Garrett is an American manufacturer of both ground and handheld metal detectors. Founded in 1964, Garrett has been recognized by all treasure hunters. Now this company is considered a leading manufacturer of metal detection devices. After all, the founder of the company Charles L. Garrett was a fan of the search, which was manifested not only in his hobby – the search for treasures and jewelry but also in work. It is worth noting that this distinguished engineer participated in the NASA space program, and even participated in the development of electronics for the first moon expeditions.

He began experimenting with his knowledge of electronics, working on his idea in the garage. And the next year, 1965, armed with a thousand dollars and the approval of his wife, Charles made 25 pieces of his metal detectors.

For five years, Garrett has become a corporation. Charles believed that the most important aspect of his activity was the development of the industry and the continuous improvement of his devices. Garrett buys patents and keeps up with new technologies. Garrett detectors were the first to use computer chips in metal detectors back in 1982. Old devices and soles were not suitable for new Garrett metal detectors with the function of metal discrimination. This breakthrough has made the corporation a recognized leader in its field.

Top 5 Garrett Detectors

Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

 Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector

Garrett AT Pro is a mixture of the latest Garrett technology and experience. The optimal solution for using the telescopic boom that accompanies us throughout the Garrett line has pleased us again. The already familiar 3-element rod, or rather the upper static and lower sliding, is the basis of the metal detector. Due to this, the device is very mobile. It takes several minutes to assemble or disassemble it.

Standard latches on springs connect the rods to each other, creating a one-piece design. It is worth noting that the developers took a step to the side, painting the metal detector in black. This gave it a certain aggressiveness and solidity.

The control unit of the metal detector is not as simple as it seems at first glance. There is nothing superfluous on it, in terms of latches, mounts, etc. It is made integrally and protected with rubberized gaskets. Even batteries are tightly sealed. This level of moisture resistance allows you to immerse the detector to a depth of 3 meters.

Pros

  • Consumes low power
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • High budget device

Garrett AT Max Metal Detector

 Garrett AT Max Metal Detector

Garrett AT MAX refers to a multifunctional search technique that can work in various environments, that is, as a ground detector, performing searches on land and also underwater, descending to a depth of three meters. The device is intended for experienced users and meets all modern requirements of treasure hunting.

The Garrett metal detector also features the discrimination system, ground balance adjustment, and threshold tone option (improved). Wireless communication has been introduced, allowing you to use wireless headphones through the built-in Z-Link audio transmitter.

According to the Garrett AT MAX reviews, it is perfect for any search conditions, both in open areas and in cramped conditions, as well as for places with high humidity.

Pros

  • Includes backlight for better visibility
  • Adjustable frequency

Cons

  • May be too expensive

Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector

Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector

The Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector has discrimination; that is, it can distinguish ferrous metals from non-ferrous.

For more convenient work, there are standard search modes: metals, jewelry, user mode, relics, and coins. This is very convenient for beginners as well as to save time when setting up the device.

Sifting out a certain type of metal is also not a problem; for this, there is a discrimination scale and Target ID. The latter, in turn, determines the type of metal of the detected object on a scale.

For a more accurate search for objects, there is a PinPoint mode, which allows you to determine the center of the subject. Do not forget about such a characteristic as sensitivity. This parameter is very important when setting up a metal detector, or rather, detuning from the ground and present interference. There is also a scale of approximate depth on which there are coins or other objects in the ground.

Pros

  • Indicates all targets on the field
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Takes time to find out what all the beep sounds are about

Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector

The Garrett ACE 400 metal detector has acquired additional functionality that allows you to increase the technical potential of the device.

Increased Search Frequency. It is not strange, but the new model received a very decent “bonus” in the form of an increased search frequency. Instead of 8.25 kHz, the Garrett 400 runs at 10 kHz! Now your device will be still sensitive to small objects, as well as coins on the edge.

Iron Audio Function. This function allows you to activate the alarm of ferrous metals in discrimination mode. Thanks to this function, it is possible to separate the metal “garbage” from good finds. The function is actively used in Garrett AT PRO devices.

VDI number (Target ID). The digital identifier is a major change in the new line of Garrett metal detectors for sale. This feature is present in all models and is the highlight of these devices. VDI number allows you to more accurately determine the type of metal, thereby simplifying the process of screening unnecessary items.

Pros

  • Digital target ID
  • Allows you to go into deep searching

Cons

  • Complicated manual for all the mentioned features

Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector

 Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector

The Garrett ACE 300 metal detector is a novelty from the Garrett company, or rather an updated version of the well-known Garrett Ace 250 metal detector. The quality and reliability of ACE were complemented by new features and updates.

All innovations were collected from the wishes, comments and Garrett metal detector reviews of users, as well as justified by the requirements of modern metal detectors. To buy Garrett ACE 300 – means to master the latest technological developments that will bring results in the search.

Instead of the old 6.5×9″ Garrett ACE 300 received a new, larger coil size of 7×10″. This will increase the capture radius and, accordingly, the detection depth of the metal detector.

Pros

  • Greater search depths
  • Large coil

Cons

  • A little bit heavy

Brand Guide

Where Can I Buy a Garrett Metal Detector?

As a rule, metal detectors are sold in special shops, via official distributor website or the online shop.

Usually, treasure hunters tend to buy new detectors through online retailers as far as only their they can read out all the reviews and obtain necessary and true information about each product.

However, there is always an option to buy metal detector from the official site of the manufacturer and via Amazon.

Where Can I Repair a Garrett Metal Detector?

In order that you do not have to spend your time on solving the questions “Where to repair the metal detector?”, “Where to perform high-quality diagnostics and replacement of the necessary parts?” we recommend buying official devices.

The official service center “Garrett” provides warranty and post-warranty support for official devices. A complete list of original spare parts required for repair is always available.

Service center “Garrett” offers all types of repairs:

  • Display replacement for all Garrett appliances
  • Coil balancing
  • Replacing the coil cable
  • Repair, replacement of headphone jacks, coils
  • Repair of mechanical damage
  • Housing replacement
  • Replacing buttons, keyboards and other controls
  • Repair of burned (polarity reversal or short circuit) devices
  • Prevention (internal cleaning of the control unit from dirt, dust, oxides)
  • as well as repair of other malfunctions that have occurred

Where Can I Buy Parts for Garrett Metal Detector?

Garrett Corporation has developed with the times and has always responded to customer requests. Therefore, releasing devices for finding metal in the ground and for checking people, it went further and began to produce related products.

Today, this company offers more than 200 Garrett metal detector parts and components for the devices. It produces: headphones, coils, sensors, screws, washers, a battery holder, armrests and others. These parts have increased strength, reliability of small structures, convenience, and are a necessary attribute of each metal detector.

To purchase, use the online shopping cart site or call the phone number listed in the corner of this page. You can find out the payment and delivery methods in the “How to Order” section. If you have additional questions about functionality, how Garrett metal detectors work, for accessories and related products, use the on-screen communication option or send a message to us by email. Our staff will contact you, advise and help you make your choice.

Garrett vs Bounty Hunter

To determine which is better to buy we took two average representatives: Garrett ACE 150 and Bounty Hunter Tracker IV.

Concerning Bounty detector, we found the coins in the separation mode not deeply 5-7 cm, without separation in the “All metal” mode we find deeper signals, but we have to dig with nails. We are very pleased with the device, the price-quality ratio is fantastic.

What about ACE 150 it is for beginners only! An excellent device for traveling out of town to places where there is no garbage. After the purchase, put on it immediately no tornado, since the depth of detection of objects with a standard coil will not please.

Garrett Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Simplicity (assembled and immediately into battle) will be mastered even by a child, price / quality
  • The speaker is very loud (this is important if you work near the road or near the water)
  • Good tone separation
  • Decent sniper coil in the kit
  • The ability to put large and high-quality coils without huge costs.

Cons

  • There is no volume control, often rusty iron rings like a color-metal
  • If you dig with the sectors turned off, the depth decreases (by 15-20 percent)
  • Unfortunately there is no moisture protection, the tone separation is good but there is no polyphony.

Bounty Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Affordable price.
  • In the separation mode, the nails and the wire are cut off.
  • Ideal for searching ferrous metal.
  • “Sensitivity” can be adjusted on the ground – lower sensitivity on stone soil.
  • The coil is waterproof (not non-waterproof). It works on dew and after light rain. The unit is not protected from water; you can wrap it in a transparent bag.

Cons

  • You need to buy 2 Kronas of battery and charging is a certain budget. Very pleased with the “GP 170 mah 8.4v”. Take charge so that two can be charged at the same time
  • The arrow did not understand how to determine the metal, the sound (“Tone” mode) more or less possible

Garrett vs Fisher

Metal detectors Fisher F2 and Garrett ACE 250. Two leaders in the class of low-cost metal detectors. Choosing an inexpensive metal detector, most often the choice dwells on these detectors. And each of them has pros and cons.

Both metal detectors are American manufacturers, both are inexpensive. But the price of Fisher F2 is slightly lower than that of the competitor Garrett ACE 250. Both Fisher F2 and Garrett ACE 250 work on the principle of selective discrimination. Metals are divided into segments (graphical scale), and you can either enable or exclude any of the segments. A set of included segments forms a search mask with a metal detector. Thus, when a find falls into the mask, the metal detector will give an audible response. The metal detector will not respond to the switched-off segment. The Garrett ACE 250 has 5 search masks. 4 factory masks, ready-made and one for creating your own set of segments. Fisher F2 has two search masks.

Garrett Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive and easy to find
  • Self-sufficient universal full-time coil
  • Affordable in terms of power.

Cons

  • All the same full-time coil. For many, the detection depth of the ACE 250 seems insufficient and one always wants more. Fortunately, the choice of reels for the Garrett ACE 250 will always be able to cover any needs.

Fisher Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Simple and reliable
  • Inexpensive in price
  • There is a graphic scale and VDI, you can put a coil with greater depth.

Cons

  • A small full-time coil (does not reveal the full capabilities of the metal detector),
  • Krona power (we would like AA).

Garrett vs White’s

One of the main competitors of the low-cost Garrett ACE 250, is the White’s CoinMaster English detector. If you compare these metal detectors, at first glance the difference is significant. The ACE 250 metal detector has selective discrimination (any segment of the graphic scale can be excluded), CoinMaster sequentially excludes metal groups. The first detector has three tonal responses, the second has only one tone. Nevertheless, these metal detectors are competitors both in price and in search capabilities.

In our opinion, the most significant difference between the Garrett ACE 250 and the White’s CoinMaster is the principle of cutting off unwanted targets. The ACE 250 metal detector allows you to arbitrarily (at least one) to exclude certain types of targets.

For example, with ACE 250 you can configure a search mask such as “black metal (turn on), gold (turn off), copper (turn on), silver (turn off).” Not a practical mask, from the point of view of the value of finds for a metal detector, but the ACE 250 itself has such an opportunity.

The White’s CoinMaster metal detector does not provide such an opportunity; the detector sequentially turns off groups of metals. For example, with CoinMaster you can search in such a mask as “black metal (turn off), gold (turn on), copper (turn on), silver (turn on)”” or “”black metal (turn off), gold (turn off), copper (turn on), silver (include).”

Garrett Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Simple and reliable
  • Inexpensive in price
  • There is a graphic scale and VDI, you can put a coil with greater depth.

Cons

  • A small full-time coil (does not reveal the full capabilities of the metal detector),

White’s Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Classic detector design for ground search
  • S-shaped boom
  • One-piece layout of electronics and controls

Cons

  • In CoinMaster you need to verify the response with visual information on the screen

Matthew C. Garcia

My name is Matthew, and I am a metal detecting nerd. I've been hunting for metal for more than 10 years and now I want to share my experience as well as opinion about devices available on the market today.
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