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Garmin Dakota 20
6.3 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

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).
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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.
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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. Returned for refund
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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. Returned for refund
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2.0

Not impressed at all

Scott Beckius "Texas Outlaw", Amazon
6 May 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this unit after reading all of the glowing reviews. We wanted to use it for geocaching but alas, the unit will not acquire satelites. It chewed up a set of lithium batteries and never did lock on. The instructions say that it might take a few minutes. How many are "a few"?
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