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Can the iPad use GPS data from a Garmin aera 660 portable GPS unit? I assume this would happen via Bluetooth, if it's possible. I would like the more accurate WAAS data from the Garmin for use with CloudAhoy.

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    $\begingroup$ I can't answer your question directly but FWIW I've never succeeded in getting my Garmin GDL39 to talk to Cloudahoy. From what little I could find out, Garmin doesn't make it easy for third-party software to use their devices. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Aug 26, 2017 at 21:28

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Most bluetooth external GPS devices conform to NMEA and are compatible with CloudAhoy. I don't know if that's the case with Garmin Aera 660.

However, if used with Garmin Pilot, then you can always export GP's track log to CloudAhoy. (I'm associated with Cloudahoy)

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NMEA out is supported via USB by the Aera 660. I could find no documentation of this ability via bluetooth.

The following formats are supported for connection of external devices: NMEA 0180, 0182, 0183 (versions 1.5, 2.0, 2.3, 3.01) pg173

A wireless process is Aera 660 to Garmin Pilot for logging and then to CloudAhoy.

Using Bluetooth® connectivity via Garmin Connext technology, the aera 660 easily interfaces with compatible devices to cut the clutter in your cockpit and improve your flying experience...

Using your device’s built-in GPS receiver, optional GDL 39, GLO™ for Aviation or Connext compatible configuration¹, Garmin Pilot provides full en route navigation on the rich, interactive moving map...

Uploading the automatically created track log from Garmin Pilot into CloudAhoy is a convenient alternative to logging the flight with the CloudAhoy app...

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