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Garmin eTrex Venture HC
4.6 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Venture HC

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Venture HC

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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 4
4.0

want maps? got big bucks?

Dennis C. DeYoung, Amazon
3 January 2010
  • Summary: The maps that this comes with are useless. The maps you have to buy for it are very expensive (can easily cost more then the unit itself). When you buy the maps, you don't really own them. They can only be used in that one GPS.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

Maybe I was expecting too much?

Walmart
21 July 2009
  • Summary: I'm a novice hiker and got seriously lost in the woods during a torrential downpour and lightening storm a couple weeks ago. I decided a handheld GPS would be a solution for avoiding a repeat of this experience.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

Maybe I was expecting too much?

Walmart
21 July 2009
  • Summary: I'm a novice hiker and got seriously lost in the woods during a torrential downpour and lightening storm a couple weeks ago. I decided a handheld GPS would be a solution for avoiding a repeat of this experience.
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Overall 4
4.0

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flat top, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: disabled from accident. brain is slow. way too complicated instructions to understand functions. still sits brand new in the box.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bought and Returned. Not sufficient memory.

JohnDoe, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I did not want to bother with having to load and reload maps as needed in small chunks so I returned this unit after evaluating it properly. Great reception and usability but the small memory (24 MB internal) was the main drawback.
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Overall 4
4.0

Got cash to throw away?

A. Foster, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I guess I got a lemon. Along with sever thousand others on the internet. Mine lasted about a year. The unit begins to power on then fades out. According to many sites this is a common problem and the only fix is to replace it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good unit, poor basemap - requires additional purchase to be usable

SoCal User, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I have owned previous similar Garmin hand held GPS units. Very good units, pretty durable, reasonably priced and I've been very happy with them. Precision and usability has been amazing...
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointing

J. Quick, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I bought this unit for an upcoming trip to replace my ancient [but still working] Garmin Geko 101. The Geko did everything I wanted a GPS to do at the time, and although it was lacking in any frills whatsoever, it served me well for years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not my favorite for Geocaching by a long shot

Susan Johnson, Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: I've been geocaching for about 6 months (using a Garmin Forerunner 101), and I'm hooked. Got this for myself for Christmas, and was really excited, but quickly dissappointed. Yes, you can directly download your co-ords from geocaching.com, but that's all you get.
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