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New Garmin Dakota 10 and 20 Units

The palm-sized navigator combines touchscreen navigation, high-sensitivity GPS with HotFix? satellite prediction, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass and microSD? card slot in one affordable, power-packed punch.

With a 2.6 inch color touchscreen on the Dakota 20. The interface is easy to use, so you don’t get lost through menu’s.

The Dakota 10 and 20 has a built-in 3-axis electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still or not holding the device level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. And with its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix? satellite prediction, Dakota 20 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location.

Fully waterproof, with MicroSD slot for adding detailed Garmin mapping such as Topo Australia, or 5m contours. There is even 850MB of internal memory.

Dakota 20 comes with built-in worldwide basemap, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. Or you can add more maps with Garmin’s wide array of detailed topographic, marine and road maps, available on microSD card.

The Dakota 10 and 20 also supports wireless data transfer between units, for sending waypoints, routes, tracks, and geocaches.

The Dakota 10 will retail for around $310 and the Dakota 20 for $420.

Pictured is the Dakota 20

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