Garmin eTrex Venture HC


Weight 5.5 oz / 156 g with batteries
Dimensions 2.2 in x 4.2 in x 1.2 in / 5.6 cm x 10.7 cm x 3.0 cm
Display Size 1.3 in x 1.7 in / 3.3 cm x 4.3 cm
Display Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Display Type 256 level color TFT

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Garmin's eTrex Venture HC page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Garmin eTrex Venture HC is an essential for any outdoor excursion. It features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for peak performance in any environment and includes 24 megabytes (MB) of internal memory, a detailed basemap and crisp color screen.Enjoy Clear ReceptionWith 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 DetaileTrex Venture HC s basemap contains lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways and coastlines. Venture HC also includes 24 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 Features:Geocaching-friendlyOutdoor GPS gamesHunt/fish calendarSun and moon informationArea calculation eTrex Venture HC Specifications:Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.2'' x 4.2'' x 1.2'' (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm)Display size, WxH: 1.3'' x 1.7'' (3.3 x 4.3 cm)Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixelsDisplay type: 256 level color TFTWeight: 5.5 oz (156 g) with batteriesBattery: 2 AA batteries (not included)Battery life: 14 hoursWaterproof: yes (IPX7)High-sensitivity receiverInterface: USBRoHS version availableMaps & MemoryBasemapAbility to add mapsBuilt-in memoryWaypoints/favorites/locationsRoutes: 50Track log: 10,000 points, 10 saved tracks

- Mountain Hideaway

The eTrex Venture HC is Garmin's latest, pocket-sized GPS navigator, the easy-to-read color display and a high-sensitivity receiver performs in heavy foliage and deep canyons. The Venture has 24 MB of built-in memory to hold MapSource maps, data and trip information. Trip Manager Software intuitively stores data. Waterproof and compact.

- Mountain Gear

A high-sensitivity GPS receiver for any outdoor excursion, the Garmin eTrex Venture HC handheld navigator includes 24 megabytes (MB) of internal memory, a detailed basemap, and crisp color screen.


With a crisp color screen, detailed base map, and 24MB of internal memory, the Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS is an affordable and essential piece of backcountry gear for your next outing. Thanks to its high-sensitivity GPS receiver, the Venture HC maintains a signal even in deep canyons or under heavy tree cover. The included base map shows you lakes, rivers, cities, highways, and coastlines, and the included Trip & Waypoint Manager software lets you upload routes and waypoints. You can also upload more detailed area maps from Garmin's line of MapSource products (sold separately).


Garmin eTrex Venture HC


The Garmin eTrex Venture HC is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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