Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin eTrex Venture Review


UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For more current recommendations, please refer to our handheld GPS buyers guide or our Garmin handheld GPS comparison chart.

The Garmin eTrex Venture was the first GPS I ever purchased. I chose it because, unlike the basic eTrex, the Venture comes with a cable allowing you to connect it to your PC, for only a few dollars more. I eventually upgraded to a mapping unit, but I still think the eTrex Venture is a good choice for a GPS newbie, or for anyone on a limited budget.

28 reviewers gave the eTrex Venture an average 4-1/2 out of 5 star rating on Amazon.

Here’s what others are saying:

  • At ZDNet, seven users gave the Garmin Venture a 7.7 out of 10 rating.
  • compares the Gamin Venture, Vista and Legend.
  • Global Positioning Systems, a UK site, shows numerous screen shots of the Venture.

Finally, here are a few other resources:

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