Meet the SkyPro - a brand new GPS Receiver with fast signal acquisition and 10Hz positioning updates, making it an ideal GPS for pilots, race car drivers and other fast moving applications. The WAAS receiver is compatible with both GPS (USA) and GLONASS (Russia) systems and it connects via Bluetooth to up to 5 Apple or Android devices.
Just like its predecessor, the popular XGPS150, SkyPro is very simple to use. There is a quick set up process that includes pairing your tablet with the unit. Once this is done, SkyPro will automatically connect to the device it was last paired with, and you will be able to use it with hundreds of apps that require location information.
The GPS receiver will run for up to 10 hours on a charge, and can be recharged using the included 12-28VDC cigarette lighter adapter, from any PC, or from the USB charger which came with your tablet/phone.
This GPS Receiver also comes with a useful GPS Status Tool app. (Available free on the iTunes App Store). The app allows you to turn on and off the automatic route recording feature, and to export the stored log file information. The Status Tool app also shows detailed information from the GPS Receiver including:
Note: The Dual XGPS models 150, 160 and 170 are currently experiencing compatibility issues with Apple software update IOS 8.3. According to Dual, the XGPS does still work with some iOS EFB apps, including WingX and iFlyGPS. However, Foreflight and FlyQ are not currently compatible. If you are currently using one of these devices, we recommend waiting for iOS 8.4 before updating your device. If you plan on purchasing the XGPS and you are using IOS 8.3, we recommend waiting until IOS 8.4 is released.
A great item. I now have 2 and they are easy to use with a great battery life lasting all day.
Yes, it works via Bluetooth with up to five devices running iOS or Android OS. Since the iPad Mini runs iOS, it will work just fine!
Yes, the XGPS160 receives the GPS data worldwide. You would still need to find an app with a coverage area in your region for that to be useful.
Yes, the iPad Air runs iOS and will use the Bluetooth connection to communicate with the XGPS160.
Per the manufacturer's website: Yes this will work with WingX Pro.
Yes. This device will override the internal GPS in the iPad and the iPad will instead use this GPS signal for GPS data.
Per Dual: The XGPS 160 has no weather features and is only used as a GPS receiver. Any weather shown was from a different source.
The device will work up to an altitude of 65,600 ft. That being said, the XGPS antenna works best when placed on the glareshield of the aircraft in the cockpit. Reception may be limited in the passenger area of airliner.
Per the users manual the XGPS160 will work with laptops running Windows or OS x operating systems. It will also function with iOS tablets, ipods, iphones, and android tablets. See the user manual located on the documents tab for further details.
Yes, this product is compatible with iOS 11 and future updates.