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Old 09-26-09, 05:01 AM   #1
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Garmin Dakota 10/20 question

I'm not really up to speed with GPS units,, I use a Mavic Wintech and like it,, but sometimes ride in areas I'm not 100% sure of the next left or right,,, saw the newer Dakota 10./20 and was wondering if I use a mapping web site and upload directions,, will this unit give me directions,, next left/right,, like a car type of GPS,,,,,,

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Old 09-26-09, 02:29 PM   #2
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so no help,,, is says turn by turn,,, just want to confirm,,,,,,,
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It only understands the route info from Mapsource. Which means City Select, versus Topo. You'll need to buy the maps additionally. I'd suggest the Dakota 20 personally, that micro-sd slot comes in handy. Turn alert is an audible beep with a display change, not voice like a Nuvi.

You can't just download a Bikely style map from the Internet and put it on the device. Even about the best free maps (Ibycus) don't include routing info.
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Old 09-27-09, 09:58 AM   #4
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Have you looked at the 705? You may be able to get one for the price of the 20.
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Have you looked at the 705? You may be able to get one for the price of the 20.
Dakota 20 is $349 list + the maps. It'll actually do more than the 705 *unless* you need it to talk to a powertap. The fact that it also takes AA's is a plus. The cadence sensor and HR strap if you pay $60 for the pair you've paid too much.So basically for less than $500 for unit, maps and accessories you can do almost all that the 705 can do (barring Powertap) and some things it can't.

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I hear you on the AA's. Did did a search and there are no great deals on the 705 at the moment too. I had an Oregon for a while and was not impressed with the screen. Very hard to read in daylight. Not sure if they have improved that or not. SD slot is a must on these devices. To get one without is like shooting yourself in the foot.
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