Preparing for a car trip

Discussion in 'North America' started by HowardBrazee, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. HowardBrazee

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    I got back the Garmin Nuvi 5000 I lent to my son a couple of years ago. It is missing a part to the car power cord, and when I plugged it into my computer, it never got past one screen. The Garmin utilities can't find it, but my third browser was able to send a MapQuest saved map to it. Then I found the MapQuest-276.GPX file and dragged it to my iPad's Motion X app via iTunes. I started the app, and found that it is searching for GPS. Apparently I have the wrong type of iPad. I have to buy another copy of the program to work on my iPhone. But I finally found the .gpx file in tracking - in a very useless form, with straight lines going to my stops. Nothing to guide me on my trip. I must be looking the wrong place. I want to use it the way I used to use the Garmin.
     
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    I even tried plugging in a Bad Elf GPS which I got with my previous, 1st generation iPad.
     
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    Um it might make a difference if the iPad is wifi or cellular.
     
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    This is an old thread.

    However, the Bad Elf GPS units are specifically meant to add GPS features to a non-cellular iPad. iPads with the cellular option have a built in GPS. They don't need external add ons.

    I haven't looked at Bad Elf GPS for a long time, so I don't know how useful they are these days. They were fairly limited back in the iPad 3 days. I do see they are still available, and in Lightning port versions.
     

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