Using iPad for map navigation

Has anyone have experience using a Bluetooth GPS connection with Apple iPad to facilitate Hema digital maps?
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Reply By: Emerging I.T. - Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 23:42

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 23:42
Marcus most people buy an Ipad 3G/4G which has the inbuilt GPS. Not sure if you were caught out buying the Wi Fi only Ipad which doesn't have GPS. I'm sure there are external Bluetooth GPS's devices that work but to me it's a messy solution. The Assisted GPS which is built into the 3G/4G Ipad works very well and I use it for a variety of mapping solutions.
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Follow Up By: Marcus M1 - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 16:37

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 16:37
Appreciate you response, didn't think of using iPad for this purpose when we bought it 2 years ago, we may have a solution.
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Reply By: Gary.L - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:44

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:44
I've used the Garmin GLO Bluetooth GPS for when using digital maps. Works well, easy connection, but needs powering up each day or connected to a 12volt outlet.

Only occasionally use Hema 4WD maps on the iPad, prefer PDF Maps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 08:38

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 08:38
I too use a garmin glo and have the complete hema map pack and it's Bluetooth connectivity works great with my iPad and love it.
Nice big screen, just set the screen lock and off you go.
No issues or problems.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 14:25

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 14:25
Hello

If you do a text search for "Ipad" using the forum search function you will get numerous recent discussions on Ipads - some in reference to bluetooth GPS.

From memory a popular bluetooth option appears to be the "XGPS150A" Dual (do internet search for details)

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 09:47

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 09:47
I don't have one but everyone who has a bluetooth Bad Elf seems to love it too.
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Reply By: lbudgie - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 23:26

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 23:26
I did a bit of research on this subject as I wanted to use mine for the boat.
its fairly common in the USA.
the one that stood out was the Bad Elf receiver thing.
the majority had one and all liked it.
ill get around to getting one soon.
ebay in the USA was the best price.
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