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 pixels176 x 220 pixels
Display type:transflective color TFT touchscreen256 level color TFT
Weight:5.25 oz (148.8 g) with batteries5.5 oz (156 g) with batteries
Battery:2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life:20 hours14 hours
Built-in memory:850 MB24 MB
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)no
Track log:10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 10 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)no
Electronic compass:yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)no
Barometric altimeter:yesno
Custom maps compatible:yesno
Geocaching-friendly:yes (paperless)yes
Outdoor GPS games:noyes
Tide tables:yesno
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):yesno
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):yesno
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):yesno
What's Common
Waterproof:yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Ability to add maps:yesyes
Hunt/fish calendar:yesyes
Sun and moon information:yesyes
Area calculation:yesyes
What's Unavailable
Preloaded maps:nono
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):nono
Picture viewer:nono
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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