Summary: This little gadget neatly solves a long standing problem of mine, namely, setting off in entirely the wrong direction. I use talkytoaster maps for this and basecamp and I can create a route using basecamp and then transfer it to the Dakota 10.
Summary: It is ok however, the maps are a big disappointment . I have not had it long so maybe my experience is not conclusive . You definitely need lithium batteries for duration . It was the best I could afford.
Summary: I have given it three stars because although the hardware is just fine this is not plug and play. It requires several pieces of software that have to be identified and downloaded in order for the gps to talk to the computer. The manual is also web based and rather superficial.
Summary: I'm sure if there were decent maps installed on this product it would be brilliant, its not much good without them. The maps are very expensive to buy, though found a website that had free ones which gets me by.
Summary: Purchased for our scout group for GeoCaching and supporting map and compass work. The units work well and have a 12+ hour life on a new set of rechargeable batteries. The price through Amazon couldn't be beaten and they were delivered well packaged and tracked.
Pros: very accurate, good size, good bright light even in sunlight, light weight. Used to get two cyclists to Paris, wouldn't have made it without it! And has introduced us to geo caching!
Cons: Battery bar stays full right up until the last 20mins then dies, so carry spare or make sure the screen turns off after 5 seconds to save battery but the screen will light up automatically when approaching a turn or change in direction.
Summary: I am really happy with the Garmin Dakota 10 GPs. I wanted a GPs that I could go paperless with when geocaching as printing off all this information was time consuming and wasteful....the Garmin Dakota 10 was perfect for this.
Summary: I really considered whether to purchase this or not. Some good reviews , some very bad. I didn't want to spend a huge amount as basically I want something to check my co-ordinates against a map when I'm out.