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Garrett AT Pro

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 552 Freq: 15 kHz Weight: 3.03 lbs Waterproof?: Yes Current?: Yes

The Garrett AT Pro metal detector was introduced in 2010 and is still in production. The AT Pro is a fully submersible 15 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. The AT Pro was revolutionary at the time it was released due to it having a full complement of controls, an LCD display, and built in speaker, all while being waterproof to ten feet. This and a low price has resulted in the Garrett AT Pro being one of the most commercially successful metal detectors ever designed.

12/1/2018 - Take note of a temporary offer to buy the AT Pro with the smaller 5" x 8" coil as standard instead of the 8.5" x 11" coil. Garrett AT Pro Sport Special

"This all-terrain detector offers new and exclusive Garrett technology that makes it ideal for hunting coins, relics, caches, jewelry, and even gold nuggets. The AT Pro includes Garrett's exclusive Target ID technology and patented discrimination features. Two indicator scales allow you to see the detector’s discrimination setting (Lower Scale) as well as the analysis of each target (Upper Scale). In addition, a Digital Target ID scale provides a more specific target value. The AT Pro also features High Resolution Iron Discrimination (40 points) for separating desirable targets from iron junk in cluttered areas, several advanced audio features and a standard 8.5" x 11" elliptical Double-D searchcoil engineered for optimum performance in more challenging mineralized soils. In addition, the AT Pro can be operated in a very user-friendly Standard (STD) Mode or in a more advanced PRO Mode for experienced hunters." Source: Owner's Manual

Garrett AT Pro metal detector

Garrett AT Pro control panel

  • Pro Mode Audio - Proportional Audio response and Tone Roll Audio features allows user to hear subtle changes in target’s response to better judge conductivity, size, shape and depth.
  • All Terrain Versatility - Weatherproof design for dusty, humid, or wet environments; and fully submersible to 10-foot depth.
  • High-Resolution Iron Discrimination™ - Provides fine resolution of iron discrimination (40 levels) for the most precise ability to separate a good target from iron trash.
  • Iron Audio™ - Allows the user to hear discriminated iron (normally silenced) to avoid digging tricky, undesired flat iron objects (i.e. bottle caps, steel washers) and to alter the detector’s mid-tone signal’s range.
  • Digital Target ID - Numeric scale from 0 to 99; indicates a target metal’s conductivity for increased ability to distinguish targets from each other.
  • Fast Track™ Ground Balance - Automatic feature that allows the user to quickly ground balance the detector in mineralized soil conditions.
  • Ground Balance (Manual) - Allows the operator to manually adjust the detector’s ground balance to reduce the detrimental effects of ground mineralization.
  • Pinpoint - This non-motion All-Metal Mode function is used to precisely locate a detected target in the ground.
  • Fast Recovery Speed - Allows greater ability to pick out good targets amongst trash.
  • One-Touch™ Treasure Hunting - With one touch of a button, your detector is: powered on; automatically reset to factory (or your) settings; and ready to search!
  • More Info: Continuous coin depth indicator to help determine target depth. Battery condition indicator. Graphic Target Analyzer identifies target conductivity. Adjustable Frequency helps eliminate interference.

Official AT Pro Product Page

Garrett AT Pro U.S. Owner's Manual

Garrett AT Pro International Owner's Manual

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Having an AT Pro for a few years now I find as a solid and reliable general purpose machine. It works really well in lakes, ponds, rivers.

The VDI depth is not always that accurate but I assume other machines in it's class are similar. The sensitivity to silver is outstanding but gold and nickels will have a tight range (vdi 51-53) so take your time if you run into a handful of square tabs and let the machine lock in on the target. 

My only beef with the Garret machines is I am not a big fan of their coils. Stock DD is adequate and their concentric Rx is too large to get good target separation. I did get a Nel Big for the machine for the big open fields and beach which seems to have a more stable signal but the coil is heavy so after a season of swinging the big coil your one arm may be double the size of the other.

The new AT Max is the next generation of this machine with wireless headphones which IMO are useless if you plan on dunking the machine as wireless don't work under water. Bang for the buck if you can find one on sale it's worth snagging.

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