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Bad Elf GPS App v3

Bad Elf GPS app v3 is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every time you connect your Bad Elf hardware. With a fresh new design, interface and experience, it will keep you even more productive.  New trip management allows you to do more than ever, and day/night mode keeps you working whenever and wherever you are.  The more you do with Bad Elf v3, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

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To build a new app, we started from the beginning, so the first thing we did was create a fresh new design, color scheme, and layout that’s optimized for every device that runs iOS 8.

 

User Interface & User Experience

You’ll notice a brand new user interface that’s cleaner and easier to navigate.  The user experience now has far fewer swipes, taps, boops, and swoops.

Built for iOS 8

We optimized the look and feel of the new app from the ground up with iOS 8 in mind. The new app is designed meticulously to take full advantage of the larger screen of the iPad, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in all orientations.

 

We know our users love recording their adventures with the trip datalogger, and the new app is designed to help you quickly transfer new logs from your Bad Elf GPS unit to your iOS device. After transfer, you can see your trips plotted on a map view or visualize them on speed/altitude/distance graphs.

 

Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?

We re-engineered how you download and manage trips from your Bad Elf GPS devices. The new app will automatically tell you how many new trips you have on your Bad Elf GPS that are not on your iOS device and allow you to download a single trip at a time or all of them all at once; saving you time and effort.

All the Detail Imaginable

Once trips are saved, we analyze your trip and plot it on a gorgeous map and graph important details such as changes in altitude, distance and speed.

 

We’ve created a new view specifically for our GNSS Surveyor that plots your position and horizontal accuracy over time.  This is handy for visualizing the reported accuracy and position converge down to 1 meter or better, depending on sky visibility and your geographic location.  The plot’s center point can be configured to be a known benchmark, a weighted average of historical points, or the last reported position.

How many times have you been on an adventure only to have your excitement ruined by not being able to tell your Facebook/Twitter friends about it?  Fear not!  Now you can share a map of your trip directly to your Facebook or Twitter feeds without leaving the app using iOS's built-in share sheets.

 

High accuracy gauges monitor your connected devices in real-time.  Fun fact: they also monitor your internal GPS if you don’t have a Bad Elf connected - but you should, because that’s why we’re here.

Real-Time, All the Time

Our high-accuracy live gauges show you the real-time speed, heading and altitude of any connected Bad Elf GPS accessory right on your iOS device. Gauges also show you the trend of each measurement so you can really tell how fast you’re moving.

 

Wrapping up a trip at night has never looked so good and not ruined your night vision. Easily switch between Day and Night mode in Settings to change the entire app’s user-interface to a custom color layout that won’t hurt your eyes without the need to change your screen brightness where apparently, some of you like to work (or fly) at night or in the dark, so we built in a fancy night mode so the iPad screen brightness (roughly equal to the power of the Sun^1000) doesn’t burn out your eyes.

Safe and Sound, from Dusk 'Til Dawn

Wrapping up a trip at night has never looked so good and not ruined your night vision. Easily switch between Day and Night mode in Settings to change the entire app’s user-interface to a custom color layout that won’t hurt your eyes without the need to change your screen brightness.

 

What’s worse than having no Internet connection?  Having a slow Internet connection.  We feel your pain and have updated our cached offline maps with state and country level zoom levels so you can see your current position and trips regardless of Internet connectivity.

The new app features a custom offline map even if your iPhone or iPad is never connected to the internet. No downloading required to view state and country level anywhere in the world. When you have an internet connection, no need to configure anything, the new app will automatically load the standard and satellite maps for you when needed.

 

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Bad Elf GPS Pro

Next-Generation GPS Receiver & Dataloggerfor iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad

We didn't want to launch yet another generic external Bluetooth GPS receiver like those on the market today -- so we're not. Instead, we packed a ton of great next-generation features into a small, rugged, and affordable package:

Connect up to 5 devices at a time via Bluetooth.  The real-time GPS data from a single GPS Pro can be used by up to 5 devices simultaneously - any combination of supported iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch devices. This is great for:

  • Jet pilots: the entire crew can share the data from a single GPS Pro sitting on the glareshield or in the side window. Or share your GPS data with passengers in the cabin so they can follow the flight on their own iPads.
  • General aviation pilots: use your iPhone or iPod touch as a backup for charts on your iPad, switching instantly if needed without re-pairing or connecting.
  • Sailors: With the self-contained power supply on both the Bad Elf GPS and the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, sailors have a powerful navigation tool that does not consume limited on-board power.
  • Power Boaters: Share GPS data from fly bridge to deck bridge to fish catching area. Shared GPS data allows passengers and crew to know when they are approaching marked way points.
  • Road trips: the whole family can share the GPS data from a single GPS Pro. Never hear "Are we there yet?" again!

Large LCD screen with backlight.  The GPS Pro features a large, backlit LCD screen that provides great visibility day or night. See your location, speed, heading, altitude, and GPS lock status at a glance. No need to guess the meaning of blinking LED indicators or close a favorite app to check the status of your GPS receiver.

Extra-long battery life and 10Hz reporting rate.  The GPS Pro provides a battery life of up to 16 hours when connected to your iOS device via Bluetooth, and supports a GPS reporting rate of 10 times per second (configurable). With the GPS Pro in standalone datalogger mode and Bluetooth turned off, you can expect a battery life of up to 32 hours.

Standalone GPS datalogger (100+ hours).  Record adventures without draining the battery on your iPhone or iPod touch. No need to keep an app running. Just start and stop the GPS Pro's datalogger using a simple button press. Discover something cool? Mark your current location as a point of interest (POI) with another button press. At the end of your activity, transfer the log to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to view your trip and share it with friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

IPX4 certified, rugged, and splash-proof.  Don't be afraid to take your GPS Pro along on your next adventure. Compact, rugged, and splash-proof, the GPS Pro will survive the journey and then let you share with your friends your amazing trip. Works with all location-based apps.

Apps galore. The Bad GPS Pro meets all requirements under Apple's MFi program, and works great with any location-based app in the App Store. To simplify your search for great apps, we've categorized many apps that we know work well with the Bad Elf GPS Pro by your favorite activities. We've tested the GPS Pro with all the major flight planning and aviation chart apps as well as many marine, fitness, car navigation, and golf apps.

Simple to use. Easy to enjoy.  At Bad Elf, we strive to create high quality, dependable products consistent with Apple's philosophy of "It just works!" Just turn on your Bad Elf GPS Pro and go play. No complicated setup. Extra long battery life. No hassles.

Great Products. World-Class Service.  Need assistance? Bad Elf works hard to provide world-class customer service. If you have questions or concerns, please ask us. We stand behind our products and want you to be a delighted customer.

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Bad Elf GPS Pro+

Bluetooth GPS + GLONASS Receiver & Datalogger with Barometric Sensor,USB File System Support, and Streaming NMEA GPS Output

The original Bad Elf GPS Pro received rave reviews from the most demanding customers in military, commercial, and private aviation. The new Bad Elf GPS Pro+ adds GLONASS satellite capability, USB file system access to data logs, and a barometric sensor for altitude. This GPS receiver, with 24 hour battery life and the capacity to log a full week on the road, just got better.

Features

  • Instantly add GPS location support to your iPad Wi-Fi or iPod touch devices via Bluetooth. Connect up to five devices at once.
  • View GPS + GLONASS status quickly with the backlit LCD.
  • All day battery life allows you to track for up to 35 hours.
  • Log up to 200 hours of trip position data directly on your Bad Elf GPS Pro+.
  • Access your data logs directly from any PC or Mac using the included USB cable. GPS appears just like a USB thumb drive.
  • USB connectivity to PC or Mac provides streaming NMEA GPS data.
  • Obtain altitude from GPS and from the built-in barometer.
  • High performance 66 channel GPS + GLONASS receiver provides latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and GPS track.
  • Accurate to 2.5m (9 ft) up to 60,000 ft and 1000 mph.
  • Quickly acquires satellite lock without cell tower assistance. Hot start time as quick as 2 seconds.
  • No internet connection or monthly subscription required.
  • IPX4 water resistance makes this device ready for outdoors.

App Support

The Bad GPS Pro+ meets all requirements under Apple's MFi program, and works great with any location-based app in the App Store. To simplify your search for great apps, we've categorized many apps that we know work well with the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ by your favorite activities.

The GPS Pro+ works out of the box with all location services aware iOS apps. Apps that integrate the Bad Elf SDK can access the advanced features available for complete integration into your app on any platform. Bad Elf has begun working with several developers to support the GPS Pro+ directly.  If you have an app and would like to support the GPS Pro+, please visit our developer SDK page.

Affordable & Simple to Use.

At Bad Elf, we strive to create high quality, dependable products consistent with Apple's philosophy of "It just works!" Just turn on your Bad Elf GNSS Receiver and get to work. No complicated setup. Extra long battery life. No hassles.

Great Products. World-Class Service.

Need assistance? Bad Elf works hard to provide world-class customer service. If you have questions or concerns, please ask us. We stand behind our products and want you to be a delighted customer.

Part Number

| Model BE-GPS-2300

GPS Specifications

| Accuracy 2.5 meter accuracy1 Update Rate 1-10 hZ position update rate Lock Time Typically less than 45 seconds Altitude 60,000ft / 18,000m maximum Speed 1000mph / 1,600kph maximum Receiver 66-channel GPS + GLONASS receiver SBAS WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS NMEA GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC - Talker ID's GP,GL,GN Storage 200+ hour datalogger memory

Compatibility

| Platforms iOS, Android, Windows Mobile App The Bad Elf GPS App requires iOS 8.0+ Connectivity Bluetooth SPP, USB Serial

Operating Specifications

| Battery Powered 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C) Externally Powered -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) Charging Temp 41°F to 113°F (5°C to 45°C) Storage Temp -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)

Product Specifications

| USB Port Mini-USB port for charging and ElfPort expansion Altimeter Internal Barometer (accuracy ~1 meter) Display 128x96 dot LCD screen with backlight Firmware Field upgradeable via iOS app or via USB Dimensions 3" x 2.4" x 0.7" (76.5mm x 61.5mm x 17.5mm) Weight 3.2 oz (90 grams)

Package Contents

| Package Contents BE-GPS-2300 GPS Pro+ device3ft (90cm) Mini-USB cable for charging12-24V DC vehicle USB chargerDetachable Neck LanyardUser's Manual (downloadable PDF here)

1In ideal conditiions, unobstructed view, with SBAS lock, device allowed to settle for at least 2 minutes

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BAD ELF GPS PRO+ USER MANUAL Pdf Download.

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    GPS Pro+ Bluetooth GPS & GLONASS Receiver Made for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad Barometer • All Day Battery LCD Display • Splash Resistant Data Logger • USB Data Transfer Bluetooth Connect Five Devices BE-GPS-2300...

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    © 2014 Bad Elf, LLC Bad Elf, LLC...

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    Bad Elf GPS Pro+ Contents of This Package This package contains the following items: • Bad Elf GPS Pro+ GPS & GLONASS receiver with Bluetooth® wireless technology and Barometric Altimeter • USB charging cable • Vehicle Charging Adapter (suitable for 12V cigarette sockets) •...

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    Figure 2 - Back View of the GPS Pro+ Dimensions The Bad Elf GPS Pro+ is small and lightweight, but with a rugged, solid feel. Its dimensions and weight are: Dimensions: 3.0 x 2.4 x 0.7 inches (76.5 x 61.5 x 17.5 mm) Weight: 3.2 ounces (90 grams)

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    Prior GPS devices used simple LEDs to indicate status, leaving the user guessing about status details. The Bad Elf GPS Pro+ makes it easy for the user to check location details (latitude, longitude, altitude, track, speed, and universal time) directly on the GPS without requiring connectivity to the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad.

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    Bad Elf utility app available through iTunes. 1. Power Button a. Press and hold this button for 3 seconds to toggle the Bad Elf GPS device ON or OFF. b. Press this button momentarily to toggle the LCD backlight ON or OFF.

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    0183 formatted position data using a serial over USB connection. Data Storage The Bad Elf GPS Pro+ contains 16MB of flash memory for storage of trip data. At a standard sampling rate of one position recorded per second (1Hz), the device can store up to 200 hours of trip data.

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    Bad Elf GPS Pro+ Charge the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ The Bad Elf GPS Pro+ is charged via the mini-USB connector on the back of the device. Before using the Bad Elf GPS Pro, fully charge the device. To charge, simply use the provided cable and plug the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ into any standard USB power source, such as a computer, wall charger, or the included car charger.

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    Bad Elf GPS Pro+ To pair the Bad Elf GPS Pro+ with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, follow these simple steps: 1. On the Apple device, start the Settings app, then select General > Bluetooth. Make sure Bluetooth is turned ON.

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    Store. If you do not have Internet connectivity, or do not wish to download the app at that time, you can ignore this prompt. Your Bad Elf GPS Pro+ does not require the Bad Elf Utility app to operate with apps and will work out of the box with any location-based apps you have installed.

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    Once data logging is complete, you can use the Bad Elf Utility app to save, map, share, or delete the recorded trip or connect the GPS Pro+ to your computer with a USB cable and access the log files directly through your file explorer.

  • Page 12: Technical Specifications, Industry Canada Compliance

    IC Compliance This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. VCCI Compliance Bad Elf is a member of the VCCI Council. Industry Canada Compliance Category I radio communication devices comply with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Category II radio communication devices comply with Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.

  • Page 13: Battery Warnings

    Bad Elf GPS Pro+ Battery Warnings If these guidelines are not followed, the embedded lithium-ion battery may experience a shortened life span or may present a risk of damage to the GPS, fire, chemical burn, electrolyte leak, and/or injury. Do not leave the GPS exposed to a heat source or in a high temperature location, such as in the sun in an unattended vehicle (e.g., car, airplane, helicopter, or boat).

  • Page 14: Fcc Compliance

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. This product does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Repairs should only be made by an authorized Bad Elf service center. Unauthorized repairs or modifications could result in permanent damage to the equipment, and void your warranty and your authority to operate this device under Part 15 regulations.

  • Page 15: Limited Warranty

    Bad Elf retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software or offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.

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    Distributor warranties are only valid in the area of intended distribution. Units purchased in the United States must be returned to the Bad Elf service center in the United States for service.

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    The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bad Elf is under license. Contact Bad Elf Product Support if you have any questions while using your GPS. In the USA, go to http://bad-elf.com/support.

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    Engineering Magic ® © 2014 Bad Elf, LLC http://bad-elf.com...

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    Frequently Asked Questions - Bad Elf

  • Will Bad Elf GPS products work with a Wi-Fi only iPad or iPod touch or if my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch is not connected to the Internet?

    Yes. None of the Bad Elf GPS require an internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) to work. That said, many apps that use your location may themselves require Internet access. The default Maps app, for example, tries to fetch map tiles from the Internet as you move off the map. That's why we keep a list of some of the apps that work great without requiring Internet access here.

  • I have an iPad/iPhone with cellular that already has a GPS chip inside it. Why would I need a Bad Elf GPS product?

    All iPhones and some iPads come equipped with access to the internet via the cellular phone data network. These units also include “A-GPS. The “A stands for “assisted, as in assisted by the cell towers. So if your iPhone/iPad (with cellular) has a connection to the cell towers, the assisted GPS inside your iPhone/iPad will work well enough for most activities. But away from the cell towers, up in the sky, out in the woods, or at sea, the GPS can take 20 minutes or more to locate you. Because Bad Elf GPS products rely only on the satellites orbiting the earth and never on cell towers, they can locate you quickly and accurately anywhere on the planet.

  • Will Bad Elf GPS products work with Android devices or laptop computers?

    With the 2.0.60 firmware release, the Bad Elf GPS Pro can feed location data to non-Apple devices over Bluetooth. You’ll still need an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to be able to configure your Bad Elf GPS Pro, but once configured, it can feed location data to both Apple and non-Apple devices. You’ll also still need an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to be able to download trips from your bad Elf GPS Pro.

  • Do Bad Elf GPS products provide access to the Internet?

    No.

  • Will Bad Elf GPS products work in my country?

    Yes, Bad Elf GPS products have been proven worldwide!

  • How accurate are Bad Elf GPS products?

    Bad Elf GPS products are as precise as 2.5m (8ft), but as with any GPS receiver, this depends on your particular environment (interference, sky visibility, shielding, etc).

  • Will Bad Elf GPS products work if my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch is in Airplane Mode?

    Yes! Airplane mode will not affect the operation of the Bad Elf GPS. We recommend airplane mode whenever you don't need to make phone calls, send and receive text messages, or access the Internet. It saves power and minimizes distractions. The default Maps app will not work in "airplane mode," but most offline apps work just fine in "airplane mode". If you are using the Bad Elf GPS Pro, however, you will need to manually turn on Bluetooth after switching to "airplane mode" because “airplane mode turns off Bluetooth.

  • Can I attach an external antenna to any Bad Elf GPS products?

    No. But if you are trying to locate your plug-in Bad Elf GPS nearer to a clear view of the sky, you can use an extension cable. Many Bad Elf owners use this cable.

  • What kind of warranty comes with a Bad Elf GPS product, and what is Bad Elf’s return policy?

    You can read our warranty and return policy here.

  • What does the LED on the plug-in Bad Elf GPS products indicate?

    OFF: not in use SLOW BLINK: searching for satellite lock SOLID ON: lock acquired Keep in mind that if the Bad Elf GPS is plugged into your iOS device, but you are not running an app that requires location services, the LED will not be lit, and the Bad Elf GPS will not consume any power.

  • Will Bad Elf GPS products work with the default Maps app or Google’s Maps app?

    Kind of. Both of these apps need an Internet connection to download new map data any time you move or zoom the map. These apps do cache the current screen, so as long as your position does not move off the screen, it will work. Google’s Maps app allows you to cache maps before you leave Internet coverage. We recommend you save yourself the trouble and use one of the many mapping apps with offline support.

  • Does Waze work well with Bad Elf GPS products?

    Waze certainly can get location data from Bad Elf GPS, but unfortunately, Waze requires an Internet connection for the majority of its features. So unless you have a decent mobile Internet connection, we don’t recommend Waze for offline use.

  • How can I tell if the app I want to use will work with Bad Elf GPS products?

    We maintain a list of apps that we know work well with Bad Elf GPS Products. BUT THIS LIST IS BY NO MEANS EXHAUSTIVE. Most location-based apps in the app store will simply work with Bad Elf GPS products with no effort or configuration required. Feel free to contact the Bad Elf support team at [email protected] if you have app-related questions. They may know exactly why the app you are considering is not listed. Or perhaps they haven’t heard of it yet. Got an app you know works well with Bad Elf GPS products? Contact us and let us know so we can list it for other Bad Elf users.

  • How can I use my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for navigation in my airplane/boat/car?

    It’s easy. All you need is the right app. Have a look at our list of recommended apps.

  • Do I need to “jailbreak my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch to use Bad Elf GPS products?

    Absolutely not. All Bad Elf products are certified by Apple and never require jailbreaking.

  • Do I need to charge my Bad Elf GPS product?

    Plug-in Bad Elf GPS products do not require charging. They draw their power from your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. The Bad Elf GPS Pro has a long-lasting, rechargeable internal battery and comes with a USB charging cable.

  • Can I charge my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch while the Bad Elf GPS is plugged into it?

    Plug-in Bad Elf GPS products all ship with a USB charging cable so you can charge your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with the Bad Elf GPS plugged in.

  • How do Bad Elf GPS products affect the battery life of my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch?

    GPS receivers are power-hungry devices, and running location-based apps continuously can drain your battery quickly. This is true of both the iPhone/iPad internal GPS chips and of external Bad Elf GPS products. Luckily, the iPad battery is HUGE in comparison, so battery drain is not as much of an issue. In our experience, a fully charged iPod touch can power the Bad Elf GPS for four hours or more. For an iPad, it’s 10 hours or more. Interestingly, screen brightness usually has a greater impact on battery life than the Bad Elf GPS.

  • I have a 30-pin Bad Elf GPS. How can I use it with my newer iPad/iPhone/iPod touch with the Lightning connector?

    Yes! You can read all about using the Bad Elf GPS and Bad Elf GPS Pro with the Lightning Connector here. Please note that countless customers have tried the non-Apple adapters, and they simply do not work with accessories like the Bad Elf GPS. Make sure you purchase an Apple adapter. You can learn more about the Bad Elf GPS made specially for Lightning connector here.

  • How can I tell if my app is using the Bad Elf GPS versus the built-in GPS in my Apple device?

    When you connect to any Bad Elf GPS product, it immediately starts feeding location data to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Any app that needs location information will automatically be fed the more accurate location data, in most cases, the location data provided by the Bad Elf GPS. If you are intent on forcing your app to use only the Bad Elf GPS location data, you can turn on “airplane mode to disable the internal GPS chip. But keep in mind that this is entirely unnecessary. In general, you should just connect to the Bad Elf GPS and the rest is automatic.

  • Is there an extension cable I can use for my plug-in Bad Elf GPS?

    Many Bad Elf owners have found the cables from CableJive to work well, they make both 30-pin connector and Lightning versions. 

  • Will you ship to my home country?

    Please read our note about international purchases.

  • How much does shipping cost?

    Of course, that varies by weight and destination. Bad Elf ships via US Mail, UPS, or FedEx usually from our primary warehouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The easiest way to get an accurate shipping quote is to simply begin a purchase and start checking out. You’ll be able to see the shipping costs before entering any credit card information.

  • What about import duties and customs fees?

    See our detailed notes about shipping times and customs fees.

  • Can you tell me which retail stores near me sell Bad Elf products?

    Since we sell primarily through distributors, we do not provide a list of individual retailers.

  • What is the Bad Elf app used for?

    The Bad Elf GPS app is useful to verify that your Bad Elf GPS product is functioning properly, to configure your Bad Elf product, and to apply any available firmware updates. If you have a Bad Elf GPS Pro, you can also use the app to download and share trips recorded with the Bad Elf GPS Pro.

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    Troubleshooting - Bad Elf

    Before you contact support with a trouble report, please review this list of procedures. Let us know which ones you tried and the results in your trouble report to [email protected]

    1. How can I tell if my Bad Elf GPS is working?
    2. When I plug in my Bad Elf GPS Receiver, I sometimes see a message saying, "device not supported" or "device not optimized".
    3. The Bad Elf GPS works fine with the Bad Elf app, but 3rd party apps cannot locate me.
    4. I'm having difficulty pairing my Bluetooth Bad Elf GPS with my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch.
    5. When I pair my Bluetooth Bad Elf GPS with my Surface/Windows/Mac, it disconnects after five seconds or so.

    1. How can I tell if my Bad Elf GPS is working?

    • Stand outside.
    • Attach your Bad Elf GPS to your iOS device.
    • Open the Bad Elf app.
    • On the Bad Elf tab, you should see your device listed under Bad Elves Connected. If not, take it out and insert it again.
    • The LED on the Bad Elf GPS should start blinking. (Note: the LED only lights if there's an app that's using the current location.)
    • Go to the GPS tab and swipe two pages to the right to the Satellites page.
    • You should start seeing colored bars appear in the bottom white region.
    • After about 40 seconds, depending on your view of the sky, the LED should stop blinking and turn solid on. Some number of the gray circles on the Satellites page should turn white.
    • If this works as described, then you know your Bad Elf GPS is working.
    • If this does not work, please double-check: Are you sure you have a clear view of the sky? Remember that trees will increase the time it takes for your Bad Elf GPS to lock. Also, if you're standing near a building, you're only seeing half the sky! If you're still not getting a lock, please contact us at [email protected] You may have a defective Bad Elf GPS.

    2. When I plug in my Bad Elf GPS Receiver, I sometimes see a message saying, "device not supported" or "device not optimized".

    You need to upgrade the firmware on your Bad Elf GPS. Here's how:
    • Use the App Store to make sure you have the latest version of the Bad Elf Utility App. If there is a newer version available, you will see an update for it on your App Store app.
    • Plug your Bad Elf GPS Receiver into your iOS device.
    • Open the Bad Elf Utility app on your iOS device.
    • Press the button to update to the latest firmware.
    • If this does not solve your problem, please contact us at [email protected] You may have either a damaged connector on your iOS device or else a defective Bad Elf GPS Receiver.

    3. The Bad Elf GPS works fine with the Bad Elf app, but 3rd party apps cannot locate me.

    First, double-check that you have Location Services enabled for your location-based apps:
    • Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
    • Go to Privacy > Location Services.
    • Make sure Location Services at the top has ON next to it.
    • Make sure that all your apps in the list have ON next to them.
    For some folks, this fixes the issue.

    If you still have trouble with 3rd party apps, it may be because of a bug in the upgrade process to iOS6. It's an easy fix:

    • Under the main SETTINGS > PRIVACY > LOCATION SERVICES. Scroll to the bottom of the screen select SYSTEM SERVICES and turn SETTING TIME ZONE to OFF. 
    • Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
    • Go to Privacy > Location Services.
    • Turn the top Location Services setting to OFF.
    • Reboot your iOS device (press and hold both the top button and the home button until the Apple icon appears, indicating your device is restarting).
    • Open the Settings app on your iOS device again.
    • Go to Privacy > Location Services.
    • This time, turn the top Location Services setting to ON.
    • Make sure that all the apps in the list you intend to use with your Bad Elf GPS have ON next to them.

    4. I'm having difficulty pairing my Bluetooth Bad Elf GPS with my iPad/iPhone/iPod touch.

    Here are two very simple things to try before contacting Bad Elf Support:
    • Reboot your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch. To do this, press and hold the physical button on the outside rim of your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch until you see "slide to power off".
    • When you see the pairing code appear on your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, you do NOT need to enter that number anywhere. But make sure to look over at the screen on your Bad Elf GPS. It's waiting for you to press the bottom button to finalize the pairing. If you neglect to press this button quickly, the pairing fails.

    5. When I pair my Bluetooth Bad Elf GPS with my Surface/Windows/Mac, it disconnects after five seconds or so.

    What you are seeing is normal. With non-iOS devices, pairing and connecting are separate functions. In the pairing process the two machines exchange information, during which there is a brief connection or 5 to 10 seconds, after which the connection is dropped. Unlike on iOS, other operating systems do not maintain the Bluetooth connection indefinitely. Rather, you must run an app that opens the correct comm port for the Bluetooth connection to be re-established.

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    Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

    Bluetooth GNSS Receiver & Datalogger with Barometric Sensor

    The Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor delivers ~1-meter positioning out of the box to the iPad for use in GIS, mapping, agriculture, and survey activities. The GNSS Surveyor can record raw data and produce RINEX through the Bad Elf application for your post-processing needs.

    • Supports Differential GPS (DGPS) Corrections
    • Post Processing Ready

    Mapping-Grade GPS, Powered by Bad Elf

    The GNSS Surveyor is the most affordable 1 meter GNSS receiver available on the market today, and it works with a variety of GIS apps. Looking to learn more about use in GIS, see our GIS Resources for detailed infromation and advanced usage.

    App Support

    The GNSS Surveyor works out of the box with all location services aware iOS apps, but apps that integrate the Bad Elf SDK can access the advanced data and features available for sub-meter accuracy. Bad Elf has begun working with several developers to support the GNSS Surveyor directly.  If you have an app and would like to support the GNSS Surveyor, please contact support today.

    Affordable & Simple to Use.

    At Bad Elf, we strive to create high quality, dependable products consistent with Apple's philosophy of "It just works!" Just turn on your Bad Elf GNSS Receiver and get to work. No complicated setup. Extra long battery life. No hassles.

    Great Products. World-Class Service.

    Need assistance? Bad Elf works hard to provide world-class customer service. If you have questions or concerns, please ask us. We stand behind our products and want you to be a delighted customer.

    Part Number

    | Model BE-3300GPS

    GPS Specifications

    | Accuracy (stationary) ~1 meter with SBAS+PPP1 Accuracy (kinematic) 2.5 meters Update Rate 1-10 hZ Lock Time Typically less than 45 seconds Receiver 56-channel u-blox7 engine2 - GPS L1 C/A, GLONASS L1 FDMA, QZSS L1 C/A SBAS WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS NMEA GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG, TXT DGPS RTCM 2.3 code correction support Storage 200+ hour datalogger memory

    Compatibility

    | Platforms iOS, Android, Windows Mobile App The Bad Elf GPS App requires iOS 8.0+ Connectivity Bluetooth SPP, USB Serial

    Operating Specifications

    | Battery Powered 14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C) Externally Powered -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) Charging Temp 41°F to 113°F (5°C to 45°C) Storage Temp -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)

    Product Specifications

    | USB Port Mini-USB port for charging and ElfPort expansion Altimeter Internal Barometer (accuracy ~1 meter) Display 128x96 dot LCD screen with backlight Firmware Field upgradeable via iOS app or via USB Dimensions 3" x 2.4" x 0.7" (76.5mm x 61.5mm x 17.5mm) Weight 3.2 oz (90 grams)

    Package Contents

    | Package Contents BE-GPS-3300 GNSS Surveyor ascessory3ft (90cm) Mini-USB cable for charging12-24V DC vehicle USB chargerDetachable Neck LanyardUser's Manual (downloadable PDF here)

    1In ideal conditiions, unobstructed view, with SBAS lock, device allowed to settle for at least 2 minutes2Navigation possible on GPS/QZSS or GLONASS, simultaneous operation not available

    Accuracy Statement

    Bad Elf performs a variety of controlled tests on each product to test expected performance. Factors such as sattelite geometry, multipath, environmental conditions are considered in our testing process. Statements of accuracy are in ideal, or near ideal conditions, using best practices for field data collection.

    GPS+PPP+SBAS Accuracy

    The GNSS Surveyor is capable of producing 1 meter CEP positional accuracy using GPS+PPP+SBAS. uBlox states that "PPP technology is made possible by stabilizing measurements of the distance between GNSS satellites and the receiver (pseudo-ranges) using carrier phase tracking. Additional accuracy is achieved from ionospheric correctional data received from satellite-based augmentation systems.

    The image below represents a sample of what one can expect when using a GNSS Surveyor statically placed over a fixed location for 15 minutes. The center of the circle represents a know surveyed location that all of the measurements are calculated from. The requisite setup for this configuration includes:

    • Greater than 6 satelites visible and locked
    • SBAS signals being received and SBAS sattelites locked
    • Clear view of the sky above 15 degrees from the horizontal

    Conditions and results: Avg NSV=7, CEP (0.52m), 2DRMS @95% (1.26m)

    DGPS Accuracy

    The GNSS Surveyor is capapble of producing 1 to 1.5 meters (CEP) positional accuracy using DGPS and RTCM 2.3. Differential corrections are Code-Phase GPS corrections and require a nearby reference station sending data over NTRIP.

    The image below represents a sample of what one can expect when using a GNSS Surveyor statically placed over a fixed location for 15 minutes. The center of the circle represents a know surveyed location that all of the measurements are calculated from. The requisite setup for this configuration includes:

    • Greater than 6 satelites visible and locked
    • RTCM 2.3 feed active for at least 2 minutes
    • Clear view of the sky above 15 degrees from the horizontal

    Conditions and results: Avg NSV=7, CEP (1.09m), 2DRMS @95% (2.72m)

    Stand Alone Accuracy

    Accuracy in non-SBAS regions or using GLONASS instead of GPS is typically between 2-2.5m CEP for static occupations. Stand alone performance is measured using the following parameters:

    • Greater than 6 satelites visible and locked
    • Clear view of the sky above 15 degrees from the horizontal

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