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bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
The sky is the limit, it depends on teh money you wish to spend. VMS and Hema are good. I have eBay special which works well.
 

fluff

Member
I was thinking of going to melb 4x4 show hoping to get a better price. I am leaning towards the new hema is vms as good?
 

dave2212

Member
Hey all.

Thanks for the info. I was tossing up which gps to buy but seems they is no other choice but hema
 

twisty

Member
Hey all.

Thanks for the info. I was tossing up which gps to buy but seems they is no other choice but hema
There's plenty of choices. Garmin, Tomtom (topo maps available) and a gazillion android apps. Depends on budget but a good system will cost about ~$200. I use a garmin with shonkymaps and android with half a dozen apps on phone and tablet.
 

hiluxdriver

Well-Known Member
Hey mate, there are plenty of options out there with many people saying the one they use is the best one. I recently purchased the Hema 4wd maps for iPad and took it on a 1 day trip out of Sydney a couple of weeks ago. Very easy to use but not super detailed for the area we went. I think it's more suited to the touring and iconic trips, and I'll have more info on this in a few weeks when I get back from a high country trip.
I also have a Garmin 62s for its portability but use it on the dash as well. The standard Garmin maps go well but you can also use Oztopo maps (for a cost) that also work quite well from what I hear.
 

cookie64

4x4 Earth Contributer
I have owned several Hema GPS, the last one I bought was the HN5 and I was very happy with it - still have it, I won the HN6 at the last 4x4 Earth meet at Talbotville and I am very happy with that unit too.

The service & back up from Hema is beyond reproach

cheers
 
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Ziggy

Well-Known Member
It's the wrong question to start with.

Identify the type of maps that will meet your nav needs & then evaluate the hardware available to run them.
 

hiluxdriver

Well-Known Member
It's the wrong question to start with.

Identify the type of maps that will meet your nav needs & then evaluate the hardware available to run them.
Maybe he doesn't know what he needs and is looking for some responses to try and evaluate further what his needs might be. He seems to have a well setup vehicle, but like me may not have any idea when it comes to GPS (or other electrical stuff?). Try and help the guy out yeah?
 

twisty

Member
I am about to buy an of road GPS what is the best option at the moment?
If you have a smart phone you probably already have a gps. Plenty of free android apps to try. These days I think the android platform is the best choice.
 

Ziggy

Well-Known Member
Maybe he doesn't know what he needs and is looking for some responses to try and evaluate further what his needs might be. He seems to have a well setup vehicle, but like me may not have any idea when it comes to GPS (or other electrical stuff?). Try and help the guy out yeah?
If he'd shown any interest in a different approach I would've continued the conversation.
 
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