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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 GPS Receiver
$179.95 - $385.00
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
|Installed Memory||24 MB|
|Environmental Protection||IPX7 Waterproof Standard|
|Battery Life||14 Hours|
|Battery Type and Quantity||2 x AA Batteries|
|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.|
|Number of Channels||12 Channels|
|WAAS Features||WAAS enabled|
|User Interface||Thumb Stick|