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7.3 out of 10

Garmin Dakota 20

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Overall 10
10

wonderful

tex, Amazon
20 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this GPS to use when we go hiking and when we ride our atv in the mountains. I like everything about it. I have never used a GPS before but this one was easy to learn. Everyone told me to get a Garmin and they were right. I just love the touch screen and it fits in my pocket perfect. It has great signal reception also. You can not go wrong with this one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use

msaint, Amazon
19 December 2013
  • Summary: I like the Dakota because of the touchscreen ability. I got used to my smart phone so this just feels like an extension of that technology. Not the fanciest of GPS's, but it more than adequate for anyone who doesn't have to have extraordinary options from such a device.
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Overall 2
2.0

SCREEN IS WAY TOO DIM - BARELY READABLE IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT

B. Herder "YouTube: bradtube1", Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: One might be a little harsh as everything about this unit is great EXCEPT THE SCREEN! It's TERRIBLY DIM on battery power and very difficult to read in direct sunlight. Find a Garmin with a "sunlight readable" screen or I suspect you'll regret buying this (as I did). I have a Garmin Oregon 600t now and it does everything this does (and probably more), but most importantly, it has a bright enough screen.
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Overall 10
10

Have been using this GPS for mountain biking and hiking for over 3 years

Via Cancion, Amazon
15 October 2013
  • Summary: Very rugged construction, rubberized finish, water resistant. Can mount on the bike and the belt (for hiking) using optional Garmin mounts. Comes only with a basemap but can upload many maps freely available online including Garmin maps (which are not free). I power it using Sanyo eneloop AA NiMH batteries x 2. Fully charged they last for 10 hours with the display on full time at full brightness.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin-you have a problem!

jazz lover since 1960, Amazon
8 October 2013
  • Summary: I returned my Dakota 20 for a refund after one day of frustration and got an Oregon 450t, which is working great. There are serious defects with the Dakota. They are reported frequently online. Type in "Dakota 20 power up problems", and you will see what I mean. This leads me to recommend that you not buy this model. When I received it, it powered up fine, Then I connected it to my computer to download my topo maps.
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Overall 10
10

Find my way home

Lonnie Connors, Amazon
19 August 2013
  • Summary: I use it to take my Polaris Sportsman 550 out into the woods or open area and I have no problem of finding my way back to camp.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wife likes it for geocaching

JHwang, Amazon
19 August 2013
  • Summary: My wife wanted this model after taking a geocaching class. It works fine, but she can be frustrated with the controls. She also recommends a wide neck strap as it is not light (for your neck). Works fine with Eneloop rechargeable batteries, but reports a low battery nearly all the time).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for Geocaching

EJ, Amazon
18 April 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this item because I decided to pick up geocaching as a hobby. This is my first handheld GPS purchase, and I am very happy with it. It comes with GC specific functions, and is easy to read and the display is well lit. Batteries last a while, even after three straight days of Geocaching, it still has two bars. The unit is waterproof and shockproof, which are good features for a Murphy's law kind of person like me!
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Overall 4
4.0

Buy a Montana

Robert E Schutz Jr, Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: Spend the extra money and get a Montana 600. The screen is to small to see any detail unless you zoom way in.
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Overall 10
10

My Garmin Dakota 20 is AWESOME!!!

Alvin Gilbert, Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: put in batteries. turned it on. never looked back. I now travel the superstition mountains with out worrying about getting lost. I love it!
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