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. It has warranty, but now i have to mail it to the manufacturer, and provide a stamped return package. Ended up not using it for my travels after investing about $180 (product + map subscription).
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. Surprisingly enough it was working just two days before hand, then it just suddenly wouldn't turn on any longer. (It never had any large drops and I was never exceedingly rough with it.
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: 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: 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! Even though you can find them and download some for free, you have to buy software like Mapsource to install those maps! Now why would you pay this much money for a device that is completely useless out of the box???
Summary: I had read that the installed map was not very good but was surprised to find that it was practically non-existent. Apparently Brighton only has two roads, one east-west and one north-south. The South Downs don't even exist! I checked the Garmin website to see if they sold a 1:25 scale map of Sussex or something similar and they don't, so this item is of no use to me at all. I do not consider it fit for purpose and have sent it back requesting a refund.
Summary: I bought this as a present for someone who enjoys hiking. When he tried to use the base map that comes with it, he found the detail was just not good enough for hiking. Faced with having to spend another £150 for maps I returned the item. I did not see any mention of this extra cost when I bought it.
What on earth do people see in this. Good in Africa though!
5 August 2012
Summary: What ever I do, all I get on the display is 'Route calculation error: maps do not have routable roads in this area' Either I'm missing something or this GPS is a piece of cr*p. Also, this item came already loaded with around 8 maps but if I disable all of them except the worldwide base map there seems to be no change to the information on the screen. If I try typing in letters the ones in the left and right columns are atrociously inaccurate.