iPad 2 navigation

Discussion in 'iPad' started by brightshiny, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. brightshiny macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPad 2 with wifi and I would like to use it as a GPS navigation device. My truck doesn't have a navigation system and I had 4.3" Garmin but I was thinking the iPad with that huge screen would be great to use.

    I know I will need an external GPS receiver and an app for this to work.

    So any recommendations?
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    On receivers? Apps? Both? There are a lot of threads on the apps. Not so sure about receivers.
     
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    To get GPS on a non 3G/4G iPad you'd have to buy so much extra stuff it not worht it IMO. You'd have to buy a bluetooth connector to or something to transmit a GPS signal, jailbreak, get apps, tweak apps in cydia.

    You can go that route, but if you want GPS on an iPad your betting off getting a cellular version and avoiding tons of non sense. Again, other do it and it works for them, but IMO I'd rather not have my iPad have GPS abilitiesif i had to connect a bunch of stuff just to get it running.

    Good luck in which eve rmethod you choose!
     
  4. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure there are others, but this receiver works great. Just plug and play, no jailbreaking, no muss, no fuss (I think it even makes julienne fries :) )

    http://bad-elf.com/products/gps/

    BTW, it appears to be cheaper on Amazon than on the bad-elf website:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Elf-Recei...e=UTF8&qid=1340822980&sr=8-1&keywords=bad+elf
     

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