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Old 04-02-2013, 08:59   #1
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ipad 3 as nav station

Will the ipad 3, it's built-in GPS, EarthNC app, and downloaded charts work in the middle of the ocean where there is no internet signal?

Our Raymarine C-80 crapped out for 3 day while we were in the ocean about a year ago so we'd like a backup using the ipad 3.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:05   #2
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Re: ipad 3 as nav station

Look at this thread. by landonshaw, it is discussed in detail
So I Am Buying an iPad, Which One?
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:24   #3
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Re: ipad 3 as nav station

Yes.
The GPS on the iPad (has to be the 3G/4G version) works without internet.
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Old 14-02-2013, 08:09   #4
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I really like the 120 dollar bad elf Bluetooth GPS paired with 50 dollar navionics iPad app. It's as good as or better than any Chartplotter GPS and if you include the cost of the iPad you're out the door complete for like 700 bucks! And you've got an iPad!

I don't have a 4G, just wifi btw.

Now if only someone would design a standalone Radome with Bluetooth connectivity and an autopilot with some sort of Bluetooth or cable connex to the iPad, there'd be no need for the MFD Chartplotter at all.
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Old 14-02-2013, 08:34   #5
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Re: ipad 3 as nav station

Also check out Garmin's Bluechart Mobile app. One copy works on both iPad and iPhone.
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Have a look at iSailor.
And the cheapest Bluetooth GPS off eBay is probably fine - I have 2, but could have 4 for the price of the bad elf.
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Re: ipad 3 as nav station

Since a while I promote iPad as the best navigation worldwide solution on my weblog. Main entries may help boaters to have an idea about it:

Today iPad is navigating as chartplotter for numerous skippers all around the world. Mainly of them let PCs or MacBooks at home while they cast off.

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