The Garmin 530, as well as the smaller 430, has four basic operating modes to cover navigation, waypoint detail, nearest airports and navaids and auxiliary functions. The 530 has four nav pages, two of which are used a lot for primary information. The default nav page, nav one, has a compass arc at the top, with the present ground track displayed like heading is displayed on a directional gyro or horizontal situation indicator. There's also a digital readout of track and a bearing pointer that does just that-points to the active waypoint. When flying, if I keep the track and the bearing pointer in alignment, presto, the airplane gets where I want it to go.