Ebay GPS vs Hema HN7

Hi was interested in feed back of a ebay gps equivalent to Hema hn7 if there is one to match this unit . Garny
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Reply By: Member - Tony F8 - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 16:51

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 16:51
Garny, do you have a ipad or tablet with glonass, if you have, download ozi or memory map and you will have a good mapping program.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 20:55

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 20:55
I'm not going to sleep tonight, Tony, if you don't tell us what a "glonass" is, or does. :-)

Sounds like iPad speak?

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:31

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:31
Bob, it means it is gps enabled, check in the specs of the unit, if it shows glonass or agps, it means you dont require phone or data service for it to operate, you can even run it without a sim card, basically it is a stand alone program on the unit to run apps like memory map etc.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:52

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:52
Thanks Tony, that explains it well.

Really thought it was your iPad doing what they do well, intuitive spelling, even if they often don't get it right.

Checked out Dictionary.com too..........didn't have a clue. :-))

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:20

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:20
Tony F8
sorry thats wrong information Glonass is Russia equivalent to GPS
all he needs is a tablet with GPS
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:35

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:35
I hope not, cos that would make my Samsung note 10.1 russian, gps positioning is done by glonass and a-gps, some units state gps enabled, but still require cellular or data connection to operate programs. Have a look at the specs of different units, if it does not have the above mentioned positioning it is not satand alone gps.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:55

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:55
Even if his iPad doesn't have a built in GPS, you can still add and external one.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:56

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:56
Tony you need to read your specs again
what it actually says is it does have GPS
GPS: yes with glonass and Agps
meaning as WELL as gps it can also use Glonass and Agps which increase accuracy and staelite fix times by using additianal satilites as well as using phone tower locations to ruduce satilite fix times as well as WiFi locations to increase accuracy in low/no satilite fix areas such as CBD and shopping centres

it can DEFINITLY have stand alone GPS without glonass or Agps
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:32

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:32
Here we go again - techno babble and down into the crap - does it matter - as long as it gives a position from GPS is all that is needed.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 19:39

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 19:39
Garny

I have a Chinese noname GPS, on which I loaded Oziexplorer PE ..... or whatever the light version is called.

Plus numerous Topo maps and when we were in the Vic high country a few months back it worked quite adequately. The street map that comes preloaded leaves much to desired. It will show your location and the street names, however if you enter a destination it merely shows an "as the crow flies" line to your target ... no audio/visual directions. For that job I rely on my phone.

So all in all the unit is OK. Not in the same quality league ... but not in price either.
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Follow Up By: Hewy54 - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 20:49

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 20:49
My Chinese no name was the same, but I was able to go into settings. It was set to off road. Once I changed this it now gives directions very well.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:10

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:10
One of our sons got a cheapie from Asia. It didn't allow you to listen to the radio when Ozi was running. No a DVD/CD. He's got the same as the rest of us now, a VMS box with all the Hema etc maps in it running OziCE.
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:24

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 09:24
all the Hema HN7 is is a chinese nav with a brand on it and comes preloaded
if you have very basic computer and OZi literacy you can set one up for a fraction of the cost
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Reply By: garny - Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 22:34

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 22:34
Hi guys thanks for the advice appears you definetly get what you pay for and depends if you want to go that extra bit and research for all the options or be like some of us and say what the hell. regards Garny
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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 01:19

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 01:19
We use a Samsung 7.0inch android tab, Oziexplorer android and EO topo for mapping. The whole setup was under $250. We also have CoPilot downloaded for town navigation. All works well, pluswe use the tablet for emails, wikicamps and other stuff as well. We looked at the Hema but the cost was right up there and it only does one thing.
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 20:39

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 20:39
One of the punters in our Club's 'show and tell' segment last night had picked up an Xgody from Honkers for nor very much and had downloaded Ozi CE ($40 from the Ozi site) and his maps onto it.

He fired it up in front of the throng and it worked perfectly.

Xgody Ebay Link

GPS offroad mapping has never been cheaper. I simply can't understand why one would pay the price for the HEMAs...even a low end Samsung 7" unit would be far cheaper plus you'd get the tablet computer's other benefits.

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