Like other x-series units, the Venture Cx sports turn-by-turn routing, a color screen, and expandable memory. What’s different about the Venture Cx is that it doesn’t come with a micro-SD card (which might make it a good deal if you’re just going to toss the 32 MB card that comes with the Legend Cx and buy a 1 GB micro-SD card anyway). A more important difference is that the Venture Cx doesn’t come with a USB cable — you may want one, but will have to buy it separately. Stepping on up the x-series line to the Vista Cx adds a barometric altimeter and electronic compass. As with all these units, detailed maps cost extra. And remember, the x-series eTrex doesn’t have the SiRFstar III chipset.
The first reviews are just beginning to show up online:
- Readers are beginning to post Garmin eTrex Venture Cx reviews at Amazon.
- Modstomp has posted a Garmin Venture Cx review.
I’ll be posting more hands on reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some other helpful resources:
- A PDF version of the Garmin eTrex Venture Cx owners manual.
- Want to see how the Venture Cx stacks up against other units? Use this handy GPS comparison tool.
- There is an eTrex message forum at Yahoo and an alt.satellite.gps.garmin UseNet discussion group.
- The official Garmin eTrex Venture Cx web page.
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