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Is there a standalone gps in this model?

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Default Is there a standalone gps in this model?

The only reason I have been holding onto my ipad air is for the ability to use it as a navigation device. Tomtom works great even if not connected to the internet.

Will the tab pro 12.2 work the same way or does it need to be connected to the internet? Maybe a specific model I should get?
 
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Yes it will work with the tom tom or similar app. Google maps would require a connection though

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Yes it will work with the tom tom or similar app. Google maps would require a connection though

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Will I need to get the LTE model? I had to buy the iPad Air LTE model because the wifi model would not work with the navigation programs without a connection....
 
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Will I need to get the LTE model? I had to buy the iPad Air LTE model because the wifi model would not work with the navigation programs without a connection....
There are a few gps apps you can download on android that do not require a data connection to function. You have to download all the maps but they work.
 
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OK, Im pretty sure tomtom is one. I am going to try the 64GB wifi model note pro and see if it works. If it does, the iPad air goes on craigslist!
 
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Just curious but why such large screen GPS devices? You could probably do a nexus 7 and have an easier time mounting it in a car than a large tablet.
 
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Just curious but why such large screen GPS devices? You could probably do a nexus 7 and have an easier time mounting it in a car than a large tablet.
Not its main purpose, but it would be used that way once in a while.......
 
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Cool.

I'm noticing on the wifi that if pushed hard during charging (multi-window use with heavy video decoding) it just doesn't have much forward progress on charging. I have no idea how this thing will perform on a car charger with GPS running and screen brightness turned up to be visible in daylight. Hopefully it at least stays at a given level and doesn't lose ground on battery % in such a use case.
 
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Will I need to get the LTE model? I had to buy the iPad Air LTE model because the wifi model would not work with the navigation programs without a connection....
That's an Apple BS thing. They don't include a GPS chip on the Wifi model to save cost. Most Android tablet come with a GPS chip...
 
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Cool.

I'm noticing on the wifi that if pushed hard during charging (multi-window use with heavy video decoding) it just doesn't have much forward progress on charging. I have no idea how this thing will perform on a car charger with GPS running and screen brightness turned up to be visible in daylight. Hopefully it at least stays at a given level and doesn't lose ground on battery % in such a use case.
True you might want to het an ac dc converter

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