Hema GPS

Submitted: Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 10:49
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Hi all
Just found out that Hema have their own GPS with all their maps loaded. Has anyone seen one or have one that could comment on their functionality etc?

Cheers Jack
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 11:18

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 11:18
Welcome to 2007.

Do a search on the Hema Navigator champ.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 15:39

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 15:39
Hmmmm, such humor. go....
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Reply By: Member - Lazy Keith- Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 11:26

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 11:26
I have a Hema GPS and like it a lot. It is like a smaller version of Trackranger. There is so much info it's hard to believe. Works a treat. I love mine.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:06

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:06
Actually its OziExplorer. Look in the shop for details.
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Follow Up By: richard - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 18:41

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 18:41
Rod,
From what I have read it has Oziexplorer and Route66 combined in same unit,

Route 66 is one of those navigational ones that tells you directions .

I do something similar in my PDA

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Iceman (VIC) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 22:33

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 22:33
Hi Bushpig,

I purchased a Hema Navigator the other week and just came back from Buxton this weekend. Overall I found it works well. The Route 66 is good. The turns, speed and time information once a destination is set is a little small for my liking. It has plenty of POI. and warns you on approaching Red Light & Speed Cameras

The Hema maps is fantastic. It is relatively easy to learn especially if you have used Oziexplorer before. I am still learning all the ins and outs which will take some time. The main thing I am having trouble with is how to down load other maps and waypoints etc.. from my PC. Have installed the Activesync but still need to learn the correct procedure.

Overall I think the unit is fantastic.
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Reply By: Member - Bushpig - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 15:35

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 15:35
Thanks all for your info. Appreciated.
Jack
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 20:38

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 20:38
Hi Jack

Have you decided on a GPS yet? On a more recent (i think) thread, someone gave details of one that looks the same as the $990 hema from eBay for $475.

Most of the guys here favour the Garmin Nuvi 760 which is $599 in the ExplorOz shop.

I want to update my old Magellan. I love it and some of its features, but it has drawbacks. I love the 'breadcrumb trail' for backtracking, but i think other brands now have similar. It can also be used as a hand held on two AA batteries.

Without colour it can be hard to tell tracks and creek lines apart. It takes only a tiny SD card and i have to load part of a state at a time, then change - not practical when travelling, and i can't buy SD cards at less than 1 gb now. I can trust the Streets and Tracks software because it even has our internal farm track on it, but it is 2003 version and it is around $200 or more to update.

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Reply By: HGMonaro - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:08

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:08
If you don't want to get 'your hands dirty' playing with software, chasing freebie maps, etc then these things seem to be quite good. If you don't mind mucking around a bit, or buying a chinese sourced ebay unit you can do the same a lot cheaper. I run OziCE ($20) on a $160 (delivered... you can get them around $100 now) GPS

It works great however mine does suffer from the 2GB SD card limit mentioned which means you can't just wack on every free map (there's some more detailed maps available than the 1:250000 ones Hema are generally, although some areas are covered by more detailed ones I think) or puchased map available, you need to pick your area and reload it each trip (or have multiple cards which is feasible) I do have seperate cards for Ozi and the "turn by turn" navigation(which I rarely use)

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Reply By: Member - Bushpig - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:16

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:16
Thanks to all for replying. Much appreciated. My better half has an EEEPc 4GB solid state note book with an additional SD card slot with 8GB card so I was thinking of using that with a GPS mouse and loading Oziexplorer and Hema and Natmap Raster. I could get a TFT screen for the dash and mount the EEEPC behind the seat away sun, vibration etc. So I could set this up for cost of GPS mouse $100, Natmap, $99 and Oziexplorer for $123 with all maps. Only other cost would be new TFT which I could also use with my reverse cameras. I great using this site for ideas.

Thanks
Jack & Linda
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