Product Comparison: Fisher Labs F22 vs Garrett Ace 300


General Specifications
Brand
Fisher Labs
Garrett
Model
F22
Ace 300
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.
Garrett has placed big features into the ACE 300—Digital Target ID, better detection abilities, a new audio system, and more—for a price that can’t be beat.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
VLF
VLF
Type
Ground
Ground
Operation Mode
Discriminate
Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Concentric
Concentric
Search Coil Size
9"
7" x 10"
Adjustment Length
Fixed length
40" to 53"
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.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • This detector can be modified with different search coils. Great little machine.
  • These Garrett detectors are well built and its nice that they include the coil cover, headphones and an all weather cover for the display box.
  • It features a larger, water proof search coil, providing greater depth detection up to 12in.
  • I think unless you are an extremely serious detectorist or hunt mostly in water this will meet all needs.
  • This serves my needs quite well as I don't really need the salt water capable features of the Garrett AT Pro.
Size & Weight
Height
22 in.
22 in.
Width
8 in.
11 in.
Depth
5 in.
6 in.
Weight
2.3 lbs.
2.8 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
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • The Garrett Ace 300 is ergonomically designed, light-weight and easy to swing.
  • Came with headphones, cover for electric box, cover for coil, and booklets. So was a great deal!
  • I find the weight of the machine sits a little too forward on my forearm as a result, and I do notice it after swinging for long sessions.
  • I chose the Garrett ACE 300 , it is so accurate and strong and light weight
  • The overall weight is under 3lbs, making it light and easy to carry, even for younger users.
Detection
Operation Frequency
7.69 kHz
8 kHz
Detection Modes
Jewelry, Coins, Artifact, Custom
ZERO-DISC Mode, Jewelry, Custom, Relics, Coins, Pinpoint
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 9 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Sensitivity
10 adjustments
8 adjustments
Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
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.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • I would recommend it for anybody who is just starting out because it has just enough options to make metal detecting enjoyable. I highly recommend for anybody who starting out.
  • I purchased this for a metal detecting course, and found very easy to use right from the start.
  • Very nice unit. I took it out for a few trial runs and it was detecting clearly and consistently on test pieces.
  • If you are new to metal detecting, the Kindle store has a book called "A Digger's Life" which is an introduction into metal detecting.
  • The numerical readout is a great improvement over previous models and the frequency upgrade is nice as well.
Features
Display
LCD screen with backlight
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
4-Tone Audio-ID
3 Audio Tone ID Levels
Target Depth Indicator
Yes
Yes
Digital Target ID
Large 2-Digit, 1-99 Numeric
0 to 99 scale
Water Resistance
Weatherproof
Weatherproof
Extras
Iron Identifier Icon, 20 Levels of Adjustable Volume, Non-Volatile Memory Saves Settings
Camlocks for increased stem stability, Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio, Electronic pinpointing, Notch Discrimination, Coin Depth Indicator
Accessories Included
Batteries, Coil cover, Volume control Garrett ClearSound Easy Stow headphones, ACE Environmental Coverup
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.
Garrett Ace 300 Metal Detector
  • These Garrett detectors are well built and its nice that they include the coil cover, headphones and an all weather cover for the display box.
  • Really like all the features this 300 gives you for the price, including the basic accessories.
  • Very nice, this is my first detector, took me a while to figure out the pinpoint feature you dont just push the button you have to hold it in while you move over the target pretty accurate.
  • The controls are simple and easy to use and the Ace 300 has a digital target ID, letting you know what's underground, before you dig.
Power
Batteries
2 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
5 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.95 $

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