Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin eTrex Venture Cx 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 Cx is more than an update of the antiquated eTrex Venture. It’s really an entry-level unit in the eTrex x-series line, and is better compared to them.

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.

Compare prices on the Garmin eTrex Venture Cx

The first reviews are just beginning to show up online:

I’ll be posting more hands on reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some other helpful resources:

Compare prices on the Garmin eTrex Venture Cx at these merchants:


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