Very Helpful, Can't do without it. Makes measuring areas simple.
3 August 2011
Summary: Works wonderfully. I am using it to measure fields. Very easy to use, just hit computer start and drive the outer boundary and hit stop You don't even have to complete the circle. The last point back to the starting point is calculated for you. Should have bought one much earlier.
Summary: My wife bought me a Dakota 10, so I am now stuck with what is an inferior piece of technology. The display is so small that it is hard to use if you have fingers larger than a toddler's. As an added bonus, the display is hard to view legibly-and yet it is so badly engineered that it still manages to burn through batteries like cord wood..
Summary: Touch screen works really well. Several profiles that can have separate settings for different activities is really nice. It is generally pretty accurate even under tree cover and such. The USB transfer ability is great, especially for geocaching or map transfer. There are better units out there but if you're on a budget, this is a FANTASTIC item for the price.
Summary: We tried out a Garmin Oregon 450, which is really top of the line. But we're just looking to geocache with it so we don't need all the bells and whistles. Takes a little longer to acquire the satellite, but it's worth the savings. The touch screen is nice and it's a good sign put in our pocket. We're having a lot of fun with it so Mom just bought one of her own.
Summary: Without the manual that we got from the Garmin website it's not expecially intuitive. This is the first handheld GPS for tracking that I've purchased and it's taking a lot of trial and error to figure out how to use it with the map software.
Summary: Took some time to get it set up with all the maps, etc and figure out how to operate some of the stuff. But I love it and take it everywhere! Its a great investment as a forestry student and an avid bicyclists and hiker. With both topo and city maps it makes a great navigator. The Geo caching is awesome and I love the adventure of finding treasure and will put together my own geo caches this spring. Awesome product!
Summary: The Garmin Dakota 10 is one of my favorite GPS receivers. It is very accurate, dependable, easy to use, and has all the features I look for in a paperless geocaching GPS. It is also the cheapest machine you can buy for displaying topographic and satellite images, which gives you so much information about your whereabouts. It is also small, with a touch screen that is easy to use by small hands.