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Options Teknetics Omega 8500 Fisher F44
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $330 $400
Manufactured in 2015 2015
Battery Type 9V 2 AA
Weight (Lbs.) 2.5 2.3
Operating frequency 7.69 7.8kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID 1-99 Target-ID Numbers 9-Segment viisual and numerical
Tone ID 3 Tones Adjustable Iron Audio
Search Modes
  • Disc.
  • All Metal
  • Jewelry
  • Coins
  • Artifact
  • Custom
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto Computerized Ground Balancing + Manual GB
Waterproof No Weatherproof, waterproofcoil
Warranty 5 Year Limited 5 Years
Number of Reviews 0 graph 4
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Avg. User Rating 3.50
Avg. Durability Rating 3.88
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75
Avg. Depth Rating No data available yet
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Most helpful review for Fisher F44

Fisher f44-great detector for the money
The F44 provides a lot of performance for a machine a little over $300. No other machine on the market has near the features of the F44 for the money. The custom mode, where tones can be assigned to each category, is an industry first that I'm sure many others will copy. Depth is very good for a low priced machine, and separation is decent.

Fisher advertises it as weatherproof, but I've found that if you're water hunting and happen to drop it, it won't leak. I wouldn't intentionally submerge it though. The build quality is good and light. Just because it doesn't weigh five pounds and made of steel doesn't mean it's not durable. Fisher machines are a lot tougher than they look.

This would be a very good beginner machine, as it's not too complicated. But I've got over 40 years in the hobby and don't feel at a disadvantage using it.
John Samsky from Manassas, Va.

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