These tutorial videos highlight the features of the Dakota, a small but powerful touchscreen handheld that’s perfect for family camping, light hiking and geocaching adventures.


Get to know the Dakota handhelds.

Getting Started

See how easy it is to explore nature with these palm-sized touchscreen navigators.

Acquiring GPS signals

Learn how quickly and easily you can acquire Global Positioning Satellites.

Basic Navigation and Setting Waypoints

Learn the basic steps to navigating with Dakota and how to get the most out of your outdoor adventures.

Navigating to a Destination

Using the “Where to” menu or choosing a point on the map, either way, Dakota makes it easy to get where you want to go.


A fun and rewarding treasure hunt game utilizing GPS coordinates posted by fellow geocachers on the Internet.

How to Share Information Wirelessly

Learn how to wirelessly transmit waypoints, routes, tracks and geocaches with other similar Garmin units.