Introducing the Hema HX-1 Navigator

Posted on: 31/10/2016

Explore a new frontier with the Hema HX-1 Navigator, the newest on and off-road navigation system in the market-leading Hema Navigator range.

 The Hema HX-1 Navigator device

The Hema HX-1 Navigator delivers street and 4WD navigation in combination with over 45,000 points of interest (POI) for adventurers, which is packaged in a bright 7-inch multi-touch screen that’s backed by a fast processor, wireless updates and a rear-facing camera for capturing the moment while you travel. In addition to intuitive trip recording tools and other navigation features, the HX-1 enables you to connect with other explorers and share journeys online, making it the ultimate device for planning, navigating and sharing your adventures off the beaten track.

“The Hema Navigator has been the navigation system of choice for four-wheel drivers, tourers, campers and other adventure travellers throughout Australia since the original Hema Navigator in 2008,” said Rob Boegheim, Hema’s managing director. “The HX-1 carries on that mantle while allowing you to do so much more, including capturing your trip with geotagged photos and videos, finding campsites and caravan parks to stay at, recording and sharing your trips, and use tracks created by other explorers to guide your own adventures – all on the one device.”

For navigating around town with ease, the HX-1 comes with Drive mode street navigation. Drive mode delivers a complete turn-by-turn navigation experience with voice guidance, red light and speed cameras, visual lane guidance, timed school zones and more, allowing you to quickly and easily create single or multi-point routes to addresses, coordinates or points of interest (POI). Preloaded with HERE road data and Hema track data, the HX-1 is a powerful turn-by-turn navigator that can guide you almost anywhere.

To help you find accommodation, attractions, facilities and more on your travels, Drive mode comes preloaded with over 45,000 points of interest for adventure travellers: campsites, caravan parks, rest areas, dump points, roadhouses, lookouts, historical points, mechanical repairs and much more. These include over 40,000 Hema-verified POI, as well as a targeted directory of free and low-cost sites from Camps Australia Wide and Caravan Parks Australia Wide, which contain detailed facility information such as mobile phone reception and pet friendliness, as well over 2300 site images to help you to find the perfect place to stay. 

Once your adventure begins, you can switch over to Explore mode to find and navigate places off the beaten track. Explore mode features the award-winning Hema Explorer Map, which combines over 1,200,000 kilometres of 4WD tracks and outback roads throughout Australia to help you find your next adventure. The Hema Explorer Map is backed by the entire Hema database of remote roads and tracks, which has been updated and expanded first-hand by Hema’s Map Patrol expedition field teams for over 20 years, giving you detailed topographic mapping for navigating out-of-the-way places with confidence. 

Explore mode also gives you access to additional map sources for a different perspective and for different kinds of travel, including state government topographic mapping for New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, Geoscience Australia mapping, digitised Hema touring maps of Cape York, Fraser Island, High Country Victoria, the Kimberley and the iconic Great Desert Tracks series, as well as HERE Street, Terrain and Satellite Imagery mapping.

To capture adventure highlights as they happen, the HX-1 comes with intuitive trip recording tools for logging your travels in Explore mode: record your trail, drop and name waypoints to mark places of significance, write and attach trip notes to remember your adventure by, and take geotagged photos of what you see along the way with the HX-1’s rear-facing camera.

Once you’ve returned from your trip, you can share it online directly from your HX-1 by backing up your trip data to your free Hema Explorer Cloud account when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. Log in to your account on the web to view your trips in a 3D slideshow, share them with other explorers on the trip gallery, or send the URL to friends and family to show them where you’ve been. You can even browse other people’s tracks and download them to your HX-1, giving you a ready-made guide for your next adventure.

The Hema HX-1 Navigator is backed by Hema’s expert technical support team, and comes with 3 years of free street map updates, free Explore mode map updates for the life of the unit, while the HX-1 itself comes with a 12-month warranty. The HX-1 is available for $699(RRP) from hundreds of physical and online retailers, or you can buy the HX-1 online from our shop.

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