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Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 660 reviews of Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the design and screen are overall positive. The reliability and performance also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the price, and many are less positive about the voice guidance.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the voice guidance.

usability, price, performance, screen, reliability

voice guidance

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS WatchGarmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch with Premium Heart Rate MonitorGarmin Forerunner 910XT Triathlon Bundle -

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 user reviews of Garmin eTrex Venture GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the price, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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price

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS-Enabled Sport WatchGarmin eTrex Venture Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin Etrex Venture Handheld GPS

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Garmin Forerunner 910XT

 

There is no lack of tech training tools to help athletes (or aspiring athletes) keep tabs on their activities. A myriad of apps, trackers, and devices are available to record a variety of body metrics, so it can be a challenge to find one that is best...

Includes nearly every feature available in any device for swimming, biking, and running; excellent screen with highly customisable display

On-screen map nearly worthless due to slow refresh rate; pace tracking in run mode can be inaccurate in instant mode, and laggy in workout mode

Some advanced athletes might prefer single-sport devices (especially if they want bike mapping), and if you don’t swim you might be better off with a cheaper device that supports bike sensors. But even beginner multisport athletes will have a hard time...

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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

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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

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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)

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Very nice portable unit

 

Ultra portable, easily programmable, good resolution

case could be sturdier, all accessories extra

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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...

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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

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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

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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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