Summary: This is a small light weight and easy to us gps.I use it the plot my movements while hunting on my lease and mark areas were I see deer signs like scraps and rubs ext.the battery life is exceptional.
Summary: My Garmin GPS IIIs (I have two) were growing a little long in the tooth. I knew the new Garmin devices had much better lock-on times and the four AA batteries in the "III" don't last long. I also wanted something smaller and lighter. So, I bought a Garmin Dakota 20.
Summary: I bought this GPS after searching through options based on price and availability. I can honestly say I feel I made the right choice. Having never owned any GPS automotive or otherwise this thing was a little tricky to learn the ins and outs.
Summary: When my previous GPS, an Etrex Vista CX, was so badly beat up that it was unusable, I had to get a new GPS. After some detours, I ended up with the Dakota 10 and love it. I use the GPS for biking and driving, and occasionally for walking.
Great concept, horrendous reliability, poor accuracy.
6 August 2010
Summary: Before I even start: A lot of times when one reads a critical review they try to dismiss it; the reviewer is an idiot, just had bad luck, has an axe to grind with the company, or just likes writing negative reviews.
Summary: This device is not user-friendly and it is entirely useless without purchasing additional maps which run $30-100. Using it will be a constant struggle of zooming and re-centering. The only map included is a "base map" which is beyond basic. It has zero topo features and only major highways.
Summary: This is the first handheld GPS I have owned. Took it hunting last year and it was very easy to use and was extremely useful. Screen is pretty small, so I found myself zooming out frequently to try and figure out where I was at. Touch screen is not terribly responsive but you get used to it.