Originally Posted by prof_mariner
I suppose that would depend on the GPS receiver and antenna. The "puck" GPS I use with my laptop
and the GPS in my cell phone
both seem to work just fine inside the cabin
of my boat. But I plan on using this tablet outside anyways so (hopefully) will be able to receive fairly well.
Since you'll be using this on an inflatable RIB
, the internal/external takes on a different meeting. Your tablet will be outdoors. Your GPS will be internal to the tablet, but external to the boat's cabin, since a RIB
has no cabin.
If the Miix2's internal GPS is too flakey to rely on, I'd recommend using a Bluetooth GPS. That way you can seal off the tablet, and put the Bluetooth GPS in a plastic bag also (assuming its battery
life is sufficient for your needs). You could probably use your cell phone
as a Bluetooth GPS - there are Android apps that will do that, and I bet there are iPhone
If you want to use your current
wired GPS puck with a Windows tablet, you will need to get an OTG adapter to connect it to the microUSB port. IF you get one with a 90 degree angle plug
you may have a chance of fitting it in a waterproof pouch.