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Re: iPad, built in GPS or bluetooth GPS
The increased cost for the iPads with internal gps is only 30 dollars more than the cost of buying a non-capable IPad plus the external gps. It makes no sense to have to deal with two components.
I did buy an iPad with internal gps, but bought a bluetooth external reciever anyway, as I thought reception down below might be compromised. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the iPad gets fine reception below, without the external receiver.
Power usage on the iPad can be an issue, particularly when running gps apps. Its an issue for the external devices too. However, a simply 12v cig plug can be installed inexpensively, wherever you need one, and your house bank will hardly know its there.
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