Garrett Ace 150
Key Features: Coin Depth Indicator to determine target depth
Low Battery Indicator: icon remains on when batteries become weak
Headphone Jack: quarter-inch (1/4") size
Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils: are available
Large LCD Screen with easy-to-read Target ID Legend
Pushbutton Controls: with One-Touch operation
3-piece Travel/Storage: disassembles to 24"
Adjustable Arm Cuff Search Modes (Discrimination Patterns): 3 All Metal (Zero) Jewelry Coins
|Target ID Cursor Segments||5|
|Iron Discrimination Segments||1|
|Audio Tone ID Levels||3|
|Standard Searchcoil||6.5" x 9" PROformance™|
|Length (Adjustable)||42" to 51" (1.06m - 1.29m)|
|Total Weight||2.7 lbs. (1.2 kgs.)|
|Batteries||4 AA (included)|
|Warranty||2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor|
- decent starter metal detector Review by vw_buggsy
Price Value Quality
The only reason I can't rate it higher on value is that I strongly feel that the ace 250 model with the pin pointing ability is the much better value for the very slight increase in price over this 150. I really wish I had gone with that model over this one.
That said, this is a nice solid detector. It's the only one I've used so I can't do any sort of comparisons though. The batteries last a long time in it. The depth indicator and the identification of what it is sensing are not super accurate. I'm a newb at this though and slowly learning how to better interpret what it's trying to tell me.
I've used it in my yard, at the beach, in the woods, and in some fairly heavily mineralized soil up in PA. It self adjusts and seems to work consistently anywhere I've taken it, which I really like as a beginner. It makes it pretty much a turn on and go unit.
So there you go, if I had it to do over I'd go with the 250 as my first detector, however I'm far from disappointed with this one. It's a great unit to start out with if your on a budget or not sure if you'll get into the hobby. (Posted on 11/12/2014)