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Garmin Streetpilot C510

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 110 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Aug 17, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 490958 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Streetpilot C510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Garmin Streetpilot C510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but the reliability and performance get critical opinions.

usability, price, screen, size

performance, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin StreetPilot C510 Touch Screen Navigation System With UK MappingGarmin StreetPilot C510 Touch Screen Navigation System With UK Mapping

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Streetpilot C510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Garmin Streetpilot C510 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2018

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Garmin StreetPilot c510 Automotive Navigation GPS Review


Garmin has been designing GPS equipment since 1990 - which is a considerable timeframe for the relatively new GPS consumer market. Still seeking to expand their product line, Garmin is planning to move into marine GPS systems with their recent purchase...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Garmin StreetPilot c510


Prices of in-car GPS units continue to slide, thanks to an influx of basic, budget offerings that still provide all the functionality most users need....

Value for money, text-to-speech technology, large touch screen

Sunlight glare affects display, odd order of address searches, bulky design

The StreetPilot c510 is a solid budget offering, and has a few features that are usually reserved for more expensive models.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Siddharth Raja (

Garmin StreetPilot c510


Garmin's reasonably priced c510 GPS navigator uses text-to-speech technology and the latest SiRF starIII GPS receivers.

Excellent screen ; Quick and accurate route calculation ; Text-to-speech

Small icons are difficult to press ; Poor online support

When driving along we did notice instructions come out too slowly, often with the direction still being read out during the actual turn. Sound from the inbuilt speakers is very good, with voice prompts coming out loud and clear even at low volumes. The...

Feb, 2007

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It is easy to use, user friendly


I admit I did not buy the Garmin c510 it was a promotion I recieved when I bought several Garmin aviation GPS units for a few airplanes. I have never owned a Lraod type GPS before. I have to say I was very impressed. It is easy to use, user friendly....

Aug, 2007

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Garmin StreetPilot c510


Idiot proof.important things are visability and hearing it..seems about as good as and "cant get there from here tecknology is"

most things very good.good Garmin qualiy

none serious

Dec, 2008

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Garmin StreetPilot c510


Excellent user friendly device. Simple to use for first timers!

Clear voice and clear maps displayed. Quick recalculation when you've changed your mind

Tells you to turn a little too close to corner

Dec, 2007

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Garmin StreetPilot c510


Have found this a very good unit for the price esp. with text to speech. Too bulky to remove fr. car and carry round.

Nov, 2007

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Garmin StreetPilot c510


Is the 2nd gps i've owned and very happy with it

Quick satelite pickup ; easy to use

Bulky unit ; would like it to have displayed which way the next turn is (not have to touch turn in button to see it) ,not just how far it is

Oct, 2007

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Garmin StreetPilot c510


This C510 does not have bluetooth connection

pretty accurate, cool options (change car style and more) Text to Speech

abit too bulky to carry with you

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Garmin StreetPilot c510


First GPS i've ever bought and glad I did the research on it! Very Happy!

Ease of use and also to update. Just plug and away you go. Clear screen, quick response to touch and clear voice commands

Not ideal for walking around with as its a little too bulky

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Talk about simple. The portable StreetPilot c510 comes ready-to-go right out of the box with preloaded maps and plenty of options. This navigator delivers the same, easy-to-use, affordable navigation with many enhancements like optional FM TMC traffic alerts, plus much more. High-sensitivity GPS receive provides faster acquisition times and maintains signal under heavy foliage and near city skyscrapers. Automotive-grade, sunlight-readable, anti-glare display makes it easier to see where you're going. Streamlined design creates a slimmer, more refined shape. Configurable vehicle icons allow you to select a fun, customized car-shaped icon that displays when autorouting. Garmin Lock anti-theft feature that disables the unit from performing any functions until you type in a specific 4-digit PIN or take the unit to a predetermined location. The StreetPilot c510 "deluxe" package includes one of nine pre-programmed European map regions and a DVD-ROM with fully unlocked European map coverage. This deluxe version also includes, an integrated traffic receiver which notifies you of traffic, construction and weather delays and automatically suggests alternative routes.


Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.6"
Diagonal Size (metric):9.1 cm
Resolution:320 x 240


RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3.5
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display size (HxV):2.8 x 2.1
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.8 x 2.1
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - cold:38
Acquisition times - warm:1
Channels quantity:20
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Software

Maps Included:Alps/Alps / Europe/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Speed/Speed / TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation:No / Yes
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking):No / Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No


Model:C510/C510 Deluxe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot


Map view options:3D


Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: Yes
Speed limits: No


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 60

Other Features

Antenna Type:External
Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:SiRF StarIII / SiRFstar III
Interface:USB 2.0


Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Calculator: No
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:500
World travel clock: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.24 / 2.83 / 3.23
Height:2.2 / 3.19 / 3.23
Weight:8.99 / 9.49
Width:4.41 / 4.45