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
Summary: WORKS INSIDE, OUTSIDE, VERY VERY USER FRIENDLY...IF YOU CAN'T FIGURE THIS ONE OUT IN AN HOUR, STICK TO A COMPASS! BOUGHT MINE FOR $70 ON EBAY...P E R F E C T...CONDITION! AQUIRES SATS QUICKLY...IF YOU WANT EASE OF OPERATION, BRIGHT COLOR SCREEN, A WELL MANUFCTURED PRODUCT...THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR...HOWEVER...IF YOU WANT A GPS WITH A ZILLION MAP CAPABILITY, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU! THIS IS AS PERFECT AS A BASIC GPS GETS. ENJOY!
One of the best handheld GPS on the market at a good price!
3 December 2012
Summary: This is a great little GPS. I am a kayaker and I use this GPS to measure my distance paddled, my speed, and time. Connect to my computer and map out my track that I took in Google Earth. Great GPS for the value.
Summary: The Garmin eTrex Venture was purchased to be used while kayaking and sailing. Love the color display and the easy to use features. This model is a definite improvement over earlier models. Our first Garmin did not have color.
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: I purchased this particular Garmin model because of budget constraints. After reviewing the product information and the reviews I made my decision. This product did not let me down. The Etrex Venture was extremely reliable in that it quickly found satellites (every time) and the construction of the device was rugged enough to allow multiple screen changes without wearing down the buttons.