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  1. Jenny McLeod
    14/08/2021 @ 5:21 PM

    I have been reading your story on crossing the Simpson Desert in 2021. Why did you delete the Hema Explorer? My husband and I are thinking of purchasing the Hema HX-2 GPS, but was interested in your comment about cancelling the Hema app.


    • Peter
      14/08/2021 @ 11:31 PM

      Hi Jenny

      Thanks for reading our stories. Hope they have been helpful.

      In regards to Hema, we were using the old Hema Explorer app on our iPad and we started having loads of issues with it. The app constantly crashed, even with downloaded maps it wasn’t working, and support from Hema was terrible. They also stopped updating the app. I can’t say anything on their physical GPS units but I have heard others complain about the older unit with updates. But we don’t have any experience with their units.

      We chose to go with an app on our iPad for the cost and easier to plan on our couch and around the fire. We changed to the ExplorOz Traveller app and we are so glad we changed. Overall it’s a far superior app compared to Hema Explorer. Features and functionality are just better. It is extremely easy to use, create routes, download maps and comments, as well as having an amazing zoom and resolution. We will do a detailed post on the ExplorOz Traveller app but we just wanted to do a bit more testing first.

      Hope that helps. If you have any more questions let me know.




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