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Garmin Dakota 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 511 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the maps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Dakota 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Dakota 20

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 63 user reviews of Garmin Dakota 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: GPS DAKOTA 20 PORTATILEGarmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS SystemGarmin Dakota 20 GPS + GB Discoverer Central

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Dakota 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 user reviews of Garmin Dakota 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, price, performance, screen, size

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Dakota 20 Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin Dakota 20 100k US Topo Bundle

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Best compact handheld GPS

 

Compact yet rugged, touch screen, good features

Display hard to read in sunlight, small, low-resolution screen, performance not the fastest

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Garmin Dakota 20 review

 

The Garmin Dakota 20 is a smaller version of Garmin's successful Oregon models. It appears 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 long...

Highly recommended. The Dakota 20 is the first touch screen unit 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 than...

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Do-it-all Garmin Dakota 20 Suitable for Multiple Sports, Geocaching, Hiking

 

Compact size., Very versatile, multi-activity, do-it-all GPS., Robust memory/storage and an SD card slot., Waterproof and rugged.

Topo map reading somewhat cramped on small screen.

The Garmin Dakota 20 is designed to be a versatile, do-it-all, rugged, touchscreen handheld GPS that's small enough to comfortably take on a run or mount on a bike, yet substantial enough to rely upon as your main GPS on a multi-day backpacking trip....

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The new Garmin Dakota 20

 

Say hello to the big brother of Dakota 10, the Garmin Dakota 20. Dakota 20 has pretty much the same appearance as Dakota 10; talk about specifications, there is a lot inside. Dakota 20 has a battery life of 20 hours and comes with a MicroSD card to...

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Garmin Dakota 20

 

The Dakota 20 has a really nice touch screen design and a lot of great Garmin features. We liked almost everything about it. However, while the touch screen is an added nicety, some GPS systems consumers may not find it worth the added price tag.

The controls are all through a crisp, full-color touch screen

The touch screen adds to the cost of this unit

The touch screen adds a sleek, techy feel to this otherwise standard GPS system.

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Garmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

If you want to use Ordnance Survey maps electronically in a device costing less than £200, check out the Dakota 20.

The usual range of destination options are available, though. You can navigate to waypoints, tracks you’ve recorded during previous trips, coordinates, and addresses. The latter can either be via the traditional city-street-number input process or you...

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Garmin Dakota test

 

• Basit kullanım • Eksiksiz yapı • Barometrik yüksekli ölçme • 3-eksenli pusula • Profil oluşturabilme • Kompakt gövde • Dayanıklı gövde yapısı

• Ekranın bazen zor okunması • Ana menü için hızlı erişim tuşu olmaması

Güney Afrika yolculuğumuzda Garmin Dakota 20 çok iyi bir yol arkadaşlığı yaptı. Elimizin altında bir özel harita olmaması üzücüydü ama aynı zamanda bu sayede cihazın kendisine ve özelliklerine daha fazla odaklanma şansımız oldu. Cihazın standart...

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A good quality GPS unit ”

 

I bought this GPS because I was looking for something that would work for everything from navigating in the car to taking out hiking to doing some geocaches, to going out on my 4-wheeler.  So far this has been a great GPS for that.  I know that you can...

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Great entry level unit. ”

 

I recently bought this GPS for my dad.  It is a a little smaller than I would normally prefer, but so far it has worked exactly as I would expect it to.

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Great GPS in a small package.

 

The Dakota 20 is easy to use and can be carried in a small belt case. It picks up signals quickly and is really easy to operate with the touch screen. Map is easy to use with zoom feature.

Accurate","Extensive Base Map","One Hand Control","Quick Navigation","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception

Large Footprint","Pricey Ink Replacement

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