Garrett ACE 250 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on April 8, 2008):
The Ace 250 is OK. The price for it is pretty good, and I like how you can choose the different modes to detect and the discrimination for custom certain types.
I like to hunt for large cents and other coins from the 19th century by using the metal detector at old cottage sites. Another thing I like about it is that the end of the metal detector is able to submerge underwater, so in spring I can search some pretty muddy and desolate areas. One thing that I think you should work on is a metal detector that’s monitor is rain proof.
You should also try to make the metal detector even easier to pinpoint objects in the ground, it's OK the way it is now but it could be better because I think I spend a little too much time digging out my treasures. Another thing that I think should improve is the Identifying section on the top of the screen; when you are searching for something and you hear the metal detector most often the sounds and the dial of identifying section are going on spastic, so I would not be sure to dig it up. Last of all, I would like to say it is amazing how it can be used with just four AA batteries, for as long as 48 hours as I recall, (I might be off by a little) because most other metal detectors from other companies just waste battery power and you have to frequently go out and buy new batteries.
And finally I would recommend this metal detector to the average metal detectorist, but a different one of higher quality might help you out on a more "rugged" adventure say for example some of the catholic sites in Europe.