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Garmin eTrex Venture HC
5.2 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Venture HC

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin eTrex Venture HC

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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 6
6.0

venture hc

urchinspine3, Ebay
21 August 2010
  • Summary: Its nice once you spend the extra bucks for the maps. And if youre a mac user, DO NOT HOOK UP!!! Go to a friends house that has a pc. Frustrating. Youll have to input all your waypoints on the device itself, unless your buddy doesnt mind you using his/her pc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Strawberry mountain

climber, Amazon
1 August 2010
  • Summary: We bought the Garmin GPS to use hiking and took it on a trip to climb Strawberry Mountain in Eastern Oregon for our anniversary. But when we turned it on, the screen was basically blank, in that area. Only a few roads showed up and no detail of the areas we were climbing.
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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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Overall 6
6.0

So-So Starter Unit

California Jim, Amazon
17 November 2008
  • Summary: Got this unit to start geocaching with my kids. PROS are: It seems to be very accurate, screen is easily readable, color is good, seems well made and durable. The unit is also able to obtain a satellite when indoors near a window which was very surprising.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin Etrex Venture HC

CaliforniaJim, Rate it all!
17 November 2008
  • Summary: Got this unit to start geocaching with my kids. PROS are: It seems to be very accurate, screen is easily readable, color is good, seems well made and durable. The unit is also able to obtain a satellite when indoors near a window which was very surprising.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not the one to get for Geocaching

J. Johansson, Amazon
26 September 2008
  • Summary: This is a very nice little handheld GPS at a good price. However, if you are going to use it for Geocaching or anything else where you would need to stand still and still need to tell where to go, do yourself a favor and step up a notch. This unit does not have a magnetic compass.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Richard, Amazon
18 September 2008
  • Summary: This is a typical Garmin Etrex product. I had an Etrex legend that pooped out, so I bought the Venture thinking it was a step up, but I was wrong. It does have a nice color screen, which is a plus, but I was very disappointed to find that Garmin's Topo 24K maps cannot be loaded as they can on the...
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Overall 6
6.0

Descent GPS handheld

Lane, Amazon
31 July 2008
  • Summary: Using the unit as delivered was fairly simple since I have use a variety of GPS systems in the past. The maps supplied with the GPS were barely useful. I did load some Garmin Topo maps in the system which added a new dimension to the unit.
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