Garmin eTrex Venture HC Handheld
Explore the great outdoors with the help of the Garmin eTrex Venture HC handheld GPS unit. Designed for explorers, this tough little... Read More
Explore the great outdoors with the help of the Garmin eTrex Venture HC handheld GPS unit. Designed for explorers, this tough little IPX7-rated device features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that maintains location lock even in deep canyons or under heavy cover. The GPS receiver is enhanced with WAAS, a system of satellites and ground stations that provide signal corrections, resulting in even higher positional accuracy. The result is a much lower chance of losing your way. This compact receiver features 24 MB of internal memory that includes a useful base map of the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific. However, users are free to add map details of different areas as needed. Whatever it displays, the bright 256-color, 176x220 pixel display does it clearly, remaining readable even in bright sunlight. The eTrex Venture is powered by two standard AA batteries that can keep it going for up to 14 hours, giving users plenty of time to reach their destinations in safety. Minimize
Product Review Summary
86 Reviews from Epinions.com
Mar 3, 2002
A Great Little Unit for a Little Price
Pros: great battery life, easy to use, great value for features
Cons: some reception problems with heavy tree cover or obstructions
I highly recommend this product. It offers great value for features and will not let you down. Read More at Epinions.com
May 20, 2002
Etrex makes a great GPS.
Pros: Small, lightweight, inexpensive and very user friendly.
Cons: Must pay extra for Points of Interest data.
The features and user-friendly interface are a great buy. This GPS does far more than I would expect for the price! Read More at Epinions.com
May 16, 2003
Better than Standard Military Pluggers...
Pros: Accurate, Features, battery life.
Cons: Initial Tracking time
I reccomend this to any military personnel, hiker, etc. Very versatile Read More at Epinions.com
May 20, 2003
The Garmin eTrex Ventura GPS is the backpackers best friend.
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 is Hardcore. GET ONE! or GET LOST! Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 3, 2002
Perfect for Geocaching
Pros: Small, light, excellent display, battery life, price
Cons: Click stick for left-handers, case separate and blocks antenna
Excellent for Geocaching and hiking. It's waterproof, easy to use, light, and best of all, reasonably priced. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 14, 2003
Great Tool - Great Price
Pros: Small, Lightweight, Accurate, Cheap, Easy to Use
Cons: A minor one - no external antenna jack
It does everything it says it does exceptionally well, and for a great price. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 30, 2002
Garmin Etrex Venture.
Pros: Best bag for the buck. Compact and light.
Cons: Didn't come with any AC/DC plug.
If you are looking for a beginner's unit, spend the extra cash and get this unit. For the $25 different it is well worth it. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 23, 2007
Good unit for the price.
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, quite accurate
Cons: Sometimes balky controls, no base map
Great unit for Hiking, GeoCaching, or other uses that don't require mapping functions. Light, easy to use, accurate, inexpensive, and rugged. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 8, 2006
Well, I Like Mine, Anyway
Pros: Small, light, usable with one hand, easy to learn, generally accurate
Cons: Loses signal easily, no terrain features.
I like my Venture, it's small, cheap, and easy...just remember to never trust technology 100%. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 15, 2004
Small and effective!
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.
This GPS reciever is very reliable. While some things I would change, it has all the fundamentals. All around fantastic product which has served me very well! Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 24, 2002
Not Too Bad, Could Be Worse
Pros: Size, user friendliness
Cons: Not powerful enough...loses signal with just light tree cover and in cold weather.
Brought model for the purpose of going hiking and geocaching. I was unhappy that the unit doesn't do more things for the money. But, not a bad unit at all. Read More at Epinions.com