Summary: A very well designed instrument, comfortable to hold with a lot of useful features. Accesses satellites quickly, even from inside the house, in contrast to our old Magellan GPS 315, which was slower and now won't even initialize. My only criticism of the thing is its fragile screen, which may be the way all are now built.
Summary: I have to add I trust Garmin as I have used several products over the years! But this is compact, light weight and easy to use. Especially by my young children, a must for any family, well worth the in expense!
What on earth do people see in this. Good in Africa though!
5 August 2012
Summary: What ever I do, all I get on the display is 'Route calculation error: maps do not have routable roads in this area' Either I'm missing something or this GPS is a piece of cr*p. Also, this item came already loaded with around 8 maps but if I disable all of them except the worldwide base map there seems to be no change to the information on the screen. If I try typing in letters the ones in the left and right columns are atrociously inaccurate.
Summary: It does more than I expected it would! It's not only very accurate - right up to the known accuracy limitations of the GPS system itself - but picks up the satellites very quickly after switch on. But it's the extra abilities that impress me. Plug it in to the Mac, fire up the Garmin BaseCamp software (you have to download this yourself, doesn't come with it) and there are your routes and tracks clearly shown.
Summary: A mate of mine bought a Garmin Edge 800 - lovely bit of kit if you can afford it. I wanted a GPS that was able to track a route and also allow you to send a route to it. I'd been mulling over and over the Edge 800 but it was just too expensive. I did alot of homework and chose the Dakota 10 as it seemed a good compromise. It has all the features I need, its very easy to operate and excellent at acquiring and holding onto a GPS signal (even indoors).