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GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx

Hand held GPS receiver with large, easy to read color display, integrated world and Europe/Africa map, automatic route calculation plus USB interface.

The GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx is very easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface. It supports multiple languages, has an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. In addition, the device has a slot for a standard micro SD memory card next to the battery compartment to store even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. The GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx provides automatic route calculation and visual guidance. The extremely sensitive antenna provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). The built-in USB interface supports data exchange with a PC.


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GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx

Features:

  • Portable, robust, to be operated with one hand (buttons are located ergonomically on each side of the unit)
  • Large, easy to read color display with background illumination (176x220 pixels)
  • Easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface
  • Multilingual user interface in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Integrated world map (overview) with countries of all continents including major cities
  • Integrated base map of Europe, Africa and the near East with countries, waters, towns, highways, major roads and city maps. Navigational information are available for the following countries: country list
  • Slot for standard micro SD memory card ("TransFlash") to store additional, even more detailed maps with roads, crossings and addresses of restaurants, public buildings, points of interest etc. from a PC.
    No memory card is included. Memory cards are available as an option. See also our attractive bundels which include memory cards.
  • Powered by batteries (2x AA, last about 30 h), by USB cable from a computer or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter
  • 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 more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid (CH-1903)
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • USB interface (connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 105x55x31 mm (4.14x2.15x1.21 inches)
  • Weight: 120 g (4.23 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 180 symbols) and coordinates
  • Stores up to 50 reversible routes with up to 250 waypoints per route
  • World map with zoom function in the range of 800 km to 5 m (500 mi to 20 ft)
  • Information on the map displayed in 5 levels of details
  • Find waypoints, favorites, cities and exits
  • Automatic route calculation and extended search function for points of interest, addresses and intersections, if there is a MapSource map available in memory. These maps require a Windows PC plus a connection cable and are available as options, see MapSource City Navigator.
  • 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)
  • Records the travelled path (track), capacity 10'000 track points
  • Stores 20 travelled routes (tracks) with up to 500 track points for each track
  • Proximity alarms
  • Supports metric and U.S. units

Additional features:

  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Stop watch
  • Calculator
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Various games

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GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx

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Main pages of the GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx:

Note: You may configure the main pages through options. The screenshots below are just examples, the actual appearance may vary from the pages shown below depending on the current settings. Especially the content of the data fields is user configurable. You can choose from 34 different values1).

Main Menu Satellites Map Navigation
GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx main menu GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx satellites GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx map GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx navigation
  • Satellites status information
  • Trip computer settings
  • Save current location as waypoint
  • Find waypoints, favorites, cities and exits (extended search functions with MapSource)
  • Manage travelled pathes (tracks)
  • Manage routes
  • Graphical representation "highway"
  • System setup
  • Proximity alarms
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Stop watch
  • Constellation Earth/Sun/Moon
  • Time information for hunting and fishing
  • Games
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Constellation of the satellites
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Current speed
  • Current heading
  • Navigation directions
  • Map with current position

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

  • Current speed
  • Distance to next turn
  • Estimated arrival time at final destination
  • Estimated remaining travel time to next turn
  • Compass ring with bearing to next turn

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

You can chose between 3 and 4 data fields.

 

Trip Computer
(small numbers)
Trip Computer
(big numbers)
Route Turns
GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx trip computer (small numbers) GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx trip computer (big numbers) GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx route GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx turns
  • Travelled trip distance
  • Maximum speed
  • Moving time
  • Average speed (moving time only)
  • Stopped time
  • Average speed (total time)
  • Current elevation
  • Accumulated travelled distance (Odometer)

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

  • Travelled trip distance
  • Current speed
  • Moving time

For each data field, you can choose from 34 different values.1)

  • Navigation directions
  • Address of destination (pointer)
  • Coordinates of destination (pointer)
  • Direction to destination
  • Distance to destination (direct line)
  • Map with current position and suggested route
  • Navigation directions with turn, distance and estimated travel time, rsp. estimated arrival time
  • Final destination with distance and estimated travel time, rsp. estimated arrival time

Data fields:

Selection 1: For each data field, you can choose one from the following 34 values.

No Name Explanation
1 Accuracy GPS The current accuracy of your GPS determined position.
2 Bearing The compass direction from a position to a destination measured to the nearest degree; also called an azimuth. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.
3 Course The direction from the beginning landmark of a course to its destination (measured in degrees, radians, or mils) or the direction from a route waypoint to the next waypoint in the route segment.
4 Distance to next Current distance to the next waypoint or turn.
5 Distance to destination Current distance to the final destination.
6 ETA at next Estimated arrival time at the next turn.
7 ETA at destination Estimated arrival time at the final destination.
8 Elevation Current altitude above sea level.
9 Glide ratio The ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical distance.
10 Glide ratio to destination The glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination's elevation.
11 Heading The direction in which you are currently moving.
12 Odometer Total distance travelled since last reset*).
13 Off Course The distance you are off the desired course.
14 Pointer Arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point on a route.
15 Speed Current speed.
16 Speed - Maximum Maximum speed since last reset*).
17 Speed - Moving Avg. Average speed without the time with no motion since the last reset*).
18 Speed - Overall Avg. Average speed including the time with no motion since the last reset*).
19 Sunrise Time of sunrise at the current position.
20 Sunset Time of sunset at the current position.
21 Time To Destination Estimated travel time to the final destination.
22 Time To Next Estimated travel time to the next waypoint (turn, crossing etc.).
23 Time of Day Current time.
24 To Course Direction to the planned course.
25 Trip Odometer Travelled distance since last reset*).
26 Trip Time - Moving Time with motion since last reset*).
27 Trip Time - Stopped Time without motion since last reset*).
28 Trip Time - Total Total time since last reset*).
29 Turn The direction of and the distance to the next turn on a route.
30 Velocity Made Good The rate of closure to the destination, based upon your current speed and course.
31 Vertical Speed Current ascending or descending speed.
32 Vertical Speed To Dest The measurement of your rate of ascent to a predetermined elevation.
33 Waypoint At Dest Name of the waypoint at the final destination.
34 Waypoint At Next Name of the next waypoint.

*) You may reset the trip-counters, the Odometer and the Maximum Speed independently of each other.

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Price:

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Options:

4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 / EUR 8 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 / EUR 34 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange and power supply
(One such cable is included, except for the Venture Cx standard)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [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 22 / EUR 19 [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 Cx 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 GARMIN eTrex Venture Cx:

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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