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Does Garrett plan on releasing new Whites products

bulletman

Well-known member
My research reveals the i is the V3i added International languages to the menu. However, I read here that it was something else. I believe the White's Spectra V3i is still the best multi-freq. that has simultaneous freq. read out; together, with the only metal detector I am aware of that provides multi-freq. pinpoint readout simultaneously? I love mine! I will never sell it! I believe it is the only one on the market that teaches patience! It will teach one metal detecting! The build quality of the White's products, and Garrett are second to none. I could not fathom spending that kind of money only to worry if the ears on the coil would break! I also own another multi-freq. metal detector. The build quality between the two does not compare. Prior to White's closing I sent mine in, and they sent it back with a new coil free of charge, including free shipping.
C.J.M. I hope this answers your post.

Leatherneck,

Agreed about the build quality. I will miss Whites toughness. 30 plus years ago, all the detector companies built their machines like tanks. Today, everyone is demanding reduced weight. Unfortunately, plastic is thinned out and one minor drop or bang on a rock has bad consequences.
 

jmaclen

Well-known member
The pictures that I’ve seen of the current 24k have both the Whites and Garrett name on the faceplate. So I doubt there are any refinements or changes. As for future models, there is a computer chip shortage going on. It could take many years to straighten that out.

Lets Go Brandon
This information comes directly from the main field tester: Garrett went over every tiny detail of the original Whites Goldmaster 24K design, lightened and improved tolerances of the supplied coil and added quality rechargeable batteries, charger and LOWERED the price by almost $100.

My Garrett GM 24K works and feels better than my original Whites version of the 24K which had many problems right out of the box.

Garrett really needed a competitive gold prospecting VLF for the African market. The 24K solved that problem. Great detector for micro gold jewelry too and can be used for relics and coins easily.

Whether Garrett will release any other Whites detectors "AS IS" or with slight modifications...........who knows. Some, including me think that a variant of the DFX SMF tech is in the APEX already.
 

#1Leatherneck

Well-known member
I have two questions: 1.) Whats the difference v3i vs. v3 ? (2. whats the favorite white's detector for your all around basic hunting??Thanks CJM
This is a c/p from Detector stuff.
New features implemented by the V3i upgrade include:

- Support for Foreign languages (i -> international)
- On-board Quick Reference system
- Stereo mix-mode audio
- Polar analysis plot
- Prospecting analysis scan
- Single frequency salt tracking
- Several other minor improvements

...Plus you get a cool sticker on your returned machine saying it’s now a V3i!
As I stated: I will never sell it!
I believe they will hold their value well.

Leatherneck,
Semper fidelis
 

bulletman

Well-known member
This information comes directly from the main field tester: Garrett went over every tiny detail of the original Whites Goldmaster 24K design, lightened and improved tolerances of the supplied coil and added quality rechargeable batteries, charger and LOWERED the price by almost $100.

My Garrett GM 24K works and feels better than my original Whites version of the 24K which had many problems right out of the box.

Garrett really needed a competitive gold prospecting VLF for the African market. The 24K solved that problem. Great detector for micro gold jewelry too and can be used for relics and coins easily.

Whether Garrett will release any other Whites detectors "AS IS" or with slight modifications...........who knows. Some, including me think that a variant of the DFX SMF tech is in the APEX already.
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Glad they improved the batteries. Sounds like a great machine. Can potentially be my 5th gold machine.
 

Wild Willy

Well-known member
Bulletman, like you I stopped buying Whites years ago because of the weight. Weight is a killer for older "swingers". After 48 years of detecting I look first at the weight of a new machine . With modern technology I see no reason for a detector to exceed 2.5#. Less would be better.
 

Odanscoils

Active member
I’ve been watching, waiting for Garrett to make the best of the intellectual and physical property they purchased from Whites. One idea I push is a reconfigured V3i with tech updates and a streamlining of the menu navigation to attract those who felt it was too much. Lighter, waterproof with Garrett’s waterproof connectors for coil & headphones.
I still have my V3i (plus 10 other detectors) but unless I use my hip mount (tangles up in the woods) it’s way more to swing than my Nox or F75 or….
35 years ago I was swinging blue box 6000Di Pro and similar no prob but wrist fatigue but then I was 30 years old.
Another gem is my TDI Beachunter, with all Garrett’s PI expertise they have to bring this back in some form. At the elevated price point it would go for I don’t think it would knock the Seahunter MK2 off the list. My Seahunter is a great travel PI and goes to MX often with me.
I stumbled accross this topic and had to comment as a long time Whites guy.
Yes
Totally agree.
I am hoping Garrett will combine technologies.
Especially Whites TDI tech onto their Infinium.
Or Whites GB , confidence blocks and tracking tech to the AT and ACE series detector's.
They have an advantage now.
They posses patents from both companies.
And can use them as they see fit.
Under patent laws companies can Only use their technology.
I'm hoping they'll aquire Tesoro next.
Best Iron discrimination in the industry.
Combining those three technologies.
Could be Very interesting.
 
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