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New Apex Arrivals?

rob

Member
Garrett said they had a July ship date for the Apex. I know it's a new unit and there can be delays but checking in to see if any are being distributed regularly...?
 

Sven

Well-known member
Garrett said they had a July ship date for the Apex. I know it's a new unit and there can be delays but checking in to see if any are being distributed regularly...?
Read someplace that field testers had to return the prototypes for some software changes. That's why there are field testers, to look for glitches and recommend changes and or improvements, before a detectors is put into consumer production.
 

#1Leatherneck

Active member
To my knowledge there are (2) two manufacturers that have capabilities of updating software from the comfort of home. This will certainly be a game changer! Garrett Apex being made in the USA, and having the features I have acquiesced assuming that they would be as the White's Spectra V3i I own, and 'never' requiring a software update I am now compelled to pause; although, I had assumed the next metal detector I would seriously consider would be the Apex. The (2) two metal detectors on the market have already provided at least one software update! With the technology on the market I would assume the ability to update would be either in the feature packed attributes; alternatively, be a moot issue.
 

Markmac

Active member
Hopefully Garrett will release this new Apex with the ability to update software,if not that is a bad marketing decision and may push buyers to the Simplex+ or the Vanquish or the Nox..
 

jmaclen

Well-known member
To my knowledge there are (2) two manufacturers that have capabilities of updating software from the comfort of home. This will certainly be a game changer! Garrett Apex being made in the USA, and having the features I have acquiesced assuming that they would be as the White's Spectra V3i I own, and 'never' requiring a software update I am now compelled to pause; although, I had assumed the next metal detector I would seriously consider would be the Apex. The (2) two metal detectors on the market have already provided at least one software update! With the technology on the market I would assume the ability to update would be either in the feature packed attributes; alternatively, be a moot issue.
Many Minelab, XP and Nokta Makro detectors can receive software updates via the internet. I have done several on my Equinox, Vanquish, Deus, Multi Kruzer and Gold Kruzers. The Garrett APEX lithium battery is charged via a mini USB port. Even though there is no mention of using that port for updates in the manual, there was no mention of that being a possibility in the Vanquish manual either (lots of other important facts were not mentioned in that manual too) and I just updated my Vanquish. So, who knows?????? Personally, I would not expect to see any APEX detectors in consumer's hands until sometime in September.
 

#1Leatherneck

Active member
Many Minelab, XP and Nokta Makro detectors can receive software updates via the internet. I have done several on my Equinox, Vanquish, Deus, Multi Kruzer and Gold Kruzers. The Garrett APEX lithium battery is charged via a mini USB port. Even though there is no mention of using that port for updates in the manual, there was no mention of that being a possibility in the Vanquish manual either (lots of other important facts were not mentioned in that manual too) and I just updated my Vanquish. So, who knows?????? Personally, I would not expect to see any APEX detectors in consumer's hands until sometime in September.
And, the aforementioned enumerated detectors did not require being returned for any update?

Leatherneck,
 

jmaclen

Well-known member
And, the aforementioned enumerated detectors did not require being returned for any update?

Leatherneck,
Nope. Did it from my Mac and Windows computers. All of the updates were easy to do, added great new features, and fixed some bugs.
 

rob

Member
Hey fellas, great info for units and now the American made Garrett Apex. Think this one will be a winner!

Thank you for your updates....
 

Rich (Utah)

Active member
Who said the field prototypes were returned just for a software update? Garrett could be checking wear and tear on search rod components, changing grip materials, arm cuff attachment points or updating the color of the control housing to puke green. :garrett:

Rich-
 

wildwilly

Active member
I still don't understand why a top exec. at Garrett can't come out with a simple statement about the delay of the Apex. Simple, straight and honest. This could work to their benefit. As an ex-salesman and mgr. I ALWAYS kept my customers up to date, good or bad. All depends on how you " word" it.
 
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