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Hema Navigator HX1

Hema Navigator HX1
Explore a new frontier
On & Off Road Navigation

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Introducing Australia's ultimate 4WD and Touring GPS system.

The Hema HX1 Navigator is the ultimate on and off-road GPS navigation system, combining dedicated street and 4WD navigation to guide you anywhere in Australia.

Featuring Australia’s best topographic mapping, turn-by-turn navigation, the ability to connect with other travellers and over 45,000 campsites, caravan parks and other touring points of interest in a 7-inch multi-touch screen, it’s time to explore a new frontier with HX1.

We are a specialist Map Retailer

Not everyone is a genuine or authorised HX1 dealer, and fewer still are expert and dedicated map retailers.
We promise you 100% support; call us, email us, drop in and see us!

Beware of Ebay!
There are many people listing HX1s on Ebay at "amazing prices". Well, we say buyer beware. Do these stores have a shop front, do they have a phone number you can call to ask a question? Are they listed on Hema's website as an officail and authorised distributor?
The answer is most likely No, No, No. If you buy from a non-genuine retailer, then you risk not having a warranty, not getting any after sales support and maybe not even ending up with a real HX1.

We having been selling Hema maps and GPS units since, well, forever. Longevity comes from knowing our products and putting customers first.
Hema Navigator HX1

Why buy from Us?

  • - Price beat guarantee
  • - Free shipping in Australia
  • - Lifetime after sale support
  • - Specialist map support for all your adventures
  • - Warranty support and assistance
  • - Real people, in a Real shop!

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- 7" (1024 x 600) pixel glass screen

- Multi-touch sensors

- 22-Channel GPS

- 16GB internal memory

- External MicroSD Slot

- 5MP camera with inbuild Geo-Referencing

- 5000mAh battery, with +6 hours battery life

- 12 Months Warranty

In the Box:


- Windscreen Mount

- Cradle

- 12/24v Charger

- USB Cable

- Draw String protective Pounch

- Quick Start Guide

- 3 Years Free Street Updates

Introducing the Hema Explorer Multi-Scale Map

The Hema Explorer Map is Australia's best touring and 4WD map. It is every map you ever needed, combinded as one.

The map responds to the selected level of zoom, by rendering the best scale available.

Whether you want to look at the whole country (1:18 Million), or zoom into an impressive 1:150,000 scale; this map does it all.

The Hema Navigator HX1 comes preloaded with the Hema Explorer Map, however you can also freely download a range of other Hema maps, including high-scale sections of the Hema Explorer Map, down to an amazing 1:9000 scale!

Features of your Hema HX1 Navigator:

Hema Navigator HX1 Drive


- Street Mapping for Australia and New Zealand

- Precise turn-by-turn voice guidance

- Speed and Red light cameras

- School Zones and Intelligent Routing

- Over 6,000 Camps and Caravan POI's

Hema Navigator HX1 Explore


- Award winning Heam Topographic Mapping

- Navigate in remote areas and 4WD tracks

- +40,000 Hema verified points of interet

- Tool for planning and recording trips

- Backup, Share, Update via Wireless to the Cloud

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Hema Navigator HX1 | Overview

Hema HX1 Navigator - Our Review

Hema Navigator HX1 We are really excited by the release of the HX1 and have put together our intial thoughts on the system.

The biggest questions we get are what are the differences with the HN6 and HN7. The short answer is that it would be comparing apples with oranges - the HX1 is a completely new unit, and while relying on the fundamentals of the previous Hema Navigator series, it is very much a new breed.

The Basics

So let's look at the basics. The Hema Navigator HX1 is a 7" tablet. It has a beautiful glass screen and responds to multi-touch gestures. The screen has 1024x600px, which gives a wonderful sharp picture and great colour. The system is run on 1GB of RAM, with 16GB of internal memory. The internal memory can be expanded with a 32GB external micro SD Card.

One past issues was the battery life of the Hema Navigators, this has been well and truely resolved with the HX1, with an impressive 5000mAh battery installed - which gives up to 6 hours of running time off charge (depending on settings). While this sounds great, we don't recommend you start taking the HX1 for a long bush walk; it is an in-Car Navigation system, so is designed to be keep clean, dry and oncharge. That said, with the improved battery life, you can how confidently take the HX1 out of the car to review your days trip, plan the next day, or snap some geo-tagged photos from the best vantage point.

Photos & Movies

Hema Navigator HX1 Geo-tagged photos?! Yes, the HX1 now has a digital camera inbuilt, which can take movie and stills. The Camera is 5 mega-pixel and automatically tags the images or movie with your location (geo-tag).

Wifi Connection & Updating

The HX1 also has inbuild wifi, which makes updating your street and 4wd maps a breeze, as well as allowing you to connect to the Hema Explorer Cloud, where you can upload, edit and share you tracks and photos, as well as download other peoples shared information.

The Wifi also allows you to connect to the Explorer Map database, where you can download additional free mapping for your unit - more to follow on that below.

A Hybrid GPS Navigation System

The main screen of the Hema HX1 is is simple and intuitive, you can select either "Drive" mode, which is your street navigation, turn-by-turn system; or you can select "Explore" mode, which is the off-road 4WD mapping.

Drive Mode

Hema Navigator HX1 Drive The Drive mode contains everything you expect of a City GPS unit. You can select a destination and get route information, lane information, heads up on next turn, etc. The booster that the HX1 has is that it also contains 40,000+ Hema verified points of interest, which includes the famous Camps Australia Wide and Caravan Parks Australia Wide.

All these Points of Interest come with deatiled information, like photographs of Camp sights, phone numbers, web addresses, etc. Everything is in the one place and literally at your fingertips.

The new software and touch features make programming you trip quick and easy, and the improved operating system with its 1GB of RAM makes the whole process super fast.

Explore Mode

The Explore mode is probably the one thing everyone gets excited about with any Hema Navigator, and the HX1s Explore mode is no exception.

The big news in the HX1 is that the system uses the amazing multi-scale Hema Explorer Map. There is a video about this above, but in summary, this is all the Hema maps rolled into one. As you zoom in and out on the map (using multi-touch gestures), the system renderings the appropriate scale map (similar to Google Maps and other online webmapping services).

This means you have about 14 different maps in the one map, going from a full Australia 1:18 million scale, down to the driving scale of 1:150,000.

Hema Navigator HX1 Explore But wait! 1:150,000 scale not good enough for you? Well, using the Wifi connection, you can download even MORE detailed mapping, up to an amazing 1:9000 scale!

You can also download the Paper Maps (ie: Cape York 4WD Maps, Great Dessert Tracks, etc), if you want to have a direct comparison between you paper and GPS.

Beware! Data Use and Memory Space

The one issue you will encounter here is memory space. The HX1 comes with 16GB internal memory, and that is just not going to be enough for you to have everything you want loaded up. The idea here is that you download only the portions of the maps which you need. If you are doing Cape York and you want it all in 1:25,000 scale, you just download that section to your system, and off you go.

It is important we make this point - you will need a LOT of data allowance to do this. We are talking many GB of download. Once you have downloaded it, the data is safe on your unit, you don't need internet to view it.

The functions you will have come to expect from Hema are all here. You can drop waypoints, measure distances, log your tracks (and share online), log your journey details (speed, distance, altitude, etc). All with very intuitive and clean menus and buttons. You can even customize the tool bars to show what you want to know while driving.

Camps & POI on Explore Map

Hema Navigator HX1 Explore Yes - you read that right. Hema have now added all their Points of Interest (POI) to the Explore Map. You can now easily search, find, select and navigate to locations and destinations in the Explore mode.

Your Own Tracks & Waypoints

Hema haven't made it easy and straight forward for you to import your own tracks and waypoints, even if they came from an HN7.

Luckily, we aren't just a tyre kicking retailer hoping to make a quick buck, we are actually a chart and map specialist; which means we know data format, systems and how to make this work.

So, regardless of what anyone else says, you can bring your own tracks and waypoints into the HX1 - and we are happy to assist you to achieve this. It might require some data formatting, a service we can supply, but it should be pretty straight forward. Please feel free to give us a call, or drop us an email, if you want to discuss this prior to purchasing.

Bespoke Maps & Overlays

Unlike the HN6 & HN7, Hema is not using OziExplorer in the HX1, which means any none standard maps you were using, or do use in OziExplorer, won't work in the HX1.

We are working on how to overcome this limitation, however it may simply not be possible. We have flagged the issue with Hema from the outset, and are hoping it will become an updated feature in the near future.

In the meantime, we CAN help with bespoke POI, Waypoint and Complex Line overlays.


Overall we are very impressed with the Hema HX1 Navigator. It looks great, is responsive to the touch gestures and feels very intuitive. Everything you expect from a Hema Navigator is here and designed for this day and age. In the first week of being released, Hema has already released several "updates" to fix minor bugs.

Our only advice is that people keep an eye on their data usage. Don't try and download maps, or do updates via a phone hotspot. Get some free wifi at a Caravan park or at home before hitting that go button.

We are really pleased to be a premium retailer of this unit and look forward to helping you with your choice. Please don't hesitate to call or email us if you require further information. You can also drop into our shop for a one-on-one demonstration.

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Why Buy from Cairns Charts & Maps?

When you buy from us, you are buying from a dedicated map retailer, with over 25 years in the business.

We don't sell hub caps, winches or fishing rods; only high quality maps and mapping products.

The Hema range of maps is considered the best in the business, having won numerous awards, which is why we sell them and have been doing so for many years.

Still have Questions?

Why don't you give us a call (07 4041 2699) and have a chat.

We are happy to tell you everything we know about the unit, and can even take payment over the phone if you prefer.

HX1 vs HN7

While the HX1 and HN7 are apples and oranges - a lot of people are asking "what are the differences". We have collated this table to help you discover the key differences in hardware, software, functionality and content between the Hema Navigator HN7 and the new Hema HX-1 Navigator.
Hema Navigator HX1
Hema HX-1 Navigator
Hema Navigator HN7
Hema Navigator HN7



7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen

7-inch resistive touch screen

Display resolution




5000mAh Li-Poly (5+ hours off charge with continuous use)

1500mAh Li-Poly (1.5 hours off charge with continuous use)

Internal memory

16GB (6GB available)


RAM (processing power)



Expandable memory

Up to 32GB

Up to 32GB

Micro SD slot






Rear-facing camera



Reverse camera input



Headphone jack



Tempered glass screen protector



Software & Utilities

Operating system Android 4.4 Windows CE
Wi-Fi enabled Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes

Street Navigation

Navigation program

iGO Navigation Engine

iGO Navigation Engine

Data providers

HERE road data, Hema track data

HERE road data, Hema track data

Australia & New Zealand mapping



Turn-by-turn voice guidance



Speed/red light cameras, school zones



3D buildings/landmarks



Visual lane guidance



Camps & Caravan Parks Australia Wide POI 



Camps Snaps site images



Interactive Hema POI



Off-Road Navigation

Navigation program

Hema off-road navigation


Map providers

Hema, HERE, Geoscience Australia, States of Queensland, South Australia, Victoria & Tasmania, TopoDude, Land of Property Information

Hema, Geoscience Australia

Map sources

Hema maps
- Hema Explorer Map (1:18Million - 1:9k)
- Digitised Hema 4WD & touring maps: Cape York, Fraser Island, High Country Victoria, Kimberley, Great Desert Tracks
- Hema 1:1Million Road

HERE maps
HERE Street mapping
HERE Terrain mapping
HERE Satellite/Aerial Imagery mapping

State Government topographic maps
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia,  Victoria, Tasmania

Hema maps

- Hema 1:250K Topo 
- Hema 1:1Million Road 
- Digitised Hema 4WD & touring maps
- Digitised Hema state maps 

Interactive Hema POI



Create waypoints



Create point-by-point routes



Quick Routing route generator



Take geotagged photos



Import & export GPX files



Share trips over Wi-Fi



Weather & rain radar tools (online)



Placename search



Map Updates

Wireless updates Yes No
Street map updates

3 years free

2 years free

4WD map updates

Free for the life of the unit

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