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.
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. After discovering the yet-unreleased Garmin Edge 800, I decided to wait for it as I am an avid cyclist and mountain biker. I liked the idea of having a virtual opponent to ride against, as well as the extra data I could attain through the Ant+ technology.
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: Liked this GPS unit very much, only function it lacked ( that I wanted ) was an electronic compass. After a few days use I returned it and bought the Dakota 20 with the electronic compass. Only reature I would add to the Garmin products would be a rechargable battery.
Summary: I'm very happy with this purchase. I got the unit to use on my ATV. It's everything the advertising says it is, but the ease-of-use is understated. It is absolutely the most simple unit to use. It has a touch screen and is menu driven. Just select what you want and that's what you get. I chose the unit because it also has a compass and an altimeter. In bright light, the screen is a little difficult, but that's easy to fix: Take it out of the bright light!
Summary: Love it! It is true that the screen is not quite as bright as other models, but I haven't found that to be a problem. I love the ease of using the touch screen! The menu is super easy to navigate, and the touchscreen makes it is much easier to scroll around on the map to see what is around you, makes it easier to explore areas.
Summary: Have only used for geocaching but has worked well so far. My friends that I go with use an app on their iPhones and the distance seems to jump back and forth on theirs. This doesn't happen on my Garmin Dakota. I can download caches from [...] or if I go on the fly with a friend and I am unprepared, putting in the coordinates is easy also.
Summary: I like the paperless caching. Accuracy is not as good as the 60Cx but is much better than the E-Trex. The maps (which cost extra) are not as good as the Delorme PN 30 (which comes with it), but the battery life is much better.