Garmin Unveils New eTrex GPS Unit

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Garmin today introduced a new entry level addition to its line of eTrex outdoor GPS receivers. The new eTrex Venture CX is priced at $249.99 and should be available this month.

The eTrex Venture CX, said Garmin, combines expandable memory, color TFT display, USB interface, and advanced GPS auto-routing capabilities in a waterproof design. It comes with a built-in Americas basemap for use when traveling on highways, waterways or byways. A microSD card slot located inside the receiver allows for greater map detail via separately purchased, pre-loaded memory cards. The eTrex Venture CX weighs 5.6 ounces and can typically get up to 32 hours of use with two AA batteries.

“The eTrex product line is highly regarded by adventure seekers and outdoor sportsmen because of its full features and versatility,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing, in a statement. “And with the new Venture Cx, budget conscious users will no longer have to make compromises between advanced features and cost.”