I am thinking of getting a GPS handheld for Christmas from my wife. She has asked me what features one needs. I really don''t know anything about them. I would imagine that being able to upload software and graphics would be nice. Marking waypoints would be nice. Plotting speed would be fun. But generally knowing the exact coordinates is all I need for safety and friends locations purposes. I''m only sailing in the intracoastal areas and never out of sight of land for a few years. What else would I like? I would like to stay under $200.00 and the Garmin Venture seems nice. I''m going to the web site tonight, but generally speaking if they are like most sales corporation they will be pushing the $400.00 model.