Garmin eTrex Venture HC

Garmin eTrex Venture HC

Availability: DISCONTINUED
Product Code: 010-00632-01


EGNOS enabled for greater accuracy BlueChart® Marine compatible  Geocaching ready  Ordnance Survey Ireland Trail Master compatible


  • 256 Colour sunlight readable display
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards
  • 24MB internal memory
  • 14 Hours AA battery life
  • Atlantic Highway basemap
  • Compatible with Garmin's entire line of MapSource® mapping products, OSI Trail Master
  • Stores up to 500 Waypoints; 50 routes; 10,000 track log points, 10 saved tracks
  • Size: 10.7H x 5.6W x 3.0D cm

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Package Includes

  • eTrex® Venture HC
  • MapSource® Trip & Waypoint Manager Software
  • USB cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Owners manual & quick start guide

Additonal Map Data

Free contour maps of Ireland are available from the Scottish Mountaineering Club (but you must follow the SMC instructions carefully for downloading the map data to your device).

Technical Details

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 10.7 x 5.6 x 3.0 cm
Display size, WxH: 3.3 x 4.3 cm
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixels
Display type: 256 level color TFT
Weight: 156 g with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life: 14 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
Floats: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
PC interface: USB
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes, Atlantic Highway
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: 24 MB
Accepts data cards: no
Waypoints: 500
Routes: 50
Track log: 10,000 points, 10 saved tracks


Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): no
Electronic compass: no
Barometric altimeter: no
Geocaching mode: yes
Outdoor GPS games: yes
Hunt/fish calendar: yes
Sun and moon information: yes
Tide tables: no
Area calculation: yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no
Picture viewer: no

Our Comment

This popular GPS system features a high sensitivity GPS receiver, 24MB of internal memory, an Atlantic Highway basemap and a bright 256-colour screen.  The Venture HC is fully compatible with the full range of Garmin's MapSource® mapping products, including marine cartography, and OSI Trail Master series.