Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
I actually bought the Garrett 250 for my son. We were close during his growing years, but we have had a tough time of it as of late. I thought buying him this detector would be a way of spending time with each other without the awkward moments being sprinkled in. This machine has been a God send. He loves to find old coins and the Garrett never misses one. The built in pinpointer is right on the money every time. I had my concerns that he would have a hard time learning the machine, but the instructions were precise and clearly laid out. He is becoming a pro with the Garrett and wouldn't trade it for anything. I on the other hand, hoped he might need a little help with learning all the bells and whistles, but he's doing great.
The best part aside from seeing the look on his face when he finds something is the time we get to spend traveling to and from the hunt sites. The 250 is a great little, easy to use, and durable machine. I realize that this contest is all about the tech-side of any given metal detector. In the end though, I felt the need to let you know about the human side of the Garrett. This machine was designed for beginners and the more experienced alike. Most people know and can appreciate that fact.
So this letter may not win the DFX E for lack of technical feedback, but that's okay. The Garrett has already made me a winner with my son.