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New 7" tablet - Do we need GPS?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Help' started by Dominick, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Dominick

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    Hi,

    I am looking around to purchase a new 7" (or 8") tablet to mainly use with my go pro and DJI Phantom Vision 2+ but I am a bit confused about the gps. I normally prefer iOs but an ipad mini 2 with gps quickly comes to around 400€ while decent android devices can be found for around 200€.

    So my question is; I understood gps is needed for dynamic home point and the follow me, is this true? Do you all have gps in your tablets? What tablets do you recommend?
     
  2. RoyVa

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    It's best to have a tablet with GPS for the reasons you mentioned. Several users have had good success with the Nexus 7 tablet among others. I just wish my Nexus had a SD card port. It work fine as I just use it for flying via OSD and FPV with camera and video functions.you may use the google maps quite a bit if you do any way point flying and some of the other POI or follow me. GPS a plus.
     
  3. Langschwert

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    Yep, you need GPS for Watch Me and dynamic homepoint - well, for every option that needs to know the relative position of you regarding to the drone.

    And no, you don´t need GPS to fly. I had an asian no-name phone without a GPS chip but with a very bright display and it worked fine (no watch me and no DH of course).

    Since meanwhile I have a new phone with bright display and GPS I can tell that finally it is best to have GPS even if not beeing needed. ;)