Meterk Metal Detector
An all-black metal detector with an oval shaped display and control panel facing directly upwards, the Meterk metal detector is a solid feeling device, weighing just over 1.3 kg.
It’s a got a good ergonomic grip with an adjustable height, as well. But beyond how it looks and how heavy it is, how much use are you likely to get out of the device?
Right out the box, this metal detector is relatively easy to assemble and disassemble, making it much more convenient for transporting it and storing it. Below, we’re going to take a closer look at the Meterk Metal Detectors, how it works, the different functions that it offers and whether or not it’s worth considering as the metal detector of your choice.
A closer look at how the Meterk Metal Detector works
While you should care about how well any metal detector handles, its functionality is more important than anything. As such, let’s take a closer look at what the Meterk Metal Detector can do.
Let’s start by looking at the control panel and display. There aren’t as many buttons or features as in some, but it does have a power button, a mode button (we’ll discuss the different modes in a little bit), a plus/minus button for navigating the menus, and a headphone socket.
Meanwhile, the LED screen usually displays the battery life, the depth indicator, and the target ID.
The main feature of the Meterk Metal Detector is the ability to switch between two modes: All Metal and Discrimination mode. All Metal, as the name suggests, will pick up every signal and display it to you.
Discrimination mode, on the other hand, allows you to register and disregard signals from low value items. This can include things like metal piping, ferrous items like bits or iron, and much more. As such, it makes it much easier to find valuable signals.
With the very easy to read LCD display and simplicity of the design, the Meterk might not be as feature rich as some others out there, but it’s certainly good at what it does.
How does the Meterk Metal Detector perform?
There are a range of additional features that make the Meterk Metal Detector a joy to use in a variety of situations. For instance, the depth indicator and target identification features are both useful in helping you narrow down those more valuable signals.
The depth indicator shows as a pile of bars, showing more bars the deeper than an object is. Each bar is, effectively, 5cm, allowing you to know how much you have to dig without too high a risk of damaging your accidentally.
On the other hand, the target identification attempts to tell you precisely what type of objects are giving off the strongest signal. It’s not always entirely accurate, but it can help you avoid spending too much time on items that aren’t going to be of much value.
The device produces three different signals based on different targets, as well, so it’s even easier to identify high value finds.
One particular benefit of the Meterk Metal Detector, which is especially impressive given the relatively low price is that it’s waterproof. Both the stem and the coil can be fully submerged in the water, making it a perfect choice for beach combing.
Not quite as impressive, but still a nice bonus is the ability to connect headphones, helping you keep your focus on the metal detector and to block out any atmospheric noise, such as the waves of the beach.
Is the Meterk Metal Detector worth it?
The Meterk Metal Detector isn’t the most feature rich device out there, but it’s far from lacking. As a cost-effective, precise, and waterproof device, it’s hard to fault it on too many points.
We did find that the battery life is a little lacking compared to others and that even with the adjustable height, it might not be overly comfortable for taller users.
Otherwise, however, it delivers and it offers the kind of precision and convenience that we would hope to see from all metal detectors. The ability to narrow down your find, exclude signals, and get a nearly precise depth of the target can save you a lot of time and effort.
This is a good entry level pick for any detectorist, and can even work well as a gift for children who are starting to seriously get into the hobby of treasure hunting. A simple, streamlined, a capable device by all measures.
Adjustable Height: 76-101cm
Item Weight: 820g
Package Weight: 1342g
Note: The search coil is waterproof, but the control housing is not waterproof.
1 * Metal Detector Main Unit with Armrest
1 * Search Coil with Extension Aluminum Tube
1 * User Manual (English + German + Spanish + French + Japanese + Italian)
Package Dimensions: 21.3 x 10.2 x 5.7 inches