With the help of the Garmin eTrex Venture HC Handheld GPS Unit, you can explore the outdoors. This Garmin GPS is designed to lead the way for explorers whether you are traveling busy streets or hiking on mountain trails. The device, which is IPX7 rated, features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that maintains location locks. These location locks work whether you are on a hike through deep canyons or exploring under heavy cover. The Garmin eTrex Venture HC Handheld GPS receiver is enhanced with Wide Area Augmentation System. This system of satellites and ground stations provides signal corrections, which leads to a high degree of positional accuracy. With the Garmin eTrex GPS, you are less likely to lose your way, even in wooded areas or around tall buildings. All of this is possible without needing to search a physical map.The Garmin eTrex Venture receiver also boasts 24MB of internal memory. Included with the GPS are built-in base maps of North and South America, Europe and the Pacific. Each Americas Recreational map includes important landmarks, such as lakes, interstates, highways, cities, and coastlines. Users can also add details to these maps by using the Mapsource Trip and Waypoint Manager. This software, which is included with Garmin eTrex units, allows users to transfer routes, waypoints, and tracks between your computer and the Garmin device. The Waypoint Manager software can provide more detailed maps that include important motorways and cities, topography, and other details that will make your Garmin GPS map even more useful.At just over 1 inch thick, 2 inches wide, and 4 inches long, the Garmin eTrex Venture GPS is compact. Despite the small size of this GPS unit, the Garmin eTrex Venture has a bright, 256-color, 176-by-220 pixel display. This screen, which is 2.14 inches, shows any given map clearly. The displayed map and directional arrow remain readable even in bright sunlight. This compact device can dedicate plenty of space to the screen as the buttons controlling it are located on either side. This makes Garmin eTrex GPS units simple to operate with one hand. Each of the five buttons is easily distinguishable for convenience.The eTrex Venture is powered by two standard AA batteries that can keep it going for up to 14 hours, giving users plenty of time to reach their destinations. Because this Garmin GPS requires AA batteries, a cautious owner can easily bring backups without being weighed down.The Garmin eTrex Venture comes installed with base maps and includes Mapsource Trip and Waypoint Manager Software. Also included is a USB Cable, a User's Manual, a Quick Start Guide manual, and a wrist strap. The Garmin eTrex GPS is a useful tool for those who love the outdoors. The GPS serves as a reliable navigator for those hiking a vista or geocaching a new area. The included software allows you to select and map out your trips in advance.