Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
It all started one hot muggy night in late July. After spending only 10 minutes figuring out all of the symbols on the huge, clear LCD screen I grabbed a handful of change and and went outside. Once outside I closed my eyes and scattered the change blindly around me. I turned on my brand new Garrett Ace 250 detector and set discrimination low, turned up the sensitivity and choose the "coin" mode from the 5 other mode types. This was done extremely easily thanks to the bold LCD screen and easy to use touch buttons. Swinging my Ace 250 was like holding a cloud thanks to the detector weighing under 5 pounds! After 5 minutes I heard a loud DING from my detector. I looked at the easy to use LCD screen. The little pointer on the screen pointed to 1C at a depth of 4 inches. The Ace 250 has two awesome features that help even the least experienced person find treasures. These are the depth chart and the pinpoint feature.
The depth chart is also LCD and will light up according to how deep the object is. The pinpoint feature allows for a direct location of the object and its so easy to use! All you have to do is swing the Ace 250 in a cross like pattern while holding the pinpoint button. When you are over the object, the detector will emit a loud buzz, indicating that your are over the object. These two features are combined inside the lightweight, easy to use Ace 250 making it one of the best beginner detectors on the market! After I had pinpointed the object in the ground I began digging. After digging roughly 4 inches into the moist summer dirt I hit metal. With my trowel I popped out a 1967 Lincoln cent! I couldn't believe that the first time I used my brand new Ace 250 I found my first coin in roughly 5 minutes. This detector completely blew away my expectations. I never thought I would find something the first time I ever picked up a metal detector, but with the Ace 250's huge LCD screen and helpful pinpointing features it made my first time at detecting so simple!