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Companies promise GPS support for iPod touch

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Wed October 28, 2009

Tech made possible through app/router combo

Third-party GPS support for the iPod touch is coming soon, an announcement claims. GeoLife says it has submitted a new version of Navmii to the App Store, which -- in tandem with a PosiMotion G-Fi router -- should allow a Touch to access turn-by-turn car navigation. The Touch lacks both the GPS and 3G receivers found in the iPhone, normally rendering it incapable of handling directions while driving.

The G-Fi costs $99, and converts GPS data into a local-area Wi-Fi signal which surrounding devices can access. A Navmii app with US maps is expected to cost $40, while a UK version should be priced at 30. Also promised is a special hardware/software bundle, which should be announced once Apple has approved Navmii.

by MacNN Staff



  1. TomSawyer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    For the $150...

    you could buy an inexpensive dedicated GPS and use it in your car so you can save your IPT battery for something more playing with your virtual Zippo or Lightsaber.

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