Summary: Very small viewing screen that often did not respond to the touch. The display of Latitude and Longitude is smaller than useful in field biology work. I'm not interested in continuing the use of this GPS.
Summary: After buying this product, I had to buy a subscription to download maps (not the problem; just wanted to inform consumers about this). The problem is that after a couple of weeks of test runs before traveling, it stopped working. It will not turn on.
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.
Summary: I bought the Dakota 20 about two years ago and liked the interface and the functions, I have taken well care of it an it has never been dropped or even wet. Out of a sudden it will not start up but just freeze. After googling the net I have learned that this seemes more common than uncommon.
Summary: This unit does not have a SD memory slot. This limits the type of maps available to use. This is not explained to well with the product description. Garmin is too proprietary and I wasted a lot of time learning this.
Summary: I bought the Dakota 20 expecting to love it. It had been released by Garmin about a year before so I thought all of the "teething" problems would be resolved by now. Apparently not. At first things were great. This was my first hand held GPS and there was a lot to learn.
Summary: The map this unit comes with is VERY basic! It has only major highways. So right out of the box this unit is useless for any type of navigation, especially outdoors. Garmin wants you to buy maps from them!
Great concept, horrendous reliability, poor accuracy.
26 January 2010
Summary: Before I even start: A lot of times when one reads a critical review they try to dismiss it; the reviewer is an idiot, just had bad luck, has an axe to grind with the company, or just likes writing negative reviews.
Summary: If you were hoping that this unit would be of value for route-finding, think again. It has one fundamental, are very stupid fault that should have been caught long before it was reached the market. Routes are created by defining a series of waypoints.