Summary: I use this GPS just to verify where I'm at occasionally while hiking. It's fun to see your track and how long it took you to hike a certain trail. Unit is durable and functional. Like others have said the "compass" isn't that great because it doesn't have a compass, uses GPS location to estimate a heading. Dakota 20 comes with a compass. Since you should have a real compass with you anyways I don't miss this feature.
Summary: This is a great product at a great price, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.It's easy to use and nice and compact too.I used it on many of my hunting trips worked just as it was explained in the manual.
Summary: I'd heard great reviews about the Dakota; my one concern was whether the "10" version - which doesn't offer SD card expansion - would have enough memory. It's proved to have plenty enough memory for my purposes, including storing topo maps for three states and several dozen geocache descriptions.
Summary: I use this for my daily nordic walking work out. I keep distance, pace, and total time on the big display. Set up is easy. Clearing the data each day is simple. Start up time is quick compared to my old Fortrex 201. The touch screen is much better than the button combinations on the 201.
Summary: The eTrex Venture HC had been made useless by a recommended update that went bad. Garmin would fix it for $99 or an eTrex 10 could be ordered for a few dollars more. Truth is: I've already got an Oregon 400T and a Dakota 20 and my wife uses her own Dakota 10. We're spoiled by "paperless" geocaching. This purchase represents unnecessary spending. It is a SPARE. I carry it when I don't *plan* to do any geocaching ... but what if there's one really close by?