Outrageous Garmin map documentation, usability and upgradability
30 August 2012
Summary: Handheld GPSs are far easier to use for navigation than smart phones, at least for now, and only after you've spent a considerable period of time (with Garmin units at least) getting them set up and keeping them updated.
Summary: Pros: Good for a new user, AA batteries, Small (fits in your hand well) Cons: Touch screen, screen is a little small, not for someone looking for a precise GPS I was looking forward to my new GPS, I couldn't wait to get it. I love to go hiking and biking and this was going to be great.
Summary: The Dakota 20 does what a hand-held GPS should. It shows you a detailed map with your position marked on it. It also shows the time, your elevation, and various other useful things. But after you pay $300 or so for the GPS, will you be able to buy the maps you need? Check the prices first.
Summary: I used Dakota in open sea canoeing and in hiking. The user interface was a little bit hard to learn, but I could manage. Mountain bikers have gathered an excellent map information for Garmin - and its free for all users.
Excerpt: The Garmin Dakota 20 is a fantastic little product which is easy to use and very helpful indeed! It is very reliable and could technically save lives...But then again, and i apologize i can't help but critisize this product...sorry..
Summary: It fits really well as discribed however after 2weeks I ended up throwing it out! I cleaned the screen thoroughly for ages prior to fitting the protector and it still got bits of dust attracted to it. It was almost like it attracted particles.