Customer Reviews3.9 / 5.024 ReviewsDurability4.0 / 5Reliability4.1 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.5 / 5Value4.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (8)No (3)Would You Recommend?NoDoesn't work on Jepp program installed on my iPad miniDisappointed, does not work with the Jeppesen program installed on my iPad mini. I get the message on the Jepp program "GPS accuracy not good enough to use". Probably works on other programs but this is the one I wanted to use.November 27, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoWould not work with my iPad Pro on my FlyQ EFB app. Disappointed in it. Will work with my roads app and weather app. Just not the app I purchased it to use with. Don HowellNovember 17, 2018Purchased
1 year agoWould You Recommend?Yesvery good and practcal gpsQuite good.The only thing that could be improved upon is the size.I mean that with the present advances in micro electronics,this item can even be made smaller and thus even mpre practical in use on a Ipad or Ipad mini.But i am happy like it is nowOctober 15, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat wifi only IPad additionWe've been using a wifi only IPad for Pokemon Go and GPS would be very bad in certain areas. Bad Elf fixed the GPS problem immediately. As documented elsewhere: as long as the Bad Elf application is open the GPS is working correctly. Sometimes after closing the cover one needs to foreground the Bad Elf application first, make sure velocity/position show up (and are not just dashes) then switch to PokemonGo and GPS position is updated.June 2, 2018Purchased
1 year agoWould You Recommend?YesHad to return it. I got the better bad elf. It cost more but I am happy with it. Sportys has always come through with my personal airplane.March 20, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability2 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoVery Disappointed.This is just a toy that I had high hopes for. The accuracy is terrible compared to other items on the market. While driving down the road it shows me off to the side of the road.The lag on the MPH is slow. While turning it on it seems to take forever to find the satellites to start functioning. It really is just for entertainment.February 21, 2018Purchased
1 year agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBad elf is a good elfI've only used it twice but in both instances it work perfectly. It acquired a signal within seconds. Durability, I don't know yet.February 8, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability3 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yessimple to use and well worth the costI like that no charging is needed and that it is hard wired to the ipad. Some extra care is needed not to damage it as it protrudes from the connector.January 25, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorks as advertised. I should have purchased my I pad with an internal gps. Seems kind of flimsy.August 8, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat gadgetGreat little product never have any issues. The only drawback is it plugs into your power connection so if your flight is long or if your iPad is low on power it could be an issue. Just recently purchased from Amazon a connector that allowed me to Y off to the Bad elf unit and then also go into the power connection.July 31, 2017Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 27 questions Browse 27 questions and 35 answersI assume this works with an iPad pro 9.7". True?I'm thinking about buying this for Pokemon go since the gps on my phone isn't the best at the moment, will this enhance the accuracy of my gps?What GPS software besides aviation apps can the bad Elf be used with? I'm looking for software that can be used for ground travel in a motorhome.BEST ANSWER: From the Bad-Elf Web Site.
Apps galore. The Bad GPS Pro meets all requirements under Apple's MFi program, and works great with any location-based app in the App Store. To simplify your search for great apps, we've categorized many apps that we know work well with the Bad Elf GPS Pro by your favorite activities. We've tested the GPS Pro with all the major flight planning and aviation chart apps as well as many marine, fitness, car navigation, and golf apps.Can I use a lightning extension chord out of the ipad so that the antenna can be put in a window?BEST ANSWER: I use the "elf" directly in an ipad under a hardtop boat flying bridge and get all sats. I don't see why you can't use a lightning extension but the "elf" is very sensitive.Does it work on off-road GPS ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work for off-road use.Can this be used in addition to a scout ads-b? The scout has no gps and I am curious if they can be used simultaneously.BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be used with the Scout.What is a "lightening connector". I have a an IPad 3. Does it plug into the power/ charge connector?
ThanksBEST ANSWER: The Lightning connector is Apple's new plug style. If you have an iPad 3, it will not fit - you have the 30-pin connector. You would need this one: http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/bad-elf-ipad-gps-30-pin.htmlis it compatible with iPad Pro using 10.3.3 software?BEST ANSWER: I have an iPad pro with 10.3.3. I just went outside and checked and Bad Elf works fine. I was picking up 6 satellites very quickly. I haven't tried this combo in my plane yet because I use a mini 4 with Bad Elf and that works well. Good luck.How is this better than the GPS on my iPad and iPhone?BEST ANSWER: The big difference is that it has GPS WAAS connection. This means it has multiple satellites connecting to the device to provide more accurate positioning data. I am not too sure of the GPS capabilities on iPads and iPhones, but my research show that is has a better connection and accuracy.Does it work with iPad mini 4?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can work on any IOS device with a lightning connector running any most versions of IOS befor IOS11. There is currently no 64-bit version of the Bad Elf app.Will this work with a basic ForeFlight subscription, or will I have to go to ForeFlight Pro?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the basic subscription. The basic subscription is all I currently require and the Bad Elf Lightning Connector offers a very affective GPS with it. It worked well with my cross country from Indiana to Utah.does this device allow you to plot a course to your destination from your current location as per the standard 'goggle maps', 'navman' etc. or is it simply a location finder?BEST ANSWER: Hello Leigh, No the-is is just a GPS receiver - I purchased it as my old iPad Mini is a non-3G model, and didn't contain a GPS circuit as sold. The Bad Elf enables software such as AirNav or Mach7 (in my case) to receive GPS signals and do all your Navigation chores. Hope this helped - BTW - great product, worked out of the bow - I thoroughly recommend it.
Lance DIXONDoes not charge my iPad when plugged in and hooked up with the power cord. As advertised, ??BEST ANSWER: Please return the unit and request that is exchange.Will this keep a log of previous flights? And is it compatible with FlightPlan Go?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is compatible. No it does
not keep a flight log.Does it use Bluetooth?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not use Bluetooth. It is a direct connection via the lighting connector.Does it need updates?BEST ANSWER: It does not need updates.Does it work with iPhone XS Max?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with any iPhone with the lighting connector.will this work with iPad pro with cellular?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the iPad Pro with cellular.It works with iPhone X?BEST ANSWER: Yes.I am returning to flying under basic med and am interested in using my new I-Pad Pro 256gb with an I-FlyGPS app subscription and a plug in Bad Elf for GPS accuracy. Does this sound like a cost effective way to begin using my I-Pad for VFR flying as a back up to my paper sectional and TCA chart?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will provide a GPS signal to the iPad.Will this work with navionics app?BEST ANSWER: It should as it supplies the GPS data to the iPad.Will this work with the mini 4?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the mini 4.Will this work with IPad mini 2?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the iPad mini 2.Can i use this with JeppFD Pro?BEST ANSWER: I use mine with an iPad Mini and it works fine.Will Bad Elf fit with the Pivot case on my iPad mini?BEST ANSWER: Does is work withmy ipad generation 4?does it work with wifi only module !?BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.What are the dimensions? I'm thinking of using this with the iPro Aviator Kneeboard. Will it fit through the slot at the bottom of the aluminum casing?Bad Elf GPS (for Apple Lightning Connector)BEST ANSWER: The width of the bad elf gps on the bottom where the lighting
Connector is located is one and a quarter inch (1 1/4 in) long and thickness is 3/8 th
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