Garmin eTrex Venture HC Color Hand Held GPS Receiver
A staple among outdoor enthusiasts, the Garmin eTrex Venture HC features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for peak performance in any environment and includes 23 megabytes (MB) of internal memory, a detailed basemap and crisp color screen.
Enjoy Clear Reception
With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex Venture HC locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear - whether you're in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Venture HC to help you find your way when you need it the most.
Add More Detail
eTrex Venture HC's basemap contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads and coastlines. Venture HC also includes 23 MB of internal memory, so you can load waypoints and routes from the included MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager software and add map detail from Garmin's entire line of optional MapSource mapping products. Its 256-color, sunlight-readable display makes it easy to distinguish map details - even in bright sunlight.
eTrex Venture HC: Lock onto the great outoors.
Garmin Color Mapping eTrex 2007 Feature Matrix
|Legend HCx||Vista HCx||Venture HC||Summit HC|
|Average battery life||25 Hours||25 Hours||14 Hours||14 Hours|
|Built-in memory:||no||no||23 MB||23 MB|
|Accepts data cards:||microSD card (not included)||microSD card (not included)||no||no|
|Track log:||10,000 points, 20 saved tracks||10,000 points, 20 saved tracks||10,000 points, 10 saved tracks||10,000 points, 10 saved tracks|
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):||Yes||Yes||no||no|
Package IncludesBox Contents:
- eTrex Venture HC
- Basemap: Americas Recreational
- MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager
- USB cable
- Wrist strap
- Owner's manual
- Quick reference guide
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:||4.2" x 2.2" x 1.2" (10.7 x 5.6 x 3.0 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||176 x 220 pixels|
|Display type:||256 level color TFT|
|Weight:||5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries|
|Battery:||2 AA batteries (not included)|
|Battery life:||14 hours|
|RoHS version available:||yes|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps:||yes|
|Built-in memory:||24 MB|
|Accepts data cards:||no|
|Track log:||10,000 points, 10 saved tracks|
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):||no|
|Outdoor GPS games:||yes|
|Sun and moon information:||yes|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||yes|
The maps downloaded from garmin mapsource take only a minute or two to download when they used to take 20-30 minutes on my old garmin map 76.
It fits easily in a shirt pocket and very easy to use with one hand. It is small and light enough to take with you wherever you go. I also like the calculator and calendar function. It even has games.
Although battery life is rated at 14 hours, I have gotten almost 24 hours with 2500 MaH NiMH rechargable batteries. The usb cable it comes with will power the unit when connected to the computer and I got a cigarette lighter adapter to use in the vehicle.
This is a great little unit and the quick service
from Tigergps was an extra bonus.
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