Summary: I bought a Dakota 10 for my wife's bicycle. I have been using a 76csx since it was introduced and love it. The76csx has a few more features and is significantly larger and more expensive (if you can still find one as they have been discontinued) than the Dakota for approximately the same screen size. The big disadvantage of the Dakota in comparison to the 76csx is that the display is grainy and dim. In most lighting conditions it is very difficult to view.
Summary: I really liked this GPS. It was small and had the touch screen to make for easy use. I do a lot of cycling, so the bike bundle was perfect. The first one I bought worked great, up until the night before a large cycling tour that was about 400 miles long. Surprisingly enough it was working just two days before hand, then it just suddenly wouldn't turn on any longer. (It never had any large drops and I was never exceedingly rough with it.
Summary: I bought the Garmin Dakota 10 for as much as the Dakota 20 sells for now :( but that is the price for being 'first on your block' yes in hindsight I think the 20 may be worth the extra money but for me the D-10 is really cool along with loaded street software I can plan routes on the Garmin website and it takes me on bike rides to areas turn by turn.
Summary: I purchased the Dakota 10 bike/hike bundle for my bicycle. After looking at FAR more expensive bike-specific units I decided this would probably have the features I wanted at a more reasonable price. One of the main features I liked was the fact that the Dakota takes AA batteries.Battery life with alkalines is pretty good, better with NIMH rechargables and when the power saving features are used, if you leave the back light on it WILL chew through batteries!
Summary: So far the Dakota 10 is everything I hoped for. I am a big fan of geocaching and being a paperless unit, Great. I think the thing that sets off the Garmin from others is Battery life. I actually bought a different brand and it works great for caching and it is paperless, but it doesn't have the battery life and some of the features that the Dakota has. I bought the Dakota 10 refurbished for half the cost and works great.
Summary: Product arrived as estimated and was well packaged for shipping. Works very well - the only downsides to this unit is that the batteries don't last too long and the screen isn't as bright as I'd like it to be. Other than those 2 factors it's a great product - seems very tough and well engineered.
Summary: I purchased this little GPS after becoming sick and tired of getting turned around scouting and hunting public property. This GPS has the ability to be everything you could ever need and more. You can download Topographic Maps, Public Land Maps, and Bird's Eye View Maps onto it. You can also choose to stack all of your map layers on top of each other which is very interesting and useful. This GPS eats batteries though.
Summary: For the average outdoorsman who doesn't want to take a class to learn how to use their unit, this is the "real deal" !! Inexpensive, small, bright color screen and self explanatory with the "touch screen" !! I absolutely love it....FANTASTIC !!