4.7 / 5.042 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (11)Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesnice piece , set up easy, only problem I see is it only shows true north - it would be nice if you had the option of magnetic north. Just received the GPS so I can't talk to the durability or reliability. Appears to be well made. Time will tell.May 21, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery Handy and Compact GPSGPS integrates flawlessly with iPad ForeFlight. Very handy, compact, and easy to use.April 29, 2020Purchased
11 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBad Elf Pro EfficienciesIt does the trick very efficientlyJanuary 17, 2020Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest ever , also stand a very high temperature. Been used in The UAE 50+ CelsiusDecember 23, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOctober 12, 2019Purchased
9 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThis is truly one BadElf to have aroundAwesome add-on to iPad without cellular. Pairs up seamlessly with ForeFlight & accuracy is great. Useful not only in the plane, but has many other uses.July 29, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBad Elf is a Good ToolGreat tool and connects seamlessly to my iPad mini and the Foreflight software.May 16, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Bad Elf Pro is an excellent flying partnerI’ve had my Bad Elf Pro for over a year now. I pair it with my iPad and use it in Civil Air Patrol. It works well with my EFB and other GPS based software that I use. Battery life is incredibly long. I never have to worry about it. Highly recommended!February 16, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesForesterGives a strong, steady, reliable signal, connects quickly with the iPad Mini4January 3, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 14 answersWill this work in Europe?Bad Elf Pro iPad GPS (Bluetooth)BEST ANSWER: Yes it will work in Europe.Does it work with google maps or the mapping program on an iPad 6plus?BEST ANSWER: Hi Bob. I have an iPad Air with 64 GB of RAM that I purchased in late 2015. The Bad Elf Pro I purchased seems to work fine with the mapping applications on my iPad. I tested this by first turning off the "Location Services" in the "Privacy" tab. Then, I opened a map application to verify that no position information was available. I then turned on my Bad Elf Pro GPS receiver. It nearly immediately linked with the iPad and in a few seconds, my position was annotated on the map application. While I can't specifically speak for using an iPad 6+, the Bad Elf Pro works just fine with the iPad Air 64 GB. I'd suggest that you contact the folks at Bad Elf to see if they can answer your "6+" question. I'd send you the link to them, but the "fine print" in this site prohibits me from doing that. You should be able to find them simply by "googling" them. Good luck.What mounting options are available ?BEST ANSWER: It does not have mounting options.Does this device work with all iPhones? If my iPad became non-functional in flight, I want to be able to pair the Bad Elf with an iPhone.BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with iPhone.Does this unit have a barometric sensor for altitude?BEST ANSWER: I suspect not. I've read through the instructional material, and labeling on the box. I do not see anything that indicates this GPS receiver measures "barometric" altitude. The box does show that the Bad Elf II is "accurate to 8 ft (2.5 m). I don't know what your application requirement is, but for aviation purposes, this is certainly sufficient.two questions , Our first use and interest is for sailing & racing on Lake Erie where there is limited cell service.
This device works without cell service regardless of having marine map software loaded or not?
Second, I've experienced in Guatalama last year, that an I Phone had better mapping capability than the off market map I bought for my Garmin GPS. Would this support that?BEST ANSWER: I also use the bad elf GPS unit for sailing and race management on the Chesapeake Bay. I connect via Bluetooth to an iPad with various marine navigation apps. Bad elf's GPS signal is fluid and accurate 100% of the time. Much more so than with my iPhone cell connection. There are apps that are better than others and in some cases it's more personal choice.
There are also parts of the Bay where I do not get proper cell service or the service is intermittent. Bad Elf works regardless of where I am.
As to your experience in Guatemala, I have previously used a handheld GPS device but the mapping on those units was less than adequate. With navigation apps on my iPhone using the Bad Elf signal, my only restriction was limitations related to the available mapping in remote areas.
I hope this helpsWill this work with my marine apps. On an iPad Pro? Thought my iPad was gps enabled but apparently with an *.Does this unit work with Android phones and pc's?BEST ANSWER: Since I'm an Apple user, I couldn't immediately provide you an answer, but first referenced the user manual that came with my Bad Elf II. According to the documentation that comes with this device, it'll only work with Apple devices (I know, "bummer" for you!). This site won't permit me to forward you the Bad Elf support email address. However, I'd bet you can find that information on-line, by "googling" Bad Elf II.
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