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Garmin eTrex Venture
4.6 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Venture

The eTrex Venture offers a worldwide database of cities and Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good product - within it's limits!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: The one limit of this unit is that you can not download street level data into it, unlike the more expensive siblings. You can use it with a laptop and any of the street level mapping programs, but stand-alone its more like a very smart compass (home is thataway boss, it is so many miles and if you...
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Overall 8
8.0

The best I've seen so far

Hilary, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: This is the 2nd GPS I've purchased, the first being one for someone else back in early 2001. Since taking up geocaching in March of 2003 and purchasing the Venture soon after that, I've had the opportunity to take a look at the old model (which was also a Garmin and looks like it belongs in a museum...
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Overall 10
10

Used only a few of its features, but it performed great

J. Starbird, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: I bought the Venture back in the summer of 2003 and I was never let down by it. At that time the speedometer on my car went out and as a cheaper alternative to buying the new, expensive gauge cluster for my car, I bought this GPS with a dashboard mount.
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Overall 10
10

Light, compact and full of features

Marcelo A. Soto Quiroga, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: A great device for bikers, runners, trekkers and everyone not demanding a too powerful GPS, like naval-oriented ones. Display is monochromatic but with a good resolution and readable under any light condition, and it can be backlit.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful, Compact Unit

G.S.W., Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: Needing a GPS to navigate through a couple thousand acres of parkland for my job, I needed a compact yet powerful GPS receiver. After comparing and price shopping I setteled on the Garmin eTrex Venture. Perfect decision.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good compromise between price and functionality

lon_star, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: I like it, it's very simple to use (more like a calculator than a computer) and pretty rugged, waterproof to 10 feet (I found this out the hard way) and generally ready for the rough life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Used for both kayaking and geocaching

Ken220, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: I purchased the Garmin Venture a year ago. I have used it on several 20 mile kayaking trips down a river and this past April used it for a 135 mile river trip. It was extremely accurate and we not only knew where we were, but how far it was to the next landing or landmark.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great GPS receiver for basic hiking and backpacking.

Matt, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: I returned a Cobra GPS 100 and upgraded to the eTrex Venture for the extra money. What a difference only a few dollars more can make! this is my first GPS unit ever, and I had no problems picking everything up within a day.
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Overall 10
10

just what a rock climber / hiker needs

Anjal P. Amin, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: Don't know exactly what type of GPS device you need? Well, if you're a hiker/climber, then this is the one. The model below it is too simple, and the ones above it are too much. The eTrex Venture gives you everything you need to navigate and keep track of your exact position.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great tool for traveling, but not with much upgradability

Julius Kusuma, Amazon
11 October 2005
  • Summary: I bought this as I planned to visit Switzerland for the summer and drive across the continental United States by myself. Overall, I think this is a great unit: it's one of the first affordable, reliable personal GPS in a nice package with good features.
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