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Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver

Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver

Product Description

With a new high-sensitivity chipset, the Garmin Venture HC GPS receiver helps you get off the beaten path without losing your signal. New high-sensitivity chipset delivers super-fast signal aquisition and lock for reception in narrow valleys, dense woodlands and urban jungles. 256-color TFT technology produces a bright display that can be read in direct sunlight and is backlit for easy night viewing. Comes pre-loaded with U.S. base map; accepts detailed maps from MapSource software, sold separately. Follow 50 reversible routes with up to 250 user waypoints per route; waypoints can be named and indexed by graphic symbols within GPS unit. Audible alarm sound signals anchor drag, destination arrival, off-course, proximity waypoint and clock time functions. Trip-computer calculates current and average speed, sunset and sunrise times, trip time and total distance over ground. Weatherproof case keeps unit functioning in wet conditions; waterproof to IEC 529 lPX7 standards. WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) enabled receiver delivers sub-3-meter accuracy. Two AA-size batteries (sold separately) supply up to 14 hours of typical use. Compatible with most MapSource products, including BlueChart , City Navigator and U.S. TOPO 24K. Includes MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager software for transferring routes and waypoints easily via high-speed USB interface. Comes with: Venture HC, USB interface cable, lanyard, MapSource software, owner's manual and quick reference guide.

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12/06/2009 11:15PM
Great entry-level GPS with all the functions you could ask for in a handheld GPS unit. Great reception and accurate enough for even tough geocaching conditions. Works beautifully in the BWCA if you download the free topo maps and the portage and campsite waypoints from the internet. (You'll have to trim the file down to 500 waypoints in a program like easyGPS, but once you do that, this unit works great on any paddling trip.) Would be nice if it had more memory, but it has plenty for anything I've needed. I'm very pleased with this unit, if mine ever breaks, I'm getting another of the same model.