ipod touch to GPS

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  1. thebenjamin

    thebenjamin New Member

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    hi,
    i want to use my ipod as GPS (with iGPS360 or holux) but i see that in the appstore most of the apps of navigation (igo,tomtom,sygic,navigon) are supporting only iphone OS... there is a way to sync it to my ipod any way? why they won't make it support both iphone and ipod touch?
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    What is "iGPS360 or holux" ... are they software to communicate with the satellites ?
  3. thebenjamin

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    physical GPS sattalites reciever
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    i'm asking for more proffesional apps like igo and tom tom
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    The ipod touch does not have a GPS chip or 3g....

    So you you can't get turn by turn directions
  7. thebenjamin

    thebenjamin New Member

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    WTF dudes?! can't you read?

    iGPS360/holux works the same way as it would work on the first iphone.. an accessory wich receive sattlite reception and enbales ipod touch/first iphone to get their location and to navigate (also turn by turn)

    so i'm asking how to sync iphone apps to ipod touch 'cause it seems that most of the navigation apps are compitable only with iphone
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    iptman,

    That has not been my experience.

    I am using GPSSerialHook, found in Cydia, with Orange Gadgets GPS360 and xGPS free software, found in Cydia, to make the Orange Gasgets GPS360 add-on and xGPS software compatible with App Store apps. I use xGPS with Backgrounder, and the Apple Store apps I have run just fine.

    I have Touch 2G 3.0 and Sprint MiFi.

    I just got back from driving to Glacier National Park, Montana from greater Portland, Oregon. I used xGPS, Rest Area, Around Me and Map Quest.

    I had voice and turn-by-turn directions. Sprint MiFi worked fine, everywhere no matter how rural.

    I did not try backpacking in the mountains. That's next.

    All GPS have problems getting signal in the mountains.

    Orange Gadgets GPS360 is a strong receiver, however. I am up for trying it.

    I have tried out this set-up with App Store apps.

    I am not going to purchase the expensive ones, however, just to find out.


    thebenjamin,

    Have you tried xGPS recently? It is totally professional.

    I have the GPS Pro theme for it. It looks great.

    In addition, there is a xGPS product announcement coming soon.


    As for the questions:

    iTunes Apple Store let me purchase and install some GPS-required apps and purchase but not install other GPS-required apps and not let me purchase or download (or even show in my Touch App Store) other GPS-required apps.

    It is forbidden in this forum to tell you how to install the GPS-required apps I paid for but iTunes will not install.

    google: installation, install, and variations on the word install.

    think


    I hope Apple either puts a GPS in the newest Touch, or lets us purchase any GPS app.
  9. thebenjamin

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    you are right... if the new iPod will have a built in GPS so ipod touch no matter what generation will be able to INSATLL GPS apps (because all the software companies will make their apps compitable with iPod (so new ipod owners that have GPS will buy their apps).

    I don't like xGPS because of the need to pre-download each time the area you are going to.. and these maps are heavy

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