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Garmin Dakota 20
6.4 out of 10

Garmin Dakota 20

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Dakota 20

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

blacktaz, Walmart
14 December 2012
  • Summary: Item was shipped quickly, Thanks Walmart. Removed item from box, inserted Battery, unit turned on touch screen did not work.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

blacktaz, Walmart
14 December 2012
  • Summary: Item was shipped quickly, Thanks Walmart. Removed item from box, inserted Battery, unit turned on touch screen did not work.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

altonjk, Walmart
6 December 2012
  • Summary: On and off switch didn't work. Thought for sure they would check this out 1st. Bought a 3 year warranty with the device and now trying to find out how to get my money back for that. Return the thing and got the money back for that.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

altonjk, Walmart
6 December 2012
  • Summary: On and off switch didn't work. Thought for sure they would check this out 1st. Bought a 3 year warranty with the device and now trying to find out how to get my money back for that. Return the thing and got the money back for that.
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Overall 2
2.0

Tried twice. Broke Twice.

Kattiebird, Amazon
29 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

All those units seems to cease working

huxfluxfux, Amazon
19 February 2012
  • 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. Unfortunately I bought it even thought I read about freezes, I should not have!! If you thought of buying one, do internet searchs before you do buy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Paperweight

SWExplorer, Amazon
10 December 2011
  • Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM! I've owned this item for just over 1 year, during which time it was only used twice. The unit was never dropped, never go wet, always in case, and I never messed with the software. During my most recent use the unit shut itself off never to be turned on again. I tried all of the solutions I could find online to no avail. I tried numerous sets of fresh batteries and powering from a USB cable and car charger, also with negative results.
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Overall 2
2.0

Frozen screen & worst service ever from Garmin!

Décio E. Churchill "Churchill", Amazon
15 September 2011
  • Summary: I'm a Brazilian and purchased my Dakota 20 on February 2011, with usual top service and quick delivery. After only a few times of careful use the screen froze on Garmin logo right at turning on, would turn off only by removing the batteries. I tried to update the firmware but PC couldn't find the GPS when connected with the USB cable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wanted to Love It

T. Myers, Amazon
2 August 2010
  • 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. I had a great time discovering the features and available maps. I even tried some geocaching. One of my first caches the Dakota reported that I was 286 feet away when I was standing on top of it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this

Mr. Andrew Cooper, Amazon
26 March 2015
  • Summary: Don't buy this device, and seriously consider avoiding this brand. The device itself is now old, and it is quite slow. Locking on to satellites if you've moved or had it turned off for a while can take a long time (even their own manual says 20 minutes, and Garmin play a little loose with the truth generally). However, the real problem is with the maps and the mapping software on your computer. Maps are very expensive, and outside the UK, of poor quality.
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