OLATHE , Kan./March 20, 2006/PR Newswire - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today introduced the eTrex Venture Cx, an entry-level addition to Garmin’s eTrex ® Personal Navigator ® product line. The eTrex Venture Cx is the least expensive eTrex handheld unit that combines expandable memory, color TFT display, USB interface, and advanced GPS auto-routing capabilities in a waterproof design.
“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. “And with the new Venture Cx, budget conscious users will no longer have to make compromises between advanced features and cost.”
Pocket sized and light weight, eTrex Venture Cx owners will appreciate its versatility when they are traveling on highways, waterways, or byways. The Venture Cx comes with a built-in Americas basemap. For greater mapping detail, users can purchase new microSD cards that are pre-loaded with BlueChart ® marine cartography and MapSource ® Topo and inland lake maps. The microSD card slot is located inside the waterproof (IPX-7) battery compartment. Users can also transfer routes and waypoints through the units’ fast USB connection.
Other key features of the eTrex Venture Cx:
The eTrex Venture Cx is expected to be available in March 2006, and has an estimated retail price of $249.99. The unit ships standard with a wrist strap, owner’s manual and quick start guide.