iPod touch + mifi + google maps = GPS?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by cathyy, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    So umm, I recently realize that google maps is able to track your approximate position as long as you are connected to the net. I was given a free 3G mobile connection by my ISP when I signed up for my net, so I was wondering if I could get a mobile router and use it similarly to a GPS device.

    Anyome thimks this is a feasible idea? Sure it doesn't track as accurately as a GPS device does, but I'm able to read maps pretty well so I think a 1000m radius is good enough for me to locate my position and navigate around.
     
  2. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

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    I think the location thing is only as good as the registered hot spots around you. Like right now, it can't pinpoint where i am at all.

    But gee, i want a free mifi! LOL!!
     
  3. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it highly.


    I was riding a bus that had wifi recently, and was served by some 3g service. I couldn't get google maps to determine my location. I'm sure it would be the same end result for you.
     
  4. cathyy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Darn alright. Cause gps on the iPod touch would be really cool!

    Anyway, guess I'll try using my laptop as a router first and see how well google's tracking works. If it's good then I might buy a mifi router.

    Btw does anyone know if it's possible to get your iPod touch to work with your cell phone to use this feature?
     

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