Detect History Awards

Detect History grants awards to the best metal detectors, voted for by treasure hunters and experts all around the world. Meet the best detectors in 2020!
Read more about 2020 Awards in this post.

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Nokta Makro Simplex
nokta makro simplex awards
9.6
Most Popular
Metal Detector
2020
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The new machine by Nokta Makro is truly the favourite of the year! No one had doubts about what metal detector would win the Most Popular Metal Detector Awards in 2020. Due to the outstanding set of functions, affordable price, and high quality, Simplex has won the hearts of so many treasure hunters this year. It is one of the best metal detectors on the market, within its category.

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Minelab Equinox 800
minelab equinox 800 awards
9.6
Best All-Round
Metal Detector
2020
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Minelab Equinox 800 wins the Best All-Round Metal Detector Awards for the second time in a row! Our readers and the global metal detecting community share the opinion that Equinox 800 has the best features, which, combined with Multi-IQ technology allow it to show outstanding results on any locations and grounds. Equinox 800 is the best option when a truly versatile metal detector is needed.

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Garrett ACE Apex
garrett ace apex awards
9.4
Best New
Metal Detector
2020
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We waited for this one for quite a while, especially considering the news about enhancing the legendary ACE series by Garrett. And Ace Apex has met the expectations we all laid on it. This is a really high-quality machine that definitely deserves to become the Best New Metal Detector of the year. It has to be said that complete waterproofness would have been an advantage for Ace Apex, but for the underwater search, we’ve got the AT series. On the other hand, cutting edge technology, multi-frequency, and outstanding quality are the main components of Ace Apex’ success.

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Minelab Equinox 800
minelab equinox 800 awards
9.6
Best All-Round
Metal Detector
2019
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Since the time Equinox 800 and Equinox 600 were released, they enjoyed the highest rates and popularity among detectorists. This year was not an exception. According to our expert team opinion, and the opinion of our readers, Equinox 800 is really worth the title of the best metal detector of the year! This is a truly cross-functional detector, able to solve any tasks you may face while detecting.

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Nokta Makro Simplex
nokta makro simplex awards
9.6
Best New
Metal Detector
2019
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Simplex+ took the niche by storm, and immediately won the hearts of metal detectorists all over the world. It is safe to say that Simplex+ revolutionized the niche of beginner level metal detectors. It attracts users with its features, waterproofness, and also price, but what is important, this machine it reliable, and indeed easy to master. Therefore, Simplex+ gets the title of the Best New Metal Detector 2019!

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Minelab Vanquish 540
minelab vanquish awards
8.8
Most Anticipated
Metal Detector
2019
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All year, we followed new info, cool videos, and myths about new Minelab Vanquish series, and expected it to become available after Detectival 2019 event, as a decent competition to Nokta-Makro and Quest Metal Detectors. However, the series is to be released in 2020. We already had our hands on Vanquish 540, and it is a worthy machine able to become the leader on the market. For now, we give it the title of the Most Anticipated Metal Detector 2019.

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