Product Comparison: Fisher Labs F22 vs Fisher Labs F44


General Specifications
Brand
Fisher Labs
Fisher Labs
Model
F22
F44
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The F22 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use turn-on-and-go metal detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. Fe-Tone adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets.
The F44 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use manual ground balance detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. Fe-Tone® adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
VLF
VLF
Type
Ground
Ground
Operation Mode
Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Concentric
Concentric
Search Coil Size
9"
11"
Adjustment Length
Fixed length
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fisher Labs F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • The coil is waterproof and the control head is water resistant. It has a VDI readout and a depth indicator.
  • The coil is cool for its design, i think its more practical then a circle one, it is alil small but they do sell one bigger but its really expensive.
  • Also, the coil is waterproof - I went down to the creek and scanned along the creek bed, underwater, etc., and it worked beautifully.
  • The oval coil threw me off on the pinpointing at first, but I worked it out. It does everything I expected it to do.
  • This was our families 2nd metal detector. It's the first one we've used for anything other than detecting nails in wood.
Fisher Labs F44 Metal Detector
  • Bought to go detecting with husband, it is great! Have had great experience with product and seller. Highly recommended for first time user like me or advanced user like him.
  • My husband got this and it has become a cool hobby for him, searching for treasure. It has some nice features like a back-lit display screen which makes it simple for you to search in dim lighting.
  • For the price this is a good metal detector. No problems and seems accurate. Didn't find the pot of gold ---- yet!
Size & Weight
Height
22 in.
22 in.
Width
8 in.
8 in.
Depth
5 in.
5 in.
Weight
2.3 lbs.
2.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fisher Labs F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • It is very light weight, it only requires 2 AA batteries, and the VDI readout makes it easy to determine what you are about to find.
  • Works well and is light weight.
  • I like the light weight, and only 2 batteries.
  • It is very light weight but does not feel cheap! T
Fisher Labs F44 Metal Detector
  • Very lightweight. Easy to learn, can't beat the price.
Detection
Operation Frequency
7.69 kHz
7.69 kHz
Detection Modes
Jewelry, Coins, Artifact, Custom
Jewelry, Coins, Artifact, Custom, All-Metal
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 9 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Sensitivity
10 adjustments
20 adjustable levels
Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
Manual
What customers say about "Detection"
Fisher Labs F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • The presets make it easy to sense what might have been detected and the PinPoint (PP) feature has pretty accurate depth perception.
  • If you are looking to get into metal detecting this is a fantastic unit. Very easy to figure out and understand.
  • While it doesn't include advanced features like ground-balancing, I expect that it'll be a while before I feel the need to upgrade.
  • I have found it reacts faster in relic mode than in coin mode. The depth gauge is fairly accurate.
  • The coil is key, in my opinion, and the F22 had a nice, lightweight, narrow coil that improves accuracy, especially discriminating between metals in certain modes.
Fisher Labs F44 Metal Detector
  • It has 10 levels of adjustable sensitivity and 20 levels of volume adjustment that INCLUDES iron audio volume. It's really neat and easy to understand it after you read the manual provided. Iron audio is a relic hunters dream and this detector has it WITH adjustability.
  • F44 is the best detector I have used so far, it's very responsive, light and reliable. I don't have enough words to describe how happy I am :)
Features
Display
LCD screen with backlight
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
4-Tone Audio-ID
4-Tone Audio-ID
Target Depth Indicator
Yes
Yes
Digital Target ID
Large 2-Digit, 1-99 Numeric
Large 2-Digit, 1-99 Numeric
Water Resistance
Weatherproof
Weatherproof
Extras
Iron Identifier Icon, 20 Levels of Adjustable Volume, Non-Volatile Memory Saves Settings
Backlight for Low Light Conditions, Non-Volatile Memory Saves Settings, Iron Identifier Icon
Accessories Included
Batteries
What customers say about "Features"
Fisher Labs F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • It hits on targets even better that I expected and the display is quite accurate at identifying your find before digging.
  • Great display. Battery life is great. He has found a few coins on our property, along with buried metal.
  • I like the 9 segment read on the display rather than pictures of trash targets and coin values.
  • I love the new display, it's very light, easy to operate, has a GREAT 5 year warranty and the best part is that it is affordable.
  • The readout is clear and display is large.
Fisher Labs F44 Metal Detector
  • Love this detector! Just wish I could use it in salt water!
  • It is also weather proof so it won't be hurt by the rain.
  • The Fisher F44 is a dream for people who are not afraid to hunt in bad weather. No more worrying about getting wet while in the middle of nowhere as this thing will handle a torrential downpour and laugh in it's face.
  • It also has adjustable and multiple "notches" meaning you can leap-frog over certain categories on the scale and keep in others.
Power
Batteries
2 AA
2 AA
Battery Indicator
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
399.00 $

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