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iPad experiment

 

Since I got Navigon for my iPhone, and, one can also use it on iPads... I'm getting a little add-on for my Wifi iPad...

One of these: http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Elf-Receiver-iPhone-66-channel/dp/B0035Y7ZJ2/...

Will share results of my experimentation.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

For those who speak only English...

...and not techno geek what's it do? The iPad has a gps built in such as for Maps. It's a lot heavier than my 5 ounce nuvi. So what does it accomplish on a practical level?

Wondering in Wilmington, NC

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You'll need the iPad 3G

You'll need the iPad 3G models to have the GPS built-in.

iPad

I have an iPad and have yet to find a good use for it. It seems to do a lot of things poorly and this looks like another one. If I hadn't won it in a door prize I would be really disappointed.

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Mike107 - I'll take it off your hands for $100.

Very curious to know if it>>>

turns my iTouch into a portable GPSr or will just enhance the Google maps (for instance) application...looking forward to your review smile

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"You can't get there from here"

iPad II

Mike107 wrote:

I have an iPad and have yet to find a good use for it. It seems to do a lot of things poorly and this looks like another one. If I hadn't won it in a door prize I would be really disappointed.

I am waiting to see what the iPad II brings to the table. My office offered to get me an iPad when they first came out but I declined citing the historical trend that the second and third devices tend to be better than the original.

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

From what I've read about it

This device will also work with an iPod-Touch as well - will provide the GPS that the device does not have internally... the thing with the apps - you can buy once, and use on compatible devices you own - the Navigon app is said to work on an iPod touch with OS 3 or better.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Mike107 - you'd do better than $100

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Mike107 - I'll take it off your hands for $100.

On ebay, craigslist, or other places. smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

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GC0110 wrote:

The iPad has a gps built in such as for Maps.

WiFi iPads do not have internal GPS.

On a practical level, this device gives it an external one, and allows you to make even greater use of an app purchase for an iPhone... and will allow one to make even better use of a Wifi iPad on the go - they could be riding with someone who has no navigation device...this will be one.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

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kch50428 wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Mike107 - I'll take it off your hands for $100.

You'd do better than $100 on ebay, craigslist, or other places. smile

Yeah, but we're POI Factory brothers from another mother. Why sell it to some stranger! razz

WHY

I do not own an iPad but I do have a laptop that I use for navigation. (ALK Copilot) Why can't you use a bluetooth gps receiver instead of hanging a receiver onto your iPad. You can get a great bluetooth a heck of a lot cheaper.

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Why not?

OneRVer wrote:

I do not own an iPad but I do have a laptop that I use for navigation. (ALK Copilot) Why can't you use a bluetooth gps receiver instead of hanging a receiver onto your iPad. You can get a great bluetooth a heck of a lot cheaper.

I did plenty of reading up on available options and chose not to go the bluetooth route.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Just Asking

kch50428 wrote:
OneRVer wrote:

I do not own an iPad but I do have a laptop that I use for navigation. (ALK Copilot) Why can't you use a bluetooth gps receiver instead of hanging a receiver onto your iPad. You can get a great bluetooth a heck of a lot cheaper.

I did plenty of reading up on available options and chose not to go the bluetooth route.

So what did you find to come to your decision? Just asking. I have been ponding the idea of switching to an iPad instead of the laptop. Seems the iPad would be more convenient.

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

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OneRVer wrote:

So what did you find to come to your decision? Just asking. I have been ponding the idea of switching to an iPad instead of the laptop. Seems the iPad would be more convenient.

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

The form-factor is one thing about it I like... and the specs seem better than those of the Bluetooth ones I looked at.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Receiver's

kch50428 wrote:
OneRVer wrote:

So what did you find to come to your decision? Just asking. I have been ponding the idea of switching to an iPad instead of the laptop. Seems the iPad would be more convenient.

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

The form-factor is one thing about it I like... and the specs seem better than those of the Bluetooth ones I looked at.

http://www.amazon.com/QSTARZ-BT-Q818XT-10HZ-EXTREME-BLUETOOTH/dp/B003YCZINA/

This is the one I use which has the same spec's as the one you are looking at. But it seems the Bad Elf is more then just a GPS receiver.

I will be ready for your review. :)

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

Cost

I just noticed that the XT has increased by $40.00 since Christmas. So what I said about cost difference is a bunch of hog wash.

What I like about this receiver is that it has a USB connection as well as being bluetooth.

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

First Impression

Positive.

On power-up, it locked on as fast at turning on my Nuvi. Of course one will need an app that has full maps - and I have Navigon... I'm still getting used to that app. Seems to work similar to a Nuvi. Will need to use it some more for a better idea of how it's going to work. It should make for a suitable back-up to a Nuvi.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

ALRIGHT

Keeps us informed. Thank you.

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

Took it for a little drive

Didn't go far as it's extremely foggy... but I like what I saw... tracked well, auto-zoomed in & out with speed, voice directions were timely.

When the next iPad comes out - it might be easy to pick up a first generation one at a reasonable price, and turn it into a 'big screen' GPS with one of the devices I picked up, or a bluetooth GPSr and an app with full maps onboard.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Guiding System

whose guiding program are you using?

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

Navigon

Navigon - it loads a full set of maps.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Compare

kch50428 wrote:

Navigon - it loads a full set of maps.

I would like to do a side by side comparsion with Navigon and http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copilot-live-hd-north-america...

http://www.alk.com/copilot/ipad/

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1997 Triple E Empress, Freightliner CAT 3126B, Allison MD-3060, 6 Speed 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Blue Ox tow bar And I am loving it. God -> Men -> Government. Proud member of the Tea Party. “In God We Trust;” in Liberty we thrive.

I'll up the ante

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Mike107 - I'll take it off your hands for $100.

$100:01

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The BadElf

Is a great device - works great on wifi iPad - also supplements iPhone's GPS capabilities.

It's all about the app.

Was not thrilled with Navigon so I got TomTom's app as well - They're both OK... but I wish Garmin would load their full maps to the device, and run the app as a subscription/software as a service model. I'd gladly pay $60 a year for maps refreshed up to 4 times a year, and ongoing updates of the program.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

ipad?

I would give you $50 cash for it! Any version... lol. Ipads do alot more than you might think... wander over to www.quickpwn.com for more info. They can even act as nav devices when they don't have a gps... they use wifi over a cell phone to get position info.

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Garminfone (Android) Colorado 300 NUVI 550 NUVIFone M20

New/updated maps for Navigon

It's not clear as to how Navigon will provide map updates.

I have a Nuvi 5000 and the the Navigon software's functionality on the iPad is similar or the same.

I do not know if the Navigon will allow the addition of custom POIs. If it is not possible, this would be a major flaw.

For me, the larger screen is important.

See

http://tinyurl.com/3uspctr

for a very cheap way to mount the iPad.

Also, I have the 3G iPad.

Mike

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iMac 20", 10.5.6, NUVI 5000

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