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Hema HN7

Hema HN7

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1.8
19 reviews
  • Build Quality
    2.0 (7)
  • Value for Money
    1.7 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    2.0 (7)
  • Battery Life
    1.4 (7)
  • Route Choice
    1.5 (6)
  • GPS Location Accuracy
    2.7 (7)
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Unhappy
Unhappy Queensland

Hema HN7 is rubbish

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Purchased at BCF Physical Store for $700.00.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
jim c.
jim c.South East Queensland, QLD

Battery life

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My Hema7 is 5 years old which in the first year I replaced the battery like for like, but within 6 months needed a new one. Took it to a computer shop they got exactly the same size battery but double the capacity for little cost more. Now holds the charge during storage when not in use.

Purchased in December 2016 for $500.00.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
raye
rayemelbourne
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

very disappointed in hema

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battery lasted 3 months. GPS takes that long to load i already arrive at destination and so many locations not accessible E.G Wagga Wagga. Need a degree to use it especially on the road. So very very disappointed as had wanted to purchase one for so long. Sorry Hema but not worth th box it come in.

Purchased in March 2018 at BCF Physical Store for $699.00.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
BM-WA
BM-WAGoldfields, WA
  • 3 reviews

After a HN6 and HN7 both with same problems, won't be buying another one.

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Maps are good, but hardware is well below standard. Both units eventually could not find satellite signals in a reasonable time, and when found, easily lost signal. I was told that a full software update would fix this problem. Recently had the HN7 fully updated by HEMA (cost me $185 through the local ARB shop, who sent the unit to HEMA because they could not update the unit themselves). Since receiving the "updated" HN7 back, the problem is, if anything, worse than it was before I sent it for update. Their answer - "buy the new HX model - it is much easier to update". No thanks - I won't be wasting any more money on HEMA products.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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worst over priced gps ever

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The simple truth is: buy something else for on or off road. Navman is good. This is the worst gps I've ever owned.
Old maps, Bad battery, campsites useless. The unit should be a fraction of the price to suite the quality.

Purchased in June 2016 at ARB for $699.00.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5

Don’t waste money on updates if you don't have an IT qualification

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Purchased in July 2016 for $699.00.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Russco
Russco
cruisej
cruisejSouth East Queensland, QLD

Terrible Hardware

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Battery dies after 12 months, bought a larger capacity battery of the internet and replaced it with that, worked alright for a couple months now refuses to turn on even when connected to twelve volt. software had malfunctioned and now refuses to run either maps just comes up with an error message, got hardly any use since new, I think the heat just kills these things Hema support was no help. this thing is a complete waste of money.

Purchased in August 2016 at BCF for $500.00.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
Quicky
QuickyCowell

HX7 going into test patern

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Use my HX7 all the time it's just over eyes old but lately it works for about 1 hour when fully charged and on 12 volt charging while in use the unit goes into an old test pattern mode of tv. Reset leaving it charging before going again into street or 4wheel drive mode will work for a short period and again test pattern.

Chris
Chris
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Maps ok - hardware woeful

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HN7 worked great

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owned my HN7 for approx. 2 years. Fell of windscreen once breaking 12volt connector that only cost $20 to renew but sadly also damaged internal connection which hema would not fix.On looking my self the part was only soldered to computer board with 4small dots of solder also battery is held in by sticky tape not great for off road gps so now am looking for replacement.$699 not well spent

Jaydon
JaydonPerth, WA
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Hema Products

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The information is accurate and easy to navigate. It's also easy to install in the vehicle. I have the HN5i but have found the computer program difficult to navigate and use, and I like technology! I have also found the battery has died and only runs off 12v power. I am unable to get another battery as the manufacturer no longer makes that part and cannot be supplied from an aftermarket outlet. I have logged heaps of GPS points but that might be wasted unless I buy another HEMA product and work out how to transfer it via the computer program. I'm sure this will take hours, if not days, if at all!

murf
murfCanberra

Unit makes a squealing noise and shuts down

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Unit dies with out being plugged into 12 volt and lasts about 5 minutes and it makes a squealing noise then has multiple lines running vertical on the screen and no maps, have tried resetting and lasts about 5 minutes. Not happy as it cost around $600.00 and lasted only a few years.

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William
Williamcastlecrag

Horrendous, and being generous at that.

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This is very complicated to use but once I finally learned the system and got comfortable using it the battery died. So I sent to Hema and had it replaced, 4 months later the second battery died. I use the cable they provide make sure the charging port is adequate, it shouldnt be this hard. This is supposed to be a unit you use out in the bush to keep you on track, how can it keep you on track when its constantly dying. Buy something else.

Reniu
Reniu
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

No backup and last millennium technology

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This is the most overpriced with no after sale support last millennium (not century) crap you could waste your money on. Battery backup? 2 min since new. User friendly???? Ha ha ha crap.
Resolution last century monitor. Can’t even talk to them. Keep away if you value your $$.

Bruce
Bruce
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great follow-up service

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Questions & Answers

Emma T
Emma Tasked

I have purchased a Hema hn7 and it does not have any preloaded maps on it. I have tried researching how I load them and am having no luck at all. Can someone please help.

1 answer
Gibbo
Gibbo

Try contacting HEMA. I thought it was standard they came with maps.

Graeme McKechnie
Graeme McKechnieasked

when my hema hn7 is set up in the ute and i turn the ignition key on, the unit activates and the hema logo appears and then fades away to a frosted white screen and the unit will not turn off or make other changes. when the vehicle ignition is cut off the unit turns itself off after a short time.

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Gibbo
Gibbo

Don't ever buy a HEMA they are crap. Get a paper clip or similar and hold the reset button

Graeme McKechnie
Graeme McKechnie

Thanks gibbo. By the look of it they must have built in a 6 year auto destruct button.

Shimi
Shimiasked

why i cant open my Hema 7 i didn't used and its full ?

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Details

CategoryGPS Navigation Systems
Screen Size 7"
Display TypeLCD
ConnectivityBluetooth
FeaturesFree Map Updates, MicroSD Slot and Voice Control
Battery Life2 hours
Dimensions 175 x 110 x 13 mm
Weight0.3 kg
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