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Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: February 03, 2018 08:28AM
A few videos with a guy using a cell phone .. Whats up with that?? Wheres the videos of the test on iron? 3D nail test ? air test? depth test ? I am excited about this machine but the lack of videos showing how it performs has me thinking ..... I hope its a game changer. I read the manual and it looks good just hope it performs.

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: Architex
Date: February 03, 2018 08:52AM
95% of all the Equinox posts can be answered by "We'll just have to wait and see".



The real treasure is in the marketing.

XP Deus / CTX 3030 / Equinox 800

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: February 03, 2018 09:40AM
that's too funny! There are kruzer videos everywhere... lol

Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: Hello
Date: February 03, 2018 09:52AM
The guy beach testing the Equinox, I think does his videos on the way to the airport as you get a rushed 3minute video, as its like he has a plane to catch! :unsure:

Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 03, 2018 10:05AM
The problem is that the units aren’t out there in public yet,and the testers that DID have them had non-disclosure agreements which may or may not have something to do with the utter lack of comprehensive video information regarding its performance. As soon as they actually get into peoples hands who are ordinary “Joes” then we will see the flood of videos,and I hope they are well done with signal acquisition,different settings tried,depth indicated,actual depth,other objects in the hole and what the recovered target is. I enjoy watching videos that are USEFUL in the way of information,and showing how the watcher can potentially become a better hunter. When these videos come,I do hope also that they have a GoPro!:smile:

Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: jas415
Date: February 03, 2018 10:13AM
I want to see a few videos of a 'test garden' with the same coins at various depths, nails 2" from the coin, nail on the coin, nail under the con, bottle caps vs gold rings, pull tabs and gold jewelry, depth in high mineral ground, depth in low mineral sand, depth at beach in dry sand- then wet sand- then in the water, and a few good numbers charts. Also, with different coils, small, large and middle size.

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: February 03, 2018 10:35AM
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jas415
I want to see a few videos of a 'test garden' with the same coins at various depths, nails 2" from the coin, nail on the coin, nail under the con, bottle caps vs gold rings, pull tabs and gold jewelry, depth in high mineral ground, depth in low mineral sand, depth at beach in dry sand- then wet sand- then in the water, and a few good numbers charts. Also, with different coils, small, large and middle size.

Hell, we all wish we had them in our hands to do those videos. Even when we get the detector, it will still be a while before we have small/large coils to test.

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: February 03, 2018 10:40AM
I was just thinking they might let the testers show some info now. But hey what do I know......

Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 03, 2018 10:56AM
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calabash digger
I was just thinking they might let the testers show some info now. But hey what do I know......
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That’s a thought...are the testers allowed to keep them or do they return them? Do they have footage they took and now they can disclose it? Good question...inquiring minds want to know! Since I’m frozen in,I REALLY need some videos to watch!

Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: ohiochris
Date: February 03, 2018 06:50PM
All or most of those tester machines have been incomplete units that until just recently were still under development and being tweaked. Not only was there probably non disclosure agreements , but they were being careful not to show too much of a machine that may not be exactly the same as the final release.....which makes a lot of sense. Even though we all wanted to see something , its not really doing us any good seeing something that is not the final product anyway. Now that it has been officially released and the final product is getting out we should start seeing enough videos and reviews to keep us busy for a while very soon.

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: Richard@BackwoodsDetectors
Date: February 04, 2018 01:06PM
Some companies who have prototypes out there rely on feedback from those users to make changes where needed. Many engineers and design teams are relying on that information so the product will work for real life people who are out hunting everyday. I have never signed a release form but have been asked to keep the info confidently because what was being used may not be the end product.
On the other hand, if a product is complete and not released yet, a company will make videos as a marketing tool to get people excited. ( 90+ % of the conclusions/decisions that we make are based on what we see and hear.) Therefore, companies release videos as soon as possible to increase potential customer awareness and anticipation. (not true in all situations, but most.) Again, this is just my experience and 2 cents. HH Richard




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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: KingMidas
Date: February 04, 2018 07:28PM
Always, just wait snd see. All protocol in marketing.

Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: TomNH
Date: February 05, 2018 09:42AM
IIRC as of the dealer meeting the software was not ready. Also early on it was said the EQ's didnt even have
all the features running. SO no testers had a customer ready machine. They were test units to work out bugs etc.
The info that trickled out was at best to tease us & keep our attention.

Tom
LFOD !

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: February 05, 2018 10:07AM
Well you would think they could take one off of those pallets and show us a air test or something ! lol

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Re: Do Equinox testers not own a Go Pro?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 05, 2018 10:14AM
Yep, Tom, I agree. The units at Detectival were NOT fully functional, in terms of all the features; that was said even by Minelab's engineer that was there.

Minelab, from my view, made a calculated gamble. It appears to me that they decided to go ahead and release info on the Equinox BEFORE it was ready (and BEFORE they probably otherwise would have), so as to "get their hat in the ring" given other machines coming on the market just prior to, or at about the same time frame as, the Equinox would. The GOOD thing is, that allowed us all to have a better idea of "what our choices would be," machine-wise, in the near future, and decide accordingly which one we might want to allocated our dollars toward. The BAD thing is, it obviously set up an expectation in some folks' minds that the machines were farther along, development-wise, than they actually were. Thus, the polarized responses we are seeing play out on the forums -- with some folks being glad that Minelab continued making adjustments and improvements all the way to the end (and as such, in no real rush to receive the machines), and then other folks who believe they have been lied to, and are angry that Minelab is "late" with the release.

Hopefully, once the machines arrive, people are pleased with them and what they are capable of, and the information starts to flow from new owners, and we can get back to enjoying the hobby (and get the forums back to discussing detecting and the finds being made, instead of the angst regarding the roll-out of the unit)!

Steve



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