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GARMIN eTrex Venture

Hand held GPS receiver with large display, serial interface and city point database.

The GARMIN eTrex Venture is very easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface. It supports multiple languages, has a built in city point database and an extremely sensitive antenna, which provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). The built-in serial interface supports data exchange with a PC.


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GARMIN eTrex Venture

Features:

  • Portable, robust, to be operated with one hand (buttons are located ergonomically on each side of the unit)
  • Large, easy to read display with background illumination (160x288 pixels)
  • Easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface
  • Multilingual user interface in Czech², Danish², Dutch², Finnish², English¹, French¹, German¹, Hungarian², Italian¹, Norwegian², Polish², Portuguese², Spanish¹, and Swedish¹ (¹ requires firmware version V2.21 or later; ² requires firmware version V2.50 or later)
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Integrated city point database
  • 1 MB memory to store additional city points from CDrom (CDrom available as an option in summer 2001)
  • Powered by batteries (2x AA, last about 20 h) or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter (power cord available as an option)
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Supports the following protocols for data exchange with PC: NMEA 0183 with 4800 Baud, GARMIN, GARMIN DGPS, Text, RTCM IN, RTCM/NMEA and RTCM/TEXT
  • DGPS (Differential GPS) ready (GARMIN differential receiver available as an option)
  • Supports more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • Serial interface RS-232 (connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 112x51x30 mm (4.4x2x1.2 inches)
  • Weight: 150 g (5.3 ounces, without batteries)
  • Water resistant up to approx. 3 feet (1 meter) for about 30 minutes

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

Information for navigation:

  • Stores up to 500 waypoints with name (up to 10 characters), icon (choice of 75 symbols) and coordinates
  • City point database with coordinates
  • Stores up to 20 reversible routes with up to 50 waypoints each. Shows the current position in relation to these waypoints (direction and distance)
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Stores 10 travelled routes (Tracking)
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Calendar
  • Supports metric and U.S. units

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GARMIN eTrex Venture overview:

Buttons of the GARMIN eTrex Venture

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Main pages of the GARMIN eTrex Venture:

Main menu Satellites Map Navigation Trip Computer
GARMIN eTrex Venture main menu GARMIN eTrex Venture satellites GARMIN eTrex Venture map GARMIN eTrex Venture navigation GARMIN eTrex Venture trip computer
  • Save current location as waypoint and manage waypoints
  • Find waypoints, favorites and cities
  • Manage routes
  • Manage travelled pathes (Tracks)
  • System setup
  • Constellation Earth/Sun/Moon; Calendar; Time information for hunting and fishing
  • Status
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Constellation of the satellites
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Current position
  • Current elevation
  • Destination
  • Estimated remaining travel time
  • Distance to destination (direct line)
  • Waypoints
  • Route
  • Travelled path (track)
  • Current scale
  • Travelled distance
  • Current time
  • Waypoint
  • Estimated remaining travel time
  • Distance to destination (direct line)
  • Compass ring with bearing to waypoint
  • Current elevation
  • Current time
  • Travelled trip distance
  • Moving time
  • Stopped time
  • Accumulated travelled distance (Odometer)
  • Current speed
  • Maximum speed
  • Average speed (moving time only)
  • Average speed (total time)

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Price:

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Options:

Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 / EUR 34 [Picture and details]
Combined cable for data exchange with PC and power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 59 / EUR 52 [Picture and details]
Protective case Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 / EUR 17 [Picture and details]
Belt clip Add item to shopping basket CHF 25 / EUR 22 [Picture and details]
Retractable lanyard Add item to shopping basket CHF 37 / EUR 32 [Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25..32 mm) Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit with suction cup for windshields in cars etc. Add item to shopping basket CHF 30 / EUR 26 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit for dashboard Add item to shopping basket CHF 30 / EUR 26 [Picture and details]
Adhesive base for dashboard mounting kit to use it in a second vehicle Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN eTrex Venture in detail.

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange)

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Downloads:

Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the eTrex Venture.

Get Acrobat Reader If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download and install it for free.

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Order:

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