Garrett Ace 300 & 300i Review – Ace Metal Detectors

Garrett Ace 300i Review

The brand new Garrett Ace 300i and 300 series metal detectors are newly released for 2022 and are said to be the up to date “garrett ace 250”.

It’s important to mention that the 300 version of this metal detector is targeted at the United States where as the 300i (i standing for international) is aimed at the European market.

Garrett Ace 300i Appearance

In true Garrett Ace fashion they have continued the basic and simple look of this range of metal detectors, I think I would have liked to have seen them looking a little more “2022” however beauty is only ever skin deep.

The Garrett Ace 300i is black and yellow like a bumblebee.

As you would know if you have ever used a Garrett Ace metal detector, they are very sturdy well the Garrett Ace 300 & 300i seems to have got even sturdier and stronger while not compromising the light weight benefit.

It has a very comfy sponge forearm support and hand grip and is fully extendable.

Garrett Ace 300i Features

The Garrett Ace 300i features a new digital target ID from 0 to 99, this scale offers visual target information.

Giving you a much more accurate indication of what the target is compared to its Ace predecessors. In my opinion, this is a god send and is easy as accurate as detectors 2 x the cost.

A brand New 7″ x 10″ (18 x 25cm) PROformanceTM waterproof/submersible search-coil.

(8 kHz) Frequency compared to the Ace 250’s (6.5khz) this has really improved the sensitivity and depth capabilities of the Ace 250 combined with the new coil I previously mentioned.

New Increased Iron Resolution which helps provide 3 x the iron resolution of the ace 250. Helping when you are in them iron laden and trashy areas.

New Adjustable Frequency to help eliminate interference, which is a brand new feature not before seen on the Garrett Ace 150 or 250.

PinPointing, again not something that the ace 150 included and in my eyes an absolute god send and time saver!

If you owned one of the older Garrett Ace you would know that you needed a Garrett Pro Pointer without it you was there forever.

The new Pinpointing feature of the 300i helps you accurately locate the target in the ground.

Where to buy Garrett Ace 300i

So far there really are limited places to purchase the 300 and 300i Ace detectors thus being because they are fresh on the market!

However, if you are going to purchase I highly recommend buying directly from Amazon as they are really well priced at the moment check the prices out.
This way you are completely covered with guarantees and warranties.


I’m one of the founders of this blog. A 32 yr old from Lincolnshire & proud father of 3 beautiful children. My first metal detector was a garret ace 150 but I am currently using the Garrett ace 400i. My best find was a roman coin. Feel free to ask me any questions.

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T P marshall - January 31, 2017

Hi , it says in your article that the ace 250 didn’t have a pinpoint but it was only the ace 150 that didnt .

    Steve Race - February 6, 2017

    Thanks T P!

    Good spot and I have corrected it.

    Cheers buddy

martin Boyd - April 9, 2018

I bought a garretts 300i last year, I’m now skint and have only ever found empty beer cans.

    Steve - April 11, 2018

    Thank you Martin!
    But does it detect coins? Can you do a test to bury it underground and fine tune it to see on what mode it detects the coin better?

David Ovenden-Hall - March 4, 2019

I’ve been interested in joining/detectoring?? for a while but know nothing about it. I wondered if there is a novice site/instruction guide do’s/don’t’s somewhere??

    Frank Ferich - November 24, 2022

    Hi David although I have been lucky enough to find many amazing relics including Roman sword I never used metal detector. So I got one .I’m looking for a someone with same interest to go together funding treasures..I live in South London..would you be interested in going one weekend for a walks trough the fields.many thanks.Frank Ferich

Steven Stone - January 25, 2020

I’ve had a 300i ace for 18 months I’m thinking of upgrading the coil to 13″ is this wise, as I’ve heard I don’t need it. Also I’ve heard a bigger coil will detect deeper

Eric - February 10, 2021

Hi I had the 150 many moons ago and found it a good begginers,
But it did give off false reading if dew was on the ground does water effect the 330i performance, 150 was no good for the beach

    Steve - February 12, 2021

    Thank you Eric for your review, I can say that I had a similar experience with 150, I moved towards the 400i and it was a big improvement.

Shaun - September 10, 2023

I thinking of getting into detesting as I’ve been interested for years. Would the 300i be a good detector to start with? Any help given would be a big help.

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