Hema HN7 screen quality.

Was about to purchase a HN7 when my son returned home with a HN5 onboard which I was disappointed to see had a very poor daylight visibility screen.
I have not eyeballed a HN7 screen and would appreciate feedback please.
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Reply By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 07:23

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 07:23
Have a HN7 and all good so far. Haven't had a problem with the sun. If you do you can buy the sun visor for it as well.


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Reply By: Member - Megan and Kevin D (AC - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 08:32

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 08:32
The HN5 is really pretty ancient in the scheme of things. I still use my 2010 one quite happily and find it does a great job (I also have the Hema Offline App on my iPad) but would expect a new model to be far superior. Hope it is! Megan
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 10:26

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 10:26
Wasn't impressed with the screen, on iGo, on my HN5i either. Pretty wishy-washy compared to Garmin etc.

However, the 4wd maps are okay, albeit on a small screen, and that's what I've used when touring. If need to find somewhere in town, then use a Garmin, or Google Maps, on iPad.


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Reply By: Member - escapesilv - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:24

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 12:24
Hi Bosun.
We have the HM6 and have had no problems with the screen in day light, I assume the HM7 would have the same screen quality or sperior.


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Reply By: Macquarie - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:34

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 14:34
HI Bosun,

I have the HEMA 7 complete with sun visor. While it has a well illuminated screen it is the same as most others in that any sunlight shining either directly or obliquely on it will "wash out" the screen. As far as the sun visor is concerned it is quite narrow and provides some shade to the screen; but not a lot.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 20:58

Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 20:58
We also have one and do have the sun visor. Sure it has to be moved to ensure the sun doesn't kill the view at times. However it is no different from out Tom Toms which we use for everyday travel in the city.

We always make it that the passenger is the one who 'reads' the GPS and so can move the GPS if necessary.

Having said that we find our Hema excellent for remote navigation.

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Reply By: Bosun Broome - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 07:38

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 07:38
Thanks for your input guys - I am just used to the brilliant daylight screens on my boat electronics - don't know why the can't be used on car navigation as have been told by tech savvy people the reason not used on mobile phones is battery size where as gps units are able to be permanently connected to power.
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