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Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews of Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and size. The performance and price also get good feedback, but views are divided on the screen. Many are negative about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 209 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the performance and size are overall positive. The maps and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the memory.

usability, price, maps, size, performance

memory

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: GARMIN ACC BAND KIT FR910

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the maps and screen.

usability, price, performance, reliability, size

screen, maps

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin eTrex Venture Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin Etrex Venture Handheld GPSGarmin eTrex Venture Handheld GPS Navigator

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: gpsfaq.com (gpsfaq.com)

Expert Review

 
Dec, 2013
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Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin eTrex Venture Review

 

Here's what others are saying:

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: rorschandt (cnet.com)

Useless crap

 

I've had the Venture for a few years. I've been tempted to send it to Garmin, and tell them to cram it,even though the warranty and such expired long ago. It takes like ten minutes for the thing to boot up and find satellites, and then a passing cloud...

Feature rich, but that's uselss if it can't read a signal

Waste of money, if you are anywhere near a tree, or clouds

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: rorschandt (cnet.com)

Useless crap

 

I've had the Venture for a few years. I've been tempted to send it to Garmin, and tell them to cram it,even though the warranty and such expired long ago. It takes like ten minutes for the thing to boot up and find satellites, and then a passing cloud...

Feature rich, but that's uselss if it can't read a signal

Waste of money, if you are anywhere near a tree, or clouds

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Tonto_Lost (cnet.com)

It wasn't that easy for me to use (out-of-the-box) AND, what, no maps?

 

It's probably typical, not just with Garmin, that you need to buy the maps separately. I only paid $98 new, so I will have to wait until I receive the map I ordered ($49) Points of Interest to give it a "honest" review.

It's waterproof, has major cities as a default. Good for tracking without maps

Need to buy maps. Couldn't really seem to zoom in fine enough detail (tracking)

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: johey (shopzilla.com)

Very nice portable unit

 

Ultra portable, easily programmable, good resolution

case could be sturdier, all accessories extra

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

Poor Antenna

 

The antenna system is poor and can easily loose satalite reception. Even your fingers can cause reception loss. It makes it very difficult because you can only ensure satalite reception if you carry it in your hand, away from your body, the whole time...

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

Just what I needed

 

I'm in the Army and I needed a gps that was easier to use then the ones the army gives us this thing is awesome everything you need to know where your at and much more

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

it's great

 

for just a bit more money than the etrex yellow, you get a much nicer screen, and a "joystick" to enter data and choose from menus

May, 2002

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

Not great, but not bad for occasional use

 

I bought this model for the purpose of going hiking and hunting. I was a little disappointed the unit doesn't do more things for the amount you pay for it. But all in all, not a bad unit at all.

Apr, 2002
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Product Specifications

The eTrex Venture offers a worldwide database of cities and increased internal memory. It is also one of three eTrex units that are designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction data obtained from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). This product will provide position accuracy to less than three meters when receiving WAAS corrections. The memory capacity of one megabyte allows the eTrex Venture to accept downloaded information from Garmin's new MapSource Points of Interest CD-ROM. The CD enables users to download locations such as restaurants, hotels, shopping, and entertainment. Once the information is loaded into the unit, you can make a selection and telephone and address information for a particular point of interest will appear on the screen. The CD also includes marine data such as lights, buoys, wrecks and obstructions. The eTrex Venture comes housed in a stylish, translucent green case.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:288 x 160

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:4.4in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Worldwide

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Speed / VMG (Velocity Made Good)
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:Venture
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin eTrex

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracklog Points:2048
Tracks:10
Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:50
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