Product Comparison: Garrett Ace 150 Metal Detector vs Garrett Ace 300


General Specifications
Brand
Garrett
Garrett
Model
Ace 150
Ace 300
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.
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
All-Metal and Discriminate
Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Semi Elliptical
Concentric
Search Coil Size
6.5" x 9"
7" x 10"
Adjustment Length
42" to 51"
40" to 53"
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 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
11 in.
11 in.
Depth
5 in.
6 in.
Weight
2.75 lbs.
2.8 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 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
6.5 kHz
8 kHz
Detection Modes
All-Metal, Jewelry, Coins
ZERO-DISC Mode, 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 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 display without backlit
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
2-Tone
3 Audio Tone ID Levels
Target Depth Indicator
Yes
Yes
Digital Target ID
Target ID cursor
0 to 99 scale
Accessories Included
Batteries
Batteries, Coil cover, Volume control Garrett ClearSound Easy Stow headphones, ACE Environmental Coverup
Water Resistance
Waterproof coil
Weatherproof
Extras
Electronic pinpointing, Accept/Reject Discrimination, Continuous Coin Depth Indicator, Interchangeable ACE series searchcoils, Expanded Target ID Legend, Adjustable arm cuff
Camlocks for increased stem stability, Includes Pulse-Width Modulation audio, Electronic pinpointing, Notch Discrimination, Coin Depth Indicator
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 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
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
299.95 $

Price History


Other reviews