Yesterday Garrett posted a video entitled “we promised” on the front page of their site containing a teaser for their newest metal detector that is set to be announced early next month on the 6th of May.
The teaser for the new Garrett detector is only 35 seconds long and doesn’t really give big hints or clues as to what this detector is going to be like or even a name for it. The only 2 bits of information that they actually give are:
- New Features
- More Depth
Now even though there are no real clues given as to what the new Garrett metal detector will be like we can make the following observations about the teaser video (Scroll down to see the full teaser video):
- The terrain looks rocky, like mountainous terrain which could entail a detector more suited for Gold or bigger deeper caches.
- The metal detector being carried by the person in the video has a bigger DD coil which would provide more depth while still keeping decent target separation. The control box also appears to be black and similarly shaped to the AT Pro.
- The headphones that the person is wearing while jumping appear to be wireless which could indicate a built in Z-Lynk or an included external Z-Lynk.
- The wilderness shots possibly hint at the new Garrett metal detector keeping the AT (waterproof) aspect.
Here is a zoomed in photo and some arrows depicting the arm cuff of the detector and the detector control box.
It looks like the cuff has something added to it like a zlink unit, and from this shot it looks a lot like an AT Pro detector control box.
Here is the video full video:
Features Id like to See:
- Wireless Z-Lynk built into the detector.
- Option to change Detecting frequencies based type of hunting.
- Deeper waterproof ability
- Advanced tone roll, iron audio, and target identification ability.
- Back-Lit Control Box Screen.
- Possibly without stepping on minelabs toes a multi frequency detector.
We will have to see, I am extremely excited to see what kind of new features and options this metal detector will have and what kind of price point we’ll be looking at.