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Old 06-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #31
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Depends on the App.

"Copilot" uses the GPS (only available on 3G equipped models but you don't need the 3G service to use it) and has the maps as part of the application.

My AT&T data plan is 2 Gigabytes per month (plenty BTW) for $25.00 US.

The iPad (using the GPS) will "flight follow" you on the moving map display.
Very good information to know. Unfortunately, the iPad we've already got lacks the 3G feature, and buying a new one is more expensive than buying a new GPS. Oh well--future iPad buyers, take note!
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I like my Garmin nuvi 2460 LMT especially now that I downloaded the low clearances to it. It will alert me to any low clearances of 12'6 or lower 19 miles out or up to 38 miles out whichever I choose. Has the lane alerts, etc.
Oldcoot, glad you mentioned the update available on the Garmin 2460LMT. I have one of these I put back in the box setting on a shelf because both my TV and car have GPS in them, I look forward to hearing your results on it's use. I think I am going to look into my TV's GPS capabilities 2013 Tundra and upgrade possibilities.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #33
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Oldcoot, glad you mentioned the update available on the Garmin 2460LMT. I have one of these I put back in the box setting on a shelf because both my TV and car have GPS in them, I look forward to hearing your results on it's use. I think I am going to look into my TV's GPS capabilities 2013 Tundra and upgrade possibilities.

Check this one out. I haven't yet,but it looks like a good one.

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Old 06-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #34
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm guessing this requires an iPad with the 3G or 4G capability (not sure which) and requires a data plan of $50/month or so. (Of course, if you want the data plan for other things, then the routing is a free bonus.)

Can the iPad (so equipped) tell you exactly where you are?

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The IPAD has a fully functional GPS that gives exact readings and a plethora of APPs that use it, including an Apple one that comes with the unit. Google maps works also, etc. If you already have an AT&T cellphone account, it costs $10 a month to add an IPAD to it, and you are good to go. The DW and I have 3 cell phones ( kids and parents riding along) and 2 IPAD's on a 10 gig plan and never go over. I'm guessing the other cell providers and other tablets like the Samsung have similar plans and Apps. I am not exaggerating the flexibility of the unit AND it works almost as good as a computer when in camp and working on the camp wireless.

For me, it's an awesome alternative to a dedicated unit for the TV, since I carry my cell phone anyway, and the IPad does great stuff. I don't need an computer except for needing VPN for work stuff on the road. Personal Email, this forum, everything else is on this little device.

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Oldcoot, glad you mentioned the update available on the Garmin 2460LMT. I have one of these I put back in the box setting on a shelf because both my TV and car have GPS in them, I look forward to hearing your results on it's use. I think I am going to look into my TV's GPS capabilities 2013 Tundra and upgrade possibilities.
It's not an update from Garmin, it's an independent program called "Low Clearances.com
Low Clearance GPS Data
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It's not an update from Garmin, it's an independent program called "Low Clearances.com
Low Clearance GPS Data
Wonder if it works on an Ipad? With google maps, maybe
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Just read some of the info on the new Rv 790 LMT Garmin GPS. It looks very interesting. It's compatible with Android and I Phone tech plus bluetooth.

It's on my list of wants. Just want to give it some time and see some reviews. Also @ $399.00 a copy, give it some time for the competition to start discounting the price.
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Just read some of the info on the new Rv 790 LMT Garmin GPS. It looks very interesting. It's compatible with Android and I Phone tech plus bluetooth.

It's on my list of wants. Just want to give it some time and see some reviews. Also @ $399.00 a copy, give it some time for the competition to start discounting the price.
I can only find it at Garmin's website. It says pre-order so I dont think retailers will get it until its for sale. But I hope I am wrong.

I did find a free shipping code if you wanted to pre-order. Use coupon code SHIPFREE. It says the code expires at the end of today.
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The IPAD has a fully functional GPS that gives exact readings and a plethora of APPs that use it, including an Apple one that comes with the unit.
Not all models of iPad have integral GPS. The iPad Mark I only had GPS in the 3G models. The ones without 3G did not come with GPS.

Not sure about iPad Mark II.
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I can only find it at Garmin's website. It says pre-order so I dont think retailers will get it until its for sale. But I hope I am wrong.

I did find a free shipping code if you wanted to pre-order. Use coupon code SHIPFREE. It says the code expires at the end of today.

Due out first or second week of July, if I'm not mistaken. It's sure to come down in price a month or two after intro.
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