Which GPS system work with the new Ipod Touch?

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  1. Dragon000

    Dragon000 New Member

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    Does anyone know?
    Cause TomTom specialist said that their origianl car kit is not compatible with the new ipod touch...does anyone know which one will? and I need 100% confirmation please
  2. Eclipse

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    iPod touch doesn't have a built-in GPS, you can only use like maps with wifi...
  3. Dragon000

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    yes i know
    but gps company like tomtom made a car kit for ipod touch that connects to the dock and work like a gps (with the use of their own app of course)
    but it's apparently not compatible with the new ipod touch....for older generation I've used it and it worked wonder
  4. Eclipse

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    Then just wait for them to update it I guess...
  5. vmaraccini

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    Where there isn't an app for that, there is Jailbreak

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    There's a little tool called BTStack GPS you can get on Cydia, that allows you to connect a bluetooth-enabled GPS module to your iTouch... Works perfectly, I have one, and it replaced my GPS entirely.
    But of course, you DO need the GPS module... Well..
    If you live in the US, you can probably find one on your retail stores out there... all it needs is bluetooth suport, and universal communication protocols (it uses COM7 to connect)
    But since I don't live in ths US, I had a little trouble finding one of these. In fact, I had to order it online, from DealExtreme.com
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.29490
    This is one of those modules.. Not thaat cheap, but still.. It works with any GPS application you can put on your iTouch, because it's built on the CoreLocation framework, the official apple stuff.
    If you really need one.. You should go for it.
    Pics and proof:

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    Now, here is the thing: No jailbreak for the new iTouch JUST YET... well, no way around that, but as soon as a jailbreak is released, I'm pretty sure it'll work just fine. I tested with my 2G iPod MB and it works under 4.1 (Sn0wbreeze). Just a matter of time.

    Anyways, I hope this helps you making up your mind!
  6. Dragon000

    Dragon000 New Member

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    wow that looks good
    was there any trouble using the module? was it easy to find a gps signal?
    and what was the gps app that u used?
    i wish i live in the US now cause i kinda wanna try it out before i buy it
  7. vmaraccini

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    Signal is good, but it does take a little while to get a fix on your position. Precision is pretty much the same as my TomTom GPS. Only works outdoors, of course (That's why I'm at the window there

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    Battery life is pretty good, too! Never charged it again since I bought it, a few weeks ago

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    Like I said, any app works, but this one in the pic is the actual Cydia app that acquires your position. The map it's showing is the same as the maps app.
    The BTStack GPS app is paid, but there is a free app called RoqyBT that seems to work just as well.
  8. MeSue

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    RoqyBT is not free.
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    Or you can try igps 360(jailbreak required),, which costs $75 + shipping
  10. Tatanka

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    ..and gpsserial from Cydia,but you need jailbreak.(ipt4 wait)
    Works perfect on ipt2g and ipt3g with any Gps program,best is Navigon
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    1:You need to be jailbroken(gpsserial from Cydia)so ipt4 wait
    2:Igps360 from orange gadgets 75$+shipp)Working jb 3.1.2,3.1.3,4.0.
    3:Any gps app from Apple Store(best is Navigon).
    4:TomTom car kit depend the firmware change like other dock cable or stations
    5:TomTom can use only TomTom maps...

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