Bluetooth GPS w/Maps

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Wanderer, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    Is there anyway to connect and use a a Bluetooth enabled GPS receiver with the maps application on the iPhone. I tried with out success this weekend.\

    Wanderer:confused:
     
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    Sobe

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    I believe that functionality was left on the cutting room floor, along with the tricorder.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    Other phones have this. A third party will make it.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    I fail to see the point. If you already have a portable GPS receiver, then use it for GPS ... :confused:
     
  5. macrumors demi-god

    kdarling

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    Not without an SDK and/or extended Apple API support, they won't.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I believe the OP is discussing the bluetooth enabled pucks that are typically under $100. On most other smart phones you can use the serial port support in the bluetooth stack to get GPS data onto a phone that does not support it internally. - Most Treos are like this. The mappign utility then uses the GPS data via bluetooth to plot your position and the software can then do the turn by turn directions most people keep asking for. I personally am hoping that Apple will let us do this in a future software update.
     
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    kdarling

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    http://www.google.com/gmm/gps.html

    It would be a great addition to allow more than one BT device on iPhone, and allow GPS in particular. After BT stereo headphone support, of course!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    If they enabled BT GPS' to work with Google Maps, I'd be first in line to buy a GPS "puck" for my car. That would be a very sweet addition and very simple addition, not to mention one more way Apple and Google can work together.

    I enjoy Google Maps as it is right now, being able to go further w/ them would be the ultimate.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    It doesn't have a screen or controls. It's tough to interface with.
     

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