Tomtom on I pad3

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  1. Bennyheaven

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    Hello all anyone use TOM TOM or any like device on I PAD3
     
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    I have it on IPad 2 and it is very very good.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks very much, all I have to do now is convince myself to buy it. Thanks again. Terry
     
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    My wife has it on her iphone and I dont think its very good.

    Not sure what is wrong with a good old fashioned sat nav myself.
     
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    I've recently had the new iPad (with retina display) and find it very good. The IOS6 operating system is good, the wi-fi speed is much faster than my laptop, SIRI voice recognition is amazing with what it will do on voice command, battery life is more than adequate for the whole day, the screen resolution is excellent which makes viewing video and photographs a joy and there is a huge range of apps to play with. I also sync it with my phone so everything stays up to date (e.g. e-mails, calendar etc)

    All in - although expensive, I personally think it's worth it.:thumb:
     
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    Hi does your system require a network connection ie:data usage (as I am not familiar with ipad) if so when abroad I imagine this may become expensive?? I use a netbook with a GPS pick-up loaded with MapPoint and auto-route works well but a bit bulkier than ipad but of course is also my pc for skype etc and net wi-fi and mi-fi ,just pondering :Smile:
     
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    Hi check out Nav free app you also can get it for France :thumb:
     
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    It depends which one you get as you can have just wi-fi or at extra cost wi-fi plus 3g (it is capable of 4g). I have both but have not as yet used the 3g - I intend using that when out and about in the van. Depending upon your equipment and service provider, you can also opt to use your phone as an internet hotspot and tether the 2 items so you don't need 3g on the ipad. If going abroad, you could consider a locally supplied chip for the ipad and just buy some data?
     
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    Ah cheers that I think answers the question Yes you need a service provider ? I also use my phone for mapping in the uk faster than my sat-nav and more detail,but even when low signal coverage but when in France /Spain poor or no detail .GPS dongle £14.99 -New sat-nav £100+ no contest:Smile:
     
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    You don't have to have a service provider either in the UK or abroad - you could just use local free wi-fi hotspots such as McDonalds etc. Plenty of posts on FUN in the past about that so a search should come up with more info.
     
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    I have the IPad 2 (as I said in previous post) and have got BT stack GPS 1.7.2 on my IPad and do not need an internet connection when I use TomTom on my IPad (which is wireless only)

    Dont know if you can download that on a IPad 3 running IOS 6 (I have IOS 5.1)

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Yep ok if your static at MacD`s and any other wi-fi hs but not if you are mobile hence gps usb-dongle on net-book cradle mounted on dash 10" Sat-Nav..... free :Smile:
     
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    Hi martin1485, if you have the version with 3/4g it has the Gps chip built in and the TomTom software and pois loads on install so it does not need a data or wifi connection.

    The only thing you may want data for is the Trafic Live or to use google.

    It provides brilliant split screen for junction view, has clever search functions like go to photo or contacts and I've had free mapping updates from them for the last 3years. It will also load FREE on up to 5 of your other apple iphones etc.

    Flaws - the software uses loads of power so keep plugged in while navigating

    Don't bother to buy it if you have the wifi only version ipad (no gps chip)

    Only went to it as it had more complete mapping on areas like Croatia et. Out of the 5 other Gps systems we use this is the most complete so gets the most use.

    Richard
     
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    Thanks that's the type info I was looking for
     
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    Thanks for all the info.terry
     
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    On the advice of another member I bought TomTom for my ipad 2 last summer when we did a European Tour down to Croatia through several different countries.
    I found it invaluable as you can put in a destination and then click browse map and it will give you a big map for the whole area, as far as you like so you can get a bigger picture, great for planning, also you can pan in and out to get whats coming up, not avaliable on the ordinary tomtom.
    You do not need to be connected to the internet or any service provider to use it.
    One off payment and then is updated free so no ongoing costs
    You can download it to several items i.e. ipad, iphone - although it is good it not so easy to use on the iphone as it's very small but has got me out of trouble several times when out driving and didn't have tomtom with me!
    we still use the tomtom on the dash but i have the tomtom with me to double check and forward plan. You can get cradles to fit them to the dash.
    I wouldn't be without it!:thumb:
     
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    Thank you Night Owl you will find it to be a very good navigator

    :thumb:
     
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    Many thanks for the info.nice to know it does work ok. Thanks again Terry
     
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    I have it on my iPhone 4S and use it when on the scooter, works 100% no problem. I have also used it on the the wifes ipad mini and again 100% perfect.

    John
     
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