Garmin Dakota 20 vs eTrex Venture HC

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A Comparison chart on the difference features between Garmin Dakota 20 and eTrex Venture HC

Garmin Handhelds GPS
Dakota® 20eTrex Venture® HC
ModelsDakota 20?
Garmin Dakota 20
etrex Venture HC
etrex Venture HC
View the latest priceGarmin Dakota 20 Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.2" x 3.9" x 1.3" (5.5 x 10 x 3.3 cm) 2.2" x 4.2" x 1.2" (5.6 x 10.7 x 3.0 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm) 1.3" x 1.7" (3.3 x 4.3 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels 176 x 220 pixels
Display type: transflective color TFT touchscreen 256 level color TFT
Weight: 5.25 oz (148.8 g) with batteries 5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended 2 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life: 20 hours 14 hours
Built-in memory: 850 MB 24 MB
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included) no
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000500
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks 10,000 points, 10 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads) no
Touchscreen: yes no
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis) no
Barometric altimeter: yes no
Custom maps compatible: yes no
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless) yes
Outdoor GPS games: no yes
Tide tables: yes no
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes no
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yes no
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes no
What's Common
Waterproof: yes (IPX7) yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes yes
Interface: USB USB
Basemap: yes yes
Ability to add maps: yes yes
Routes: 5050
Hunt/fish calendar: yes yes
Sun and moon information: yes yes
Area calculation: yes yes
What's Unavailable
Floats: no no
Preloaded maps: no no
Camera: no no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): no no
Picture viewer: no no
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)

Note: Amazon will lump together the customer reviews for all models that belong to one particular Garmin series into one section. For example, models eTrex 10, eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 (new eTrex Series) will be lumped under one customer reviews section. So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Click here to read the reviews on Dakota 20Click here to read the reviews on eTrex Venture HC
Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch Review of the Garmin Dakota 20 GPS from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin Dakota 20 Waterproof Hiking GPSClick on this link Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS Receiver

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