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post #20 of Old 09-01-2013
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Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

I have a IPAD2 wifi. It does NOT have GPS. It uses cell towers for locale. This is very accurate if you are lake or potentially very close coastal. I've used it 2+ miles off shore.

However, if there isn't a strong enough signal or you are in a dead zone, then it barely works for location based services.

The Dual or Bad Elf or Bad Elf Pro solve this. Google them. They range from 65-180 bucks.

I'm not sure if the newer IPADS have GPS chips or not in the WIFI only units. A quick (lol) check of the apple web site would verify this or not.

Happy Sailing... :-)
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