Dual Electronics iPad/Android GPS with Bluetooth - Dual XGPS150A

$99.95
$99.95

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Product ID: 9044A

Remote GPS for your iPad or iPhone!

This reliable GPS is easy to use, with a dedicated on/off button and built-in battery. Communicates via Bluetooth with all iPad models, iPhone, iPod Touch, and many Android®, Windows®, and Blackberry® smart phones and tablets. It's a great way to get reliable, accurate position information for use with popular apps like ForeFlight, Wing X and more. Just turn it on and fly – no setup required.

Features:

  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver...
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Remote GPS for your iPad or iPhone!

This reliable GPS is easy to use, with a dedicated on/off button and built-in battery. Communicates via Bluetooth with all iPad models, iPhone, iPod Touch, and many Android®, Windows®, and Blackberry® smart phones and tablets. It's a great way to get reliable, accurate position information for use with popular apps like ForeFlight, Wing X and more. Just turn it on and fly – no setup required.

Features:

  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver works with most apps that require GPS
  • Wirelessly connects to devices via Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable battery lasts up to 8.5 hours
  • USB charging via the included USB cable
  • Includes a non-slip dashboard pad
  • Includes an adjustable strap to attach to an arm or a backpack
  • Includes 12V car charger

Also comes with a useful GPS Status Tool app (Available Free on the iTunes store). The app is a simple utility application that shows detailed information including:

  • Your location (or whether the device is still determining where you are)
  • How many satellites the device sees and the signal strength of each satellite
  • The battery level of the unit and whether or not it is charging
  • Confirmation the receiver is successfully connected to your iPad/iPod touch/iPhone

View owner’s manual

Do I Need an External iPad GPS?

The 3G model of the iPad, in addition to its built-in cellular antenna, also includes an internal GPS. The GPS is completely separate from the 3G data service, so you don’t even have to have an active data plan for the GPS to work. You could buy the 3G model purely for the GPS and never activate the data plan, saving yourself some money. But the on-board iPad GPS was made for ground use, and it’s not very reliable in the air. It has a tendency to drop offline, especially when switching between apps. For this reason, most iPad pilots—even those with a 3G iPad—opt for an external GPS. They are extremely accurate (WAAS-enabled) and very reliable. They also offer free apps that allow you to monitor the GPS’s performance.

"...we recommend using an external GPS with the iPad if you want reliable GPS data."

"...it performed flawlessly on our test flight home from Oshkosh."

-- The Aviation Consumer

John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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4.6 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (3)
good product
easy to use
May 17, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Seems to work well so far - good value
I've only used the Dual for a couple flights (one of which was a trial run on a commercial flight as a passenger), and it really works nicely. It syncs to my Foreflight flawlessly. It did drop the connection once, and I'm not sure why. That's the only reason I did not give all "5's". This was during the commercial flight, so it may have been due to positioning.
April 23, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Using it w/ an iPad chart plotter
I am using an app w/ my iPad as a Chart Plotter when sailing and kayaking. Since my iPad had no gps function, I needed something to go with my app for nautical charts. This fits the bill perfectly. Easy to use. Small enough to drop in a dry sack in the kayak. I have already recommended this to 3 other boaters.
March 12, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works well for the cost with some limitations
Will only hook to one device at a time, but very quick syncing and seems to be pretty accurate. I use it with my iPad mini or iPhone while using foreflight. Nice to have this as a back up to the aircraft’s GPS. Also use it to record my flight in Foreflight to put into my electronic logbook. Works well for the cost.
January 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Manafacture will offer no support
My XGPS150A failed in flight. It stated software upgrade needed. After several attempts on my own to upload the new software per website directions I called the factory and asked them for help. They said its out of warranty buy a new one if you can't do it. I then said can I send it to you for an upload. They said nope out of warranty. I said ok. I called back the next day and and spoke to another tech and they said the same thing. I purchased it from Sporty's and I called them for help. No luck again. It seems to me when a company changes a products software they should honor the upgrade with or without warranty. How about a software notification from the app store before it failed in flight so I would no.
August 3, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Works exactly as described
Purchased this for use with my iPad Pro and WingX. Very easy to setup and works perfectly.
March 4, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Gps for iPad air
Have had the device for about a week and it works as advertised. Well made and easy to use.
February 21, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
This works good!!
Links quickly to my Ipad and so far has been extremely accurate. I'm using Foreflight and this antenna will fit nicely into your bag, doesn't obstruct your view and stays where you put it.
November 3, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Great entry level GPS receiver
I bought the Dual GPS receiver as an entry level choice as I am not sure what the aircraft I purchase will come with for avionics. I use this receiver in a C172S and have had perfect success every time. The receiver was very easy to install and suet up the interface with Fore Flight. There is a free companion app with the receiver from dual that shows the status of the receiver. i recommend that be down laded as well as it is a great indication of the health of he battery, number of satellites and connectivity of the receiver. That is a part of my pre-flight now.
June 26, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Works well and a great price!!
Works well.
August 12, 2015
Question and Answer
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Has this device been used successfully by anyone with the Ifly GPS app on iPad?
Andrew M on Feb 10, 2018
Im rebuilding an aeronca and am looking for a portable gps unit that wont break the bank. My airplane is non-electrified ?
Roy S on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought ath dam thing couldn't make it par up with anything I had I have a( Ifly 700) and battey pack I would sell to you for $200 I have a bubble canipe and cant see the screen to much light with the bubble canapy

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My iPad Air does not have a internal GPS so will this still work?
Titanic on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will work. I haven't found a better place than the dash which exposes it to a lot of heat in warm months. The rubber holder is black and absorbs heat. Heat can cause it to shut off which happened to me once. I haven't tried using it without the holder yet. I do wish I had purchased the version which enables more than one device to connect because a co pilot can use it with their IPad at the same time.
Can this GPS be used on commercial aircraft since it doesn't utilize wifi?
sam92 on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I fly commercially and use this myself and I have also used it on commercial flights as a passenger. It works really well. I have found that reception varies based on your position in the plane (e.g. on a 737 near the window vs. aisle). Airlines have different policies about electronic devices and potentially can ask you to turn a device off if they are not comfortable with it.
Will this the support synthetic vision in Foreflight Pro Plus?
David R on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not know, but since you've asked about the XGPS150A I must tell you that for me and another friend has not been completely reliable. Often during flight it loses the satellite, right now I've been without it for about 3 weeks because it does not connect (through bluetooth) to the iPad Mini.
Will this device update the GPS position that the iPad is giving to the Jeppessen EFB I use at work without an additional app? My IT department will not allow us to add any apps, and the internal GPS is a bit sketchy at 550 Knots.
Brent F on Aug 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will provide the GPS position to the iPad.
How will this work with IOS 11+?
Greg H on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it was tested with IOS 11.4.1.
Can more than one iPad be connected?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this GSP will connect to only one iPad at a time.
So it was asked below, nearly 8 months ago and there is not a clear answer. Does this provide full functionality with ForeFlight Pro Plus? Has anybody tried this and determined if it will?
A shopper on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Dual XGPS150A will provide Foreflight with a GPS position that works on the moving map. It also provides GPS Ground speed, GPS altitude. This GPS does not provide the backup AHRS with pitch and roll information.
If my Ipad is connected to this GPS through bluetooth, can I still pair a headset at the same time?
Christopher U on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The iPad is only able to bluetooth to one device at a time.
Does the Dual Electro

Does the Dual XGPS150 works with the FltPlan Go app?
Alejandro G on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this gps will work with fltplan go.
Will it work on iPad without phone?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this gps does not need the cellular connection to work. It is a stand along gps for the iPad.
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