Summary: This is/was a great unit. However, it seems that every time a manufacture comes out with an outstanding product it is taken off the market in the hopes of selling something more expensive with features that may not be needed. I use this GPS to locate fishing areas such as brush piles, drop offs, or other locations. It has served me well for this purpose and is reasonably accurate.
A great way to get into geocaching and personal navigation
10 March 2013
Summary: For the price I paid on Ebay, I thought it was a good deal. The ease of use ... well simple things work out well, but it has taken me some research and more than the Garmin Manual to figure out things like importing way points. All that said, it is a great way to get started with handhelds, I am learning the hobby of Geocaching, as well as recording my outdoor travels and it has been great for that
The BEST Handheld GPS Unit on the market for GEOCACHING or Weekend Hikes
9 November 2012
Summary: Simply THE BEST handheld GPS on the market for the money. Inexpensive, easy to use. The most widely used GPS unit for GEOCACHING. As a result geocaching downloads from GEOCACH.com are compatible. It has 24K of onboard memory (not expandable) but enough to download 5 or 6 detailed local USGS topological maps. Battery life about 18 to 19 hours. You'll want to get alkaline AA batteries and a charger.
Summary: My Garmin Venture works well. I still do not know all that it can do. I needed it for the Everglades Challenge 2012 as the check points were waypoints for the location of the Checkpoint lock box. My inexperience with GPS and other issues forced me to withdraw after the start. As a result I have some recommendations for any one considering purchasing one of these items. 1st purchase your Garmin early and use it often to familiarize yourself with all the function keys.
very good gps unit clear display nice color maps super value easy to use st
6 January 2012
Summary: I bouygt this one to go hunting in my state just to try out haw it worked; yes it is very good in tracking, your destination points as well bringing you back to your starting point no problem hawever it is not like the etrex vista hcx but for just hiking ,hunting this unit does a super job I like the color display as well as the clear view on screen ,very quik sattelite aquisition stc ..very good velue for the price....
Summary: I use the Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver for hunting. One public lands such as Bodcau in North Louisiana. After finding scrapes I am able to go back to the same spot even before daylight to hunt that area. It takes the guess work out knowing exactly where I am in the woods especially on cloudy or rainy days.