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Garmin-dakota-20.15008203
6.7 out of 10

Garmin Dakota 20

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Overall 8
8.0

Apart from that it is very intuitive and easy to use

Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 September 2014
  • Summary: I'd rate it at 5 Stars but for fingers my size (large) it is a bit cumbersome. Apart from that it is very intuitive and easy to use. I have been Geocaching with it and have as yet not even opened the users manual. I'd recommend it. I have had many GPS units from an old original Magellan, Etrex, Nuvi, and now this one. I was using GPS before selective availability was turned off. I speak with moderate experience.
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Overall 8
8.0

Glad I bought it; Touch-screen is terrific!

R. Jones, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I kayak in Florida and Puget Sound and a GPS helps navigate routes. I finally decided to upgrade from my Garmin Etrex Venture HC and saw this Dakota 20 on sale at Best Buy. It was the last unit on hand, a display model, no box, badly scratched from where the security holder bit into the unit. I tried opening the back to put in two AA batteries and the back fell off, the latch and latch spring separating from the back.
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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 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 GPS Poor Manual

C3, Amazon
30 May 2013
  • Summary: A LOT has already been said about this unit and it is very valuable. All I am going to add is my initial impression as someone who hasn't bought a new trail GPS in 10 years. I am familiar with Topo navigation and basic GPS operation. This seems to be a very capable GPS with more features than one would likely need. The problem is the so called Full Manual.
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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 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Pacaman47, Walmart
12 December 2012
  • Summary: I would give it five stars if the maps were better. Great price from Wal-Mart.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Pacaman47, Walmart
12 December 2012
  • Summary: I would give it five stars if the maps were better. Great price from Wal-Mart.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Caguy1, Walmart
9 December 2012
  • Summary: The gps works great for the hiking and the geocaching that I do. The only con I found is that the screen is hard to read, but not really a con I guess for a $150 unit. The batteries last great until you turn the back light on. But other than that this gps is awesome.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great

C. Person, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: works great....small... sometimes a little hard to see...but suffucient...with screenlight on constantly batteries last a long time. Garmin should provide more map data for free..
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