Bluetooth GPS antenna

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by 315, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Anyone here recommend a Bluetooth gps antenna? My goal is to be able to connect a WiFi iPad to it so I can use downloaded charts and maps for navigation on the boat and out on BLM and Forest service land. I can already use my phone because it has the gps antenna, but I just want a larger screen. All the iPads I have lying around are WiFi only and I don’t feel like buying a new one with cellular capability just to get the antenna.
     
  2. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    iPod Touch and non-cellular iPads lack a GPS receiver chip. Not my problem, but Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector is the most recommended receiver online. Costs about $100 if you shop around.

    https://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-1008-detail

    It's more accurate than Apples's GPS chip if that matters.

    Hopefully someone with expertise will chime in.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2020
  3. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thanks, I’ll have to give that one a look. My only issue would be Not being able tO charge it when the bad elf is inserted.
     
  4. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    The Bad Elf GPS for Lightning has a micro USB port so you can charge your iPad while using the GPS, and it comes with a 3' cable. To quote their promotional blurb:
     
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