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: Ease of Use Gave it 2 star mainly for the screen resolution and brightness. The maps look ok, once I purchased a 24K map, but the menu and text is VERY grainy. Text font is hard to read. Even with the brightness turned up all the way its very hard for me to read the screen.
Summary: The Garmin Dakota 10 is a fantastic color touch screen GPS. It is small enough to stuff in your pocket and yet big enough so that you can adequately see the screen. The only downfall to this product as far as I can see is that the compass feature is amongst the icons but is inactive in this model.
Summary: I bought this GPS after searching through options based on price and availability. I can honestly say I feel I made the right choice. Having never owned any GPS automotive or otherwise this thing was a little tricky to learn the ins and outs.
Summary: When my previous GPS, an Etrex Vista CX, was so badly beat up that it was unusable, I had to get a new GPS. After some detours, I ended up with the Dakota 10 and love it. I use the GPS for biking and driving, and occasionally for walking.
Outdoors, Training and Road/Track navigation - In both wet and cold conditions!
E. Holm, Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: EDIT / New Information August 18. 2012 (read addition). GREAT FOR: Any type of tracking or traveling (including motorcycles, bicycles) where you want the security of an accurate, reliable and highly water resistant GPS unit.
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...
Great all-in-one GPS (biking, skiing, hiking, etc.)
Scottish "MSE", Amazon
3 December 2010
Summary: So, I got into the market for getting a GPS after springing for a basic Garmin Nuvi 255w when I recently moved across county. I wanted a great all-around GPS that could do everything I threw at it.
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.