Summary: Does the job and is simple to use. I have used them to download and upload many routes. I notice though that the outer rubber cover tends to stretch and it is not possible to buy a replacement.
Summary: Well worth paying the extra few pounds for the Garmin Venture compared to yellow model. You get 20 routes vs 1, a PC interface cable, a better user interface and easy to use joystick control on the front. The unit is very light, easy to use and has useful statistics and information for walking.
Summary: No memory for uploaded mapping, but then there are no useful Garmin maps for walkers in the UK anyway, and you can enter your own saved tracks for a simple map of footpaths or whatever. Unit performs well, except under tree cover when is fails to maintain a lock on satellites.
Excerpt: Yes its one of those things that was on my gadget wish list and I eventually managed to convince my 'then girlfriend to let me get one. There's just something about having a little gadget in your hand that can pinpoint your location anywhere on the globe, it also makes 'geocaching' which is a kind...
Pros: Well Built, Compact, screen resolution
Cons: Complex if you are a tecnohphobe, designed for right handed use (see review)
Summary: Function of this product is the best & very user friendly. With all this function same type of GPS system cost around £300. I am gone buy it. Because I have used it in one of my friend's car. I was almost blind when I am driving with that system.
Summary: This GPS is great for geocaching. Easy download of waypoints and routes from the PC with the Datacable (make sure you still have a serial port for that). Typically get 18 feet or better accuracy - even in wooded areas. Battery life sufficient for a whole day in the woods...
Summary: This is the 2nd GPS I've purchased, the first being one for someone else back in early 2001. Since taking up geocaching in March of 2003 and purchasing the Venture soon after that, I've had the opportunity to take a look at the old model (which was also a Garmin and looks like it belongs in a museum...
Summary: I purchased the Garmin Venture a year ago. I have used it on several 20 mile kayaking trips down a river and this past April used it for a 135 mile river trip. It was extremely accurate and we not only knew where we were, but how far it was to the next landing or landmark.
Great GPS receiver for basic hiking and backpacking.
12 May 2006
Summary: I returned a Cobra GPS 100 and upgraded to the eTrex Venture for the extra money. What a difference only a few dollars more can make! this is my first GPS unit ever, and I had no problems picking everything up within a day.