Minelab Go Find 60 Review – Features, Performance and Buying Guide
As far as metal detector brands go, Minelab is typically listed as one of the better brands on the market. One of its latest releases is the Minelab Go Find 60 which we are reviewing here.
With every successive model, Minelab has been able to take the design, technology, and precision up a notch.
One of the brand’s most promising series, however, has been the Go Find series.
Continue reading to see if this particular model has exceeded expectations as well:
Design and Appearance of Minelab Go Find 60
Much like its predecessors, the coil on the Minelab Go Find 60 is square.
While this might be a signature sign for the Go Find series, it is still quite unusual among the typically circular coils.
The entire metal detector consists of just one piece of machinery, divided into three distinct parts.
The standard coil is a ten inch, waterproof Monoloop. The stem can fold out to a length of over 1.3 meters.
There is also a control box with an LCD visual display.
At the upper end of the shaft, there is an arm rest that comfortably accommodates an adult arm. I won’t recommend the go find 60 metal detector for kids, without an adult supervision.
The audio output on the Minelab Go Find 60 is courtesy of the earbuds that are provided along with the metal detector.
Unlike many other metal detectors, this model cannot be dismantled and this means that you are able to use it straight out of the box.
While it cannot be taken apart, this does not mean that the Minelab Go Find 60 takes up any more space than it needs.
All of the protruding features of this metal detector can be folded down, flat. Furthermore, the shaft can be compacted to about half its length.
The Minelab Go Find 60 is quite easy to manage.
With your arm in its support, the control box is not too far away.
The LCD display is also compact and sleek which means that you will be able to touch all the settings with just your thumb.
This metal detector doesn’t just look sleek, however. It is actually quite light as well. It weighs just 1.06 kilos.
This makes it perfect for carrying around for hours on end.
There is definitely no risk of getting tired while taking the Minelab Go Find 60 around.
Buttons and Modes of the Minelab Go Find 60
What’s great about this metal detector is that you do not have a control box that is crowded with buttons and features.
Instead, there are just six buttons along with the screen.
These are the Sensitivity button, Pinpoint, Volume Control, Backlight, Find Mode, and Bluetooth.
This is not including the power switch which is at the side of the control box.
The display shows depth indication, four Find icons, and the battery level.
At the top of the control box, there is a Treasure View LED.
By flicking the Power switch either On or Off, you will be able to power up or power down the metal detector.
With the Minelab Go Find 60, there are four Find different modes available.
When one of these modes is activated, the corresponding LED begins to light up on the control panel.
The categories for these modes are as follows:
- Nails: here any iron object including nails and even horseshoes will be detected.
- Foil: objects that are made of aluminium foil or coins that are lower in value will be found.
- Rings: this includes everything from jewellery to pull tabs to lower value coins.
- Coin and Treasure: this is for coins of higher value or metals that are more precious.
The Find modes consist of different combinations of these categories. There are four in total.
The Sensitivity control can be used to either reduce or increase the sensitivity of the metal detector. You are able to choose from five different levels.
The Pinpoint button can help to determine just where a particular item may be buried. With this metal detector, you will be able to access this information through visual or audio cues.
With the Bluetooth function, you can sync the metal detector with your phone. This means that you will be able to use it alongside the app(android app, ios app). Also, if you would like to, you can use the Bluetooth to create a wireless audio system.
Features and Performance of Minelab Go Find 60
This includes Sensitivity, Target, and Pinpoint features.
However, this new model of the Go Find Series comes equipped with so much more.
For starters, this metal detector takes a step into the twenty-first century with the Bluetooth functions.
Not only does it make it easier and more comfortable to use the metal detector, but it also makes it more tech savvy.
Another fun and useful component is the Treasure View LED. Here, either a green light or a red light will blink, depending on what the detector is picking up. If a non-iron metal such as silver or gold is detected, the light will flash green. If it is ferrous in nature or some form of trash, the light will flash red.
Not only are there four modes available, but you can choose groupings of the modes.
This makes it easier to separate the objects of value from any unnecessary items.
Last but not least are the audio tones, corresponding to the object that has been detected, a particular audio tone will sound.
Pros and Cons of the Minelab Go Find 60
- Compact, sleek design
- Can be easily folded
- Great mode options available
- Great discrimination between materials
- Bluetooth enabled
- Treasure View LED
- Audio tones for four modes
- Batteries can drain quite quickly
- Not all parts of the Minelab Go Find 60 are waterproof
Final verdict for Minelab Go Find 60
There is very little to be disappointed about when it comes to the Minelab Go Find 60.
For the most part, it really is an improvement on the earlier products in the series.
Even when compared to other metal detectors in the market, the Minelab really does stand out on its own.
Typically, for the features offered with this metal detector, you would expect a demanding price tag. Nevertheless, the cost of the Minelab Go Find 60 is very reasonable.
Also, with this metal detector, there really is no fuss involved.
You simply unfold it, gear up the settings, and it is ready to be used.
Of course, it does have the downside of being quite an energy consuming so you may find yourself switching out the batteries a lot.
Nonetheless, what it all boils down to is that it’s a good quality, feature-rich metal detector.
If you choose the Minelab Go Find 60 you will be very happy with your purchase.
- Collapsible, lightweight detector with simple 1-button press
- Bluetooth capability - Smartphone App
- Treasure View LEDs
- Large Waterproof coil