GPZ 7000 Wish List

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Overall, the GPZ is an awesome tool and I have been extremely happy with it since I purchased one about 6 months ago.  But I thought I would gather what things people wish would be included as a future option/improvement such as software upgrades/gps options ... etc.   Maybe I will forward the link to their marketing department (since I hear engineers are so difficult to work with ;p)

Please list only your top 3 wishes for improvement/options/upgrades in order of priority ...  if they are the same as others then that is fine.  It shows we want similar things.

My wish list:

1)  smaller coil option - anywhere from 8-11"

2)  software update allowing storage of a secondary settings (similar to GPX5000)

3)  maybe a clock on the front screen

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1. Password protected, so if it gets stolen it will not work.

2. Save multiple settings like the CTX 3030 has.

3. I like your clock idea Andyy, I'm always having to look at my phone or GPS for time, as I don't wear a watch.


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1)  Automatic sensitivity option like the GM 1000.

2)  3 different user configurations. E.g. Option 1 is High Yield/Normal with low sensitivity,  smoothing off, etc, etc.. Option 2 is General/Difficult, high sensitivity, etc, etc.  You could program each option to the different combinations you frequently use and swapping between them would be a press of a button and not a selection of 6 different buttons. Probably make the thumb pad last longer too as the up/down buttons would be pressed much less when changing sensitivity, etc.

3) Dave's comment about the password is a good one.  

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1. Salt

2. Third party mapping option (ozi-explorer)

3. All of the above posts

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1.  Salty ground solution

2. Some of the feature of the GM1000 that would work with the Zed.

3. Password sounds good, Time shown on screen would also be good.



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Definitely smaller coil option/options. Preferably elliptical for poking & prodding between bushes, rocks, crevices & general tight places. Possibly the winding configurations of the Zed coils gets a bit difficult with smaller coils, especially ellipticals.  

I too like the pass word protected idea of DolanDave's

Clock is a good idea too as I haven't worn a watch for years either.

If make the whole thing lighter.

Good luck out there


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All the above but firstly even more depth, even more sensitivity with even better ground handling. 

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Not having to take out a mortgage to buy one would be nice.

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1.  More depth like Norvic.

2.  Program saving like the CTX.

3.  More time to use said Z.

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1. A helium filled coil

2. Sky hooks to make the machine lighter. 

3. A smaller, more elliptical coil. Not sure if a elliptical coil is even possible with the super D design?

4. More depth. I think that  is possible now, just have to run in Normal more and listen to a noiser machine. 

7. All posts above are great suggestions. Still pondering numbers 5&6.

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