Garmin eTrex Venture GPS - The Garmin eTrex Venture GPS receiver adds a database of world cities and 1 MB of memory to Garmin's popular eTrex model. Housed in a translucent green case, this powerful 12-parallel-channel, global positioning satellite receiver weighs only 5.3 ounces and measures 4.4 by 2 inches. It literally fits in the palm of your hand. To make your GPS unit more useful, the Venture's 1 MB memory enables you to download waypoints information such as restaurants, hotels, shopping, and entertainment from Garmin's MapSource CD-ROM. Once the information is loaded into the unit, you can make a selection and telephone and address information for a particular destination appears on the screen. Address and business listings are displayed with data downloads. The Venture has a front-panel rocker switch that allows for quick and accurate map panning. View maps on a liquid crystal display with a resolution of 288 x 160 pixels. The unit is waterproof to an IPX7 standard, so it can withstand a dunk. The eTrex Venture maintains a tight satellite lock even in a forest. The unit can store up to 500 user waypoints with graphic icons, and boasts Garmin's own TracBack feature, which reverses your track log and helps you navigate your way back home. The eTrex Venture also uses animated graphics that will help you identify your marked waypoints quickly and easily. The Garmin eTrex Venture comes with a PC interface cable, manual, and quick-reference card, and is covered by a one-year warranty.
Garmin GPS III Plus Personal Navigator - Garmin's new GPS III Plus offers cartographic capabilities formerly found only in high-end automotive navigation and marine chart plotting units. The basemap in the GPS III Plus will get you where you're going with more than 10,000 new towns added to the permanent basemap. It also includes airport locations, secondary roads in metro areas and even detailed exit information for the federal interstate highway system, including information about available lodging, food, and service stations. Its powerful 12 parallel channel receiver tracks and uses up to 12 satellites for fast, accurate positioning. Its versatile screen switches between horizontal to vertical orientation with the press of a button, and it has a detachable antenna. The GPS III Plus also features an adaptable navigation page with either compass or highway steering guidance, and user-selectable data fields. In addition, you get the Garmin-patented TrackBack feature, which lets you quickly navigate your track log back home without manually storing waypoints. The Garmin GPS III Plus comes with a PC interface cable, Velcro mount, user's manual, and quick reference guide. It has a tough case that is waterproof to IPX7 standards.