Score Card
  • Performance & Usability
  • Electrical/Digital Features
  • Depth Detection
  • Target Identification
  • Price Point
  • Battery Life
  • Weight and Balance
  • Warranty and Support
User Rating: 0.1 (74 votes)
Pros: Would make for a good beach metal detector, easy to use, good depth detection in a variety of terrains. If you are serious about learning the art of metal detecting, this metal detector would be a great start.
Cons: Lacks automatic ground balance and a pinpointer, seems a little flimsy.

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The Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector is very simple to use. It has 3 modes of detection (all metal, jewelry and coins) for hobbyist who prefer discrimination. But, the Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector will also show all metals detected with a alternate block cursor on its heads up display. This is a nice touch. It does lack automatic ground balancing so sensitivity of the detector will need to be tuned manually. It also lacks a pinpointer so a little time is required to get used to the signal origins of targets detected. These two features are a nice to have for entry level hobbyist but not as necessary when experience is gained.

The unit itself feels a little flimsy but as far as we can tell it will take its beating and continue to perform. As we have experienced with most metal detectors at this price point, the depth detection indicator is useless but I suppose Garrett includes the feature for marketing purposes.

The Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector performs very well in dry sand and does quite well with its standard water proof coil in wet sand and shallow water. This means that hobbyist looking to spend some time digging on the beach will not be disappointed.

The Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector would make a great metal detector to learn on and a great age 9+ kids metal detector. However, those who continue on with the hobby, will eventually out grow this metal detector.

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Key Features

  • Coin Depth Indicator to determine target depth
  • Low Battery Indicator: icon remains on when batteries become weak
  • Headphone Jack: quarter-inch (1/4") size
  • Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils: are available
  • Large LCD Screen with easy-to-read Target ID Legend
  • Pushbutton Controls: with One-Touch operation
  • 3-piece Travel/Storage: disassembles to 24"
  • Adjustable Arm Cuff

Search Modes (Discrimination Patterns): 3

  • All Metal (Zero)
  • Jewelry
  • Coins

Target ID Cursor Segments 5
Iron Discrimination Segments 1
Accept/Reject Discrimination NO
Search Modes 3
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments 4
Electronic Pinpointing NO
Frequency 6.5 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels 3
Standard Search Coil 6.5" x 9" PROformance™
Length (Adjustable) 42" to 51" (1.06m - 1.29m)
Total Weight 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kgs.)
Batteries 4 AA (included)
Warranty 2 Year, Limited Parts/Labor

Company Information:
Garrett Electronics, Inc.
Hobby Division
Division de Pasatiempo
1881 W. State St.
Garland, TX 75042

Telephone: 1-972-494-6151 (International)
Toll Free: 1-800-527-4011 (USA/Canada only)
Fax: 1-972-494-1881

Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM M-F CST

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