What on earth do people see in this. Good in Africa though!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
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: Bought solely for the purpose of geocaching; we now wouldn't be without this. It's a great piece of equipment for the price. I immediately updated the maps on talkytoaster as advised by other reviewers (very straight forward, "if I can do it...") I love that it takes batteries as opposed to rechargeable so it's never going to die on us mid geocaching-adventure. The screen is perfectly viewable in the sunlight.
Summary: Works fine bought it to replace our etex h downloaded the open maps as per an earlier review. Got the bike mount for it which could be better but does the job as long as you don't try to adjust the angle of it while riding with the gps inserted when I did this the gps came flying off at about 20mph batteries shot out however put it all back together and it continued to work one downside is that you can't upload your route etc from it Otherwise a good bit of kit use it...
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).
Summary: have been using this gps for a few months now, and have never had any problems with it, I use it mainly for geocaching but its great in lots of other ways, basically it does what it says, only down side is the maps are not much use. I love the touch screen and the ease of use, beats the cheaper gps's hands down, so much so that my family who have more basic ones are after one of these
Summary: I bought a Dakota 1o at the end of July after finding geocaching and quickly becoming hooked. Had done my homework and was happy with my purchase and the prospect of paperless caching. All well for the first 3 weeks while the unit worked I really couldnt fault it. However, on a trip to Prague the unit developed a 'fault 22' and was unable to locate satellites.