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Are you talking about the Apple Camera Connection Kit ($29). If your friend is able to get a puck gps to work over the connection kit...*PLEASE SHARE DETAILS*....this would be a dream setup for me.

Otherwise, I'm not aware of any GPS (other than the Bad Elf) that works directly with the proprietary apple connection (the really wide one).
Just heard from him. I was mistaken on how it was connected. It is the BadElf as you mentioned.

But here's his update. He is changing to the bluetooth GNS 5870, so no connection at all. This allows the Ipad to be in a waterproof case, unless that somehow blocks the signal, as well as remaining able to receive the GPS reception if you take the Ipad down below. Untested so far, but sounds perfect to me.
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iPhone GPS can be linked to iPad

If you have an iPhone with the newest iOS installed (4.3), there is a feature called tethering that allows you to connect your iPad to your iPhone over a Bluetooth connection so you get cellular internet on your iPad. A side effect of this tethering option is that the GPS data from the iPhone is also linked to the iPad.

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Just heard from him. I was mistaken on how it was connected. It is the BadElf as you mentioned.

But here's his update. He is changing to the bluetooth GNS 5870, so no connection at all. This allows the Ipad to be in a waterproof case, unless that somehow blocks the signal, as well as remaining able to receive the GPS reception if you take the Ipad down below. Untested so far, but sounds perfect to me.
Perfect, except for cost Its still $100 for the GPS, representing 20% of the cost of the cheapest ipad.

Nearly everyone has a hockey puck gps already, or if not, can get one very cheap.
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Well. You have tons of options. The iPads camera adapter is realistically a usb adapter.... just saying. Dual makes a really cool bluetooth gps adapter with iPap app, or your iPad 3g has gps, or your iphone can tether to wifi model. EarthNC is $9.99... iPad should in my opinion only be a companion to your native chartplotter... But I have the apps on my iphone and ipad, and have my lap top setup too. The cool thing about the daul bluethooth gps device is it can provide gps signal to almost any device, so instead of owning a puck you can have a gps signal in the air to capture on many devices.
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My iPad (ver1) with the 3G data connection works great with iNAVX. Earlier last season I had a wifi only iPad inboard linked to the Internet with a VERIZON mifi, I recall that worked too. The original did not use " real" gps, it calculated from the towers it could see.
The biggest issue is seeing it in bright sun, but that is not a deal breaker.
iPad apps I appreciate are wunderground for weather, RADAR to watch storms moving in real time and Bouydata for direct reads of nearby weather bouys.
Pandora radio and tunein radio give me great music and a connection to " real" radio- NPR anywhere, anytime, and I can DVR any of it.
Evernote has all my manuals, notes, copied forum replies for boat, engine, sails, etc. I use my iPhone or camera to snap pictures of jobs that need to be done, stuff that needs repair. When I leave for the weekend I take a look around, snap shots of provisions that need replacing which explains the photo of toilet paper.when I get a new filter, impeller or whatever I take a quick photo of the label with part number, etc.
All goes into Evernote which syncs with my real computers and everything becomes searchable.
And here I thought the iPad was expendable. Hah
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