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Re: Garmin Blue Chart Mobile apps - hate to buy charts again
I am still new to the app. I bought it to use for planning. I already have a backup CP but it may be nice to have in the cockpit to keep an eye on when I am off to the side of the primary CP. Of course you need the ipad with the GPS in it(cellular version). I think there may also be an aftermarket GPS you can connect to the charging port.
I believe both versions of the iPad have the GPS, the non-cellular (wifi-only) version just doesn't have a way to receive the signal from the satellite. I bought an external GPS unit from Bad Elf, looks like it will work very well. It can simultaneously connect to the iPad, iPhone, and my laptop via bluetooth.
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