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Old 12-01-2014, 17:49   #1
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Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro experience?

Does anyone any experience with this product? My intended use would be to enable my IPad to be used as a chartplotter backup. Thanks.
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Re: Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro experience?

Yes Assuming it still has to be plugged into the IPad I would recommend against it as the plug is fragile with the GPS in it. Go for a puck Bluetooth GPS instead
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Re: Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro experience?

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Does anyone any experience with this product? My intended use would be to enable my IPad to be used as a chartplotter backup. Thanks.
Thats their brand new wireless unit. Friends of mine use one in their aircraft and love it. Multiple devices can hook up to it at the same time.

Saw it in action the other day in the hangar. Could not believe it had a fix, that is the first one I have seen do that.
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Re: Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro experience?

I own one and used it on a recent 35 nm day trip to move our boat from a private slip to a new marina.

I have used it with the navionics iPad app on an iPad mini retina (non-cell) and an iPad 2. I leave it hanging with the neck strap around the grab handles of the companionway. It did a great job with the built in tracking. Could even see where we got stuck and had to kedge off coming out of the creek where our old slip was.

We were forced to motor all day and I left it on the whole day from 10am-6:00pm. We left the dock at 10 and I forgot to turn it off once we got to the new slip so it stayed on logging the entire time. It still had probably 3/4 of its battery life. Transferring the track to the badelf app on my iPad was seamless. As was sharing it via kml and gpx to some friends. It charges via usb which is easy enough.

I would buy another one in a heartbeat. By the way, Amazon was much cheaper than the manufacturer site.
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Re: Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro experience?

If it's Bluetooth go for it. Last puck GPS I bought I paid like 85 bucks on Amazon
Just didn't like the old style that hung out of the IPad though
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Oh and make sure it will work with both Apple and IBM. Pretty sure it will but check as some posers ones won't do both
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Older not poser
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Re: Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro experience?

I have used mine with my MacBook. No windows boxes to test with. For my mac I prefer my cheap usb model as I don't have to worry about the GPS battery too. Plus it was around $30 and handy to have.
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