New XP ORX Wireless Metal Detector Comparison Guide

The new XP ORX metal detector was modeled after the world-renowned and top unit, the DEUS from XP Metal Detectors. The ORX is beneficial for MANY detectorists who need a mid-range detector that is stream-lined, easy to use yet powerful in the way of performance.

XP ORX Metal Detector

The two ORX models are very similar; however, you can choose an elliptical or round search coil to be more in-tune with either gold prospecting or coins, relics and jewelry. This all around detector will have you finding valuables quickly with its four pre-set modes; two for gold nuggets and two for coins, jewelry and relics.

Our new guide will help you compare what these two models of XP metal detectors have in common and also what differences make each model unique. See for yourself by taking a read our new guide: XP ORX Wireless Metal Detectors Comparison.

Holiday Shopping for Men? Here’s the BEST Tech Gift!

Metal detectors - perfect gift for that special man in your life!

Metal detectors – perfect gift for that special man in your life!

No idea what to get the man on your holiday list? It is hard to buy gifts for men because they often go out and buy whatever they want. So if you ask, “What would you like for the holidays?” you probably won’t get an exact answer. So what’s a woman to do?  We want to buy our loved one nice gifts. Luckily, there is a fail-safe gift he’ll actually love—a metal detector! Metal detectors can find gold, silver, copper, bronze and more. There is a wealth of treasure buried beneath our feet just waiting to be found!

Make Money and Have Fun with a Metal Detector!

Metal detecting is a hobby, treasure quest and a chance to make money! Intriguing and exciting, hobbyists can easily locate jewelry with precious stones, valuable coins and relics from years ago. The possibilities are endless with a metal detector! Just a few years ago, a couple found millions of dollars in gold coins on their property! Metal detectors are fun & spontaneous, lightweight and easy to use.

Metal detectors are available at all price points: entry-level, mid-range and higher-end. It’s helpful to read an article before deciding on a specific model. For example, if you’re shopping for a beginner, you could read: “Which Metal Detector is Best for You?” From there, you may have identified a Bounty Hunter, Garrett or  Fisher detector you like.

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Metal Detector Reviews Help You Choose the Perfect Model

Reading metal detector reviews are valuable when purchasing a new detector.

Reading metal detector reviews are valuable when purchasing a new detector.

Savvy shoppers rely on product reviews, especially when purchasing a big ticket item or an unfamiliar product. If you are buying a metal detector as a holiday gift this season, be sure to read a few metal detector reviews. This will give you an idea of a specific model’s features and capabilities. Before searching metal detector reviews, you should know the type of detector you’re looking for: entry-level, mid-range or higher-end; or a specific type of unit, such as a gold detector. Then, read a few relevant articles in our Learning Library, which also list popular models. For example, if you’re shopping for a beginner, you could read: “Which Metal Detector is Best for You?” From there, you may have identified a Bounty Hunter, Garrett and Fisher detector you’re interested in. Then, visit our  Field Test and Review section to read model-specific reviews. These in-depth metal detector reviews talk about features & specs, metal detector controls and field tests. Also, on each product page (right below the model name), you will see a star rating and a link to all of our “user reviews.” These are honest metal detector reviews from customers who have already bought and used this model.

Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions—we are happy to help you make the right decision. Happy holidays!

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Fisher F22 Metal Detector Video Review

“The new Fisher F22 is perfect for hunting in the toughest weather conditions … intuitive menu structure and turn-on-and-go design – perfect for users at all levels!” – Daniel Bernzweig of Detector Electronics Corp.

Last week we got out with the new Fisher F22 metal detector from Fisher Metal Detectors. To show you some real conditions, we went out metal detecting while it was raining to give this new weatherproof detector a true field test. This middle model in Fisher’s newest “F” series line-up offers quite a few features for the price. This well equipped mid level detector has a street price of just $229. We believe this unit offers exceptional features and value at an aggressive price.

Oops! Dropped it in the Water – Fisher F22 Metal Detector Field Test Review Video:

Daniel Bernzweig of Detector Electronics Corp. said “The new Fisher F22 is perfect for hunting in the toughest weather conditions. This model is clearly one of the most cost effective weatherproof machine available today.” He also said “We were impressed with the intuitive menu structure and turn-on-and-go design – perfect for users at all levels!”

F22 Weatherproof Metal Detector Features

This new model offers four modes of operation: Jewelry, Coin, Artifact and Custom. Above the F22 is the Fisher F44 and below it is the Fisher F11 metal detector models. If you are ready to take a next step up or are looking for a well featured weatherproof model, you will not find a model with more features for your dollar. The well thought out 9 segment visual target identification display is easy to read. With this feature, you can easily identify and separate junk targets from treasure. Four tone target identification allows you to hear what’s in the ground before you retrieve it. With Fishers’ patented adjustable iron audio feature, you will be picking out good targets from even the most trash infested locations!

Identify your targets with the large 2 digit target identification scale that goes from 1-99. This fully weatherproof detector model weighs just 2.3 pounds and operates on just two AA batteries. This model features a 9-Inch triangulated concentric search coil. 10 levels of adjustable sensitivity let you precisely tune this machine to your style of metal detecting. Like all Fisher metal detectors, the F22 is covered by a 5 year warranty.

Complete details on the Fisher F22 model are shown on our Fisher F22 Metal Detector product page. You will find videos, a complete product catalog and specification sheet and more on this page. Be sure to contact one of our product specialists for help in choosing the best metal detector model for your needs.


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Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker Metal Detector Review

Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker is one of the best metal detectors for kids as it's easy to use and powerful enough to find hidden treasures.

For a child 8 and under there’s no better metal detector than the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker. While older children are big enough to use an adult metal detector with an adjustable arm, most children 8 and younger still need something smaller and lighter weight. That’s where the Junior Treasure Tracker comes in. We reviewed this detector over a year ago and thought we should take another look since it is one of the most popular kids detectors and there have also been new reviews submitted by customers.

Many metal detectors made for younger children sacrifice quality for a lower price tag. This is unfortunate though as lower quality machines often make metal detecting hard for children because they don’t have the features that are necessary to actually find treasure. The Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker is the opposite of all this though. It’s a child sized metal detector (the adjustable search pole extends to 27 inches and the metal detector weighs less than 2 lbs.) with a set of features you’d find on any other basic hobby detector made for adults.

The Junior Treasure Tracker also comes equipped with a 6.5 inch, water resistant search coil that’s able to find coin sized treasure upwards of 5 to 6 inches deep! Most metal detectors for kids can’t come close to this type of depth. With easy to distinguish audio tone this VLF (very low frequency) metal detector also helps kids zero in on their treasures while leaving behind trash.

Of course with children in mind the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker was designed to be easy to use as well. With a very simple interface and just two dial controls (1. Power/sensitivity and 2. Discrimination also known as Trash Elimination) children can focus on the fun of finding treasure instead of the technical aspects of running their cutting edge metal detector.

Now, let’s take a minute and read through some customer reviews we’ve received from people who have purchased the Junior Treasure Tracker to share the hobby of metal detecting with a child in their lives and see what they have to say about the machine.

D Keenan wrote These guys [] know their stuff and are a huge help deciding what is the best deal and product. I bought the Bounty Hunter Jr and an adult metal detector. Great family fun for Granddaughter and Grandson. Thank you!!

Picture of the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker Metal Detector controls

One of the reasons why the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker metal detector is popular with kids is due to the controls being so easy to use.

Katie S writes – I bought 2 metal detectors for 2 of my grandsons, ages 4 and 6. They had been going on “treasure adventures” with their Dad for several months before getting these. Having their own has just made the adventure that much better ….

Scott B shares – I got this for my 6 year old daughter. I cannot believe how well it works. She is finding all kinds of stuff. I even used it to find a lost key ring and it found it ….

Parents and kids alike are happy with the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker. So, if you’re looking for a kids metal detector, be sure to fully review the Junior Treasure Tracker before making your purchase. While children’s metal detectors need to be easy to use and small, they don’t have to sacrifice quality to provide these other features. The Junior Treasure Tracker has combined an excellent machine into a child’s sized package for a complete kids metal detector that’s fun to use and actually finds a lot of treasure! For additional information visit our Bounty Hunter Junior product page. You can view additional stats, read the full manual, and more. Then you’ll see the difference between those other metal detectors for children and the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker!


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Makro deephunter Metal Detector Review

Makro deephunter mineralized beach comparison

The Makro deephunter offers mineralized beach comparison that allows you to easily find jewelery and coins deep within the sand.

Metal detectorists have dreamed about a true, all around machine for years.  With the creation of the Makro deephunter pro metal detector this dream has finally come true!

Makro deephunter deep search comparison

The Makro deephunter offers deep search comparison that allows you to find things more easily that are buried deep within the ground.

Makro has designed the deephunter metal detector to be adept at finding the widest range of targets possible.  From small coins and gold nuggets to large deeply buried treasures to underground caverns and caves the deephunter can find it all.  In fact, when you use the deephunter metal detector you’ll end up finding targets others have missed because this machine is so unique in it’s capabilities.

For example,  The Makro deephunter can find a 2.9 gram copper coin between 9 and 17 inches underground depending on the search coil used.  At the same time it can also find a 40 inch copper plate at over 10 feet deep!  This truly is a wide range of targets; and the metal detector finds all these treasures at depths no other multi use metal detectors can touch.

The deephunter’s ability to search so deeply in any type of ground conditions is supported in part by the four (4) search coils included with each machine; two (2) for each mode.  Switching between the coils is quick and easy, and provides users with the largest set of search options imaginable; even in highly mineralized soils.  It’s these search coils, coupled with the two distinct operating modes, that give the deephunter

Makro deephunter Metal Detector

The Makro deephunter metal detector is one of the most powerful detectors on the market today that can easily detect things buried deep within the ground.

capabilities that essentially make it two different metal detectors rolled into one.

You might assume that with all of these specialized search capabilities the deephunter is an advanced metal detector and would be difficult to use.  That would be wrong though!  Makro made the deephunter easy to use so that every metal detectorist can enjoy it’s state of the art feature set.  The machine can change between modes with just a flip of a switch.  Additional manual controls include Ground, Depth, Record, Reset, and Scan, along with general buttons like “OK”, “+”, and “-”.

The Makro deephunter metal detector makes target identification and recovery easier as well thanks to the large, color, LCD screen located right on top of the control box.  You can get visuals on everything that’s going on in simple to read, full color graphs including depth readings and a graphic that shows the shape of each target detected.  In addition, while visual alerts are available in Mode 1, Mode 2 provides users with audio alerts.  This way, if there is a preference, the Makro deephunter can meet these needs as well. When the deephunter is first turned on, you may choose either English or Spanish as your operating language.

Users will also surely enjoy the ferrous elimination feature.  Operational in both mode 1 and mode 2, the ferrous elimination feature makes junk metals almost disappear.  As a result, the deephunter is able to make target recovery even more efficient since you aren’t wasting time digging for trash.  With the Makro deephunter, you’ll only be finding treasure.

This metal detector is so unique it’s already stirred conversation including here at  Let’s take a look at one of the customer reviews we’ve received so far.

Mitchell writesI’ve wanted a multi use metal detector for years but never been convinced.  I finally decided to try one when I saw the Makro deephunter.  It’s only been three weeks but

Makro deephunter search

If you need a detector that can seek deep within the ground and be able to distinguish what you're looking for, the Makro deephunter is for you!

it really does anything anywhere!  Thanks for your help and patience on the phone while I was trying to pick the right unit.

As you can see the Makro Deephunter is not like any other metal detector on the market today.  To learn even more about this new machine visit our deephunter product page.  Here you’ll find a full color interactive slideshow, the product catalog, downloadable instruction manual, an informational video, and more in order to help you get the feel for the device and decide if it’s the metal detector that will best meet your individual needs.





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Fisher F4 Metal Detector Review

Fisher F4 Metal Detector

The Fisher F4 Metal Detector offers intuitive controls that allow you to easily find hidden treasures like jewelry, coins and more.

When looking for a VLF (very low frequency) metal detector that’s adept at finding a range of different targets, the Fisher F4 may be just the machine that’s called for.  Suited for finding treasures like relics, jewelry, and coins, the F4 comes with both audio and visual target identification, a large, easy to read LCD screen, as well as a one touch pinpointing feature with depth readout; so once you get your trowel out, you know you’re digging for treasures instead of trash.

The Fisher F4 also provides users with a hands on yet easy to use feature set.  With the option for using either the machine’s auto ground balancing abilities or the manual ground balancing control you’re ready for metal detecting in any soil type.  Then, the user experience is further enhanced with one touch notch, auto tune, and discrimination controls.  With all of these simple, intuitive controls, the Fisher F4 is equipped to give users control over their experience while providing the option for automated settings at the same time.  As a result, regardless of skill level, you’ll have a great time with this metal detector.

Don’t take our word alone though, let’s take a look at some of the Fisher F4 customer reviews we’ve received:

Fred writes – “I’m new to metal detecting, and like most I did a lot of research before I bought. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. The F4 is easy to operate after you stop over thinking it. I have been out three times this week getting to know my new toy, and I’m having a blast. On a side note, Moe at was very helpful when I called after I placed my order. I asked a question on a particular product and he gave his honest opinion, and recommendation, and that’s a hard thing to find now a days, so thanks. You have a customer for life.”

A. Knowles shares – “I bought my Fisher f4 two years ago and I could not ask for more. This F4 has a very deep hunt signal and this dog will hunt worth every penny. It’s easy to use with lots of options to boot. My friend has a top metal detector made by another company and I was following his footsteps. He got mad as anything when I pulled two silver coins and a nice diamond ring up in the path he was on … ”

Fisher F4 Metal Detector Controls

The Fisher F4 metal detector offers a large LCD display that is easy to read and use so you can spot buried treasures in the ground.

As you can see, by designing the F4 the way they did, Fisher has definitely created another excellent metal detector that users of all kinds find versatile, reliable, and easy to use.  You may agree too!  To learn more about the F4 and decide if it’s really the best metal detector for you, visit our Fisher F4 product page.  Here you can access information like machine specifications, the product manual, product videos and more so you can make an informed decision about the metal detector you’d like to buy and head out to successfully find some treasure right away.


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Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector Review

Full Length Picture of the Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector

The Fisher Gold Bug Pro is one of the more advanced gold prospecting metal detectors that can help you find buried gold nuggets.

When looking for a gold prospecting metal detector that has more hands on controls and advanced settings, the Fisher Gold Bug Pro is a machine you won’t want to miss.  If you know anything about the traditional Gold Bug then you know it’s a high quality machine designed and manufactured by an industry leader, that can help you find the smallest gold nuggets even in highly mineralized soil.  Not only that, the Gold Bug is also extremely versatile and can locate other types of targets like relics, and coins as well.  The Gold Bug Pro model takes this high level of functionality and incorporates additional features that more advanced users, as well as those that want to improve their metal detecting skills will really appreciate. The 5 inch search coil is standard on the Gold Bug Pro and for just a bit more, the Gold Bug Pro DP comes with an 11 inch coil instead of the 5 inch.

One of the main things that separates the Gold Bug Pro and the traditional model is the controls.  The Gold Bug Pro offers users the opportunity to utilize a variety of  manual controls including Threshold and Gain, Ground Balance, Discrimination, and Ground to Ground Pinpointing.  All of these manual controls are then integrated into an easy to use interface which allows the Gold Bug Pro to be a nice choice for advanced or intermediate metal detector users along with those newer to the hobby that are looking to advance their skills.

Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector Controls

The Fisher Gold Bug Pro metal detector offers a variety of manual controls that can help you more easily find buried gold, relics and more.

The information provided to you by this metal detector is also of note.  With the Gold Bug Pro, Fisher has designed a machine that can give users valuable information including continuous readouts of the type and amount of soil mineralization you’re dealing with as well as the depth of the target identified all on it’s large, easy to read screen.  This way, you can adjust your settings with greater accuracy and save time with target identification and recovery.

While it seems pretty obvious that this metal detector offers users a lot of nice features most would find enjoyable to say the least, let’s actually hear from some of our customers who have already bought and used the Fisher Gold Bug Pro and see what they say.

Carol and Max share – “We have been metal detecting for quite a few years now but just got our Gold Bug Pro, one for each of us – it’s a nice machine with just the level of control and versatility we were looking for. We are thinking of getting the Gold Bug Pro DP with the 11 inch coil as a back up detector.”

Gabe F. writes – “The Gold Bug Pro actually is great at finding small gold nuggets even in areas with high mineralization.”

We’ve received a lot more positive feedback about this machine as well just like the traditional Gold Bug model; another thing these metal detectors both have in common!  For more information on either model, simply visit our product page.  This is where you’ll find the machine’s instruction manual, a quick overview video and more information like this to help you learn as much as you can about this metal detector and see if it’s the best gold prospecting detector for you.

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer Review

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer works well underwater so you can easily find hidden treasures.

Having a good pinpointer along with you when you’re out metal detecting offers many advantages; including less digging time for more treasure!  If you like to scuba dive with your detector or, are near any type of water really, then a waterproof pinpointer will be most helpful. One of the newest waterproof pinpointers to come onto the market is the Vibra-Quatic 2 from Treasure Products. The Vibra-Quatic is a fully sealed, completely waterproof pinpointer that can function in depths of water up to 100 ft or 30 meters!  While it’s ability to function underwater is an important feature, there are many others as well.  They all come together to help make this an excellent pinpointer to take along with you no matter where your metal detecting journeys take you.

Like the other models in Treasure Products Vibra series, the Vibra-Quatic 2 features Pulse Induction (PI) circuitry.  This means it’s able to function in most conditions, even those with heavy ground mineralization like salt water or black sand, without any extra adjustments.  The Vibra-Quatic 2 is also equipped with a large, 2 inch detection tip for deeper depths and larger target seeking than any of the company’s other pinpointers to date.

In addition to these very useful features, the Vibra-Quatic 2 also offers Treasure Products’ signature “Tilt On/Off” activation, along with a low battery alert, automatic calibration, and, a communication system based on vibrations and pulses of light that even divers with gloves on can detect easily.

Let’s see what actual users have to say about the Vibra-Quatic 2 though.  They’re the best “in field” testers we have after all.

Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer Reviews:

Al Pifran says “Very useful while scuba diving … This pinpointer saves much time in finding things and time is precious during a dive”

Mary  offers “I’m new at Metal Detecting. The Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer was easy to use and surprisingly accurate … ”

Treasure Products Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer Battery Seal

The Vibra-Quatic 2 Pinpointer battery seal protects it so you're able to go treasure hunting deep underwater.

As you can see users agree, this is a highly recommended pinpointer metal detector.  To learn more about the Vibra-Quatic 2 and decide whether it’s the pinpointer for you, visit our product page.  Here you’ll find the instruction manual as well as a very informative video.  In addition you can view the product catalog and some more of the units specifications too.

The Vibra-Quatic 2 pinpointer from Treasure Products is a unique pinpointer and offers all the features you need for successful metal detecting work, in an easy to use, reliable package.  In fact, it will make finding and unearthing your treasure so much easier, you won’t head out without this incredibly useful metal detecting tool ever again.



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Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker Metal Detector Review

Bounty Hunter FastTracker Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter FastTracker metal detector is simple to use and can help you find what you're looking for.

New to metal detecting or looking for a machine for someone who is? The Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker makes an excellent first metal detector for anyone in the family. It’s light-weight, adjustable, easy to use, and allows you to focus on finding treasure as opposed to programming your metal detector.

The Fast Tracker is also a metal detector that can be used in a variety of different locations with little in the way of tuning. Equipped with preset ground balance this metal detector is fun and easy to use; although a manual sensitivity control is included on the machine for even deeper searching capabilities. Once targets are located the metal detector will notify you with it’s two tone audio target identification system. This, coupled with the metal detector’s manual discrimination control will help you distinguish between trash and treasure before you dig to help you save time and energy.

Aside from the two manual controls mentioned, sensitivity and discriminate, the Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker manages all other functions. This makes it easy to use yet still technologically advanced enough to find treasures including jewelry, relics, and coins reliably and in nearly any conditions.

Now, let’s take a look at a few of the many customer reviews we’ve received about the Fast Tracker metal detector so far to help you get an even better picture of this value priced metal detector.

Bounty FastTracker Controls

The controls on the Bounty FastTracker are easy to use and can help you spot buried coins, relics and more buried in the ground.

Creek House writes – “Our yard is at the edge of an old Revolutionary War battleground and encampment. Using the Fast Tracker was fun for my hubby and nephews especially here.”

Ann’s Review – “We bought the metal detector for our 13 year old grandson … He absolutely loves it and has used it every weekend at the beach and in our yard.”

As you can see the Fast Tracker is a metal detector that kids, adults and beginners alike will find useful and simple to operate so the focus is on the fun of treasure hunting the whole time. If you’re interested in finding more information about this metal detector, visit our Bounty Hunter Fast Tracker product details page. Here you’ll find items like machine specifications, the full product manual, and an informational video, all to assist you in finding the best metal detector for your situation.


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