6 Best Metal Detecting Apps on AppStore and PlayMarket

6 Best Metal Detecting Apps on AppStore and PlayMarket

Besides actually metal detectors and accessories, there are many other instruments that can make your metal detecting sessions more convenient, more productive, or more fun. Luckily, there are many mobile applications made by third party developers – that is, not metal detectors manufacturers – that can take your treasure hunting to the next level. Check out our list of the most handy and useful mobile applications below, and try them out for your metal detecting hobby!

RunKeeper

Runkeeper

This is a running and walking app, but not quite. Besides tracking your movement, calories, and so on, it has a useful function of actually tracking the trajectory of your movement, and most importantly, it tracks and marks the places where you stop. This way, you can not only track whether you comb through the location well enough with your metal detector. You can also track where you have stopped to dig holes; therefore knowing exactly where you had finds, and where to cover the holes you’ve made. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

What3Words

What3Words

This geolocation metal detector app is common in terms of tracking and showing the location, but in terms of user experience, it is unique. The point is, What3Words divides the area into even squares, and instead of showing a long set of numbers for geolocation, it assigns three random words to each square. This makes application very usable for humans, when you have to exactly indicate your location verbally. The app can be useful for finding your friends on the field or in the forest. The app can also be extremely useful to call emergency services. What3Words are available for iOS and Android devices.

OnX Hunt GPS Maps

OnX Hunt GPS Maps

Rule number one for any metal detectorist is not to detect on private property without owners permission. This metal detector app iphone shows exactly the borders of lands under different ownership – private, public, federal, etc. However, the app is only available for AppStore.

Counting Coins

Counting Coins

This free metal detector app, available both for iOS and Android, is created to track, collect, and catalogue the coins. While most people use it simply for fun, to count coins they found or got for change, metal detectorists can actually catalogue their found coins, right on the location. This simple software will help you make lists and even evaluate the coins, but unfortunately, it is not handy for other types of finds. Other finds can be tracked by the application further in the list. Counting Coins is available for iOS and Android.

My Tide Times

My Tide Times

This best metal detector app can be extremely handy for all treasure hunters who often detect near water bodies. It shows tide times, and not only for seashores, but for big freshwater rivers, too. It can be used on iOS or Android, and will save lots of your time, giving you exact periods where shallow water or underwater treasure hunting will be the most convenient.

Artifact Tracker

Artifact Tracker

Artifact Tracker allows to spot, list, catalogue, and share the files with your artifacts, with a few clicks. The data about your finds is stored in the cloud, and is handy for downloading or sharing. Moreover, Artifact Tracker can work as a social network of a kind, allowing users to find other users and comment on their finds, share their photos, and so on. The app is available at AppStore.

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