What gps up for wifi only iPad?

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  1. matt_90036
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    I have wifi only iPad and I want to take advantage of the a-gps. What gps/maps should I get for offline gps. Remember I got no 3G.
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    I'd recommend "Garmin". :D there is always "OffMaps" check that one out. I use it on my phone while traveling to different cities.
    Seriously, I don't think there's anything us wifi owners can do about it. I trust my gps over some iPad app any day though.
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    get a vehicle GPS. Garmin, Tomtom, Magellan. Most can be had for less than $100.
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    I tried my Bluetooth GPS but the iPad has only limited GPS functionality, I think keyboards etc only.
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    You would have to JB to get any use from a BT GPS puck.
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    Don't get angry at me, but the GPS on my Droid 2 works pretty darn good. I simply say "Navigate to...." and it gets me where I want to go. I've only had the iPad a couple of days but it can't seem to locate me. WiFi only.

    My friend has just bought a 64gb wifi Ipad and he says it found his location right away.
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    Sorry but for using a iPad as a gps unit in vehicle is completely irresponsible.
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    Well a Wifi-only iPad is not going to come close to a Droid that has hardware GPS. But a 3G iPad will.

    And my iPhone 4 also does great on GPS.... so did my 3GS.

    I have a bunch of apps for GPS on my i4 but the one I rely on most is Navigon. It loads the maps on-board so no need for cell service for navigation. I am jailbroken so remove unneeded maps unless I know I will traveling to those areas. This cuts storage space wayyyyyy down.



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    My Ipad is my car GPS. Why is that irresponsible?
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    Yes I have one, but I would much rathee prefer to use my 10 inch ips screen to show me where aim going
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    Good to know. I am probably going to get a windows se7en phone or a droid.
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    Not when u drive a hummer.
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    Ok guys
    - I would like my iPad to show me where i am on the map at least
    - I have no 3G and even if I did I would t use it when I travel outside of u.s.
    - safety is not an issue. I already text while I drive since talking on the phone is now illegal.
    - I already have external gps but I want gps on mu iPad as well.
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    I use my 16 gig wifi pad as my satnav. I just bought a Bluetooth gps receiver and a $5 app from the cydia store. Works extremely well. Just the same as any normal satnav
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    Answer: iPad makes for a great gps device. Too great. There are too many features to keep your eyes attached to it, rather than on the road.

    A vehicle gps has limited options and is fairly basic. You don't have all these neat features to play around with.

    And now this user texts while driving because he, by law, can't talk on the phone while driving??? Wow.

    Either way, do as you wish.
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    lol. no, now being serious. i don't talk while i drive and neither do i text. but i find that since that law was passed in california that prohibits talking while driving i find more people texting which is even more dangerous. so in the end the law that was suppose to increase safety actually made roads more dangerous.
    And i do keep my eyes on the road and the big iPAD will allow me to see the roads better than a tiny 5 inch screen on my GPS.
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    I think you might have made an assumption about GPS apps for iOS. As for GPS on the iPad, it's really not much different than on the iPhone. The apps I use on my iPhone are just about identical to what you would see in a stand-alone GPS unit (e.g., TomTom), or built-in automobile GPS. They are very uncluttered.

    I primarily rely on voice guidance, but if I do need to look at the screen I would think the iPad would only make that easier as it is so large. So I guess I don't see why it would be more dangerous than any other GPS options out there. I see tons of people with 3"-3.5" GPS units stuck to the windshield. Surely looking at that is worse than looking at a well-placed iPad screen.

    As for the texting while driving remark, I kind of hoped that was in jest. After-all, in no state of the USA is cell phone use prohibited whereas texting is not. In fact more states prohibit texting while driving than talking on a handheld. And no states ban cell use outright, only for certain youth drivers and/or require hands-free operation.



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    Yes my state prohibits holding a cell phone and driving. And I am not going to get Bluetooth device because I Hate using them. It is also more distacting for me to use my car speaks than actually hold a cell phone in my hand.

    I still can't find any app that provides me with a map and current location....
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    This is why you need 15% tint all around. I tried my best to get pulled over in my 6 weeks in CA. No license plate, 15% tint, HID headlights, all while talking on the phone.

    Do they allow speakerphone? Holding it with speaker on? That's what I do sometimes.
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    Can't find? The stock Maps app will do that, even on a wifi only iPad.



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