Garmin: Dakota 20

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A feature-rich GPS for outdoor adventures, the Dakota 20 also includes a barometric altimeter, digital compass, touchscreen navigation and the ability to wirelessly transmit tracks, geocaches, and routes with similar devices. It can accept microSD cards (not included) for additional memory or detailed maps.

Outdoor navigation meets touchscreen simplicity in Garmin's Dakota 20. This rugged, palm-sized navigator combines touchscreen navigation, high-sensitivity GPS with HotFix™ satellite prediction, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass and microSD™ card slot in one affordable, power-packed punch.

Dakota 20 makes outdoor navigation effortless with a tough, sunlight-readable, 2.6 inch color touchscreen display. The interface is easy to use, so you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, Dakota 20 is built to withstand the elements: bumps, dust, dirt and water are no match for this rugged navigator.

Dakota 20 has a built-in 3-axis electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still or not holding the device level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. And with its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix™ satellite prediction, Dakota 20 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons.

Get into paperless geocaching with Dakota 20 by quickly downloading up to 2,000 caches, with information such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description — no more paper print outs and manually entered coordinates. Visit our geocaching pages for more information.

Dakota 20 comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's wide array of detailed topographic, marine and road maps, available on microSD card.

With Dakota 20 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Dakota, Foretrex®, Oregon® and Colorado® users. Now you can send your favorite route or geocache location to a friend easily. Just touch "send" to transfer your information to similar devices.


  • Durable and waterproof
  • Rugged 2.6 inch color touchscreen with an updated design for easier use in sun
  • Includes: Dakota 20, lanyard, USB cable, Owner's Manual on disk and Quick Start Manual
  • Electronic compass is 3 axis and tilt-compensated
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Built in high sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix
  • Built in memory of 850 MB, also has MicroSD slot to accept cards
  • Unit comes with worldwide basemap and has the ability to add maps, along with being able to take MicroSD cards for even more maps
  • Tons of useful information such as the hunt/fish calendar, sun and moon information, tide tables and area calculation built right in
  • Offers unit-to-unit transfer to share data wirelessly with similar units
  • Offers automatic turn by turn routing on roads and is paperless geocaching friendly
  • Can handle up to 1000 waypoints, favorites or locations as well as 50 routes
  • PC requirements: Windows 2000 or newer, minimum of 32 MG of RAM, minimum of 2 MB of free hard drive space, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat Reader software 6.0 or newer
  • Mac requirements: Mac OS X v10.4 or newer, minimim 32 MB of RAM, minimum 2 MB of free hard drive space, CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat Reader software 6.0 or newer
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Dimensions:2.2 x 3.9 x 1.3 in
Display Dimensions:1.43 x 2.15 x in
Display Resolution:160 x 240 pixels
Display Type:Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight:5.25 oz with batteries
Batteries:2 AA (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery Life:20 hours
Waterproof:Yes (IPX7)

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