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Garmin eTrex Venture Cx

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Garmin has announced today the Garmin eTrex Venture Cx handheld GPS device. It is an entry level GPS device and will be the least expensive model of Garmin’s eTrex series when it’s released. The Venture Cx will come with a with a built-in Americas basemap. However, it is equipped with a microSD card slot and users can optionally purchase microSD cards pre-loaded with BlueChart marine cartography and MapSource Topo and inland lake maps. Some of the other features of the eTrex Venture Cx include:

- Display: 1.3”W x 1.7”H, 256-color, high resolution, transflective TFT (176 x 220 pixels).
- Waterproof Design (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes).
- Battery Life: Up to 32 hours with typical use using two AA alkaline batteries.
- Waypoints/Routes/Tracks: 500 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 20 reversible routes, 50 points per route. 10,000 point automatic track log; 20 saved tracks (500 points each) let you retrace your path in both directions.
- USB interface

The eTrex Venture Cx is expected to be available in March 2006 with estimated retail price of $249.99.

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