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Does the Nox give the correct depth on it's meter when in pipoint mode?

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AFAIK, the only meaningful thing on the screen when in pinpoint mode is the speedometer ring.  Depth and ID are unreliable.  Sound is a different story.  The amplitude, sharpness, extent of the sound give indications of the size/depth relationship.

When the Equinox was released there were a lot of complaints (from US users, anyway) regarding the depth bars.  When the software update came out, things improved, but they are still only a guide.  Many detectorists (and not just Equinox detectorists) ignore depth indicators since other techniques serve them better.

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Thanks for the posts, I just was not sure if the depth meter was functional in pinpoint mode as opposed to motion mode. I do wish it was a bit more accurate. well you can't have everything. Lol

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From experience and from the manual, there is no change in the target ID number or the depth reading after you press the pinpoint button. The number you see and the depth reading are just the last number and depth reading remembered by the Nox before you pressed the pinpoint button. If you happen to press the pinpoint button without having detected a recent target or you have to press it again because of the weird ghosting that sometimes happens (one of the issues GB Amateur was referring to) you will get no depth reading and the two dashes _ _.

So, the only thing that you should pay attention to when Nox pinpointing is the highest pitched tone and the filling in of the speedometer arch.

Jeff

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