Is it possible to link an external GPS to a iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by warpozio, May 28, 2013.

  1. warpozio macrumors newbie

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    I have a TomTom GPS with bluetooth. My ipod touch also has buetooth.
    Is it possible to link them so I can use the GPS signal on my ipod?
     
  2. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    I already know I'm gonna hate myself for asking this . . .

    For what purpose?
     
  3. warpozio thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    From what I remember the iphone cradle isn't compatable with the iPod as tomtom done one specifically for the iPod. Could be wrong but check tomtoms site
     
  5. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    Combining Waze with your GPS . . . for redundancy?
     
  6. jokealot macrumors newbie

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    If you have your ipod touch jailbreak, you may try an app called btstack gps from cydia. It will cost you 5$, but it works fine with my dell bt gps.

    BTW, will the new ipod touch get GPS?
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Anything is possible. Buy a Mac, get a developer license, start programming. I'm sure it is possible. On the other hand, for a reasonable price, with reasonable usefulness? No.
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    No. Would need the bluetooth serial data profile, Apple doesn't support this on iOS devices.

    Jailbreak is mentioned a few posts up, only hope.
     
  9. SpinalTap macrumors regular

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    There is a much better alternative...

    Buy the GNS 2000 GPS GLONASS Receiver. This is made especially for the iPod Touch and wireless-only iPad. By adding the TomTom app to your iPod Touch you have the best solution.

    http://www.gns-gmbh.com/index.php?id=72&L=1
     
  10. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Would this one work?:
    GNS 5870 MFI GPS BT Receiver for iPod, iPhone and iPad
    http://amzn.com/B004289ZW0


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