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Garmin-dakota-10.28093705
6.5 out of 10

Garmin Dakota 10

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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

KG, Amazon
10 September 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Could be better!

Laura Reaver, Amazon
31 July 2014
  • Summary: Its not the easiest to use, I'm still trying to use on trails that I know. Too bad the next step up is more that I wanted to pay. Thought this was a practical choice. Not sure...
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Overall 6
6.0

Maps could be bigger

1hulagirl1, Ebay
8 February 2014
  • Summary: This was a recommendation. My husband does a lot of off-roading and hiking and he needed a small unit. It works for all his vehicles, cars to bikes and motorcycles. The screen and maps are small and hard to see. Voice-directions help. Its fine but we probably wouldn't buy it again. I'm sure it would be fine for someone else.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ease of use, but complicated

Boundary Waters Bill, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for a trip to Quetico- the Canadian boundary waters, so I haven't really used it yet. I do like the touch screen and the fast pick up of the signal and the fact that it gets that signal when I'm in cover. But I'm having trouble figuring out how to load stuff on it and how to enter long/lat coordinates.
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Overall 6
6.0

gps return

Jack Collins, Amazon
11 February 2013
  • Summary: the gps was not what I expected & I returned it. Will be ordering one with more features and a larger screen in the near future.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dim and grainy display

Robert K. Harvey "BobH", Amazon
30 July 2012
  • Summary: I bought a Dakota 10 for my wife's bicycle. I have been using a 76csx since it was introduced and love it. The76csx has a few more features and is significantly larger and more expensive (if you can still find one as they have been discontinued) than the Dakota for approximately the same screen size. The big disadvantage of the Dakota in comparison to the 76csx is that the display is grainy and dim. In most lighting conditions it is very difficult to view.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Price, Jury is still out

James N. Sweet "scruffyboy", Amazon
27 March 2012
  • Summary: I purchased the Dakota 10 bike/hike bundle for my bicycle. After looking at FAR more expensive bike-specific units I decided this would probably have the features I wanted at a more reasonable price. One of the main features I liked was the fact that the Dakota takes AA batteries.Battery life with alkalines is pretty good, better with NIMH rechargables and when the power saving features are used, if you leave the back light on it WILL chew through batteries!
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin Dakota

kburm, Amazon
4 May 2011
  • Summary: I ordered this for my husband who hunts. It came topo maps, but we could only download for one state. Wish it had more internal memory, or maybe I should have upgraded to the unit with the card memory.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin Dakota Pros and Cons

Angel_Pen "angel_rising", Amazon
26 January 2010
  • Summary: First Impressions: This unit has some nice features but the one thing it does NOT have is a "sunlight readable" screen, all Garmin "touch screen" models are much harder to read in the sun compared to the eTrex or 60Csx type models (regretfully these models are also very complex to use). The main advantage of this Dakota unit is that it is better for paperless geocaching because it does display tips.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but not great

Amazon
26 January 2010
  • Summary: After reading many positive reviews about the features and ease of the touchscreen but also about the visibility problems with the screen, I decided to take a chance and upgrade my aging monochrome eTrex Legend. After years of fumbling around with the tiny joystick and sidebuttons on the Legend, the touchscreen is a welcome change. If you're familiar with the iPod touch, iPhone, or Garmin's Nuvi automotive GPS units, then you'll like the Dakota's touch screen.
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