The Dual GPS - XGPS150A connects via Bluetooth to the iPad or other iDevice and works with 28V systems. When a GPS signal is a must have, not just nice to have. For all generations of iPad. An external GPS that connects via Bluetooth and keeps you connected wirelessly to a GPS signal at all times.
An external GPS is one of the most important accessories to use with your iPad and the iPad Sport™ or iPad Kneeboard Pro™. Together, your iPad is secure, viewable and always connected to a GPS signal during all phases of flight. How useful is it to glance down at your iPad expecting to instantly see your position on the map or approach plate only to find that the signal was lost?
The advantage of the Dual GPS is that it connects wirelessly to the iPad, iPhone, or iTouch using Bluetooth. It can be placed where ever you wish with no wires or anything plugged into the iPad itself.
An external GPS is REQUIRED even if your iPad has the A-GPS chip as found in the 3G models. Why? Because the A-GPS in the iPad has proven to be unreliable for many pilots. Pilots report loss of GPS signal in the air, an inability to acquire or re-acquire a GPS signal once in the air, or periods of time where no GPS signal is present.
An external GPS is ESSENTIAL when your iPad does not have a GPS (when a 3G version is not purchased). Why? Because the WiFi iPad version does not have any GPS at all.
The Dual GPS is shown below along with a lanyard and an optional Secure Clip Set to secure your GPS (and pen, flash light) on your clipboard or in your bag when not in use. The Secure Clip Set includes a stainless steel S-Biner that comes with six different-colored mini S-Biners and is cheap insurance to minimize your chance of losing your GPS. Also shown, the Dual GPS comes with a non-slip dashboard pad and an adjustable strap to attach to an arm or backpack when used outside of the plane.
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Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2013
Great item. Works like a charm with all my GPS apps.
Posted by GLENN SANDERS on 10th May 2013
You do not have to put the GPS on the glare screen close to the wind screen. You can put it down next to your arm rest and it works fine.
Posted by Danny on 8th Nov 2012
Got this unit in a timely manner, (came quicker than I thought) set the switch according to the instruction, it connected right away with the new I Pad 4. Now I have real time GPS for my I-Pad.
The rubber holder that comes with it is great for the dash of the truck, want slip.
Be sure to get the app that goes with it. It has a lot of information that is useful.
Posted by Larry G on 19th Sep 2012
Thank you for your advice. I ordered the Dual GPS Bluetooth last Thursday, it arrived on Monday, I was able to try it out last night, and it appears to work wonderful!
I'll be building an overhead console in my golf cart to mount the iPad, but haven't decided on a location yet for the Dual-GPS unit.
I already envision other possible uses for the Dual-GPS, such as using it in the car when using MapQuest on tablet PCs, or laptops. I would thinks it would be a good safety net for hikers, campers, etc. too.
Thanks again, for your support of a great product!
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Posted by Troy C on 19th Aug 2012
I have been a mac user for 15+ years, but just bought an iPad3, and set it up for flight (even though it was bought for another purpose). This GPS sets up easily, fixes fast, and works with every app I have including google earth and maps. Battery life is good, and the glareshield mount is great!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jul 2012
I've only used it a couple of times since receiving it so haven't really had time to evaluate it, hence only 4 stars. I like it so far. Non slip holding pad works well in the aviation environment where I'm using it with an iPad2. I would like to see a 110/12v charger in the future.
The Dual GPS comes with an included 12v charger. The USB cable allows you to charge the Dual unit with the same charger as is supplied with the iPad itself.
Posted by Luiz on 4th Jul 2012