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Bad Elf GPS for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

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Q:

I have a wi-fi only Ipad, Will this use the newest IOS mapping program done by apple or will it only work for the older google maps? Or do we have to download an app which saves the maps ahead of time for a trip, and do we need to purchase said app?

Mario C.  asked on  Nov 13, 2012

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You will need to download the bad elf app, it will work with the latest IOS software.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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hi, do i need to have internet/wireless plan for ipad to work with this device/gps? or i can use it even if i do not have any internet plan on ipad? also the above question someone asked can u please tell and CINFIRM it will work with newest IPAD 3rd gen?

Rahila S.  asked on  Nov 13, 2012

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No, you don't need an internet/wireless plan for it to work, you just need to download the bad elf app. Yes, it will work with the iPad 3rd gen.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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Will this device the new iPad 4? it really does not use a 30 pin connection. What can we do. thanks Ralph

Ralph D.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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Hi Ralph. Apple makes a lightning-to-30pin adapter cable, but it has not been tested by the manufacturer to confirm 100% compatibility.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 13, 2012

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can u clarify the answer please ? thank you.

Rahila S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 13, 2012

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The recently released Apple products use a different connector than the 30-pin connector that has been used for some time on Apple products. The Bad Elf GPS uses the previous 30-pin connector, not the newer connection. Apple sells a convertor that changes the connection from a 30-pin to the new connection type. It should work will all accessories, but Apple does not test with every product and it has not been tested with the Bad Elf device yet.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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will this work for an Ipod Touch 4th gen? how does it work? do you need wifi signal or cellular signal? is there a monthly fee? will it turn the Ipod touch into a turn by turn GPS navigation receiver? thanks.

R Q.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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The Bad Elf GPS works with all iPod touches, iPhones and iPads that have the 30 pin connector, so yes it will work with the iPod touch 4th generation. All you do is plug it in and it works. There is no configuration needed. You can download the Bad Elf utility app to change certain settings (metric or English measure for example) but it works right out of the box. Once it is plugged in and has achieved Satellite lock it will receive GPS data (Altitude, latitude, longitude, direction, speed and time) directly from the satellites overhead. It then feeds this information to Apple's Core Location Services. At that point, the GPS enabled app that is running will call for and receive that data and use it to do whatever the app you are running does.

There are no monthly fees to receiving GPS data with the Bad Elf GPS. You do not need a wi-fi or cellular signal for the Bad Elf GPS to work. However the GPS enabled app has to store its functions (for example geotagging a photo) or its maps offline and locally on the iOS device because you will not have access to the internet. This means Apple's map program, because it tiles from screen to screen using the internet will not work with the Bad Elf GPS unless you are connected to the internet. It will turn your iPod touch into a turn by turn GPS if you purchase a turn by turn voice app.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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Is there a charge for this GPS service?

Lawrence W.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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There is no charge to receive data with the Bad Elf GPS.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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What map app or software is needed to use this? Is there a monthly or annual subscription fee required to use Bad Elf GPS unit?

Ron R.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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There is no monthly subscription fee to use the Bad Elf GPS. There are many map apps that are compatible with the Bad Elf GPS. Some apps do charge subscription fees so please be aware of which app you are buying.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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Hi there, couple of questions: Does this GPS need periodical map updates as other GPS devices? Does this device "talk" with a voice? Thanks!

Joy D.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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The Bad Elf GPS does not supply a map and is not a mapping app. Depending on which iOS App you are using there most likely will be map updates. The Bad Elf GPS does not "talk" however there are several GPS enabled Apps in the app store that do talk and all are compatible with the Bad Elf GPS.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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When using this device on my iPad will I get audio turn by turn?

Kurt S.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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The Bad Elf GPS is a not a piece of software. It is a GPS receiver that receives GPS data (Altitude, latitude, longitude, direction, speed and time) directly from geosynchronous satellites. It then feeds that information to the Apple device's Core Location Services. The GPS enabled App then calls for the GPS data and uses it. So if you are using a turn by turn direction app like Co Pilot Live or Garmin Navigation then you will get audio turn by turn directions that are powered by the data supplied by the Bad Elf GPS.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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I have an Ipod touch, and I saw that it said it was compatible, but how can it work if it doesnt have cellular service, and its just a regulard Ipod? Would it work as a car GPS?

Ashley S.  asked on  Nov 13, 2012

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Hi Ashley. The device is designed to do just that; access GPS satellites when you don't have a signal. The Bad Elf GPS device has a 66-channel receiver links up with up to 15 GPS satellites at a time. So you could use it as a GPS in a car.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 13, 2012

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Does this work on IPAD without 3G ?

Ian D.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

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Hi Ian. The device is designed to do just that; access GPS satellites when you don't have a signal. The Bad Elf GPS device has a 66-channel receiver links up with up to 15 GPS satellites at a time.

George  from  Groupon  replied on  Nov 13, 2012

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