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Updating Your Nokta Makro Simplex+


Once you have purchased your Nokta Makro Simplex+, you can verify which version of the operating system your detector currently has installed. This can be found on the bottom left hand corner of the screen once you turn the detector on.

To update your Nokta Makro Simplex

Follow the steps below to update your Nokta Makro Simplex

  1. Go to the website:
  2. Select the most recent update.
  3. The update will automatically begin to download to your computer. Save the update to your desktop.
  4. Run the detectorupdatesetup.exe file and install the update tool.
  5. Run the Nokta Update tool by selecting the new icon on your computer’s desktop.
  6. Select the Simplex from the drop down menu.
  7. Follow the prompts on the screen.
  8. Be sure to plug in your charging cable to the detector and the USB on your computer when prompted.
    *If you experience any issues opening the setup file, please disable all antivirus programs on your PC.


Register your detector with Nokta Makro as soon as you get it. Follow the instructions on the warranty card included. By registering your detector, you will also be notified when there is a software update.

Nokta Makro Simplex

The Simplex is a simple, easy-to-use detector. It has an auto ground balancing and four preset search modes, including a beach mode. Includes an 11-inch search coil. The Simplex is fully submersible up to 10 ft. and has great lighting for nighttime and underwater use. It has great discrimination between metals. Features VLF technology.

  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Frequency: 12 kHz
  • Waterproof: Fully submersible up to 10 ft.
  • Warranty: Yes
Our Rating
Ease of Use
Weight and Balance
Bang for Your Buck
Battery Life
  • Turn on and go
  • No false signals
  • Lightweight and well-balanced
  • Very basic (no bells or whistles)
  • Large coil
  • Tones can seem amateur
What Our Customers Say
  • I recently tested the Simplex in an area where I have been detecting for the past three years. Without adjusting any of the settings, I took it out of the box, turned it on, plugged in the headphones and started detecting. The Simplex has an 11” coil, and I wasn’t expecting it to pick up much at this particular park because there is a lot of junk. I was very surprised at how clearly I could hear signals between trash. Within just a few hours, I found a wheat penny, a railroad spike and a brass buckle from the early 20th century. The buckle was buried 8 inches down. I have tendonitis in my elbow and swinging a detector for hours usually hurts, but after detecting for 3.5 hours, I had no issues whatsoever. This no-frills detector is an overachiever. - Carolyn Harwick
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About The Author
Jenna is new to the metal detecting community. Although new to the hobby, her passion for exploring and outdoor adventure has been a lifelong interest.