hema navigator 5

Submitted: Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 03:48
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hi all
be interested in peoples view on the hema navigator 5
has any body mounted one in a 200 series lc other than the mountings supplied with the unit
has anybody bought the sun shade to suit
what advantage does the 16 gb version give over the std one
best price found so far is $849 incl gst
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Stephen & Deborah

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 06:22

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 06:22
Stephen, I have the Hema 5.

It's good but here are my thoughts:

It needs a really big shade, but they all will. I bought a shade off Ebay for a 5" GPS and got some really thin alloy plate to make it bigger.

However, and this is important because it will save you money. Have a look at Autotainment's website:

http://www.autotainment.net.au/

Scroll right to the bottom of the page and you will see a Uniden 5" navigator. Brian Wallis, owner of Autotainment, puts OziExplorer on it and it's close to half the price of the Hema.

They are based in Perth but a phone call will let you know if they post (use the phone, he doesn't always get to his Inbox). They installed some gear in my 200 series and Brian really knows his work.

A friend of mine bought one and he's very happy with it.

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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 19:47

Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 at 19:47
stephen
thanks i will have a look
ive had ozieplorer on my garmin for about 6 years it terrific but tepramental perhap because it was originally a beta version but the garmin has now died so we need to upgrade so exploring the posibilites
agree with you re sun shade we mounted our previous garman down near the gear stick
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Follow Up By: Turist - Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 03:04

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 03:04
If you still have a Garmin in consideration I found that this works well.

Lots of info, tracks everywhere, full topo.
Only issue is that it does not "navigate", just shows info, distances etc.

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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 19:51

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 19:51
bob
thanks for that
we have found the navigation on oziexploer useful particularly in flat country where you come across lots of tracks & you need to chose one & then sometime the roads just aren't physically there
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