Sunday, March 18, 2012

Introducing the Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro

Bad Elf 2200 Pro

The Bad Elf 2200 GPS Pro is a handheld GPS receiver and datalogger designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad products. Able to sync with up to five devices at a time, this simplistic device has a myriad of applications for adventurers such as sharing geolocation data with your entire crew, passengers, family members or anyone with an applicable device and marking waypoints without having to keep a GPS app running on your phone.

The device features a large backlit LCD screen and measures location, speed, heading, altitude and GPS lock status. With a press of a button, you can mark your current location or create a waypoint and never have to take your phone out of your pocket. At the end of your journey, transfer the log to your iPod, iPhone or iPad device to view your trip and share it with family and friends on Facebook or Twitter.

This waterproof device has an extra long battery life that will stay running for up to 16 hours when connected to your device via Bluetooth and up to 32 hours when in standalone datalogger mode with Bluetooth turned off. The 2200 GPS Pro supports a configurable GPS reporting rate of 10 times per second.

While we haven’t tried out this device ourselves, reviews on Amazon are quite glowing, and not only recommend the product, but state that it syncs quickly and is extremely useful. In fact, the device has a 4.6 rating with more than 150 reviews. The device sells on Amazon for $149.99

The 2200 GPS Pro is compatible with a long list of different apps, and the Bad Elf Utility App should be used to check the health of your device, install firmware updates and program the device.

Unfortunately, the device is currently not optimized for Android users. Non-Apple devices can receive location data from the device via Bluetooth, but the 2200 GPS Pro cannot be configured with an Android device and cannot download trip data to a non-apple devices.


  1. I’ve been using the BadElf GPS Pro for over a year now. Hiking, flying, traveling, geotagging. It is a magnificent stand-alone logger and backup/primary GPS for your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Recommended.

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