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Garmin Dakota 10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 494 reviews of Garmin Dakota 10. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the route planning and maps. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Dakota 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Dakota 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of Garmin Dakota 10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The price and maps also get good reviews. The route planning and memory get critical views.

usability, maps, price, performance, durability

reliability, memory, route planning

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Dakota 10 Handheld GPSGarmin Dakota 10 Handheld GPS

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Dakota 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Garmin Dakota 10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and maps. Reviews about the durability and screen are mixed.

usability, price, performance, size, design

maps, reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Dakota 10 Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin Dakota 10 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Garmin Dakota 10

 

In conclusion, the Garmin Dakota 10 Waterproof Hiking GPS is a tough decision. On one hand, it offers ergonomic and detailed navigational capabilities, but on the other hand users have to spend more money to get the maps they really need. Performance...

Durable- rugged, waterproof, resistant to elementsAdvanced- features HotFix technology, plus many optionsErgonomic- user-friendly interface and ultra-portable platformAverage- consumers divided, it works for some but does not work for others

Pricey- expensive alone, plus you may have to purchase more maps

Before you venture into the wilderness and climb that mountain you've...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Dakota 10

 

The Garmin Dakota 10 is a smaller version of Garmin's successful Oregon models. The Dakotas appear poised to replace the eTrex series, bringing all of the Oregon's touch screen goodness while retaining the eTrex's small form factor, light weight and...

Highly recommended. The Dakota series are the first touch screen units I've found suitable for fixed-mount, non-powered use (e.g., mountain bikes). It will also appeal to those looking to economize, or folks desiring a lightweight or more compact unit...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

dakota 10 great gps

 

easy to read screen

none

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great like unit

 

First hand held GPS. I'm happy with it. I just wish Garmin wouldn't nickel and dime us.

Touch screen, lite weight, easy to use, 20 hrs battery, color screen. 850mb memory. Perfect for Geo-caching. It will give location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description

The unit can do birds eye view ( $30 a year) ; But Garmin will not release the subscription for it. Price of maps are just way, way to high.( like most of them)

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Good, easy, small, lightweight

 

This is small, lightweight, and easy to use. We bought this to do paperless geocaching. We love how we can add in the coordinates easily thru the computer. However, you have to hook up to the computer to delete coordinates and this is cumbersome.

Accurate","Quick Navigation

Hard to delete geocaches","Short Battery Life

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Garmin Dakota 10

 

Downloading geocaches and entering waypoints extremely easy. Extremely accurate. The maps is good I just wish it came with street maps. But they can be purchased. It also says you can download maps from google but I haven\'t figured it out yet.

Accurate","Quick Navigation","Reliable Reception

May, 2010

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Excellent GPS hardware + software package, with a few small weaknesses

 

I wanted a simple, inexpensive way to add GPS functions to my Palm Treo 650 phone/PDA, and the GPS 10 Bluetooth receiver + Garmin's Que software seemed to fit the bill. For me, this setup was preferable to a stand-alone GPS unit for the car since I...

Excellent integration of hardware with 5 separate robust applications and map database

Many minor weaknesses in the software feature set

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Adds GPS Capability to Any Bluetooth PDA

 

I've now been using this GPS with my iPAQ for 8 months, and have an update to my original review.

Accurate, easy to use, voice prompts, local information, good battery life

Possible software compatibility issues leading to my PDA freezing on some occasions

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (shopping.com)

I never thought it could be so good!

 

A friend of mine had a Garmin Street Pilot 2610 in his car and I had found it to be amazing in its features and definitely very useful for someone that travels a lot like I do. I got lost in Ottawa a few weeks thereafter and could not get to a business...

Amazing: never get lost again! Works like a charm

Small Buttons on PDA difficult while driving. Other Maps for the world are expensive

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Amazing device -- Great Maps, Great Software, Great Unit! Wow!

 

I recently decided to get a GPS solution for my car. I'm a computer consultant, so I travel a lot. I used to use Microsoft Streets and Trips to create a map of where I was going that day, but, there isn't exactly any easy way to flexibly change the...

Great maps, great GPS reception, easy to use software that is POWERFUL and full featured

Lack of bundled mounts... But, you aren't forced to buy mounts that aren't

Mar, 2005
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Grey, Orange
Form Factor:Handheld
Water-resistant:Y

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.6
Display Resolution:160 x 240
Display size (HxV):1.43 x 2.15 / 2.15 x 1.43
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.43 x 2.15 / 2.15 x 1.43
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):20
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Type

Auto:No / Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): Yes
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Czech Republic / Germany
Map storage:Internal storage
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal storage capacity:0.85
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass:No / Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Photo navigation:No / Yes
Points of interest:10000
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:50
Tracks quantity:200
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:HotFix
Interface:USB
Internal memory:850

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):20
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Grey / Grey, Orange
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Touch Screen
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Number of Waypoints:1000
Protection features:Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer:No / Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3
Height:3.94 / 4.33
Weight:5.25
Width:2.17