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Is there any 10" tablet holder so I can use it as a GPS? Any good GPS apps that don't require data? I installed NAvfree but I don't know how good it is.
 

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I used NavFree briefly. It wasn't that great, but good for the price :D. I remember it being buggy and didn't track very well.

I have since switched to Motion X. I don't know if it will operate without data, but it is awesome. It'll cost a little money, but it's a lot better than NavFree.
 

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Do the google tablets have GPS without data service? That seems to be a limitation on the ipads.
 

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Yes. You can download the map and use if with no data. Some apps are free like Navfree and some $$.
 

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Yes. You can download the map and use if with no data. Some apps are free like Navfree and some $$.
Well, I know a few of them let you download the maps into the device, but some of them won't show you where you are on that map unless you have data service or a separate bluetooth GPS receiver. That's the part I'm getting at.

I have an ipad without data service, it can eventually figure out where it is via wi-fi but it's far too slow for navigation purposes. There's another version of this ipad with cellular radios & GPS, it is much faster at working out where it is and which way it is going.

I get the why, what I don't know is how Google sets theirs up- do they include GPS receivers in the tablets that don't include cellular radios?
 

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Thank You Texan, Arkon mount looks promising.

Paulfolio- please let us now how difficult it is to mount in on the seat rail after you get it.
 

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Eeeek! I can't believe that guy demoed it with the car in motion!

Not even a word about how the airbag might stuff that thing through his dome...
 

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The Motorola Xoom pad works very well. It has GPS without needing to connect to a service. We used ours last year on a cruise in the Caribbean and was able to keep track where the ship was plus speed and heading. The wife uses it when we are traveling as a backup to my Garmin.
 

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Well, I know a few of them let you download the maps into the device, but some of them won't show you where you are on that map unless you have data service or a separate bluetooth GPS receiver. That's the part I'm getting at.

I have an ipad without data service, it can eventually figure out where it is via wi-fi but it's far too slow for navigation purposes. There's another version of this ipad with cellular radios & GPS, it is much faster at working out where it is and which way it is going.

I get the why, what I don't know is how Google sets theirs up- do they include GPS receivers in the tablets that don't include cellular radios?
The Google Nexus 7 (Asus) has a GPS receiver built-in.
 

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With a deployment speed of around 200 MPH for an average airbag, that iPad will kill the driver. What a moronic application for a holder. On the other hand it may eliminate more idiots from the roads at a faster rate.:17:
 

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I use the Sygic navigation app. Download the maps when you have data (wifi) and use w/ no data as long as you want. Works pretty well.

-Mike.
 
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