Summary: disappointed with this chunks or road network missing tried to contact garmin all I got was a confermation e mail and on there web site there seems to be know way to fix it WOULD NOT BUY GARMIN AGAIN OR RECOMEND THEM I THINK I HAVE BROUGHT A PIG IN APOKE
Summary: Hi. Firstly, I bought this as a back up to a compass - map reading in dense forest is quite hard and this is a great back up. So, I don't use any of the facilities other than to see where we are - ie no geocaching, position markings or anything. If it wasn't for talkytoaster maps then this would just be far too expensive for what I wanted it for. This is a site that offers free and cheap maps that you can upload onto the device - I got one that covers the entire UK.
Summary: My first GPS, but it does all I needed it to. I'd read the reviews about the poor base maps and followed others' advice and downloaded the Talkytoaster free maps. I was a bit worried I wouldn't be up to the downloading task as I'm not terribly computer savvy, but I managed having carefully read instructions on the site. The maps are fab and have pretty much all the public footpaths so far that I've walked.
Summary: I bought this to replace my Garmin Etrex, its better and has more features, but only comes with a base map. I downloaded some Os map areas from the Garmin website, but it costs a fortune and your only buying small sections at a time.
Summary: The original Garmin didn't arrive and on enquiry was told it had been sent back to sender. It did not get my length so I don't know the reason for this. They sent out a new one and I did receive it promptly. It is a brilliant piece of technology for me as I go geocaching. My phone does not hold the charge for very long but the Garmin Dakota 10 does not have the same problem. It's brilliant.
Summary: The Garmin Dakota 10 is an excellent bit of kit. It feels as if it belongs in your hand. The menu system is easy to use and I had no problems navigating around the different screens. Having set everything up in the comfort of your home, you only need two button when in the field, the Compass and Map. You can set each screen to suit your needs, it is simple to move menu items up, down, or from page to page. So the menu items you need most you can put on the first screen.
Summary: I hankered for a long while where to buy a Hand Held GPS, saw this one and went for it not so sure now if I should have done, the instructions are not very good and I havent a clue how to use it as yet it looks easy with the touch screen, I hope to find some one who has one to chat with and learn more Iam sure it will be good once I get to grips with it,