Bad Elf GPS 4+

Bad Elf, LLC.

    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings
    • Free


Utility app for Bad Elf's line of external GPS/GNSS receivers

This utility app allows owners of any Bad Elf GPS accessory to check the health of the Bad Elf hardware, view the GPS data being received, transfer and view trip logs, and install firmware updates.

Visit to learn more about the Bad Elf GPS, GPS Pro/Pro+, and the GNSS Surveyor accessories, which add a high performance GPS receiver to the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad via the 30-pin dock connector, Lighting connector, or Bluetooth. The GPS data is usable by ALL location-based iOS applications in the App Store.

Note: Continued use of the GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 3.3.6

Fixed bug preventing new track logs from appearing in track log list.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tenxes ,


The little Bad Elf and its app rated here have always done everything I’ve expected. Other than Bad Elf, the only better way to get GPS data is to buy a device - iPad in my case - costing hundreds more. ForeFlight and the various astronomy apps have limited utility without precise positioning. The BadElf app is at least a convenient trackline & elevation logger, and is also a functional mapping utility. APPLE: why are you pushing a rating for this app that is over *nine years* old? If I were the dev, I’d be furious.

ændrü ,

Thoughtfully designed

Functional and free of gimmicks.

ScottSTX ,

THE GPS Solution!!!

I am so impressed with the Bad Elf GPS Pro!!! I usually don't write reviews, but this is a killer app / product! I just returned a Garmin Oregon 650T - a $500 GPS that frankly sucked. I decided to give the Elf GPS Pro a try and MAN what a difference!!! I first charged it and then turned it on inside my house to do the Bluetooth pairing ("knowing" I was going to have to go outside afterward to get a GPS signal), and whammo! It locked onto satellites and had my position fix in seconds - inside my house. (The Garmin took a couple of minutes outside to get a lock)

I updated the firmware easily from my iPhone. The app is great, the product is great, it really appears that their team has thought of everything. I am using the GPS with Topo Maps + on my iPad and it works flawlessly. (That's a great app too, requires a subscription, but worth it and WAY better and cheaper than Garmin's maps.)

I'm ready for my trip and couldn't be happier. Great work guys!

App Privacy

The developer, Bad Elf, LLC., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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