Does Wi-Fi model of iPad supports GPS function?

 

Hello all
I have a question.
Does iPad Wi-Fi model supports GPS function like Garmin navigation app or google map? Like when I drive around, is it keep track of my location?

No

WIFI only doesn't have a GPS.

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No

To get GPS you will have to get one that also does cellular. You don't, however, have to get a data plan to use the GPS function though.

You will be spending ~ $130 more than the WiFi only model. In my opinion, kind of spendy for that one extra feature. If you want to use the cellular data connection, then that's a different story.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

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You would need a Separate GPS receiver such as a Dual Electronics XGPS150A. GPS does not necessarily mean you need a cellular connection.

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External GPSr

Last Mrk wrote:

You would need a Separate GPS receiver such as a Dual Electronics XGPS150A. GPS does not necessarily mean you need a cellular connection.

http://glurl.co/cj8

There is also the Garmin GLO... and BadElf.... I'm a satisfied user of the BadElf plug-in device for my 3rd Generation iPad... they also have a Bluetooth puck.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

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jfossy wrote:

To get GPS you will have to get one that also does cellular. You don't, however, have to get a data plan to use the GPS function though.

I'll agree with that. I took my 1st Gen iPad 1 overseas to the UK a few years ago, and was using Navigon without a valid sim card, and the GPS function worked great.

GPSr

jfossy wrote:

To get GPS you will have to get one that also does cellular. You don't, however, have to get a data plan to use the GPS function though.

Incorrect as I found out the hard way! My previous carrier charged me $ 200.00 because I was using the built in GPSr in my Nokia 5230 phone because I did NOT have a data plan!

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On the Nokia couldn't you use one of the GPS programs that store the maps on the device instead of using the cell connection? I do that on my android tablet but maybe the phone doesn't have the storage space to do that. question

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We're not talking about Nokia.

Melaqueman wrote:
jfossy wrote:

To get GPS you will have to get one that also does cellular. You don't, however, have to get a data plan to use the GPS function though.

Incorrect as I found out the hard way! My previous carrier charged me $ 200.00 because I was using the built in GPSr in my Nokia 5230 phone because I did NOT have a data plan!

This thread is about the ipad not Nokia.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Thanks all

That's all I wanted to know.
I already have Garmin nuvi and iPhone 4s but you know, sometimes, I don't like to carry my nuvi around and my iphone has gps function which works great, even better then my nuvi. But iphone and nuvi both has small screen, so I wanted to use my iPad, which it has 9.7 inch display for gps. I don't want to spend the money like that to use GPS on the iPad. Anyway, how much does GPS reciever cost?

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jfossy wrote:

This thread is about the ipad not Nokia.

I also have an iPad, iPod Touch and an iPhone!!! Also the Nokia 5230.

The point was that regardless of the phone if you are using the GPSr it uses DATA!!!

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Does Wi-Fi model of iPad supports GPS function?

Melaqueman wrote:
jfossy wrote:

This thread is about the ipad not Nokia.

I also have an iPad, iPod Touch and an iPhone!!! Also the Nokia 5230.

The point was that regardless of the phone if you are using the GPSr it uses DATA!!!

Not all of them. I have a Garminfone with NO SIM card or service whatsoever. It has been unlocked and the GPS works just fine without ANY Service whatsoever!

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Melaqueman wrote:

The point was that regardless of the phone if you are using the GPSr it uses DATA!!!

Data is only required if you're using a cloud based app. If you're using an app which stores the maps on your device (Navigon, CoPilot, etc.) than you don't use data unless you use a feature like traffic.

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Melaqueman wrote:

The point was that regardless of the phone if you are using the GPSr it uses DATA!!!

Depends on what app you are using, Some, like Navigon and Garmin OnBoard do not use any data. I use Navigon on a wifi iPad quite successfully.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

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Melaqueman wrote:
jfossy wrote:

This thread is about the ipad not Nokia.

I also have an iPad, iPod Touch and an iPhone!!! Also the Nokia 5230.

The point was that regardless of the phone if you are using the GPSr it uses DATA!!!

Not necessarily. I'm using Garmin MobileXT for Symbian (Nokia phone) without data plan. I can turn the phone offline or remove the SIM card. GPS works just fine.

I will try that app

Thanks anyway I will try it on my iPad.
I don't want to spend money to buy another phone, like I said, I already have an iPhone, so I don't want to buy Nokia and we are currently not talking about that.

GPS does work without cellular data connection

I visited London earlier this year with my iPhone 4 with the cellular data turned off. I had downloaded TripAdvisor City Guide for London before I left home. While searching for places to eat in london, I discovered that the map does show my current location with the blue dot as I'm walking towards the selected restaurant. And I know that I was not connected to any wifi because there were no wifi bars shown on my phone. This tells me that there are apps that can locate you with GPS without using cellular data. So I would think that an iPad with cellular that includes GPS can be used with data turned off. I had also used the iExit app on my iPhone traveling from Kansas to California with the cellular data turned off and I know that I'm not getting any wifi connection while on the interstate. The blue location dot is following me along the display map showing my location and all the services (gas stations, restaurants, exits, lodging, etc) that I'm passing and approaching.

GPS does work without cellular data connection

I visited London earlier this year with my iPhone 4 with the cellular data turned off. I had downloaded TripAdvisor City Guide for London before I left home. While searching for places to eat in london, I discovered that the map does show my current location with the blue dot as I'm walking towards the selected restaurant. And I know that I was not connected to any wifi because there were no wifi bars shown on my phone. This tells me that there are apps that can locate you with GPS without using cellular data. So I would think that an iPad with cellular that includes GPS can be used with data turned off. I had also used the iExit app on my iPhone traveling from Kansas to California with the cellular data turned off and I know that I'm not getting any wifi connection while on the interstate. The blue location dot is following me along the display map showing my location and all the services (gas stations, restaurants, exits, lodging, etc) that I'm passing and approaching.

Summary - GPS does not need data connection

If an Apple iPhone or iPad has a GPS chip (not wifi only model), a navigation app can get location from the GPS chip without data connection. It's like a standalone GPS device just receiving satellite signal.

Addendum

sl4gps61 wrote:

If an Apple iPhone or iPad has a GPS chip (not wifi only model), a navigation app can get location from the GPS chip without data connection. It's like a standalone GPS device just receiving satellite signal.

With an source for GPS data via specialized external devices... wifi-only devices can make use of "off-line" apps and function just like a stand alone GPSr.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*