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eTrex Venture HC is an essential for any outdoor excursion. It features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for peak performance in any environment and includes 24 megabytes (MB) of internal memory, a detailed basemap and crisp color screen.
An essential for any outdoor excursion.
The H series marries high-sensitivity GPS with full-featured mapping, for a superb portable receiver.
Basemap contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways and coastlines.
Make trip planning simple for your next outdoor adventure with the included MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager.
The Garmin eTrex Venture HC helps you navigate through the toughest terrain. The unit is equipped with a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, which locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear: whether you're traipsing through thick woods or strolling near tall buildings and trees, you can count on the Venture HC to help you find your way when you need it the most.
At the same time, the Venture HC's easy-to-use menu lets you create and view waypoints (up to 500), save and view 10 track logs, access setup features, and more. It even offers 24 MB of internal memory and a detailed basemap, so you can load waypoints and routes from the included MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager software and add map detail from Garmin's entire line of optional MapSource mapping products.
Besides appreciating its small size, outdoorsmen will also be happy with the Venture HC's unique button layout, with five buttons located on either side of the unit. The benefits of this design are twofold: First, the Venture HC is a breeze to operate with just one hand, and, second, with the buttons on both sides of the unit, the bulk of the front is dedicated to the 256-color, sunlight-readable TFT display. This makes it easy to distinguish map details regardless of the time of day.
The Venture HC's Americas Recreational basemap, meanwhile, contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads, and coastlines--in short, a host of helpful details for your outdoor adventures.
The map covers the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America.
Other details include an IPX7 waterproof housing, a built-in patch antenna, a USB interface, a hunt/fish calendar, sun and moon information, and a geocaching mode.
The Venture HC, which runs for up to 14 hours on a pair of AA batteries (not included), measures 2.2 by 4.2 by 1.2 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a one-year warranty.
Make trip planning simple for your next outdoor adventure with the included MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager. This computer software allows you to transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between your Garmin device and your computer. For reference, Trip and Waypoint Manager provides general worldwide maps that include interstates, motorways, political boundaries, principal cities and towns, oceans and other general reference details to place your GPS data in context.
eTrex Venture HC, Basemap, MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager Software, USB Cable, Wrist Strap, Quick Start Guide, User's Manual.
This was an alright unit for it's time. I can't really say much more about it since shortly after I purchased it I realized that my phone was just as good for GeoCaching and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joey Kava
The garmin loses it's signal when I'm in the Shawnee national forest. This garmin needs an external antenna attached by a wire so that you can put the garmin in your pocket. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert W. Maslowski
It has so many uses I never thought about. I do use it for hiking. I also use it on my raft while fishing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Big Belly
Because It worked for a short period of time and I could no find where to repair it
Excellent operational screen menus with practical situational usage in day-to-day activities; Easy to use for different applications while walking or travelingPublished 4 months ago by Marshall Snyder
Great little GPS. I can SEE the display in full sunlight. It is well-supported by Linux software. It runs about 8 hours on two alkaline AA batteries, much longer on lithium LR2s.Published 5 months ago by S. Hunyady
Use it strictly for geocaching and it is easy to obtain an accurate reading with this one. It gets me closer than my fathers $200+ Magellan.Published 6 months ago by FlyPod
Couple of things I dont like. One, when you are very close to a geo cache, it displays the words, "you found it!" It would be nice if I told it when I found it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by sirprintalot
i got this GPS for prospecting and learning how to use it so really cannot give an honest good or bad but according to the reviews
it seems like it will work well. Read more