[real-eyes] Re: GPS programs for the iPhone

Jose,

I know of no Bluetooth receiver that will work on the iPod Touch.  I own a
couple of receivers but they won't work on an Apple device.

Thanks,
Jim

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Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:47 PM
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Subject: [real-eyes] Re: GPS programs for the iPhone

hi Jim grate info. I too have the i pod touch. Just got it a few weeks ago 
an loving it so.

I am thinking of getting a blue tooth gps receiver for it. maybe it will not

be so draining on the battery that way.

Why didn't you get blue tooth? Was there a reason or did it just kind of 
work out that way?



Jose Lopez, President
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Ellsworth" <jellsworth1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <real-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:47 AM
Subject: [real-eyes] Re: GPS programs for the iPhone


> Hi Robert,
>
> You might want to listen to a review on www.blindcooltech.com by Mike
> Arrigo.  He compares the Navigon, TomTom and Kapten apps.  Sorry, I may 
> have
> misspelled the latter of the group.  Also, I believe APH Access World also
> has a review or comparison as well.
>
> I am currently playing around with the latest release of Navigon on my 
> iPod
> and for vehicle travel I would have to say it is extremely accurate.  I do
> need to tell you though that I am using an external GPS receiver because 
> the
> iPod doesn't have it's own receiver like the iPhone does.  From reports 
> I've
> read the built-in receiver may not be as accurate as the external devices.
> The receiver I use is made by Bad Elf and can be found both at
> www.bad-elf.com and on Amazon.  I love it.  It is tiny and plugs directly
> into the 30 pin port on the phone or iPod etc.  The one thing to keep in
> mind about something like this is that it will quickly drain the battery 
> of
> the device so be sure to have a car charger or some other way to charge 
> the
> device.  The Bad Elf receiver has it's own tiny battery which gets it's
> charge from the device it is plugged into and it also comes with a cable 
> to
> connect it to a computer or charger for charging the phone or iPod.  I 
> would
> have to say Navigon works very well but probably won't provide as much 
> voice
> feedback as you might like.  You can however use voice over to review the
> screen to see the name of the street you are on, spped and other
> information.  There is a way to access where you are at that moment.  I 
> gave
> the Navigon app 4 out of 5 stars in a review on the Apple app store.  It 
> was
> on sale and may still be-not sure.  I bought the US only version for 
> $34.95
> but the regular price is $49.95.  There are other versions as well such as
> for North America and smaller regions of the US etc.
>
> Anyway, I advise listening to the reviews but all in all I can say that 
> the
> Navigon app works well.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: real-eyes-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:real-eyes-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Robert Beach
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:33 AM
> To: real-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [real-eyes] GPS programs for the iPhone
>
> Hey all,
> What accessible GPS program do you all recommend for the iPhone?  I would
> like one that works for both driving and walking, but driving is the
> priority.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Robert Lee Beach
> Assistive Technology Specialist
> Kansas City Kansas Community College
> 7250 State Avenue
> Kansas City, KS  66112
> 913-288-7671
> rbeach@xxxxxxxxx
>
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