Bounty Hunter Tracker IVPrice: $160
Based on 62 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.73
Avg. Ease of use: 4.82
Tracker 4 or pioneer for me okay.
GEGE GE from Anytown, AT 55555
More than a toy...
Depth has not been an issue with me. It is advertised as being able to find coin sized objects at 8". I've managed 6-7" with most older finds at 4-5". As with any detector, moist ground will give you alot more depth than hard packed dry soil. The few drawbacks to this detector that I've found include..no depth indicator ( meter is useless..imho), lack of target id., and falsing when bumped against tall grass or saplings.
Mike from Atlanta, Ga
The first 18hrs swinging..
Recently we have had heavy beach erosion which has taken about 2 meters of overburden away exposing sand untouched for some time, the Tracker has been run with nearly 100% sensitivity and notching run very low to remove the ferrous items only has resulted in many holes being dug and never without reason.
Running in 'all metal' mode on a weak target then switching to 'tone' mode has made the target dissapear but taking a couple of inches off the surface brings back the target in 'tone' mode. What really annoys is when there is a low signal (7 and above) means the hole will have to be a foot deep!
Crossing from dry to wet sand will give a short signal. I am sure turning the sensitivity down would remove that but once your used to it, your aware of it and it doesn't bother you much.
Beachy from Queensland, Australia
Much to my dismay the unit does not function properly at all.
As soon as I installed the batteries and turned the unit on, the detection tone began sounding. The tone continues to sound regardless of any sensitivity or other adjustments made.
However, turn the unit completely horizontal and the tone stops. Pass metal objects near the coil in a horizontal position and it works fine. Return the unit to the vertical search position and it's constant tone.
Since I haven't yet figured out a way to have the beach scroll vertically past the search coil, and this is the only way the unit wants to work, I guess it's back to the store for this one.
Wannabrich from Panama City, FL
Great beginners detector and beyond
Tracy from Australia
Pro: There is still tone discrimination in ALL METAL mode, some trash(e.g used sparkling fireworks and paper clips) can still be differentiated from coins by the different tones produced.
Con: It is stated in the manual that the tracker iv will detect in extreme ground conditions with no loss of sensitivity. For me, is false cos when ONLY the search coil is submerged into the sea water, or when only the base of search coil touches the salt water, the detector starts emitting erratic signals. I have to reduce the sensitivity to 3 o'clock, sometimes 12 o'clock if deeper into the water.
Smd from Singapore
Great budget detector
Aleks wejs from Manchester,uk
What you get is ...
... a very modest priced metal detector with features normally found only on more expensive machines.
I have detected for years with various machines and in my honest opinion this little gem is a winner,you wont be disappointed!
Swing away for hours and enjoy the bounty without the arm ache!
Laz from United Kingdom
Jerry in texas from Sittin in front of the computur
First time with Tracker 4
i just got a tracker 4 from ebay and have used it for first couple of hours on nearby beach, it ran
smooth with no false signals with sensitivity near full, got one signal and dug easy 2 foot down and still didnt get to it,kept walking along beach,using all metal and tone and found tone ignored rubbish as its suppose too!, there was black sand streaks but didnt bother tracker 4 at all!, and found a 1 inch square hollow gold object with some sort of pattern on it,
to sum up very pleased with ease of operation, and the auto ground balance,and its discrimination
intend to get a 10 inch coil and try a few parks and even out bush for nugget hunting,
Lionel from Sydney, australia