My other half uses his iPad to take pictures to geotag when he's out and about in Morocco. Although he bought the cellular version, he's never actually used that function as all he wanted was built in gps for this purpose.Has anyone used their iPad as a GPS device when you're not in cell coverage like off shore in a boat on in the mountains/desert? Was just wondering how accurate it was? Does it have good position update time?
It can take awhile to lock if you don't have cell service. I would recommend a MFI certified Bluetooth GPS accessory be used to ensure a fast lock and good signal.
FYI most Bluetooth GPS devices are broken under iOS 8.3, so hold off until 8.4 is released. (iOS 8.4 beta 2 and beyond has been reported to fix the issue.)
That is the problem. I was asking this for my son who is a helicopter pilot deployed in the Persian Gulf. He had his iPad set for auto-update and the Bad Elf GPS broke. With limited internet access he was looking for help getting it working. He use ForeFlight aviation software on it. While he has a local SIM card for his phone there's not much reception 100 miles off shore.