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Garmin eTrex Venture HC
4.7 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Venture HC

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Venture HC

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Overall 10
10

I have used this guy in saltwater for 2 yrs ...

T. Jason Willett, Amazon
9 December 2014
  • Summary: I have used this guy in saltwater for 2 yrs to take me to all of my holes up to 30mi off-shore. It stay in the boat all the time and hasn't let me down. It's smacked the deck hard in heavy seas and never fails!
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Overall 4
4.0

DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE NOT GETTING TOO!!

fishoutofwater, Amazon
30 December 2011
  • Summary: This was my first GPS and I read all the reviews and everything looked find. I got the GPS on time (thank you Amazon) and everything looked good. Navigation of the device was easy to pick up. It was user friendly. The first kicker that I found was that the base map was terrible.
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Overall 2
2.0

GPS receiver lacks maps

Jeff D, Amazon
4 July 2011
  • Summary: Unlike the automotive gps devices that I have purchased, this tools comes without clothes. No maps are included. You must make additional purchases to make this thing worth the purchase. If you think you are getting a good deal, think again. You still need to buy a map after you receive the GPS.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Michael Deckman, Amazon
16 June 2011
  • Summary: I got this unit expexting it to have trail maps installed on it, which it doesn't. There is no place for a micro sd card. I tried to download maps for Garmin from Trail Link and this model is not compatable. I'm sure if you just want a basic unit this would be an excellent choice.
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

K. Waterman, Amazon
4 June 2011
  • Summary: I use this out on the water for long-distance paddles (That's prone paddling, of course). Its included accessory clip works nicely with my Coastal Eddie water bottle and accessory holder.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin policies not customer friendly (read: greedy)

Elias Baumgarten, Amazon
12 May 2011
  • Summary: I have bought FIVE (5) Garmin GPS units, one Nuvi for the car and 4 handheld. The hardware is fine, but as many here have indicated, the product is only fully realized with good software maps, which are purchased separately (from Garmin).
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Overall 2
2.0

Serious firmware issues

Brian A. Issa, Amazon
24 March 2011
  • Summary: This is the only GPS I have had and I used it primarily for geocaching. Others have given in depth reviews of accuracy, ease of use, and other aspects of this device, so I won't waste time on them. When it worked it was an adequate entry level GPS for geocaching.
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Overall 8
8.0

Harendra- Garmin etrex HC Venture revies

Harendra De Silva, Amazon
23 January 2011
  • Summary: I am sure it is good. Since I am new to programming it I am having problems. When I try to load a map it gives a message, insufficient memory. I suppose the micro sd card will solve it??
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Overall 6
6.0

Consider spending more on HCx model

Paul J. Sniadecki "NODRA Sailor", Amazon
25 July 2010
  • Summary: This unit is a very basic entry level model. It has great battery life and is easy to carry around. Accuracy is within reasonable limits. The "loaded" maps are not detailed enough and there is insufficient RAM/memory space to load more detailed maps (which are available for purchase from Garmin).
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent backup or for casual use

T. Coldenhoff, Amazon
28 November 2009
  • Summary: This unit should work perfectly fine for the casual GPS user. However, it has rather severe limitations and quirks that more serious users would find annoying. First, the supplied base map is a joke. It has highways and major roads, but not much more detail.
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