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Garmin Dakota 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 910 reviews of Garmin Dakota 20. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The maps and performance also get good comments, but many are less positive about the reliability. Reviews about the screen and price are different.

usability, performance, maps, size, durability

reliability

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Dakota 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 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. People really like the durability and screen. The performance and maps also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are mixed comments on the route planning and price.

usability, maps, performance, screen, durability

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS SystemGarmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS System

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Dakota 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Garmin Dakota 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and size are generally positive. The performance and price also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the screen. Some have doubts about the reliability and maps.

usability, price, performance, size, durability

maps, reliability

80% 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 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

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...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

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....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: anoop (newlaunches.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Dakota 20 Review

 

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.

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

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...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: do14chamberlain (viewpoints.com)

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...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: nigelcorn (viewpoints.com)

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.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Deer Slayer (buydig.com)

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

Sep, 2010
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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
Form Factor:Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
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:Lithium / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA / AA NiMH
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal / Yes
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Type

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

GPS type

Bicycle:N / Y
Motorcycle:N

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Czech Republic / Germany / Italy / No / Switzerland, World / Western Europe
Map storage:Internal storage
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:1
Topographic map: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:0.83 / 0.85
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Live service: No
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
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.17 x 1.3 x 3.94
Geographic coverage:Y
GPS receiver:HotFix / Y
Interface:USB
Internal memory:850

Packaging Content

Batteries included: No
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):20
Battery Technology:Lithium / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA / AA NiMH
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
Form Factor:Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer:No / Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Number of Waypoints:1000
Protection features:Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables:No / Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
Waterproof: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

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