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Garmin Etrex Venture HC (help)

nurglespussnurglespuss Posts: 43
edited May 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi there,

I'm very new to mountain biking (or biking in general) and am starting to explore as I go for longer rides. I got pretty lost recently, and started to wonder about GPS/SatNav sytems for bikes. These seem a bit out of my price range at the moment (as I progress it may be an option) but for now, I've dug out my old Etrex Venture HC, which I used to have for mappping water courses.

Now its pretty old, and none too fancy, but I wondered could it be used as a GPS for a bike?

If so, how? and has anyone already done this?


  • geomickbgeomickb Posts: 147
    Sure, I use mine all the time for this.

    You can buy the handlebar mount. Set a way point at the start of the ride then use the "Goto waypoint" feature to navigate back.

    You can use Mapsource Topo or Memory Map to upload a route and the follow it.

    You can just go get lost, then pull out the GPS and a map and use the grid ref to find where you are.

    Have fun!

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