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    Hello,

    I have the most basic iPad3, the one without a built in gps.

    Are there any "good" Apps that would enable turn by turn navigation on myiPad, similar to having a dedicated gps, assuming, I guess,
    that one remains within wifi distances ? Caveats ? Thanks, Bob

    T
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    I use NavFree for voice turn by turn navigation. It works offline. I have Wifi only, and therefore also have a Dual Bluetooth GPS.
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    Hi,
    I have just tried this and it doesn't work for me. No doubt operator error as I am not very good. I have ipad 3 wifi only. How can nab free work? All posts show that ipad 3 wifi only has no GPS. Would appreciate any help you can give.
    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
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    Some stand alone GPS units are able to connect to the iPad via Bluetooth, taking advantage of the larger screen on the iPad.
    Here are some iPF threads about this issue.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/72235-best-bluetooth-gps-work-ipad.html

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/69490-gps-ability-ipad3-wifi-only.html
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    I used the dual x150 with my iPad 2. It linked over Bluetooth. It worked very well with Navigon for going all over the south east. THe iPad makes a love nav device, but you need to mount it carefully.

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    Thank you very much. Makes things a bit clearer but unfortunately the second link doesn't work. Having said, that the GPS issue and Bluetooth are a real help.
    Cheers
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    Thank you very much. This is a great help.
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    I just tried the second link, it works for me. I wouldn't have included it if it didn't work.

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    Thanks,
    For some reason the link failed before but it is working now. Very strange but thanks again, very useful.
    Mike
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    Please let us know if any of the suggested solutions work for you, it could be of help the next time someone asks a similar question.
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    Will do Scifan57, however I have removed the app for now. Obviously if I have anything useful to contribute in the future, I will do so.

    Thanks for all the help.

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    We'll welcome your further contributions and any questions you may have in the future.
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    Hi again,
    I am certainly looking at the dual electronics GPS device. Very interesting and useful now I managed to get the link working. Don't know what the problem was there. All sorted now. If I do purchase the device I will update everyone and review it.
    Mike
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