Metal Detectors Reviews 2017

Ace 250 Metal Detector Review

The Garrett ACE 250 metal detector is a consistent top seller for treasure hunters and it is a good way to get introduced to the world of metal detecting.It is a great metal detector that comes at an affordable price and with so many features to give you good value for the money and to make treasure hunting super easy.

The Garrett ACE 250 metal detector has been around for many years and it is famous for its accurate identification of buried metals as well as the detection of depth at which they are buried.
Both kids and adults can find treasury with the ACE 250 metal detector out of the box with no learning curve and this makes it an ideal one for beginners.

The Garrett 250 metal detector adopts the Touch and Go Technology which means a minimal startup time and an easy set-up of the unit. It is also operated using pushbutton controls and it outperforms most detectors at its price range.

One of the special features of the Ace 250 metal detector is its ability to wade inside shallow waters since its searchcoils are water-proof. For the best output in such situations, however, you’ll only need to increase its sensitivity.



The ACE 250 metal detector is very light in weight for improved mobility, and it feels strong and durable in the hand. To maintain the best comfort over a long period of usage, the grip, as well as the rest portion, is well-padded, and the unit comes with an adjustable arm cuff.


From the available preset modes, you can choose a discrimination pattern in line with what you are searching for and get into hunting almost immediately. Five of the built-in modes are All metal, Jewelry, Coins, Relics, and Custom. The custom option lets you adjust the settings of the metal detector the way you want.


The electronic pinpointing feature works with your selected coin mode and it is a good way to get the accurate location of a treasure before digging. It works by emitting a tone that gets louder as you move closer to your target but quieter as you move away from it. As soon as you get a hit, just reach out to the Pinpoint button with your thumb and hold it down.


The Garrett ACE 250 metal detector is designed with an advanced sensitivity function to detect coins and metals buried as deep as 8 inches into the ground with an accuracy of up to 98%. Choosing the right discrimination setting from the 12 segments can improve the accuracy of the unit in terms of target identification at various depths. You can also increase or decrease the sensitivity of the unit with the “+” and “-” sensitivity buttons on the dashboard.


There is a 10” LCD display screen on the dashboard of the unit to give you visual feedback on battery level, coin depth, sensitivity level, the selected mode, type of metal, amongst others. There is also an audio output port where you can attach your headphones. Even though there is no way to control the volume level of the unit, you can still attach headphones with a volume control to adjust the levels.


The ACE 250 metal detector includes different compatible searchcoils that are interchangeable. They include:

  • Standard Searchcoil
  • 4.5” Super Sniper ACE Sniper Searchcoil
  • 6.5” X 9” Searchcoil
  • 5” X 8” DD submersible Searchcoil
  • 7” X 10” Searchcoil
  • 8.5” X 11” ACE DD Searchcoil
  • 9” X 12” Searchcoil