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Your time for fun in the outdoors

What's your idea of a fun time outside? Geocaching? Exploring new terrain? Peak bagging? Or hitting the trail for multi-day adventures? Whatever you like, you'll find a use for the Dakota 20 when you shoulder your pack and step outside. This rugged, compact GPS navigator offers touchscreen navigation powered by high-sensitivity GPS with HotFix® satellite prediction, and includes a worldwide basemap to get you started.

Navigate with ease

Dakota 20 boasts a 2.6" color touchscreen display that's easy to read in the sun — and it's built to withstand dust, dirt, water, and hard knocks that are part of the outdoor experience. The easy-to-use interface lets you get on with the task at hand, rather than punching buttons. The Dakota 20 features a sensitive and accurate electronic compass to help you keep your bearings when you're in unfamiliar territory. You can load Garmin's detailed topographic, marine, and road maps to the internal memory when you need more detailed information on the area you're exploring. 

Garmin Dakota 20 Trail GPS

If you're into geocaching, you'll appreciate Dakota 10's paperless geocaching. You can download up to 2,000 caches, with information on terrain, location, and more — no more paper printouts.

Adventure organization

Garmin's BaseCamp™ software — a free download — lets you organize your routes and maps before you begin your trip. You can even create Garmin Adventures to share with friends and family. BaseCamp lets you display topo map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer, including elevation profiles. A BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription lets you transfer satellite images to this Dakota, too. The Dakota's microSD card slot makes it easy to add additional topo maps to the device.

Connect and share

After your trip, make a simple USB connection to your computer and the Internet to get a detailed analysis of your activities with Garmin Connect™. You can check out the metrics from your trip and check out your route using  Google™ Earth. For inspiration, explore routes uploaded from millions of other Garmin users and share your experiences on your favorite social media sites. You can transfer data wirelessly between compatible Garmin devices when you want to share data in the field.

Product Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator
  • worldwide basemap included
  • powered by two AA batteries, with up to 20 hours of battery life
  • waterproof (IPX7 standard)
Navigation features:
  • 2.6" diagonal (160 x 240 pixels) transflective color TFT touchscreen
  • tilt-compensated 3-axis electronic compass
  • 1000 waypoints memory
  • 50 routes memory
  • 200 tracklogs with 10,000 points memory
  • automatic routing on roads
  • custom maps compatible
  • custom POI entry
  • hunting and fishing calendar, sun and moon calendar, and tide tables
  • area calculation
  • Bird's Eye imagery uploading (with subscription)
  • USB interface
  • microSD card slot
  • wireless data transfer to similar units
  • Garmin Connect compatible
  • 850 MB internal memory
Other features and specs:

Garmin Dakota 20 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

1 Review

Love this gadget!

Written by: Weejunbird from Houston, TX on May 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought the Garmin Dakota 20 for Geocaching, to compliment the $10 Geocaching App that I use on my iPhone 5S. It's the first GPS I've bought, and for the price, it has nice features, is easy to use, is a nice compact size, & waterproof. The screen is easy to see in the sun. I have been very pleased with it so far.

Pros: Compact size, bright screen, accurate, easy to use.

Cons: None.