FollowupID: 760167 Submitted:
Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 14:37
Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) posted:
Hi Vern and Hillel
Firstly to Hillel
To be honest, I never considered or have even seen the VMS
unit, which would be a very good unit. I first looked at the Hema when they were first introduced as the 4.3" screen. I did hum and harm, but put it off, purely for the screen size, it was just too small. When the HN5 was released, I got one then and it has worked faultlessly over the years and now takes centre place over my Netbook. Now when the HN6 was mentioned to be released, I thought that the bigger screen would be even better, and that is the reason why I now have the HN6. There should be no reason why it does not perform like my old HN5, so time will be the test.
Now to Vern.
As for the four wheel drive shop
saying what they did, that may be their thoughts. Yes with the Route 66, I did not like it at all personally, but others did. For that reason, I had brought a Nuvi for street navigation.
I think Hema did listened to consumer feedback
and they gave Route 66 the flick in favour of iGo, which from all accounts is very good. It was out on the later HN5i, so it would be good to hear from someone that has used it.
The iGo must be very good, as with the quick start guide that is supplied with the new HN6, which is 126 pages in total, the first 18 pages are "Getting started", then pages 19 to 57 give you the brake down on the menus.
The next longest in depth section if for the use of iGo, and is 53 pages in total, so it is greatly improved from Route 66 and to be honest, the Garmin Nuvi was only a 4 page piece of paper. The Ozi or 4WD Navigation is only 15 pages in total.
So you can see from these stats, they have put a lot into the street navigation side, so it would be very unfair for me or even the 4WD shop
to say it is crap and would be very unjustified. Yes I did have a very quick look at the street mode and looked very similar to the Garmin, but with a lot more features, including Camps 6 POI.