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I have the schwaben branded nt510 (currently 25% off at ecs btw). As far as I can tell so far it doesn't have as many 'option' coding functions. But it can register/code new modules. It can do all the adaptations. Register new battery etc. the code reading and reading/clearing of stored codes is excellent.

My 2c is the schwaben/nt510 is more useful long term. If you want stuff like mirror folding or whatever coded just pay someone for a one off coding session. Paying $60/year seems like a waste to me. Plus you can use the schwaben like a basic obd2 scanner on any obd2 car. For basic functions that is handy too.
i'm on the fence and you bring up some good points. My thing is that the carly app actually seems cheaper than the nt510 and has more funtionality right? 60 for the dongle and 60 for the subscription? Is there anything I'm missing?
 

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I actually have both. I'll try putting them through the paces this weekend and let you guys know what I think.
 

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Ok, so I have both a thorough run down today. If all you’re interested in is diagnostics then the NT510 is the way to go. It’s much more thorough and allows you to go into each module that it can communicate with, you can reset maintenance intervals, but it offers no coding options. and you can’t do things like registering a new battery.

The Carly (adapter+app with yearly $60 subscription) will give you generalized diagnostics info, will read and clear codes, reset maintenance intervals, register a new battery. But where it shines is the coding options.

If I could only have one, it’d be the Carly adapter.
 

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Do you have the most recent version or update installed on your Foxwell NT510? As advertised it is supposed to be able to register a new battery. If it, in fact, doesn't work that's good to know. I was leaning towards the NT510 since I don't have that much interest in coding and the $60/year subscription fee makes the Carly much more expensive over the long run.

Description per Amazon:

"ADVANCED FEATURES: Control service interval reset, brake deactivation, ABS module activation, battery registration, oil light service reset, throttle body adjustment, DPF regeneration, CBS condition-based service reset are just a few of the special functions this professional quality scanner can provide."

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019QCG5RE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B019QCG5RE&linkCode=as2&tag=obdspace01-20&linkId=2bc40d3690489e34895f9fa1f3e9dd86
 

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yup, latest version and up to date. I'll look into the menus a bit deeper. It's not as intuitive (easy) to use as the Carly app, you have to do lots of many diving and its very slow. I probably missed it.

about the subscription, you can cancel it at any time. So, if you get all your coding done then just cancel the subscription. I haven't tried using it on anyone else's car, but if you could.... you can charge someone a small fee to offset your cost. If anyone in the North NJ (07047) want to give it a try, let me know.....I'd be happy to meet up and see if it works, or if you just want to see how either one works before you buy.
 

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The nt510/schwaben scan tool 100% can register new batteries. I can screen shot if need be.

For me it's like this:

If you want option coding then Carly is not bad but a cable and software is probably lots more flexible for a fair bit more learning curve.

If you want diagnostics, stored codes, and all the adaptations the nt510 is probably the one.

I couldn't really think of any options I want coded that Carly can do. It can only do fairly basic stuff on the e60m5. Anything I'd likely want would still need a cable and laptop so for me it was a fairly easy choice. At $150 with free shipping from ecs it's not too expensive.
 
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