Poor GPS Reception on iPAd!

Discussion in 'Mobile Navigation' started by jovica, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. jovica

    jovica

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    TomTom Model(s):
    TopmTom US & Canada Maps for iPad
    I purchase TomTom app v1.13, app version 8.300 (1152935)
    Map: “Nort_America_2GB” v900.4614
    Lenguage: English UK.
    Install it on iPad model MC769B/A IOS 6.1.3
    Ipad Maps and Google Maps find GPS signal instantly and don’t have any problem with it.
    TomTom has permanently engraved message “Poor GPS Reception”.
    I check on the top of the mounting on nice day and message is same.
    How to fix this or to get refund?


    Thanks,
    Jovica
     
    jovica, Apr 11, 2013
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    mvl Moderator

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    Tomtom's requires a satellite GPS signal to acquire its position, as it is designed for driving. The iPad2 wifi model does not have a satellite GPS receiver.

    Google maps and Apple maps use a wifi router registry to estimate position in absence of satellites, but if you drive out of any urban area (eg: out of range of wifi routers) those apps will lose signal too.

    I don't own an iOS device, so hopefully someone else can comment on what the Apple Store's refund process/policy is.
     
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    jovica

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    Thanks for clarifying that iPad doesn’t have GPS receiver.
    After buying Dual Electronics XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver it is working fine.
    Jovica :)
     
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    jovica, May 1, 2013
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