Hema HX-1 Navigator

Hema HX-1 Navigator

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Hema HX-1 Navigator
1.7

103 reviews

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Build Quality
2.4
Value for Money
1.5
Ease of Use
2.2
Battery Life
2.2
Route Choice
2.3
GPS Location Accuracy
2.6

Reviews

103 reviews
swackhammer
swackhammer12 posts
 

The Hema HX-1. Multiple issues. Avoid

Bought the HX1 in 2018. Had a dramatic system failure in 2020, subsequently sent it back for repair. 4 months later I got it back. Now the internal battery has expanded popping the unit open.
For the money, this is a disappointing outcome. I recommend checking out other brands. Show details
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David H.
David H.Sydney, NSW2 posts
 

Terrible product. Wasted $500+

Waste of hard earned money, glitchy from day one, not user friendly, takes ages to boot up and get a signal, won't turn off and just runs flat regularly at random times. Hema has great marketing but a lousy useless product, never again! So glad there's alternatives. Show details
Jamie
Jamie3 posts
 
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Brian
BrianAU5 posts
 

Hems HX-1

Operated okay for 3years then the drive maps expire trying to up date not very good Show details
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Brian
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I think there are better gps navigating systems

Robert Farrar
Robert Farrar
 

Not impressed compared to the original Hema

This GPS is too slow and the writing is too small and it takes a long time to boot up. Show details
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Peter B.
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Birdlady
Birdlady2 posts
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DANE
DANESydney, NSW
 

$$$ lemon in the bag

Stop working after few uses and cannot start just looks dead Show details
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Please contact Hema for Technical Support 07 3340 0000 (9am-4pm ) or email info@hemamaps.com.au

Neil
Neil
 

Waste of money

Bought 2 years ago ,worked ok with updates out of the box ,easy to use in city ,country maps are poor ,then it seems to navigate on goat tracks and has really stuffed up a couple of driving holidays, maps aren't being updated by hema and now the gps has stopped picking up a signal altogether, its just e rubbish now as repairing is out of the question Show details
Owen G
Owen GPerth, WA2 posts
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ktm573
ktm573VIC, 39122 posts
 

Constantly freezes and loses signal

Unit is extremely slow to load and constantly freezes for no reason.Also constantly loses satellites in hilly areas when other devices don’t lose signal. Unit also has trouble navigating and constantly takes the wrong route. Extremely disappointed and so is the person that bought this for me as a present. I want my money back. Show details
Dave
DaveCanberra6 posts
 

Very expensive and failed after 18 months

While the mapping features are good, the price is not. Particularly given the HX-1 had completely failed now after 18 months - so out of warranty. While the user database is useful, the online interface is a bit clunky.
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Hi Dave, Please contact the Hema Tech Support for assistance with your HX-1 07 3340 0000 and talk to the team.

Peter
PeterGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
 

Rubbish and over rated software. OK as purely map and GPS - OK only

Maps are reasonable
Installation is comparable
Strength of GPS is marginal and slow

My complaint is how bad and unusable the map app is. To create a route and edit it is the worst experience I have had with software. It is junk. I would never buy this device if had known how bad this would be.

Hema are JUST a map company. They are a rubbish software company.

Never again. Pay a little bit more. Show details

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Wayne
WayneWimmera, VIC
 

Hema HX-1 the Joke of all GPS Batterie failed

Good maps / Easy to use
Battery life poor batterie expanded and split unit contacted Hema hotline and was told send it in we will fit a new batterie for $190 plus freight no one could answer how long this will last the Hema representative said you should get two years out of it. Show details
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Phillip W.
Phillip W.Perth, WA
 

Lemon

Battery buldged and split the case1 week out of 12 month warranty. The company repaired it free but the wait time was 5 weeks. The software has issues that are frustrating. Turns on day mode (bright) when still dark. Loses signal often, takes the long way so I use my phone around the city. Disappointed, the hn7 was a better unit. Show details
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Questions & Answers

safron j.
safron j.

hi the on off button on my hx1 doesnt work what can i do to get it fixed thanks
justin

Alan H.
Alan H.

My HX-1 will not charge.
Bought a new lead.

Hema Navigator
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Hi Alan, If the problem is not resolved with the new lead, please contact the Tech Support Team for further assistance - 07 3340 0000

Andy S.
Andy S.

I have just found my HX-1 with the battery swollen up so much that it has popped the back off and pushed the screen out. What may have caused this and what do I do now? Regularly used - starts up when I start the car.

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Details

CategoryGPS Navigation Systems
Price (RRP) $699
Screen Size 7"
ConnectivityBluetooth and Micro USB
FeaturesBuilt-In Dash Cam, Free Map Updates, MicroSD Slot and Voice Control
Battery Life5 hours
Dimensions 187 x 115 x 17 mm
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
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