Detect History Awards | 2020 Winners

Detect History Awards | 2020 Winners

Every year, Detect History chooses some of the best metal detectors and presents awards to metal detector manufacturers in order to celebrate the success of their products. This is done to underline truly high-quality machines that deserve the community’s attention, and a way to say “thank you” to the manufacturers for their hard work. Lots of effort and devotion stands behind every cool metal detector we use for treasure hunting! So why not celebrate the best devices – and the best brands!

This year, we have chosen three outstanding metal detectors that have won our hearts, and have all it takes to get their place among classic machines in the niche. If you want to see what awards were presented previously, visit the Detect History Awards page.

Minelab Equinox 800 – Best All-Round Metal Detector 2020

Minelab Equinox 800 Winner

Minelab Equinox 800, one of the top models in the Minelab hobby division, is a definite leader winning the yearly award for the second time in a row. Overall, it does not require much introduction. It is one of the most universal, versatile, and flexible in operation metal detectors currently available on the market. Moreover, Minelab Equinox 800 is known for its stable, smooth performance backed by sophisticated, but fine settings. Its unique combination of features, including Multi-IQ technology, waterproofness, updatable software, and other tech specs, make it good for any location and any grounds. Equinox 800 alone can replace a bunch of other metal detectors for various purposes, although it is not that easy to master, especially for beginners.

Nokta Makro Simplex – Most Popular Metal Detector 2020

Nokta Makro Simplex Winner

Nokta Makro Simplex has become a community’s favorite of the year, and actually has all chances of becoming an all-time favorite, due to its unique combination of efficiency and simplicity (there is a reason why it was called Simplex!). Simplex is newbie-friendly and easy to manage, but it has shown impressive sensitivity and productivity already on many locations and grounds. Simplex’ software is constantly upgraded, and users can update it online. It has lots of positive comments from detectorists all over the world, and we expect it to become a classic model on the market.

Garrett ACE Apex – Best New Metal Detector 2020

Garrett Ace Apex Winner

A long-ago promised metal detector, Garrett ACE Apex was expected by so many people and projected so many expectations upon that it had all chances of failing – but incredibly, it has met all the expectations, and the community was literally impressed by its powerful performance. It has definitely deserved its Best New Metal Detector of the year award, due to its classic design combined with enhanced features and powerfully advanced technologies which are still easy to master. We bet Garrett knows how to build successful products that make treasure hunters happy.

How We Choose Winners

We actually do lots of work to evaluate the metal detectors we believe are worthy of being granted an award. However, we also lean on the opinion of experts all over the world, and of course on the opinion of Detect History readers who are kind enough to take a minute and share their thoughts with us (thank you so much for that!). If you would like to take part in choosing the next big winners, and be aware of the awards and other events coming – subscribe for the newsletter!

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