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Gear Review: Garmin Dakota 20

A bargain GPS
Gear Guide 2010 ESS Garmin Dakota 445x260Garmin Dakota 20 (Courtesy Photo)

When our Colorado tester lost his trail in deep snow, he tapped the color touchscreen and had instant (and dead-on) compass, altitude, and UTM vitals to cross-reference with his paper map. But the truly remarkable thing? This budget-minded, palm-size GPS is $100 cheaper than similar models. 

You can record routes and drop-and-drag GPX files onto the unit from your PC or Mac. Includes a world-wide basemap; U.S. topos are $100 extra. $350; 5 oz.; garmin.com

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