Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on July 6, 2017):
- I just purchased one of these for my son's 11th birthday. What a gem this is for his first metal detector. The Tracker IV is so easy to use, within just a few minutes after pulling it out of the box, we were searching around the house and found about 15 newer coins in the first hour. One was a dime at about 5". I don't know if I was more surprised by the number of coins in my yard or by how well the Tracker IV was finding them. This little thing is a coin machine. It is extremely lightweight and nimble. The features I like about it are it's simplicity right out of the box, yet it is pretty powerful for the price. It has two knobs, one for sensitivity and one for discrimination level. It also has a toggle switch to move between 3 modes (all-metal, tone discrimination, and regular discrimination). The discrimination works well. I would say that 80% of the time when you think you have a coin, it is a coin. The only things that seem to fool this machine are big pieces of aluminum or pull tabs (if you set the discrimination to still get nickels). This is a common problem with most brands though. In just a few hours of searching a park and an old house, he has found 35 newer coins, a Swiss army knife, and a small silver ring. The only negative thing I would say about it is that the meter really doesn't communicate much information because it always seems to go all the way to the right when it reads a signal. I have recommended the Tracker IV to my family and friends who are looking for a good starter metal detector.