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Garmin Dakota

#1 Post by Redstorm » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:03 pm

GPSGarmin has introduced the Garmin Dakota 10 and Dakota 20 touchscreen handheld GPS units that are going to take up the place in the line as the smaller siblings to the Garmin Oregon.
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Re: Garmin Dakota

#2 Post by turbosnail » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:22 pm

Limpeh starts saving now! :thumbsup:

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Re: Garmin Dakota

#3 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:10 pm

:hungry:
any Vendor can cfirm the arrival of these model to Msia/Sing...
wud like to see the pricetag?? :$gone:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=30925
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=30926
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Re: Garmin Dakota

#4 Post by dvpro » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:55 pm

The overall size & weight (5.5x10x3.3cm, 191.4g) are not much different compared to Oregon series (5.8x11.4x3.5cm, 192.7g), however the screen size and resolution differ quite a bit (Dakota: 3.6x5.5cm, 160x240pixels vs. Oregon: 3.8x6.3cm, 240x400pixels).
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Re: Garmin Dakota

#5 Post by ara_ffat » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:01 pm

so called baby oregon is here..
going to try it to map around KL.. 8-) \:D/
the best review can be read from here -->
http://www.gpsfix.net/gamin-dakota-20-f ... pressions/
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Re: Garmin Dakota

#6 Post by ara_ffat » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:17 am

anybody who just bought this unit can check ur unit software version updates via webupdater or mygarmin site.

Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.20:
Added LKS92 map datum
Added support for GPS firmware 3.70
Added support for GPI routes
Improved compass responsiveness
Fixed issue where multiple GB Discoverer maps would not draw
Fixed issue where track names could not be changed and deleted tracks would not be updated in GPX files.
Fixed issue where CDI (Course) mode compass did not show intermediate compass values between North and East
Fixed issue with address wizard not searching in the correct city
Fixed user heading setting for mils so that all applicable headings are displayed with the correct heading format
Fixed potential issue during power on.

cheers & have fun. 8-)
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Re: Garmin Dakota

#7 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:19 pm

just got back my Dakota after small glitch... :prayer: anyway there are already two updates since the last one.. \:D/

Garmin Dakota Software Update 2.4
Another quick release from Garmin on 26th Nov on all "state" GPSs. Run Webupdater to pick up the new software.

* Added profile support for Garmin Custom Maps
* Fixed lockup while using GB Discoverer maps
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download ... sp?id=4527


Garmin Dakota Software Update 2.3
Garmin Custom Maps support shows up officially on the Dakota:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download ... sp?id=4527

Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30:
* Added support for Garmin Custom Maps
* Improved along road routing performance
* Increased data field font sizes

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Re: Garmin Dakota

#8 Post by ara_ffat » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:50 pm

latest update dated 14 Jan and 29 Jan

Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.60:

* Increased the map drawing range to allow maps to draw farther south.
* Corrected issue with route line sometimes not drawing.
* Corrected issues with marine POI.
* Corrected issues with GB Discoverer maps.
* Corrected issue with project waypoint bearing sometimes not showing the input value.

Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:

* Added ability to view elevation plot of upcoming active route or currently navigated track in blue.
* Added display of icons to the lists in Where To? > Waypoints and the Geocaching application.
* Added phone numbers when available to POI review pages.
* Added Compass, Stopwatch, Active Geocache, and Elevation Plot dashboard options.
* Introduced dashboard options to the Compass and Map pages.
* Improved track navigation.Visit http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/trail-tech/ for more information.

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Re: Garmin Dakota

#9 Post by kahuku » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:12 pm

Bro, since Dakota has only 160 x 240 pixels, are u able to install either NT maps or

v4.09 maps :-k

thinking of getting this baby =P~

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Re: Garmin Dakota

#10 Post by dvpro » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:34 pm

Why not, display resolution has nothing to do with NT map readability.
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