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 (88 votes)
Pros: Best detector in its price range, Garret's high end electronics in a light weight package. A good beach detector with great depth ability.
Cons: Some complaints about it being to technical for a beginner, but that is hard to see given it's presets that are ready to go detecting.

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The Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector is a entry level detector that pack a punch with upper end electronics and a light package that will not set your wallet on fire. The control panel has a visual 8 segment target id display for help in discriminating specific targets such as iron, foil, nickel, dimes and so on. The visual ids are double digit numbers that relate to a specific type of metals and displays on the control panel when over a detected target. The coil comes standard as 8 inches and is water proof making it usable in the surf on the beach. The speaker has four tones to help the user audibly detect the general type or metal in the search field under the coil. All in all a great entry level detector.

  • Electronic Pinpointing: to precisely locate target and speed recovery
  • Accept/Reject Discrimination: to modify discrimination patterns
  • Five Search Modes: select pre-set discrimination pattern or create your own
  • Continuous Coin Depth Indicator: to determine target depth
  • Battery Condition Indicator: shows battery life continually
  • Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils: are available
  • Expanded Target ID Legend: easy-to-read above large LCD screen
  • Pushbutton Controls: with One-Touch operation
  • Other features: 3-piece travel/storage, disassembles to 24"; adjustable
    arm cuff; quarter-inch (1/4") size headphone jack.

Search Modes (Discrimination Patterns): 5 plus electronic pinpointing

  • All Metal (Zero)
  • Jewelry
  • Custom
  • Relics
  • Coins
  • Pinpoint

Target ID Cursor Segments 12
Iron Discrimination Segments 2
Accept/Reject Discrimination YES
Search Modes 5 (plus Pinpoint)
Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments 8
Electronic Pinpointing YES
Frequency 6.5 kHz
Audio Tone ID Levels 3
Standard Searchcoi 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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