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Old 04-03-2019, 08:46 AM
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This article came up on my feed recently and I found it kind of fascinating. I wondered if there was anything out there like this. Would be interested in others thoughts on it.

https://newatlas.com/air-metal-smart...etector/59129/

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Old 04-03-2019, 03:06 PM
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3rd thread on this marvel of technology... Finally we can go out and find precious targets in our pin stripe suits, no need to get dirty?
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:39 PM
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Yep, this is at least the second company that has come out with a kickstarter campaign hawking this idea. Previous one was Ankyor (Forum Thread: Just A Heads Up - ANKYOR), which so far hasn't received significant funding - but at least their website works, despite the machine looking laughable with a mile long coil cord wrapped 3,000 times around the shaft.

The link in the article for "Air Metal Detectors" didn't work, so I did a Google search instead - a link popped up but when I clicked, the connection timed out...not a good sign!

Overall, the idea is an interesting one, and may well be the future of metal detecting. But I'll wait until one of the major detector companies embraces the idea before I take it seriously, rather than a half-baked kickstarter campaign from someone's basement in the Ukraine. Besides, for the foreseeable future, I'm sure a dedicated detector will far outclass something dumbed down to the level of a cell phone app.

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Old 04-03-2019, 09:32 PM
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likely bogus in my opinion.

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Old 04-04-2019, 03:24 PM
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Well if they do it right, a smartphone app based detector could be better than most current machines, because of app flexibility. It should also be considerably cheaper than "whole" models.
I imagine being able to choose between accurate simulations of popular current model detectors, and maybe even some vintage models. It would be like having a CTX3030, an Etrac, an Equinox, an ATPro, ATMax, And various Fisher, Whites, etc. models, all rolled into one! Also, original coils from these machines could be used, maybe some with adapters. The simulator machine should come with a main "universal" coil, and have an assortment of coils available for purchase.
That's if they do it right...I think. My imagination may or may not be realistic.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:54 PM
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Well if they do it right, a smartphone app based detector could be better than most current machines, because of app flexibility. It should also be considerably cheaper than "whole" models.
I imagine being able to choose between accurate simulations of popular current model detectors, and maybe even some vintage models. It would be like having a CTX3030, an Etrac, an Equinox, an ATPro, ATMax, And various Fisher, Whites, etc. models, all rolled into one! Also, original coils from these machines could be used, maybe some with adapters. The simulator machine should come with a main "universal" coil, and have an assortment of coils available for purchase.
That's if they do it right...I think. My imagination may or may not be realistic.
Your imagination is not out of the scope of technical possibilities...Heck, even all the Global NOX users did simple software updates downloaded 'Off the Cloud' or something....So yeah..this very well indeed could be the future of our Sports tech, and a guy pays an 'app fee' or something instead of buying a complete rig to try out....

Heck, a guy could download instant programs instead of scrolling through the menu depending on the area and what has been noted as 'worked the best' in that particular GPS coordinates....Its so accurate nowadays, a guys rig could simply make all the necessary changes for us.....

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Old 04-07-2019, 09:18 AM
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Or...you could hire someone to send out their "detectodrone" and metal detect for you then report back with GPS coordinates, fun level meter reading and video???

How bout another GRAPE soda??
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A smart phone metal detector?

Doesnt that mean the NSA, the FBI and Google will know where we found all our wheaties

and mercs

And dont forget about anything over 50 years old........ LOL.

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how many of you go metal detecting holding your girlfriend's hand?

Ok be careful on this one with your replies, this is a decent forum.

totally bogus deal.

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This would be amazing but for some reason I feel this is fake news.
I wouldn't mind being a tester.

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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
Your imagination is not out of the scope of technical possibilities...Heck, even all the Global NOX users did simple software updates downloaded 'Off the Cloud' or something....So yeah..this very well indeed could be the future of our Sports tech, and a guy pays an 'app fee' or something instead of buying a complete rig to try out....

[B}Heck, a guy could download instant programs [/B]instead of scrolling through the menu depending on the area and what has been noted as 'worked the best' in that particular GPS coordinates....Its so accurate nowadays, a guys rig could simply make all the necessary changes for us.....


That's what I was hoping the Nox would eventually be able to do. Since it can interface with a PC via USB, there's no reason why you couldn't program it from a GUI interface.

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Old 06-21-2019, 02:46 PM
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As for the "detector" itself, obviously it isn't very good. Look at the last picture in the article. Not a single pull tab to be seen.

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Old 06-23-2019, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CLHarwood View post
This article came up on my feed recently and I found it kind of fascinating. I wondered if there was anything out there like this. Would be interested in others thoughts on it.

https://newatlas.com/air-metal-smart...etector/59129/

My thoughts - EPIC FAIL.

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Old 06-23-2019, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AirmetTango View post
despite the machine looking laughable with a mile long coil cord wrapped 3,000 times around the shaft.

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"laughable?"

How dare you use such an understatement!

I think "hysterical" or "a complete joke" or "piece of C***" would have been more appropriate.

I think we all better sell our Equinox's, CTX's, Deus etc...coz this ahem, Air Detector is gonna put All the big players like Minelab, Nokta/Makro/XP/ etc etc out of business and make our current machines useless in comparison....so they will be worth more in scrap parts...lol

Ok, on a srious note, just like with the Equinox, i'm gonna place a pre-order for the Air Detector - NOT!!

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Old 06-23-2019, 08:32 AM
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Well, like a modeling amp designed to sound like a classic tube fender, a Marshall and half a dozen other amps, it will probably fall short of a dedicated machine.

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