Garrett GTI 2500Price: $1000
Based on 88 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.60
Avg. Ease of use: 4.33
Garrett 2500 ....more Garrett junk
Any 200.00 detector will find more than the 2500 will.
Depth is awful unless you run it in all metal then it still sucks. Who wants to lug around a 5 pound detector that might get 5 inches of depth in disc mode.
It is the same with all the other Garretts detectors I have owned, no depth and that constant bong bong sound drives me crazy. This is their top of the line almost 1000.00 detector??? What a joke.
Fred in michigan from Detroit, MI.
How about 4 coins and 1 silver my first time out - 1.5 hrs!
I did my homework and put 6 detectors on my wish list. After searching the ads I found a stock Garrett GTI 2500 with headphones for $350. I was on the phone and had the unit the same night it appeared on Craigslist!!
The prior owner said it was 3 years old, he loved it but he was letting it go for health reasons. I then read the manual that same evening and was out in the front yard the next day after work.
It took a few minutes to become accustomed to the menus and operation. From time to time I would get stray signals but suspect it was the local airport because a channel change cleared that right up and then things started happening.
In less than 10 minutes I had my first coin, a 1971 Lincoln cent 4 inches down, and 5 minutes after that a 1935 Mercury dime nearly 10 inches down!!!! Yes, a silver coin in under 15 minutes and no experience.
Now I will admit I am quite the gadget guy and I am the "go to guy" in my family for all technical issues thus I tend to be comfortable with technology right out of the box so to speak.
Thus the learning curve for me wasn't.
Now if you are not a gadget guy, and by that I mean you need help with the remote control for the TV - then this may not be the detector for you because it is full of tech. But if you are looking for out of the box performance and extreme versatility this is a detector you should consider.
I am now looking for a suitable hard case so I can take the detector back to the East Coast this summer for a visit with my family. Dad has had mobility issues and left detecting behind years ago, but Dad will be very impressed when he sees how far the technology has come considering our humble beginnings.
Jon B from Santa Monica, CA USA
GARRETT GTI 2500: A BAD CHOICE
Finally, their policy for international sales (I bought mine from South America) is to service the units in Germany, so I was told to send the detector over there. If I knew this in the first place I would not waste my money or my time with this piece of junk. Do yourself a favor and don buy it, as it comes with very poor quality, is expensive and heavy, and their service department is terribly nasty.
Giancarlo from Quito, Ecuador
Not worth the time and money
Goes off all the time for no reason, the treasure hound stays screaming non stop. Have read where people have sent theirs in for repairs. Cant afford to keep sending in for repairs. Worst detector I have purchased. they say you get what you paid for. I paid 3-6 times more for this machine and my cheap versions and my expensive minelab are far better. My choice is bounty hunter or minelab.
Howard from Colorado usa
Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector
I have had this detector for several years and have loved every time I go out with it. I have a garden we use to test the ID of the coins and trash and is very accurate.I would say 85% to 90% correct depth, pinpoint and ID out in the fields. My detecting buddy has the Minelab Explorer and he constantly asking me to check pinpoint and size of what he has found!
I would highly recommend the Garrett GTI 2500.
Raymond Bedell from United States
Keeps going off
Anyone looking for a Garrett 2500.
It would be nice if they stood by there product!!
Paul from Lebanon ,NH USA
Where to find coins in the winter
Dan from Linesville pa
Using the gti 2500 in the winter
ps the gti 2500 is the best.
Dan from linesville pa from Pa
Look for that big old tree at cross roads
My gti 2500 is the best, get one, read the book on it and you will find treasure and don't forget to fill them holes, good luck and happy hunting. dan
Dan from Linesville pa
Tech unit from Omaha Neb