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Garmin eTrex Venture HC Handheld

Find your way around unknown regions effortlessly using the Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS receiver. A sunlight-readable TFT screen of this handheld GPS navigator displays all data in vibrant colors. Highly-sensitive, this Garmin GPS receiver locks onto satellites even under tree cover or when close to tall buildings. This lightweight handheld GPS navigator stores and locates hundreds of your favorite shops and restaurants. What’s more, the Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS receiver can attain position corrections from WAAS, making its positioning data all the more reliable. You can rely on this Garmin GPS receiver as it is not only rugged, but also waterproof.

Garmin eTrex Venture HC Handheld


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pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, quite accurate

cons: Sometimes balky controls, no base map

Good unit for the price.

We (as a family) own several GPS units from several manufacturers, mostly Garmin. I purchased the eT... See Full Review



pros: A professional GPS.

cons: Brittle pcb connector of the display ribbon cable causing display and joystick problem.

Problem with display and joystick.

A year after I purchased my Garmin Venture horizontal lines appearing on screen. Joystick became pro... See Full Review



pros: Small and fits well on ATV handlebar, long battery life

cons: Display problems & Joystick problems

Problems with Display & Joystick

I've had this unit for 4 years now, mostly use it on my ATV (attached with Garmin handlebar mount).... See Full Review



pros: Small, light, usable with one hand, easy to learn, generally accurate

cons: Loses signal easily, no terrain features.

Well, I Like Mine, Anyway

My dad got me a handheld GPS receiver (GPSr) for Christmas last year -- the Garmin eTrex Venture. It... See Full Review



pros: Size, convenience, waterproof

cons: Poor display quality, short lifespan

Display problems after warranty ran out

Had this unit for several trouble-free months of use. Unfortunately, in about the middle of the seco... See Full Review



pros: Small size, Rock solid, TRULY waterproof, Very reliable, Free firmware updates, Good Battery Life.

cons: No detailed Mapping, Controls require patience, Expensive Accessories/Software.

Small and effective!

A year ago, I didn't even know what GPS was. I have come a long way in that time. My Etrex Venture w... See Full Review



pros: Click stick, water resistant, serial connection, backlighting

cons: Unit is not shock resistant, poor reception in woods, long boot time.

Not the best but good features for the $$

I haven't owned other GPS units but I have compared against others. I strongly dislike the lack of... See Full Review



pros: Operating system updatable with free internet downloads, accurate.

cons: Display screen started dropping out after 14 months, suspect a cheap quality display connector.

Good at the beginning, but wait

I suspect a cheap quality connector between the PC board and the display screen. After 14 months (ju... See Full Review



pros: Rugged, dependable, Weather proof, light weight, very simple, accurate, separate compass and barometer

cons: the screen could be in color and have resolution better.

The Garmin eTrex Ventura GPS is the backpackers best friend.

I have been backpacking most of my life. Very few products I've used have been able to stand up to... See Full Review



pros: Accurate, Features, battery life.

cons: Initial Tracking time

Better than Standard Military Pluggers...

Being in the Army Infantry, I get to use equipment that most people don't ever use in their lives.... See Full Review

Product Details

Other Features
Installed Memory 24 MB
PC Interface USB
Brand Garmin
Environmental Protection IPX7 Waterproof Standard
Width 4.2 in.
Weight 0.34 lb.
Depth 1.2 in.
Height 2.2 in.
Battery Life 14 Hours
Battery Type and Quantity 2 x AA Batteries
Technical Features
Features Geocaching Mode
Trip calculator Time of sunrise/sunset
Display Type 256 Color LCD TFT Display
Resolutions 176 x 220
Display Size 1.3 in. x 1.7 in.
Key Features
Map Capabilities Internal
Screen Size 2.1"
WAAS Features WAAS enabled
System Type Handheld
User Interface Thumb Stick
Product Identifiers
MPN 901340