Garrett AT Pro-Pointer Review
Making Metal Detecting Easier
Documented by Timothy Draper
THE MOST POPULAR GARRETT PINPOINTER
The Garrett AT Pro-Pointer may not be Garrett’s most expensive pinpointer, but it is the popular and best seller. If you do not have the Z-Lynk technology, then you would only need the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer.
FIELD TESTING AND REVIEW ON THE GARRETT AT PRO-POINTER
Two months ago a couple of guys and I were in the warehouse and I was showing them 5 different brands and models of pinpointers. We decided to test them out with a large silver dollar coin that I had from a past discovery. We carefully examined all 5 pinpointers and did a comparison test with the silver dollar, and to my surprise, the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer was within the top 2 of 5 brands. We tested the distance at which each pinpointer would detect the target.
The Garrett AT Pro-Pointer ended up detecting the silver coin from about 4-5 inches away while a couple of other pinpointers would only detect the silver coin about 2-3 inches away. Doing a comparison test like this is a real eye-opener when it comes to detecting distance. For the record, I think there are many great pinpointers on the market, I used almost every brand. There are many different comparison tests that can be conducted, and I cannot confirm if the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer will still be in the higher class of those tests.
SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE POINTER
One great option with the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer is the waterproof housing. The Garrett AT Pro-Pointer is fully submersible up to 10’, and you can literally take it anywhere. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and built with a durable plastic that makes it a tough detector for out in the field.
I also really like the deep and the vibration alerts that the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer has. I like to hear and feel the vibes in my hand when I am close to finding my target.
I also like the LED flashlight that is built into the pinpointer. I have found it useful for low lighting situations and when I am digging deep into the ground.
The easy to use one-button function is great for complexity. It’s easy to change settings from one button. You’ll want to make sure you read the owner’s manual to learn the functions.
You don’t have to worry about charging the Garrett AT Pro-pointer. Just have an extra 9V battery with you and you can detect for hours and hours. It’s easy and fast to charge the battery.
This pinpointer is a great high-performance device and I know that you will not be disappointed with your decision and purchase.
GARRETT AT PRO-POINTER DETAILS AND DESCRIPTION
Why the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer? This Garrett pinpointer has been designed as a well-built pin-pointer called the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer! It’s true, you can try to metal detect without a pinpointer but you will save yourself a lot of time and frustration with the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer. This pin-pointer can narrow-down what your metal detector has discovered in the ground. This pin-pointer will alarm you when you are within inches of your treasure/artifact. With the 10′ foot waterproof feature, you can take this pin-pointer anywhere you need to go. Don’t let the water stop you from metal detecting.
3 Sensitivity Levels
for improved detection of gold nuggets and other tiny targets
Automatic Power Off
after 5 minutes with no button presses, the pinpointer emits periodic warning chirps.
Lost Pro-Pointer Alarm
after 60 minutes of warning chirps; saves battery.
Quick button press instantly tunes out the environment or narrows the detection field for precise pinpointing of larger targets. Retuning allows user to quickly:
- Shrink detection field to precisely pinpoint large targets
- Tune out mineralized ground, wet beach sand, etc.
- Help gauge target size/distance
- Help identify edges of large target
- Pinpoint multiple targets versus one large target signal
OTHER PRO-POINTER AT FEATURES
Simple, single-button operation
for Power, Retune, Sensitivity adjustment, and Stealth Mode (vibrate only)
Ruler in Inches and Centimeters
molded into side of Pro-Pointer to judge target depth
Lanyard Attachment Loop
molded into side of Pro-Pointer
Patented Proportional Audio/Vibration
Patented scraping blade for searching soil
Twice the battery life of other pinpointers with LED lights.
Pinpointing tip and 360° detection area
Includes woven belt holster and 9-volt battery
- Weight with Battery In: 6.5 oz (0.2 kg)
- Waterproof Rating: 10 Foot (3 meters) Maximum Depth; IP 68
- Operating Frequency: 11.5kHz
- Single-Button Operation: for Power, Retune, Sensitivity Adjustment, and Stealth Mode (vibration only)
- Weight with Battery In: 6.5 oz (0.2 kg)
- Indicators: Proportional Audio / Vibration Pulse Rate
- Lanyard Loop: Lanyard Attachment Loop Molded into Side of Pinpointer
- Lost Pro-Pointer Alarm: After 5 Minutes with No Button Presses, the Pinpointer Emits Periodic Warning Chirps
- Fast Retune: Quick Button-Press Instantly Tunes out Environment. Narrows Detection Field for Precise Pinpointing of Larger Targets
If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about the Garrett AT Pro-Pointer please reach out to our sales and customer service department. We would be glad to help you with anything we can. We also outfit anyone with the right tool for the job. If you would like to get the right equipment with guidance within your budget, you have come to the right place.
Treasures in America is as passionate about treasure hunting and metal detecting as you are, and we are always excited to help people on their way to a great journey.
It’s not just a metal detector. It’s a LIFESTYLE. Good Luck. Be Safe. Find Your Adventure.
Written by Timothy Draper | Historical Treasure Hunter
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