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Garmin Dakota 10

Product Code: GARD10

Garmin Dakota 10 is the perfect compact handheld GPS system for geocachers, hikers and walkers. Furthermore, the maps can be upgraded for use on foot, on a bike, in a car and on a boat making it a great all-round GPS device.

It has a 2.6 inch diagonal colour touchscreen, is waterproof and includes a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter. The Dakota 10 also supports paperless geocaching, storing up to 2,000 caches.



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The palm-sized Garmin Dakota 20 measures just 55mm wide, 100mm tall and 33mm in depth. This makes it ideal for walking, hiking and geocaching. You can also upgrade this device for use on foot, on a bike, in-car and on a boat.

The Dakota 10 is part of the Garmin Dakota series and includes the following feature:

‣Internal 850MB memory

The Dakota 10 features a sunlight-readable 2.6 inch colour TFT touchscreen. This device is built to be robust, is waterproof to IPX7 standards and has a 20 hour battery life, making it perfect for outdoor adventures and recreational pursuits.

This Garmin handheld device has a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix satellite prediction meaning it will quickly get a GPS connection and maintain this connection in built-up areas and woodland, for example.

As standard the Garmin Dakota 10 comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Whilst these maps can be upgraded using the devices internal memory this cannot be done with microSD cards. If you want microSD capabilities then we recommend buying the Garmin Dakota 20 instead. For example, Topographical or Ordnance Survey maps can be downloaded to the system for hiking, walking or biking. There are also additional City Navigator road maps turning your Dakota 10 in to a car sat nav. Furthermore BlueChart g2 maps can be downloaded for use on the water, providing marine charts.

The Dakota 10 supports paperless geocaching so there is no need for print-outs for each geocache. You can download up to 2,000 caches to the device providing you with details such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description. The built-in memory of the device is 850MB enabling you to store 1000 waypoints, 50 routes and 200 saved tracks.

Also available to buy is the Dakota 20, this system features a built-in 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter. The compass works even when the unit is not held level. The altimeter can calculate altitude and predict changes in weather conditions and the exact altitude, providing vital information during your adventure.

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin Dakota 10 or other handheld GPS related question that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our handheld and Outdoor GPS FAQs for questions from other customers. Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.

Garmin Dakota 10 Features

‣2.6-inch TFT sunlight-readable, colour, touchscreen display
‣Preloaded worldwide basemap
‣Stores 1000 waypoints and 50 routes
‣Provides automatic turn-by-turn directions with optional Vehicle Mount Kit
‣High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception
‣Waterproof standard: IEC 60529 IPX7
‣850MB internal memory
‣Up to 20 hours of battery life, 2 AA; NiMH or Lithium recommended
‣Weighs 148.8grams with batteries
‣USB Interface
‣1 year guarantee.

Map Coverage

Garmin Dakota 10 is preloaded with a Worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Please note: Additional maps on SD cannot be loaded to the Dakota 10. Unlike the Dakota 20, the Dakota 10 does not feature a SD/microSD Card slot, an easy way to add new maps and mapping updates.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin Dakota 10
‣USB cable
‣Owner's manual on CD-Rom
‣Quick start manual

Garmin Dakota 10 Accessories

Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin Dakota 10 handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including Dakota 10 slip case, retractable lanyard, carabiner clip and bike/handlebar mount.

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Garmin Dakota 10 Questions and Answers

Question: How can I get uk maps for my Dakota 10?

Answer: By buying and downloading them from We only sell Garmin maps on SD card, the Dakota 10 does not feature an SD card slot.

Do you have a question about the Garmin Dakota 10? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin Dakota 10 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 160 x 240 pixels, 2.6-inch colour TFT
‣Touchscreen: Yes
‣Waypoints: 1000
‣Routes: 50
‣Track log: 10,000 points, 20 saved tracks
‣Built-in memory: 850MB
‣microSD card: No
‣Electronic compass: No
‣Barometric altimeter: No
‣Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included) up to 20 hours operation
‣Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
‣Dimensions: Width - 55mm, Height - 10mm, Depth - 33mm
‣Weight: 148.8g
‣Guarantee: 1-year

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