Garrett AT PROPrice: $700
Based on 142 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.29
Avg. Ease of use: 4.41
Tom in green bay
I have used several other brands of detectors and this is my first Garrets. Yes, it has to be ground balanced, and yes, once in a while it gets chatty and I reset it. I never dig iron or bottle caps any more unless I want to. It's great for the price. Just learn how to use it and it will do the job for you.
Tom from Green Bay
Not Happy with AT Pro
I also have an etrac and it will hit solid on all of them. I have not been happy with this machine except for water use. It doesn't seem to be as noisy in the water. Am thinking about selling.
Mark from Michigan
Will try it
Peter from Toronto, Ontario. Canada
Cliff from Oregon
Not so Great Not so terrible
Yes I'm old and weight is an issue so here is my take on this machine, at pro is light but not well balanced but I can live with that, at pro is OK in std mode with some falsing 00 and 99 but this could be anything from old wires or transformers to cell phones and micro waves to just lots of iron mixed with conductive soils even the best units I have fall to these conditions.
The first couple of weeks it worked as billed but as time goes on it is falsing a little more than I would care for so back to the minelab and whites 300 and will use this at pro as a lender machine for friends or a learning unit.
One more thing, In Standard Modes this machine is not to bad other than some falsing 00-99s but in pro mode it very choppy and over rated but for under $600 it is what it is, like the saying goes (you get what you pay for). For all who want a top end type of machine for a mid range price this machine is not a good choice, just save the bux and get a top end unit. I do think Garrett played the price hype in the advertising and fooled a lot of folks with over expectations, Shame on you Garrett.
Tom from Jersey Shore
This is my 7th Garrett. Is is also the very best. I am finding coins deeper and older then before. I am finding coins about 10 times an hour, some at 10" or more. Even found a $5 bill.. . Course it was wrapped around 2 quarters!
Keep trying and keep learning the sounds, you will learn to love this machine. Have a Great Time.
Sunrise Kites from Idaho
Review - garret Pro
As I said in my first review you need to give it a good six months to get used to the machine.
If you go over it, it will find it.
The only minor problems I've had have been on wet sand.
Now looking forward to getting back on the fields once the crops are in. Good hunting.
Andy Swift from Formby England
Under-rated machine! Give it a chance!
I bought a used AT Pro about 4 months ago. I would say I have about 100 hours on the machine and I am still learning. However, the more I use it-the more I like it. I have always used it in pro mode. True, you get a lot of different sounds when in pro mode especially is trashy areas. But it is excellent at picking out good targets in these areas.
I really wanted to try this detector as there is a ton of iron where I live. The AT pro is great at picking out good targets around all those iron nails and other trash. That feature is awesome.
The pinpoint feature is extremely accurate. The machine is lightweight and can be used all day. The display is very accurate. You can use it for many hours on a single set of batteries. I have used it fully submerged in water without any issues. I have found pull tabs at 8 inches with the stock coil.
Cons: In bright light you have trouble reading the display, bottle caps read the same as dimes,and they should have put a higher piece of plastic below the arm rest for it to set on (can't think of what it is called) as it tends to fall over easy.
However, we all know no detector is perfect. I don't know where you can get a water and land machine that finds things like the AT Pro for less than 600. 00.
I really enjoy using it.
Melw2 from Indianapolis, IN
Cliff from Oregon
I got a lemon AT Pro
The worst was when I didn't hit a target for a while and checked with my coins only to find out that AT Pro wasn't picking up coins for God knows how long. And yes I was using it correctly.
No wonder Garrett only offers a 2 year warranty. I replaced it with a Fisher Goldbug DP and was appalled to find out how many coins the AT Pro had missed in the same areas. Fisher GB also has 5 yr warranty. For $600 I expected some sort of quality control from Garrett.
Hydroman from Winnipeg