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Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:32 pm
by Nick
Now it seems my iPad has no GPS - thought it was standard on the 3?

If it exists I can't find any way to turn it on to work with Memory Map

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:31 pm
by MrMcP
Only 3G models have GPS. Other models try and guesstimate location from known wifi connections in range.

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:51 pm
by Nick
MrMcP wrote:Only 3G models have GPS. Other models try and guesstimate location from known wifi connections in range.


B0llox . . . Can it be added ?

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:10 pm
by ash
Nick wrote:
B0llox . . . Can it be added ?

Does your iPad have Bluetooth? So that you could use a Bluetooth GPS transponder. More money!

Ash

PS - Will need to an eye on the For Sale for a bargain set of Memory Map!

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:05 pm
by wully
Nick wrote:B0llox . . . Can it be added ?


No.... :violin:

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:48 am
by Telo
MrMcP wrote:Only 3G models have GPS. Other models try and guesstimate location from known wifi connections in range.


As a matter of interest, would a 3G model have a proper GPS system even if it didn't have a cellular 3G card fitted? IE, would the full GPS operate without having to take out a fresh contract with another telecom company?

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:38 am
by claymore
Yes.
Dear Heart and Para have one - not a shared one, I hasten to add, but both can be used to navigate on.
Cost me £100 for a card, no contract

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:38 pm
by wully
wully wrote:
Nick wrote:B0llox . . . Can it be added ?


No.... :violin:



Hang on: shove one of these on it.


http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Elf-1000-30-P ... B0035Y7ZJ2

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:46 pm
by Nick
Bluetooth is probably better . . .

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:14 am
by Telo
claymore wrote:Yes.
Dear Heart and Para have one - not a shared one, I hasten to add, but both can be used to navigate on.
Cost me £100 for a card, no contract


Thanks for that - makes it a more interesting proposition than taking out yet another mobile/Internet/dongle type contract.......

Excuse my ignorance of these these things, but I assume that your £100 card is an upfront £100 worth of data access which you are not required to use for GPS access? Or not? I realise that I'm making heavy weather of this.......

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:46 pm
by MrMcP
Shard wrote:
claymore wrote:Yes.
Dear Heart and Para have one - not a shared one, I hasten to add, but both can be used to navigate on.
Cost me £100 for a card, no contract


Thanks for that - makes it a more interesting proposition than taking out yet another mobile/Internet/dongle type contract.......

Excuse my ignorance of these these things, but I assume that your £100 card is an upfront £100 worth of data access which you are not required to use for GPS access? Or not? I realise that I'm making heavy weather of this.......

You don't need to use any data for GPS access, no. The reason it's only 3G ipads that have GPS is that the GPS chip lives on the same internal dooberywhatsit that the 3G technical wizardry uses. I have a 3G version of the original ipad, and only needed to have a SIM card to first activate the ipad, and it was a cheap £10 pay as you go thing. When it ran out I just left the card in there, and everything else - wifi, GPS - continues to work as normal. If I was heading away and wanted email or web access I can top up the SIM card data allowance before I go...

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:26 am
by Nick
Amazon have a Bluetooth device that sounds ideal. It means it can be elsewhere.

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:08 pm
by claymore
Shard wrote:
claymore wrote:Yes.
Dear Heart and Para have one - not a shared one, I hasten to add, but both can be used to navigate on.
Cost me £100 for a card, no contract


Thanks for that - makes it a more interesting proposition than taking out yet another mobile/Internet/dongle type contract.......

Excuse my ignorance of these these things, but I assume that your £100 card is an upfront £100 worth of data access which you are not required to use for GPS access? Or not? I realise that I'm making heavy weather of this.......

Well - now you have me. It was an extra £100 and it has gps. I dont pay to a contract although a tiresome message from EE suggests something about me needing one. Doesn't stop it working though.
My ipad is an old coal fired one and updates are getting tricky as it seems to need to eat something called an ios if I want it to access some of the latest apps.
It does what I need really - email and web access via my home hub