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Old Dec 1, 2011, 03:54 PM   #1
mrjosh
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iPod Touch + GPS receiver

Hi all,

I'm thinking of purchasing a bluetooth GPS receiver, maybe something like the XGPS150. Anyway, if I purchase a navigation app like tomtom or garmin, will I still be able to use the product if I have no wifi? My understanding is that I would be able to use the app, minus the turn-by-turn directions. Is this correct?

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Old Dec 3, 2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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GPS and ipod touch

Hi Mrjosh, in answering you question they will work together. I have both the Ipod touch, and Ipad2 and use a Dual gps reciever and they work flawlessly.

I hope this answers your question.


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Old Dec 8, 2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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I use the Navigon app on my ipod touch with my Dual XGPS150. Once you've downloaded the Navigon maps, you can use them offline. No need for data or wifi connection. Then your ipod touch works exactly like any other GPS device. Turn-by-turn directions and the whole bit.

I also installed a 30 pin connector cable to my car's stereo unit and power supply, so the voice directions from Navigon are announced over my car's stereo speakers and it also charges my ipod at the same time. I never have to worry about the ipod battery running out on a long trip and a single charge of the XGPS150 lasts over 6 hours. Its a great solution.

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Old Dec 8, 2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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Gean and ToothTooth - thanks so much for the responses. I appreciate it!
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Old Dec 9, 2011, 08:36 AM   #5
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Offline apps

I should also point out that this website keeps a list of GPS apps that provide "offline" support. That is, they are apps that will function without a wifi or data connection.

http://bad-elf.com/compatible-apps/
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