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G1.) What is the Garmin Dakota?
G2.) Where can I find Garmin's Dakota manual?
G3.) Does Garmin have a FAQ or HowTo videos for the Dakota?
G4.) When is the Garmin Dakota going to be available?
G5.) What are the differences between the Garmin Dakota 10 and 20?
G6.) What is the Garmin Dakota 10 Bike and Hike Bundle?
G7.) What should I buy, a Dakota 10 or 20?
G8.) What should I buy, a Dakota 20 or Oregon 300?
G9.) What is the current Software Version for the Garmin Dakota?
G10.) Can I upgrade my Dakota using the software for a different Dakota model?

G1.) What is the Garmin Dakota?


The Dakota is Garmin's low end outdoor touch screen handheld GPS. It is similar in form and function to the recently released Garmin Oregon. Links to Garmin's web page and MSRP are here:

Dakota 10 (010-00781-00): $299
Dakota 20 (010-00781-01): $349

Garmin's press release announcing the Dakota 10 and 20.

GPSFix posts on the Dakota 10 and 20.

Garmin Dakota minisite.

G2.) Where can I find Garmin's Dakota manual?


Dakota User Manual is available here, and the Quick Start Guide is available here.

G3.) Does Garmin have a FAQ or HowTo videos for the Dakota?


Yes, Garmin's FAQ's for the Dakota are available here.

Garmin also has a good set of training videos on how to use your Dakota for different activities.

G4.) When is the Garmin Dakota going to be available?


Most major retailers are listing availability in the second or third week of July 2009.

Amazon has the Dakota 10 and Dakota 20 for shipping now.
Garmin Dakota 10 010-00781-00
Garmin Dakota 20 010-00781-01
Garmin Dakota 10 Bike and Hike 010-00781-10

G5.) What are the differences between the Garmin Dakota 10 and 20?


This is Garmin's comparison matrix.

The Dakota 10 is the lower end unit and does not include the following features found on the Dakota 20:

G6.) What is the Garmin Dakota 10 Bike and Hike Bundle?


It is a $370 package which includes:

G7.) What should I buy, a Dakota 10 or 20?


Coming soon!

G8.) What should I buy, a Dakota 20 or Oregon 300?


Coming soon!

G9.) What is the current Software Version for the Garmin Dakota?


The Software Versions page contains the current version, the history and details about the Dakota software versions.

G10.) Can I upgrade my Dakota using the software for a different Dakota model?


Yes. The Dakota 10 and 20 share the same image. Although Garmin provides separate images for each they are the same file and can be used interchangeably.