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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Metal Detector with Imaging: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Updated: Nov 28, 2023


Treasurehunter3D GoldHunter VLF 3D Scan View
Treasurehunter3D GoldHunter VLF 3D Scan View

When buying a metal detector with imaging, it is important to consider factors such as:


  • imaging technology - Look for a detector with high-quality imaging technology that can accurately detect and display images of buried objects

  • ease of use - look for devices with smartphone connectivity

  • weight and ergonomics: Choose a detector that is comfortable to use and lightweight enough to carry for extended periods.

  • durability: Look for a detector that is built to last and can withstand the elements.

  • price - try to choose a device that suits your needs and provides the best features for your money

  • scientifically proven detection technology - AVOID! nonscientific apparatuses such as long-range detectors, pendulums, and dowsing

  • undercover look - To avoid attracting attention from the surroundings, your metal detector device needs to have a low profile design






 


Imaging technology

Imaging technology is a combination of an object detection sensor, the position of the sensor reading, and visualization of the object.




TreasureHunter3D GoldenEye+ Visualisation
TreasureHunter3D GoldenEye+ Visualisation


The object detection sensor can be a ground-penetrating radar, coil induction, magnetometry, terahertz imaging, or other types of sensors that can detect objects at different depths and provide detailed images of the object's shape and size.

All these techniques are well known and used for decades, the most innovation that happened in last year is minimization, this way they can be more portable.


The position of the sensor reading is important because it determines the location of the object in the sensor. A device that doesn’t have position sensing cannot provide accurate results for an object.


Visualization of the object is the final step in the imaging process, where the data acquired by the sensor is processed and displayed in a way that is easy to understand and interpret.

The visualization can be in the form of a 3D image, a 2D image, or other types of visual representations, depending on the type of metal detector and the imaging technology used. By using imaging technology, metal detectors can accurately detect and display images of buried objects, making it easier for users to identify and locate them.


The most advanced visualization technology uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to display scan results mapped in a real-world environment.



 

Ease of use

A metal detector that is easy to use is essential because it maximizes the user's chances of finding hidden objects. Metal detectors can be complex devices with various settings and features, and a user who is not familiar with how to use them may not be able to detect objects accurately. One way to make metal detectors easier to use is by providing smartphone connectivity. Metal detector devices that provide smartphone connectivity are many times easier to use since the user is already familiar with operating a smartphone device. This can provide more features to guide the user through the process and post-process the data, so there is no need to export data to a computer for further analysis



Treasurehunter3D GoldenEye+
Treasurehunter3D GoldenEye+



 

Price

3D metal detector prices can range from $1000 to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the brand, features, and technology used.


Some devices use old technologies and could be costly to produce, therefore always seek to find products that are cost-optimized and offer the best possible features and user experience.


It is important to note that the price of a metal detector does not always reflect its quality or performance, and users should consider their needs and budget when choosing a metal detector.


Additionally, users should also consider the cost of accessories and maintenance when purchasing a metal detector, as these costs can add up over time.


 

Weight and ergonomics

Weight and ergonomics are important when choosing a metal detector device because they can affect the user's comfort and ability to use the detector for extended periods as well as travel with them to distant places or hike long distances.



Treasurehunter3D Treasurehunter device weights 250g
Treasurehunter3D Treasurehunter device weights 250g


Most handheld metal detectors are reasonably light, but the weight can vary between models, and users may notice a big difference between a 1kg model and a 2kg machine if it's being used all day. Therefore, it is important to choose a detector that is comfortable to use and lightweight enough to carry for extended periods.



 


Undercover look

When treasure hunting, it is important to avoid attracting attention from people, especially in public places where metal detecting may cause disturbance. Being discreet is key to avoiding unwanted attention. One way to do this is to choose a metal detector that has a low-profile design and can blend in with its surroundings.


TreasureHunter3D TreasureLight Low profile Metal Detector
TreasureHunter3D TreasureLight Low profile Metal Detector


Additionally, avoid using metal detectors in crowded areas or places where metal detecting is not allowed. Always ask for permission before metal detecting on private property or historical sites, and be respectful of the environment and other people's property.


 

Durability

A metal detector needs to be durable because it ensures that the detector can withstand the harsh conditions of the environment in which it is being used.

Additionally, a durable metal detector can save money in the long run by reducing the need for repairs or replacements.


 


Why choose the TreaureHunter3d underground imaging device?

Top 6 reasons to choose TreasureHunter3D:


  • TreasureHunter3D devices come with the most advanced 3D imaging technologies on the market that enable the user to see scan results in real-time mapped in a real-world environment through the smartphone, providing the most accurate and high-resolution scan results

  • Its smartphone app companion makes them super easy to use

  • weight no more than 250g and are made of carbon material

  • are based on scientifically proven technologies

  • have uncovered look - they look like hiking sticks or Flashlight

  • come at an affordable 3d metal detector price



To find more information about treasurehunter3d products visit our website www.treasurehunter3d.com



 

Conclusion

In conclusion, when buying a metal detector with imaging capabilities, consider factors such as advanced imaging technology, ease of use with smartphone connectivity, affordability, lightweight design for comfort during extended use, an undercover look for discreet operation, and durability to withstand environmental conditions.



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