New Hema Navigator-GPS

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 15:30
ThreadID: 58477 Views:4521 Replies:3 FollowUps:21
This Thread has been Archived
Hi guys,
Have just seen the new Hema Navigator in the latest 4x4. They have just been released and are on show in Queensland this week. Anyone who has any feed back from the show would be great.
Cheers
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:15

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:15
I saw them at the show and seem ideal in principle. Really combines the navigator and moving map in one unit. Oziexplorer worked well as did turn by turn streets directions. Certainly a clean unit without all the wires and cables I have with computers etc.

When asked about connecting an external antenna to them the salesman just brushed it aside. Obviously he doesn't know anything about such units and never used one under heavy vegetation or inside concrete jungle cities.

Screen size is still the same as most navigators. (4inch) Too small to read detail on topo maps but maybe ok for just street diagrams. The advantage of topo maps on oziexplorer is the extra detail around the route travelled yet it was all too small for my eyes anyway.

Same thing with a 7 or 10 inch screen would be a winner.
AnswerID: 308363

Follow Up By: Red Tail Black (WA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:41

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:41
Thanks Alan,
Yep thats the trouble all the screens are to small especially with the topo maps. Need someone to come up with that larger screen and they will be on a winner.
Thanks for your feedback
0
FollowupID: 574202

Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:39

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:39
"Same thing with a 7 or 10 inch screen"

Then it would be almost worth the price.

0
FollowupID: 574442

Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:43

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:43
Slightly off topic, but I have just upgraded OziExplorer on the PDA to the latest version (2.14).

Boy, quite some differences from the older version I was running.

The latest version can be manipulated without the need for the PDA stylus, due to the large on-screen touch buttons.

Still getting familiar with it, but looks goodo.

Bill.
Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 308370

Follow Up By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:10

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:10
latest version of ozi is 2.19
read history of changes before uploading new version
0
FollowupID: 574226

Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:46

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:46
Paul,

That's weird mate, something is not right here.

I only downloaded and installed CE last Wednesday.

The OziExplorer Site states:-
"Download
OziExplorerCE Version 2.19 - If you are upgrading from a previous version please read "History of Changes" for important information about version 2.14

There's a typo here me thinks.

Definitely shows version 2.14 when I select Help - About

Bill.



Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 574262

Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:49

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 19:49
Mine from earlier last week shows 2.15. Currently downloading 2.19.

0
FollowupID: 574263

Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 22:54

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 22:54
Newsflash!!!

Downloaded and installed again and now I have 2.19.

Thanks Paul.

Wow, there must have been two or three different versions available within the last few days.

Bill.



Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 574364

Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 23:03

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 23:03
Bill Hi

I have down loaded it (the latest) and can't seem to get it to run on my iPAQ 2200.

dumb question do I have to un install the older version? as when i install the newer version it makes a new file.

Regards

Richard
0
FollowupID: 574366

Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 01:23

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 01:23
Hello Richard - latest version doesnt overwrite some older versions (depends how far back you wish to go). After install look in Programs page - shows up as OziExplorer 2 on mine (Mobilemapper 6).

Cheers
Greg
I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 574386

Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 02:55

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 02:55
Thanks Greg

I will try it tomorrow when I tried it it looked the same and still had the old version number on it , I'm a bit frighten to uninstall the older version.. is it worth it?

Cheers

Richard

0
FollowupID: 574387

Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:33

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:33
There is nothing wrong with older version - obviously does what you want. The latest version (Version 2.*) does however have a heap of new features some of which you may find useful.

There have been numerous changes, below is a list of just some of the major ones.

Multi page support with screens that can be designed by the user using a program which runs on a PC.
More than 50 new parameters have been added.
(Number of Parameters - 32 per page to a maximum of 300 (total on all pages)
Profiles for altitude and speed.
If the Communication Port is set to "Auto" it will search all serial ports at all baud rates for a GPS which is outputting NMEA.
Compass for navigation to next waypoint.
3 Odometers are available for measuring distance.


Other good thing as that you can customise the layout of the pages to contain info you want displayed and the function of the buttons on the PDA using the screen designer program that can also be downloaded.

Cheers
Greg
I sent one final shout after him to stick to the track, to which he replied “All right,” That was the last ever seen of Gibson - E Giles 23 April 1874

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 574441

Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 12:39

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 12:39
Thanks Greg.

E-mail Des last night and now can get it to work, it looks good, it will give me something to waste my day no learning how to use it.

Regards

Richard
0
FollowupID: 574471

Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 13:29

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 13:29
Hey Bill
Have you played with the Sceen Designer yet ?? You can do all sorts of tricks with that !!

0
FollowupID: 574489

Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:04

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:04
No, not yet mate.

Have downloaded it but haven't installed it on the PC yet.

I want to become familiar with the new version fully, before I go to the "Gathering" in a few short weeks.

Cheers,
Bill.
Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 574533

Reply By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:09

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:09
another post about Hemanavigator here on Exploroz

the Hema Navigator is seriously over priced. Hema Navigator is a Mio C520 which can be bought for under $350, add Oziexplorer CE $40, 2Gb SD card $25, another $100 for maps makes $515. Another $500 for packaged product is ripoff.

Heaps topo maps can be downloaded free at Geoscience here.

The Mio C520 can be loaded with Oziexplorer and works great and you have a full PDA. Details to convert Mio C520 can be found on post on GPS Australia here.
OziexplorerCE ver available at Oziexplorer website here.
AnswerID: 308388

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:44

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:44
Paul if you add the cost for all the Hema Maps that are installed on the unit you'll find the ripoff isnt that bad
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 574428

Follow Up By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:01

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:01
Bonz the Mio C520 price includes the street level mapping for all of Australia. The 58 topographic maps can be downloaded free from Geoscience. So the other $100 tossed in for maps is generous.
0
FollowupID: 574431

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:04

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:04
The HEMA maps are available free from Geoscience? Wow whats the url please?
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 574432

Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:12

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:12
Bonz,

I believe it's the 250k topo and Hema bundle - approx $149 retail
0
FollowupID: 574436

Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:25

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 11:25
Thanx Al, I couldnt find anything free offline at geoscience.com.au
.
Time is an illusion produced by the passage of history
.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 574439

Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 12:24

Sunday, Jun 08, 2008 at 12:24
Bonz

These are the older series Nat Maps

Geoscience Australia's Free Data Downloads

Cheers

Richard
0
FollowupID: 574463

Follow Up By: time waster - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 06:37

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 06:37
Hi Paul

Could I put OE on this GPS
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330244312907&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:AU:1123

Thanks
0
FollowupID: 576480

Follow Up By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 08:04

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 08:04
No idea. Only know about the Mio C520
Ask the seller if he knows if the unit he is selling is using WindowsCE Core and if Ozi will run on that GPS.
0
FollowupID: 576489

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)