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Old 06-01-2014, 08:42 AM   #11
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Somewhat confused here. iPhones and iPads have GPS receivers built into them already. Pretty well every smartphone or tablet made today has this capability.
I was under the impression smart phone devices have a GPS like function: They triangulate from local cell towers and can get you pretty close, but do not actually use GPS satellite signals. Almost as good.

My kindle has no GPS function.

But I am a caveman and have an old fashioned cell phone. It rings and I can talk on it, that's about it. Therefore I need a direct from satellite no phone required solution.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:26 PM   #12
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I was under the impression smart phone devices have a GPS like function: They triangulate from local cell towers and can get you pretty close, but do not actually use GPS satellite signals. Almost as good.

My kindle has no GPS function.

But I am a caveman and have an old fashioned cell phone. It rings and I can talk on it, that's about it. Therefore I need a direct from satellite no phone required solution.
Nope. They have real GPS receivers built in to them. iPhones and iPads were mentioned by that poster so that's why I posted what I did. They all have GPS receivers in them.

I could see the Kindle not having one since it's basically a glorified ebook reader.

Edit: I did some searching and apparently it's not all that uncommon for the iPad to have no GPS receiver. Good job Apple. More expensive yet less features and the sheeple gobble them up like mad anyway. Interesting...
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