Bad Elf GPS Pro Now Available in Limited Quantities

We have a limited supply of the new Bad Elf GPS Pro (BE-GPS-2200) Bluetooth, multi-user GPS devices available for immediate sale at the Bad Elf Store. Our official release of the product will come in September, and at that time you'll be able to find the Bad Elf GPS Pro at Amazon.com and many of your favorite stores. Right now, however, we have a very small number of units we are making available to early adopters, reviewers, and you, our valued customers.

Hurry! Supplies are limited.

Due to the limited supply, this promotion is only available for customers with USA mailing addresses. First come, first serve.

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paul
paul

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17 Responses

Brett
Brett

March 19, 2013

Sorry, somehow missed your post last week. In terms of battery life, Bluetooth and plug-in consume about the same amount of power. So the main concern is if you mind have yet another battery to charge, or if it’s worth it for the extra features in the GPS Pro (multiple device connectivity, standalone datalogging, etc).

Hope that helps!
-Brett

Jay
Jay

April 10, 2013

Brett,
Continuing on non IOS support- when the firmware fix is in, would it be possible to link to IOS and non IOS devices simultaneously or will it be one or the other, not both? Also, for non IOS connectivity, will multiple simultaneous device pairing be possible?

Thanks,

Jay

Jason
Jason

November 10, 2012

In the future, if you do add support for android or pc use, would I be able to do a software update for the current model or would I have to buy a completely new unit?

Brett
Brett

November 12, 2012

Hi Jason,

If we add support for non-iOS platforms we will be able to do it via a firmware update, no HW changes necessary. Still getting lots of requests but don’t have an ETA yet.

Best regards,
Brett

Stratos
Stratos

March 11, 2013

Hi Im thinking to purchase the Bad elf gps 30 pin, my question is does it consume less battery than the pro which is Bluetooth… I have realized that bluetooh GPS device consume alot of battery especially on the Ipad…. thanky ou

Chester Gault
Chester Gault

October 23, 2012

Does it work well with ipad 1 and Garmin Pilot?

Brett
Brett

October 31, 2012

Yes – both the GPS Pro (Bluetooth) and GPS dongle (30-pin) work great with the iPad 1 and Garmin Pilot. But you’ll find that most of the aviation app vendors are recommending you use an iPad 2 or newer to take advantage of new features that require a lot of CPU.

Hope that helps!

Brett
Brett

September 20, 2012

Glad to hear you’re enjoying the new GPS Pro device! I also had a chance to log some recent trips to Asia and Europe… real-world performance has been great.

At this point we’re only supporting iOS devices via Bluetooth, but have gotten several requests for PC/Mac support as well. There are some iOS things we want to get working better first – such as 10Hz logging/streaming, faster log transfers, etc. Once iOS is in GREAT shape we’ll take another look at supporting other platforms.

Keep the comments and suggestions coming… they will definitely continue to drive new features and products!

daniela
daniela

October 04, 2012

Have you considered doing a bad elf with the chip that communicates with GPS, Galileo, Glonass and Compass? It should give excellent precision, I hear they’re using those for automated ploughing machines in agricolture. It would also offer redundancy against outages or other problems.

Brett
Brett

October 14, 2012

Hi Daniela,

Yes! We have a number of people using the Bad Elf GPS (and GPS Pro) for agriculture-related activities. We’re still evaluating the real-world benefits of GLONASS and Galileo for future products. There aren’t a lot of commercial GPS chipsets that support these networks yet, but I’m sure that will change over the next 6-12 months.

Thanks for the suggestions and your continued support of Bad Elf! Keep the ideas coming, we really appreciate it.

Best regards,
Brett

paul
paul

September 11, 2012

Yes! You can order them from the Bad Elf Store (bad-elf.com/store) and they should arrive in plenty of time.

Linh Tran
Linh Tran

September 13, 2012

I wonder if Bad Elf GPS Pro could be compatible with the coming Ipod Touch 5g?

Brett
Brett

September 20, 2012

We’re expecting the GPS Pro to work out of the box with the new iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G. We already run fine with iOS 6. As soon as we can get our hands on each device we’ll do a blog post. At that point we’ll also submit our test results to the MFi program so we can officially claim these devices as supported platforms.

paul
paul

September 10, 2012

We’re thrilled with the response to our new product. If you have technical questions, please don’t leave those as a comment here. Just email us at support@bad-elf.com

David Etheridge
David Etheridge

September 11, 2012

I am a UK based education adviser, and I am running a course for teachers and countryside leaders on sept 27/28 2012.

I would very much like to purchase two Bad Elf pro’s to demonstrate on the course to support a number of iPads. The units will be used on a range of teachers courses later in the year.

Is there any possibility of Bad Elf providing me with two units to the UK in time for the course from your valuable and currently very limited stock ?

RonK
RonK

September 04, 2012

Got my “pro” last Friday (08/31/2012) and absolutely love it. It’s acquire time is very low (beats my Garmin dedicated GPS and is slightly faster than the Bad Elf plug in) and syncs up seamlessly with my iPad2. Accuracy is excellent and the information provided in the display appropriate and very usable.

Paired with the Bad Elf App (available on iTunes and required) it provides a very comprehensive GPS experience.

I tested it with navFree(USA) and Motion-X GPS-hd and downloaded tracking files to my desktop computer to display in Garmin’s MapSource software.

Thanks Bad Elf for a another great product!!

RustyGears
RustyGears

September 08, 2012

Just received the pro before a biz trip to Japan. I’ve been using the wired version for a year now and very happy, except having to sit in a window seat and use an apple extender cable to place the receiver under the window shade. It’s hard to be incognito that way.

The pro version changed all that! I put it in the seat back pouch next to the window and wirelessly enjoyed gps the whole flight without drawing any attention. It works seamlessly with Foreflight, AirTrack and Air Nav Pro. What a great product. Plenty of battery and memory to log a 12 hour trans-pacific flight. My round trip only used 20% of the catalog memory. GPS Receiver sensitivity is excellent and has very fast fix acquire time.

Any plans to make this work with android or PC via Bluetooth? Tried, but the device wasn’t recognized on either and the Bluetooth connection dropped. Such a SW change would truly make it a universal device!

I also noticed on the app info page the notation that my device indicates ‘internal antenna’. Is there a means to connect an external antenna? That would be useful for me in other applications.

On my wired version device, the app lets me set the update rate and that has significant improvements to the performance of some of the navigation apps. This feature doesn’t seem to be available on the pro device or the app when controlling the pro. Could you please consider providing this important feature?

Thanks for two well designed products!

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