Product Comparison: Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector vs Garrett Ace 250


General Specifications
Brand
Garrett
Garrett
Model
Ace 150
Ace 250
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Introducing the ALL-NEW Garrett ACE series - not just a new line of detectors, but a new way of thinking. We've taken much of the leading edge technology and well thought-out features from our GTI and GTAx lines and packaged them into the most aggressive, rugged outdoor design in the industry.
Pinpointing with the ACE 250 Pinpointing is one of the most important, but simple to learn, techniques you need when treasure hunting. Knowing how to pinpoint correctly can mean the difference between digging a six-inch hole or a 2-inch plug.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
VLF
VLF
Type
Ground
Ground
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Semi Elliptical
Concentric
Search Coil Size
6.5" x 9"
6.5" x 9"
Adjustment Length
42" to 51"
42" to 51"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector
  • The indication what is being detected is sometimes right and sometimes not and it would be unrealistic to expect more from a coil like this. I am surprised it works as well as it does.
  • The Ace 150 is great for the grandkids because it is so easy to operate and use. It comes with an instruction book and also a instruction CD.
  • I however found that the ease of use simple operation has even keep me busy this summer at the park. I unit is a complete package with a video instruction DVD that makes hunting an enjoyable past time for kids of all ages.
  • The only con I could talk about would be a small coil but it has proven its self time and time again.
  • Mine came with missing parts including the adjustable pipe that connects to the coil .
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • It's a very simple machine compared to the other more expensive models and that's definitely needed for just starting out.
  • Great detector for the money. Very sensitive unite, and great for beginners. It is fun right outta the box.
  • Very sensitive detector. Stock coil is sweet. Detects easily to 6~8 inches, deeper in optimal soil conditions.
  • Coil went bad after only a few uses. The thing pings metal all over the place (including the air). Reset it twice, but nope it's a bad coil. Checked forums about this and it seems like I'm not the only one who has had this problem.
  • The only issues are the plastic coil cover has an extremely tight fit. I had to pry it off with a flat blade. The weather cover comes up short when trying to velcro it together.
Size & Weight
Height
22 in.
22.1 in.
Width
11 in.
11.1 in.
Depth
5 in.
5.2 in.
Weight
2.75 lbs.
2.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector
  • This unit is very light weight so the need to switch arms is rare.
  • It is very light to carry yet very well made. I love it and so do my grandkids.
  • Its light, easy on batteries, easy to use. Hope this review helps you out. Happy hunting!
  • This product is very light, and easy to assemble. My husband was going all around the house last night having a lot of fun with it.
  • I had it operational in no time and was quickly able to locate and discriminate between different types of metal.
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • Detector is very light. Almost comically light. Both me and my wife are able to use it for hours without arm strain or fatigue.
  • Light weight perfect fit for a cruise ship vacation
  • it worked as described is very accurate, light weight and ,so far batteries have lasted. I am glad i chose Garrett.
  • The weight is nicely balanced making it easier to handle all day.
Detection
Operation Frequency
6.5 kHz
6.5 kHz
Detection Modes
All-Metal, Jewelry, Coins
All Metal, Jewelry, Custom, Relics, Coins, Pinpoint
Detection Depth
Big objects: 24 in., Coins: up to 8 in.
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Sensitivity
5 adjustments
8 adjustments
Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
What customers say about "Detection"
Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector
  • Awesome machine works great, fast ship, great price. I can't believe how well it works , I did a test with a couple coins a ring a pull tab and a nail and it was dead accurate on depth and identifying .
  • Great little detector with enough functions/detections for the money, perfect for basic use--just 'putting around'! It does NOT 'eat' the batteries either, a definite plus out in the field.
  • I purchased this to go metal detecting with my friends. I found so far my friend wedding ring that he lost.
  • Very happy with this detector. Once you learn how to use the settings to discriminate junk from treasure, it makes detecting much more fun and profitable.
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • This model was much more sensitive than his previous one, it has settings to filter out metal types so you can narrow down your search.
  • It's got multiple detection modes, has the ability to change sensitivity and discrimination, displays depth of the find and has the various sounds for the types of metals detected.
  • First day I received this amazing tool, I took it out into the backyard just to see if it worked. The first thing I found and dug up was a 1980's McDonald's foil lined ketchup packet 6" deep. This thing WORKS.
  • My favorite feature is the pinpointer. It has saved me lots of digging time.
  • The pinpoint feature works well, but the artifact depth indication is usually inaccurate. Overall, this detector does a great job of locating artifacts.
Features
Display
LCD display without backlit
LCD display without backlit
Audio Identification
2-Tone
2-Tone
Target Depth Indicator
Yes
Yes
Digital Target ID
Target ID cursor
12 segments
Accessories Included
Batteries
Batteries
Water Resistance
Waterproof coil
Waterproof coil
Extras
Electronic pinpointing, Accept/Reject Discrimination, Continuous Coin Depth Indicator, Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils, Expanded Target ID Legend, Adjustable arm cuff
Electronic pinpointing, Accept/Reject Discrimination, Continuous Coin Depth Indicator, Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils, Expanded Target ID Legend, Pushbutton Controls, Adjustable arm cuff, Quarter-inch (1/4") size headphone jack
What customers say about "Features"
Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector
  • The indication what is being detected is sometimes right and sometimes not and it would be unrealistic to expect more from a coil like this.
  • The coins definitely rung a different sound so that we knew we were onto something good. I
  • An OK metal detector. Annoyed by the coppers i dig up when it says gold, but that's not the issue, the whole trick is to know the sounds of the metals.
  • Another con is the headphone jack size. It is compatible only with the large headphone jacks; you know, the old school ones.
  • The cable was about the size of your little finger and 12" deep. I should have returned it.
Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
  • The pinpoint feature was most impressive showing me EXACTLY where the plunge my plastic scoop. 9 out of 10 times, I was right on with the first scoop.
  • Using this detector is extremely intuitive. Garrett has definitely invested time in engineering and provided an easy to use button layout and an easy to understand display.
  • My first "real" detector. Takes a bit of practice but very easy to use. Extremely sensitive. Pinpoint feature is very handy. A coin MAGNET! Love it!
  • The discrimination feature is helpful when trying to target items in areas with a lot of buried trash.
  • The Ace 250 came with a DVD that really helps get to started quickly. I have had a lot of fun with this already, and am really pleased with the purchase.
Power
Batteries
4 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
No
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.95 $

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