Tablets with built in gps???

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  1. Pghpooh

    Pghpooh Senior member

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    Last week I was looking at different websites to get info on different brands of tablets.
    Coulda swore i saw a tablet with a gps feature. Next day when I wanted to get more info I couldn't find it.
    Was i seeing things or are there tables with built in gps?
     
  2. Tristicus

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    Pretty sure the only one that doesn't is the iPad Wifi.
     
  3. Bateluer

    Bateluer Lifer

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    Many of the Chinese tabs have built in GPS. Never tested it on my old Wits model though. Not sure if it'd be practical to use in a car or while hiking with most table models either.
     
  4. Imp

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    Unless you plan on having a data plan and alway shaving reception, it's not much use unless you find an off-line/preloaded map. Luckily, the iPad and Android tablets should be covered. Playbook is not...
     
  5. JeffreyLebowski

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    Why do you need an offline map?
    Tether your tablet to your phone.
     
  6. Raduque

    Raduque Lifer

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    My tablet has GPS built in, and it's amazing. 1m accuracy, locks in seconds. It absolutely blows my Vibrant completely off the table.

    Of course, the Vibrant's GPS is unfixably broken anyway.
     
  7. Imp

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    Some of us dinosaurs don't want to pay for a data plan, or a smartphone for that matter...
     
  8. Tristicus

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    You don't pay a data plan for tethering if you're rooted.
     
  9. Pliablemoose

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    Then buy a stand alone GPS...
     
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