GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby digitroll (ron) » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:05 pm

Not a coffee person Scott! The fan worked well today!
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby raz » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:48 am

TUnamas wrote:Ron - Nice dash! You must keep the coffee maker on the foredeck?!!

The dash is cool but the Brown is cooler!
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby Ahhspray » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:04 am

I realize this is an older thread but with folks prepping their boats, I thought this could be helpful info since I didn't see anyone else mention it. I use a NON-CELLULAR iPad mini. I didn't think I'd need cellular years ago when I bought it. I bought an external GPS for it last summer from Amazon that connects via bluetooth to the iPad mini and cost much less than the difference in price of the cell version pad. It's been tested on my boat and has proven itself reliable ...I keep both tablet and GPS unit plugged into 12v power. Here's the link for anyone who does not have a cellular capable tablet and wants to use it for their GPS screen: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M49G80
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:10 pm

That's a great idea to use an external GPS. Thanks for sharing the info.
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby voyager » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:42 pm

Ahhspray wrote:I realize this is an older thread but with folks prepping their boats, I thought this could be helpful info since I didn't see anyone else mention it. I use a NON-CELLULAR iPad mini. I didn't think I'd need cellular years ago when I bought it. I bought an external GPS for it last summer from Amazon that connects via bluetooth to the iPad mini and cost much less than the difference in price of the cell version pad. It's been tested on my boat and has proven itself reliable ...I keep both tablet and GPS unit plugged into 12v power. Here's the link for anyone who does not have a cellular capable tablet and wants to use it for their GPS screen: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M49G80


Are you using this with the Navionics mapping app?
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby Ahhspray » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:18 pm

voyager wrote:
Ahhspray wrote:I realize this is an older thread but with folks prepping their boats, I thought this could be helpful info since I didn't see anyone else mention it. I use a NON-CELLULAR iPad mini. I didn't think I'd need cellular years ago when I bought it. I bought an external GPS for it last summer from Amazon that connects via bluetooth to the iPad mini and cost much less than the difference in price of the cell version pad. It's been tested on my boat and has proven itself reliable ...I keep both tablet and GPS unit plugged into 12v power. Here's the link for anyone who does not have a cellular capable tablet and wants to use it for their GPS screen: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M49G80


Are you using this with the Navionics mapping app?


Yes I am. It was MUCH cheaper on my tablet than it was to repurchase the subscription for the chip in my sonar/gps unit too.
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby wesson357 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:30 pm

Nice work!
Can you tell me what which mouth it is? Can't find it on Amazon.
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:14 pm

wesson357 wrote:Nice work!
Can you tell me what which mouth it is? Can't find it on Amazon.


On Amazon, search for "External GPS for iPad".
There are a few Bluetooth GPS receivers.
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Re: GPS tablet install (Samsung Galaxy 8")

Postby Ahhspray » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:24 am

Here is the one that has worked for me. This one had the strongest combo of: best reviews, best satellite pick up, and lowest price when I researched them last spring. Newer versions might now be available but it's worked well for me. Click on this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M49G80
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