Approved for iPad (3rd generation)

It's official - the Bad Elf GPS is fully compatible with the iPad (3rd generation). No firmware, hardware, or app changes required. Our official list of supported platforms is below.

Made for:

  • iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)
  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone
  • iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad

Happy Friday!


brett
brett

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14 Responses

Brett
Brett

December 05, 2012

Just checked, the email you sent just a few minutes is in the queue, so you should hear back shortly. I don’t see the previous email so there may have been a typo or server issue on our side. My sincere apologies, and thanks for following up.
-Brett

Rob Fitzgerald
Rob Fitzgerald

November 29, 2012

Just put my Bad Elf onto the 30 pin to lightning adapter and plugged it into my Ipad mini, and it works great. No problem at all and does everything it always did….

Brett
Brett

November 29, 2012

Glad to hear it! So far we’ve been able to get everyone up and running. Rumor is that Apple has fixed the GPS-related bugs in iOS 6/6.0.1 in their next release (6.1) which is in beta now. Our support guys need some relief ;-)

Karen
Karen

December 05, 2012

Hi I sent out an email last week and have not received a response yet.

Bart
Bart

August 14, 2012

Thanks for detailed response. The Nike +, does have a dock port wireless link it uses for talking to shoe sensor. The latest nano also has internal inertial sensors. Perhaps Nike worked direct with apple to codevelop or something. They also have the Nike + app on nano.

SMOP? ( simple matter of programming)

Karen
Karen

November 28, 2012

I have the new Ipad with the lightning connector and I have the lightning to 30 pin adaptor and could not get it to work. Is there an upgrade or something you need to do? It searches but never finds a gps status. Does it need to be configured?

Brett
Brett

November 28, 2012

Hi Karen,

We’ve been able to get the GPS dongle to work with the Lightning-to-30pin adapters, but there are a few other issues we’ve seen with iOS 6. Please drop a note to support@bad-elf.com and we’ll get you up and running.

Best regards,
Brett

Bart
Bart

August 14, 2012

I agree. Having Bad Elf work on nano would be ideal.

The current Nike + solution uses inertial sensors only – sorry but yuck.

Along with the internal inertial iPod nano sensors the bad elf would just make this extraordinarily valuable combo.

Brett
Brett

August 14, 2012

Hi Bart,

Agreed, the iPod nano + Bad Elf GPS would be a very cool platform. Unfortunately the nano does not support 3rd party apps or dock-connected accessories at this time. I have no idea if it every will. One negative is that the device has an extremely small battery, so I’m not sure if powering a GPS receiver would even be feasible.

Take care,
Brett

Navil
Navil

June 03, 2012

Are you planning to integrate GLONASS naviagation? It’s like 24 more satellites on the go)

Chris
Chris

June 15, 2012

Hi.

My iPad 3 does not charge through the Bad Elf but my iPhone 3GS does.

iPad shows à message stating it cannot charge through this device.

It’s a for long trips.

Do you think a future firmware update can fix this?

Thanks!

Brett
Brett

July 21, 2012

Hi Chris,
Normally you’ll see this message if the vehicle or wall charger you are using doesn’t officially support the iPad’s higher charge rate of 2.1A. The iPad is more strict about this when the power is passed thru an accessory like ours. A good test to run is to use the white wall charger provided with your iPad, but the USB cable plugged thru your Bad Elf GPS. If you still see the message, then please contact us at support@bad-elf.com and we’ll get you a replacement unit!
Thanks,
-Brett

Patrice
Patrice

April 28, 2012

Cool! Any news on your new Bad Elf App?

Willem
Willem

May 29, 2012

When will it be possible to run Bad Elf on the new iPod nano, would be very very cool to have the nano as a watch, seeing your position/UTC and listening to cool music at the same time. I’m very happy with the Bad Elf on my iPod touch at the moment. Cheers, W.

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