Summary: I use this GPS just to verify where I'm at occasionally while hiking. It's fun to see your track and how long it took you to hike a certain trail. Unit is durable and functional. Like others have said the "compass" isn't that great because it doesn't have a compass, uses GPS location to estimate a heading. Dakota 20 comes with a compass. Since you should have a real compass with you anyways I don't miss this feature.
Summary: This was a recommendation. My husband does a lot of off-roading and hiking and he needed a small unit. It works for all his vehicles, cars to bikes and motorcycles. The screen and maps are small and hard to see. Voice-directions help. Its fine but we probably wouldn't buy it again. I'm sure it would be fine for someone else.
Summary: This is a great product at a great price, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.It's easy to use and nice and compact too.I used it on many of my hunting trips worked just as it was explained in the manual.
Summary: I bought this to play with while hiking and hunting.I think it is a good value. I have only used it for maybe two Hrs.but it is easy to use.Hint!Take it when you go for a drive to get used to its futures!It is cool that you can download your treks to Google earth,yes i would buy this again!
Summary: I really like this unit but didn't give it 5 stars because when navigating to a waypoint the GPS compass often jumps around erratically. I understand that the unit needs to get its bearings and that the satellite reception is going to be in and out while navigating through the woods but I have had the compass rotate 90-180 degrees every 20-30 feet for a quarter mile or more while I am trying to get a direction of travel.
Summary: I use my Dakota 10 to mark my deer stands. I always know where they are but having so many out in the woods some are hard to find in the dark. The Dakota 10 will take me right to the tree. I think the battery life is a little short, and I don't believe I get the 20 hours they say you should get. Fairly easy to use you just need to play with it some. It really is a great value.
Summary: I'd heard great reviews about the Dakota; my one concern was whether the "10" version - which doesn't offer SD card expansion - would have enough memory. It's proved to have plenty enough memory for my purposes, including storing topo maps for three states and several dozen geocache descriptions.
Summary: I use this for my daily nordic walking work out. I keep distance, pace, and total time on the big display. Set up is easy. Clearing the data each day is simple. Start up time is quick compared to my old Fortrex 201. The touch screen is much better than the button combinations on the 201.