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This item: Garmin eTrex Venture Waterproof Hiking GPS
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Current position display. View larger.
Point of interest information page. View larger.
The Garmin eTrex Venture provides easy-to-use GPS navigation in the palm of your hand. View larger.
Text was very easy to read--highlights are discernible and menu bars and clickable objects are well defined. The unit also has an excellent backlight, which illuminates the whole screen with a white light, giving excellent contrast and viewing capability at night.
The Venture's interface is split into five different pages, each providing different functions. The main menu page gives you access to your saved routes and tracks, as well as setup for using WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation Service) reception, unit measurement, time, and display. These are all quickly rotated through with the click of the Page button on the right-hand side of the unit.
The map page displays the basemap included with the Venture, and for outdoor excursions it provides all the basics you'll need. It automatically tracks your movements and you can save individual tracks for later viewing. The map is zoomable from 500 miles to 20 feet depending on your preferences. You can place waypoints and places of interest on the map and name and change the icons of each to create your own personalized maps. If you decide you want to go somewhere, press the Find button and you'll get quick access to waypoints, your favorites list, and nearby cities.
The Venture features 1 MB of memory for downloading points-of-interest data--including lodging, business services, banks, and more--from optional CD-ROMs via the included PC cable. Unfortunately, for more detailed mapping you'll need to look to the Garmin eTrex Legend or Vista, both of which have larger memory capacities and the ability to download detailed maps.
Reception was, of course, best outside on a clear day, but the Venture retained most of its functionality under limited cover like small buildings or thick trees.
All in all, the Garmin eTrex Venture is a nifty little GPS tool and is ready to roll for your outdoor adventure. However, if you're looking to use more detailed map data with your GPS, the Garmin eTrex Vista or Legend would be a better choice. --Matt Deffer
I didn't receive an instruction book about how to use this product and after finding one on the net, I still can't figure out how to use this.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
This version does not preform takes forever to find anything in the sky. I would suggest you look for something else.Published 19 months ago by CRNA
I bought this refurbished and it was extremely inexpensive (compared to other units as well as new units). Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Robert
Well, after one day of getting water on my Garmin... it stopped working. Everything was sealed and locked up tight, but it got mosture inside the screen and stopped working >:[Published on April 30, 2012 by Ryno
This is a great GPS for the person just getting their hands on one. It has few "bells and whistles" , just the basics, but gets good support from Garmin. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Mort
The eTrex Venture was purchased to replace a much older Garmin unit that was lost at the airport. The Venture is a disappointment in every respect. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by Mountaineer
Ordered for the telecom crew to use. Seems to be working great.Published on May 15, 2007 by Patricia Moore
I have used GPS for years for flying to driving, but a lumber man turned me on to this inexpensive gadget as an invaluable tool for calculating acreage for fertilization or liming... Read morePublished on September 29, 2006 by Found the Truth
I bought the Venture back in the summer of 2003 and I was never let down by it. At that time the speedometer on my car went out and as a cheaper alternative to buying the new,... Read morePublished on December 6, 2005 by J. Starbird