Minelab Go-Find 22, 44 and 66 Review

Minelab Go-Find 66
  • Country AU
  • Released 2018
  • Warranty 2 years
  • Additional coils No
  • Headphones No

Best for

  • Coins
  • Relics
  • Kids
  • Beginners
Specs
  • Technology: VLF Single Frequency
  • Frequencies: 1
  • Search Coil: 10"
  • Waterproof: Coil only
  • Updatable Software: No
  • VDI (Target ID): No
  • Search Modes: 4
  • Ground Balance: Automatic Ground Tracking
  • Pinpoint Mode: Yes
  • Audio Tones: 3
  • Batteries: 4 AA batteries required
  • Weight:2.2 lb
  • Warranty: 2 years
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New Minelab metal detectors Go-Find 22/44/66 are now available in black and gray colours, and have cool camouflage stickers in the box. Stickers are offered to protect the item from scratches and scuffs. However, obviously these are not the only features added to new models. These metal detectors were made especially for beginners, but also they are very nice metal detectors for kids. Let’s look at all new Minelab Go-Find 22/44/66 characteristics in detail

Pros
  • Portability Shaft;
  • Automatic Easy-Track function;
  • Easy to Use;
  • Price;
Cons
  • Weak Target Discrimination;
  • Low depth;
  • Slow Recovery Speed;
  • Poor Features;
Rating
All Purpose
8
Key Features
8
Easy to Use
10
Durability
7
Price
9
8.4/10

Minelab Go-Find 66 Features

VLF Technology

Creates an electromagnetic field that is applied to the ground in a constant sinusoidal wave.

Mono Coil

These coils are able to provide somewhat better depth for improved search.

Auto Ground Tracking

Simplifies search for a newbie detectorist by automatically tuning sensitivity depending on the level of soil mineralization.

Lightweight

2.2 lbs is not heavy and can fit almost any user.

Pinpoint

Pinpoint is absolutely necessary for spotting the potential target accurately. With pinpoint, you have less risk of damaging a valuable item when digging it out.

Minelab Go-Find Overview

Renewed design is nice, but it is far from the main benefit. The main benefit offered in new models is enhanced software, which is the most important aspect. New metal detectors are more stable in performance and are less inclined to glitch and give false signals. Unstable performance was one of the main fails in the previous versions. For example, Minelab Go-Find 60 tends to give false signals when tuned to the maximum sensitivity. In Go-Find 66, such flaws have not been noticed yet.

Go-Find Treasure ViewMinelab has also changed the mechanics of the handle. Now, when you unfold the device before you flip the handle, you don’t need to clamp the button. In the previous models, these buttons tend to break very quickly. Such an upgrade means Minelab has worked on the shortcomings, and has actually paid attention to feedback from the company’s customers.

In addition, the target identification has become clearer in all models, perhaps because the sensitivity of the tool has been increased.

Minelab claims that new Go-Find 44 and Go-Find 66 are able to reach deeper, and their detection depth is comparable to the well-known metal detector Minelab X-Terra 305. Not bad for some low-cost detectors!

It is also stated that Go-Find 22 depth has not decreased compared to some older models in the series. Is it so, or not?

Obviously, the updated metal detector models have not passed a comprehensive test in field conditions yet. But based on the information we have learned from the first owners of the new metal detectors, enhanced models make a positive first impression.

Of course, you should keep in mind that this is an entry-level metal detector models, and you should not expect them to do any magic. To this end, Minelab has released a couple of new Equinox items.

Minelab Go-Find 66 Search Modes

Nail

Basically this is a classic All Metal mode that enables the machine to detect all metal objects, including trash. In some cases, the metal detector can also react to soil mineralization when working in this mode, but it still gives the detectorist a possibility to double-check all potential targets.

Foil

This search mode is focused on spotting objects and trash made of aluminum. While it can be actually used to dig out this metal, the detectorist can also use it for contrast, to identify a potential target more accurately when in doubts because of aluminum trash.

Coin

Classic coin mode is facilitated for coins to make the search more efficient and productive. Take advantage of this preset mode to save your time and effort.

Ring

Finding some modern jewelry will be easy peasy with this mode, specifically featured to help the detectorist. Just make sure you search well, because the machine has a slow recovery speed.

Minelab Go-Find 66

Minelab Go-Find 44

Minelab Go-Find 22

Among the the crucial new characteristics that I would like to review, one is especially noticeable. This is a more advanced control board with a faster processor and a new mechanism for opening the handle. The search coil is the same as in the older version (8-inch Monoloop).

 

Go-Find Mobile App

Manage your Go-Find anywhere, at any time. The Go-Find app allows you to stay connected when you search at a considerable distance from any infrastructure. Listen to your favourite music while searching, share your findings online, and use other convenient features.

There is a standard app that is available free of charge for Go-Find 44 users. Also, it has a PRO version which is available for Go-Find 66 users, also for free. The professional version of the app is also available for Go-Find 44 users, but this one goes with a small fee.

Features it offers:

Conclusion

As we can see, Minelab has done a decent job enhancing its previous models to their upgraded versions. Now we can enjoy improved design and additional functionality that many of us lacked. The mobile app also seems to be a useful offer; perhaps with time they will add even more features to it.

8.4/10
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