If you are looking for a metal detector that is built to find coins, then this is it. Garrett have gone to a lot of effort with the GTI 2500 and it doesn’t disappoint. The best thing about the GTI 2500 is the ease of use for coin hunting. Everything is almost completely setup ready to go out of the box and once you watch the included training video you will be out find all kinds of buried coins in no time. We even rated it number 1 for finding coins.
Garrett GTI 2500 Appearance
Ok so the Garrett GTI 2500 isn’t the prettiest metal detector you will find, but it is comfortable. That arm rest with padding will come in very handy on long days out on the hunt. The buttons are easy to press and clearly labeled.
The display is big as are the buttons, so there shouldn’t be too many issues seeing what is going on. It features an LCD screen and great visual indication of depth and size of the object you are tracking.
Dimensions & Warranty
- Length: 40″ to 51″ (1.01m – 1.29m)
- Weight: 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kgs)
- Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty
The Garrett GTI 2500 can be bought for around $950
- Soft Case, Universal 5 Pocket Metal Detector Carry Bag
- 12.5″ Search coil
- Garrett weather resistant cover for the GTI 2500
I like to look at Amazon ratings to determine what everyone else thinks of a metal detector to give a fair comparison to my own thoughts and opinions. I find that people on Amazon generally give some really insightful comments/feedback and they tend to rate detectors fairly accurately.
Garrett GTI 2500 Amazon Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
To be honest, I feel as if for this price you don’t get all that many features and that you are paying primarily for the smart display.
- 7.2 kHz, user-adjustable frequency
- DSP Microprocessor Controlled Operating System
- LCD Graphic Target Imaging/Treasure Vision
- Size and Depth Matrix
- LCD Graphic Target Analyzer
- 24 level Discrimination
- Target Size Data
- Imaging Searchcoil Series: 9.5″ and 12.5″
- Optional Interchangeable Non-Imaging Searchcoils: 4.5″ and 5″x10″
- Automatic Pinpointing
- Coin Depth Reading
- Auto Ground Balance
- Battery Indicator
Videos of the Garrett GTI 2500
This is the official instructional video for the Garrett GTI 2500. As you can see, it is great for coin hunting. Note: Sometimes this video has issues playing. If you play it and it does have issues, try refreshing this page as it normally plays fine the second time.
My Final Verdict
The main things that I like about the GTI 2500 is the depth that the detector can reach (around 12″) and the nice display which easily shows the size and depth of the item. I personally probably still wouldn’t buy this metal detector, as I prefer to go either side of the price range with the Garrett ATX being the far superior metal detector, or the Garrett AT Pro being $350 cheaper.
Having said that, if you have around $1000 to spend and you like Garrett metal detectors, then you will likely be very happy with this as a metal detector. It really doesn’t have too many flaws other than its weight, which really isn’t as bad as a lot of people make out.