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.
Summary: Though the title says Dakota 10, it was a Dakota 20 I purchased. I purchased used off ebay with receipts showing it not even a month old. Other than using GPS's in smart phones and the like, I don't have a lot of experience with necc. features. I did a fair amount of research and based on reviews like this one, features and pricing, I went with the Dakota 20 GPS unit. The unit is small enough to put in your pocket, it's waterproof and easy to read.
Summary: Bought this the Garmin Dakota 10 GPS Receiver about three weeks ago for my cousin and he says it works great for what he needs it and although it seems that this product come from refurbishment it seem to work fine so far.
Summary: I purchased the Dakota 10 to replace my eTrex Legend, and to avoid buying an additional device to use in the car. The Dakota does it all. Now I have a handheld GPS with a color touch screen and great mapping. Switch it to Automotive mode and it behaves just like a Nuvi. The screen is smaller than a Nuvi and there is no voice commands, but that is fine considering it is a handheld also. Load some maps from the City Navigator software and hit the road.
Pros: Intuitive Menu, One Hand Control, Quick Signal