Detect History Awards

Detect History grants awards to the best metal detectors, voted for by treasure hunters all around the world. Meet the best machines in the niche!

2019
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Nokta Makro Simplex
simplex
9.4
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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Minelab Equinox 800
350291
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
vanquish 280
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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