Bad Elf GPS & iPad (3rd generation)

Received the new iPad an hour ago - we've run some quick tests, and are happy to report the Bad Elf GPS seems to work just fine. Please note that we can't officially claim compatibility with the new iPad until we have approval from Apple under the Made for iPod (MFi) program. Based on past experience we expect this to be complete within 3-4 weeks.

What's that app on the screen, you ask? That's a preview of our new utility app, which should be available on the App Store shortly. More details soon!


brett
brett

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Brett
Brett

February 14, 2013

Hi Gus,

Yes – all of our accessories work world-wide, and with the iPod touch (4th generation), so no issues there.

The Bad Elf GPS Pro would be great for your ecotourist trip. It would stream GPS data to any app running on your iPod touch, so you’d want to find some apps with good cached maps for the DR. You can also use the GPS Pro standalone as a datalogger to record your adventures without killing the battery on your iPod touch. It stores up to 100 hours of location history (at 1Hz), or you can bump the recording interval down to 10 sec, 30 sec, or 1 min and store weeks of data. If you turn Bluetooth off on the GPS Pro, you’ll get 32+ hours of logging per charge.

Our plug-in GPS dongle would also work with your iPod touch. No batteries to charge other than your iPod touch, but that device has a pretty small battery so you’d need some sort of external power pack (cradle?) to get more than 3-4 hours of usage per charge (assuming you wanted to track/record your entire trip).

Hope that helps! Feel free to reach out to us at support@bad-elf.com if you have any other questions, or reply here. And don’t forget to send us some pics after your trip ;-)

Best regards,
Brett

Brett
Brett

January 07, 2013

Hi Roger,

The iPad mini has a Lightning port, so it’s not directly compatible with the 30-pin Bad Elf GPS dongle. But it works great with either of Apple’s Lightning-to-30pin adapters.

Hope that helps!
-Brett

Gus
Gus

February 14, 2013

Planning an ecoturist trip in Barahona , Dominican Republic.

With losts of hiking and trailes.

Would the bad elf help me with my ipod 4 .

Will it be able to work outside the us like in the dominican republic ?

Thanks for any suggestions.

C Rhoades
C Rhoades

March 18, 2012

While in flight training It was recommended that I purchase a Bad Elf. Since I have a blue airplane that follows my path on my flights with or without the Bad Elf, please tell me the advantages of having one. Thank you.

c.

Elvin
Elvin

April 14, 2012

Can it support Papago apps? Thank you

Roger
Roger

January 06, 2013

Just a question… I have the original bad elf, looking to get an iPad mini2 this spring… Will my elf work… And what about the connection? Presently I just plug it in to my iPad 1.
Thanks
Roger

Luis Huc
Luis Huc

March 16, 2012

Great!!!!! That’s all I needed to see since I just got my new iPad about an hour ago too so will proceed to buy your GPS right away!!!!! Thanx for updating so fast!!!

Gerald Janes
Gerald Janes

March 17, 2012

Same experience here in the UK, got myiPad3 yesterday morning and immediately tested it with my GPS-1000 and it worked fine :-)

The new utility looks interesting, when is it likely to be released?

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