Summary: Among reviewers, GPSTracklog.com provides the best information on the eTrex Venture HC. The site does a great job comparing it to other receivers in its buyer's guide and provides a number of related links in their review. ConsumerReports.org includes the Venture HC in a roundup of several handheld GPS devices, and users on Amazon.com provide good insight into how happy owners are weeks and months after the sale.
Pros: Inexpensive, Highly sensitive signal processor, Color display
Cons: Non-expandable memory, No high-end features, Included maps aren't the most detailed
Excerpt: The eTrex is famously simple and reliable, almost a mini-brand in itself, and they are hugely popular with those dipping their first toe in the world of GPS. This unit doesnâ€™t have the ability to load Ordnance Survey mapping via a flash memory card, which means itâ€™s most commonly used as a basic position-finder and walks log, or as a ...
A Device For Every Tackle Box: Garmin eTrex Venture GPS
Personal Electronics buzz
12 April 2008
Excerpt: The Garmin eTrex Venture is a tool every fisherman's tackle box should include. In fact, the Garmin eTrex Venture is a device every sportsman, camper or outdoors person should have. The Garmin eTrex is equipped with WAAS that enables users to get a satellite signal no matter how dense the terrain. It works with dense fog, clouds and other annoying weather conditions. It is a GPS plain and simple. There are no fancy features other than an excellent GPS.
Excerpt: The Garmin eTrex Venture HC is the entry-level mapping receiver in Garmin’s eTrex H-series lineup. With a high-sensitivity receiver for superior reception under canopy, a bright color screen, and the ability to load topo maps (purchased separately), this is an excellent backcountry GPS.
Excerpt: Il Garmin eTrex Venture HC è un navigatore satellitare portatile cartografico ideale per tutte le attività all’aria aperta, come l’escursionismo o la mountain bike ma può essere utilizzato anche a cavallo, come navigatore da auto, sulle imbarcazioni o addirittura per il turismo a piedi.