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Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: Low-Boy/LCPM
Date: July 15, 2018 11:15AM
There is a detector from France and with each update they do, makes their machine able to do more and have more coils and Freq and a host of other changes. It seem to me they are not trying so design a new machine but attract new buyers with the updates. The new coils that are not cheep but are game changers. I have been reading that some hardcore relic hunters across the pond are using higher freq with the newer coils and finding more relics and coins. So why is the impact just kind of lagging on finding ways for us to get more out of our detectors?

I think the machine from France has got it down and I know their sales are still growing...I love my impact but would like to see it do more and I think it can if the company can focus on this detector more. Or are they going to make a new machine with all the changes added to their new flagship. Some of us don't want to keep buying new machines but would like ours to have software updates for better performance. It would be nice to see new freq coils but I'm thinking the design of the software may not allow it to do that where the company from France designed their machine to not become obsolete...

It is a Sunday morning and I'm having my cup of coffee and I don't hunt until fall so I have a lot of time to waste on my crazy ideas...



LowBoy {IMPACT, DEUS, }

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvc8PTSRYKKi4hdGpSonlA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/2018 11:29AM by Low-Boy/LCPM.

Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: FWest
Date: July 15, 2018 02:41PM
I don't think it's a crazy idea and was just thinking about the Impact and the deus yesterday. For a "flagship" detector you would think updates would be a priority. No update will make it waterproof but expanding it's frequencies and offering new coils, in multi or different frequency's, would at least make it more competitive.

The Impact very interesting, comfortable to use, has many options and useful features but not really offering much to set it apart.

Maybe we will get a surprise update but I'm not holding my breath.

Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: Low-Boy/LCPM
Date: July 15, 2018 02:59PM
They have had enough time to do a big update make money on coils and sell more impacts because it can do more with a big update...So far they have dropped the ball on this machine while the deus is plowing ahead



LowBoy {IMPACT, DEUS, }

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvc8PTSRYKKi4hdGpSonlA

Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: FWest
Date: July 15, 2018 03:58PM
Agreed. If we have not seen or heard about it by now it's very likely.

Should Nokta be updating the Impact on a regular Basis?
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: July 16, 2018 09:03PM
I've given this update thing quite a bit of thought over the last few years. I think it is a big advantage for manufacturers to be able to offer a do-it-at-home software update for newly introduced machines perchance there is any sort of quirk or trouble in the software that runs the machine. If I can update at home it saves time and money from shipping to and from a service center and reduces overall downtime.

As for performance upgrades, if a manufacture came out with 1 significant software update during the life of my detector, I think that would be great. Beyond that, I have to ask how long before the electronic components of my detector are the limiting factor to any performance increase and not the software? Something to think about anyway.

As for what's in the future, I am thinking that Nokta is going to have something coming out here with this coming Detectival in Europe. I've been impressed with the Makro/Nokta products I have and look forward to what is coming over the horizon.


Rich (Utah)

Re: Should Nokta be updating the Impact on a regular Basis?
Posted by: Low-Boy/LCPM
Date: July 16, 2018 09:27PM
I just look at Deus and how their sales are through the roof because of their updates and higher freq coils. And they don't do one or two changes they also add new programs. I hope the new flagship Impact can live up to that standard



LowBoy {IMPACT, DEUS, }

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvc8PTSRYKKi4hdGpSonlA

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Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: cladcanada
Date: July 29, 2018 11:54PM
My 2 cents on the impact and updates. Out of all the modes and diff frequency's could they at least make one to hit on our Canadian clad as well as a $200 compadre??? That would be great !! as far as the impact vs deus, the future is uncertain for my impact but i am making room for a much lighter deus

Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: Mkus
Date: July 30, 2018 06:12AM
Love my Deus it has found more silver and gold for me so ill stick to it!

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Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: cladcanada
Date: July 30, 2018 12:39PM
Yes I'll be parting with the impact . Hopping to find a deal on a deus package . Love the impact but the weight is a deal breaker . Gold and silver is a bonus

Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: Mkus
Date: August 01, 2018 11:36AM
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cladcanada
Yes I'll be parting with the impact . Hopping to find a deal on a deus package . Love the impact but the weight is a deal breaker . Gold and silver is a bonus
Get a Deus with a HF coil they're less susceptible to EMI and work great on gold!
And I sold my Etrac because of weight bad tennis elbow I can swing my Deus all day!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/01/2018 11:39AM by Mkus.

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Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 02, 2018 08:01PM
I don't live across the pond and have been using the hf coils for relics for awhile now. BTW I don't own a black coil anymore.

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Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: cladcanada
Date: October 10, 2018 11:21PM
hopefully the Impact is sold , will be Deus shopping very soon . The Impact is an awesome unit , but now left in the dust due to many new machines as of late . Calabash Digger, I'd love to see you do a head to head on the impact and the Deus . would be very interesting

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Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: October 11, 2018 12:53AM
Re: Has the impact droppped the ball on updates: Don't fix it if it's not broke. The only updates I've seen on detectors has been to fix issues or problems. Like on the Whites V3i, or Minelab Nox, or DEUS. I haven't had any issues with the Impact that I felt needed to be fixed, like I did with the others I had.



Arizona
43 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Makro Multi Kruzer
Makro Racer 2
White's DFX x 3
Minelab Equinox 800

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