iPhone and GPS Receiver

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by smja, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. smja macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone. And I have a TomTom Bluetooth GPS Receiver that I used with my PDA before GPS was built in.

    My question is, if I buy TomTom (app) for iPhone, can I use the GPS Receiver via Bluetooth? Would save me going through a new car-mount trauma with this dedicated TomTom unit. Would also mean I can travel abroad with the data roaming off and thus avoid a second mortgage.

    Any thoughts? Has anybody tried this successfully?

    Thanks
     
  2. lollicup macrumors regular

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    doubt it

    apple doesn't allow a universal bluetooth stack

    so far the only things allowed over bluetooth are

    voice
    music
    tethering

    data/keyboard/other cool things are not allowed
     
  3. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    You can use it if you jailbreak. There is an application called "roqyGPS" that allows you to use external bluetooth GPS receivers.
     
  4. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

    lemonademaker

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    i've got a 2nd gen Touch(os 3.1), do you know if that can work with the touch if i Jailbroke it? or only with a jb iphone...

    thanks
     
  5. smja thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, thanks for replying, shame... don't fancy jailbreaking it just yet until my new one is available on the renew.

    I wonder then, following on from this (and perhaps should be a separate thread) if I go for the TomTom mount/gps unit is the docking socket still available? I use a direct feed into my car stereo through it and need this going forward. I realise I could possibly tap the headphone socket but that would mean a new car stereo connector kit.

    Thanks
    again...
     

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