Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Dakota 10 and 20


UPDATE: Read my hands on Garmin Dakota 20 review. I also have a dedicated Garmin Dakota 10 page.

Rumors have been showing up online for awhile now about a new handheld series, and today it’s official – the touch-screen  Garmin Dakota 10 and Dakota 20 have been announced.

The Dakota series seems to be filling the eTrex niche. They are rated as having a 20 hour battery life (vs. 16 for the Oregon series) and they will not come with pre-loaded detailed maps – only a basemap. Screen size is 2.6” (diagonal) vs. 3” for the Oregon series. Both Dakota models support paperless geocaching, but not Wherigo cartridges. One interesting thing – they both will store up to 200 tracks compared to the Oregon’s 20!

Features found on the Dakota 20, but not the entry level model include:

  • Micro-SD card slot
  • Electronic compass (3-axis)
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Wireless data transfer with compatible units

Availability is listed as 3rd quarter, with prices of $299.99 and $349.99.

Here’s the news release.

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  2. Chris Marion says:

    Love the unit, but sometimes when I go to save a recent track it shuts off. Is there a driver update to fix this?

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