Bad Elf GPS Pro+

(4 customer reviews)


Brand Bad Elf
Model Name Bad Elf GPS Pro+
Screen Size 2 Inches
Connectivity Technology USB
Map Type Satellite
Battery Life 24 Hours
Mounting Type Wrist Mount, found in image
Color Slate
Item Dimensions LxWxH 0.7 x 2.4 x 3 inches
Item Weight 3.2 Ounces

  • High performance Bluetooth GPS+GLONASS WAAS Receiver accurate to 2.5m enhances the utility of your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch without an internet connection or monthly subscription.
  • Adds barometric altitude for pilots and raw barometer readings for boaters with the built-in digital barometric sensor.
  • Advanced USB connectivity allows streaming of NMEA data directly to a PC or Mac. Adds easy access to recorded data logs (up to 200 hours worth of storage) just like a thumb drive
  • 24 hour battery frees your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch form carrying the power burden of determining your position.
  • High performance Bluetooth GPS+GLONASS Receiver accurate to 2.5m enhances utility of your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch without an internet connection or monthly subscription.



Bluetooth GPS Pro+

Includes: Bluetooth™ GPS + GLONASS Receiver with Barometric Sensor, USB File System Support and Streaming NMEA GPS Data Output

Be Adventurous – Explore the World

The original Bad Elf GPS Pro received rave reviews from the most demanding customers in military, commercial, andprivate aviation.

The 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 when paired over Bluetooth/35 Hour Battery – Stand Alone Data Logger and the capacity to log a full week on the road just got better.

Instantly add GPS location support to your iPad Wi-Fi or iPod touch devices via Bluetooth
Connect up to five device at once
View GPS+GLONASS status quickly with the backlit LCD
All day battery life – Pair Over Bluetooth – 24Hrs / Stand Alone Data Logger – 35Hrs
Log up to 200 hours of trip position data direct on your Bad Elf
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 that provides latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and GPS track
Accurate to 2.5M (9′) up to 60,000′ and 1000 mph
Quickly acquires satellite lock without cell tower assistance – Hot start time in as little as 2 seconds
No internet connection or monthly subscription required
IPX4 water resistance makes this device ready for outdoors

Bad Elf GPS provides location data to any and all apps that use Apple’s iOS Core Location framework.

Where To Use?
Vehicle Navigation

Additional information

Weight 3.2 kg
Dimensions 0.7 × 2.4 × 3 cm
Product Dimensions

0.7 x 2.4 x 3 inches

Item Weight

3.2 ounces





Item model number



1 Lithium Ion batteries required.

Connectivity technologies



Matching GPS Stamps to Geotags

Other display features


Device interface - primary




Date First Available

August 15 2014


Bad Elf LLC

4 reviews for Bad Elf GPS Pro+

  1. CAVU

    They don’t call it “Bad” Elf for nothingAs a 757/767 pilot I rely on the Bad Elf for position accuracy, especially when taxiing at large, busy airports. I bought this in December and used it for a couple months without any problems; it locked onto satellites quickly and remained reliable throughout a 12 hour flight. Then for no reason at all it became unreliable. It didn’t matter where in the cockpit I placed it (or even from my hotel room) it couldn’t lock onto satellites. Sometimes it would work, sometimes it wouldn’t. Every time I turn it on I never know what to expect. The other day didn’t work for over 2 hours, then suddenly, for no particular reason, it worked for most of my flight across the Atlantic, then for the last couple hours of the flight it simply would not lock onto any satellites, even though it had them in view. There have been times when it will just automatically power off after a few minutes, even though the battery shows 3 out of 4 bars. None of my coworkers have these type of problems with their Bad Elf’s. Over the last few weeks I’ve contacted Bad Elf, and at first they were very responsive and suggested various fixes, updates and reboots, which I followed, but it still didn’t fix the problems. Now Bad Elf customer service won’t return my emails, won’t provide a replacement or repair, and have completely abdicated their responsibility in covering their product. I also contacted the seller, and they won’t offer a return because it’s past the 30 day return policy. I spent over $200 for a defective product that works only intermittently. I can’t recommend this product, and I am so disappointed in Bad Elf customer service.

  2. Nathan Giard

    If you have the no satellites problem…My Pro+ worked perfectly for about a year, and then it would stop tracking after going into tunnels on road trips and not reacquire afterwards. With the latest firmware 2.1.50 it would power on out in the open and not find any satellites for an hour or so, and then it would magically pop in.What worked for me was to load an older firmware. My unit came with 2.1.44, so I manually loaded the next older firmware, 2.1.43 via USB. It’s been rock solid ever since, I just ignore the firmware upgrade notice from the bad elf app.If I hold the Bluetooth and gps button in while I power it on, it factory resets back to 2.1.44, even after upgrading to the latest 2.1.50. I have the no satellites problem with both 44 and 50, but perfect so far with 43.Posting this in case it helps someone else.Edit: 25 Nov 2019I’ve used the BadElf extensively since reverting to the older firmware in October and I can report that it’s worked perfectly every time I’ve powered it on. It has regained lock right away when driving through tunnels or anywhere the GPS signal would be blocked.Edit: 14 June 2020The BadElf has worked like a champ using 2.1.43 firmware, no complaints. I upgraded to the new BEGPS-2300-v2.1.52b0 firmware and so far so good. If anything changes I will post an update.Edit: 8 August 2020I tried the BEGPS-2300-v2.1.52b0 firmware and it was good for a while, but on my last extended road trip it stopped tracking after 30 minutes, wasn’t in a tunnel or any reason for it to lose track. Going back to 2.1.43.

  3. HoLeeFuk

    Airline Pilots Hate Bad Elf GPSI bought this Bad Elf and had to return it because of a bad battery. Then I got a new one and and within 4 months the GPS screen went black and won’t work at all! Because I had this for a few months Bad Elf says Tough Luck PAL! Offer no help or even any ideas on how it might be fixed. I’m an Airline Pilot, and very grateful this was an extra and not required equipment because it is very unreliable. Trust me when I say it’s a waste of money. I’m constantly asked by aviators at airshows, where I also fly a WW2 Warbird for Exhibition purposes, what kind of accessories I recommend. I warn those who are in the market to stay away from Bad Elf Products cause they are trash and have no place in any cockpit. If you want it to find your home while driving a moped then good luck, but even then you have been warned. If you plan on spending $200 for a Bad Elf product I’ll give you my email address and you can have mine as it will work as good as anything they send you. You can’t say you were not warned!

  4. James M. Dramis

    Does what it’s supposed to do.As a corporate jet pilot, I’ve been using Bad Elfs (Elves?) for several years. They’re a great way to supply position data to apps like ForeFlight.When I was asked to do an Atlantic crossing with an operator I hadn’t worked with before, I decided to pony up and buy one for myself. You see, when you’re over the middle of the ocean, it’s nice to have some backup position sensors in case of an (unlikely) catastrophic failure of the aircraft electrical system, which would make it difficult or impossible to accurately navigate.Instead of using the old fashioned paper chart, the other pilot committed himself to using an electronic means (the ARINC app) of plotting our position, which you’re legally required to do at specific points during an oceanic crossing.When he attempted to connect his ARINC app to the Stratus unit the he brought along, lo and behold…it wouldn’t connect for some reason. Great…Now what?Well, luckily I already had my Bad Elf up and running, and it connected flawlessly to ForeFlight and ARINC. This little bugger literally saved the day.I’m not trashing Stratus, as that’s a great unit too. Maybe the other pilot was doing something wrong. But it’s a good idea to have a variety of devices in the cockpit for the purpose of redundancy.I’m carrying the Bad Elf in my flight bag for every trip from now on.

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