. And, hope someone finds you before it's to late.:)
     
  3. rkelac

    rkelac
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Messages:
    31
    Thanks Received:
    0
    If you can't bring it back, there is a gps that attaches to the iPad or if you jailbreak it you can use a Bluetooth gps device. Search for "Bad Elf GPS Receiver".
     
    #3 rkelac, Dec 31, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010

Share This Page


Search tags for this page

best marine gps app for ipad

,
best nautical apps ipad
,
best sea navigation ipad app forum
,
ipad marine navigation forums
,
ipad wifi marine navigation
,
marine navigation apps for ipad
,
marine navigation by wifi ipad
,
marine wifi forun net
,
marinenavigation with ipad 2 3g
,
using ipad for marine navigation