Garrett Euro Ace Reviews – Ace 350 Built For European Terrain

Let’s get this straight to the subject, the main question that I see people get wrong is this:
Are the Garrett Euro Ace and The Garrett Ace 350 The Same?
The answer is YES!

I wanted to get that sorted, because so many articles mention why one of those is better than the other, when in fact, it’s the same model 🙂

Let’s just clear this commonly asked question up if I had a penny for every time I have seen this question posted or every time I have been asked I would have a shed load of pennies!!

The only difference between the two is the 350 has the American coin denominations shown on the decal near the LED screen and the depth is in cm and not inches.

Note: As of 2022 I didn’t see the 350 anywhere else in stock so I’ve added links to the upgraded Garrett Ace 400 which is even better.

Design and Appearance of the Garrett Euro Ace

Garrett Euro Ace ReviewsIn true Garrett ACE fashion, the Garrett Euro Ace has stuck to the striking yellow and black design.

For some reason, this always reminds me of Bumblebee from Transformers.

Simplicity, as usual, is key with the ACE range of detectors, it comes just a few sections, the Control Panel, The upper stem with the elbow rest attached, and the lower stem which attaches to a search coil. As with the Garrett ACE 150 and the Garrett ACE 250 it can be assembled in just a matter of minutes.

Wasting no valuable treasure hunting time!

The cover of the control panel is slid off to reveal the battery compartment, and it takes 4 AA batteries.

There is the standard headphone jack located at the bottom of the control panel and the coil wire also plugs in next to this.

The EuroAce also has an internal speaker.

The one difference between this and the earlier ACE models is the new double D search coil addition!

The panel is very simple to navigate and easy to use.

The buttons are slightly different to the previous models being that they are a little smaller so if you have got bigger hands it can perhaps be a little fiddly.

The machine is lightweight weighing just 1.27 Kgs! Making it a great detector to use all day long without causing any fatigue. It has added grip padding and elbows support padding which adds to the comfort.

However, I won’t recommend this for kids; you can check out my kid’s metal detector reviews here to see the ones I recommended.

Buttons And Modes Of The Garrett EuroAce 350

Garrett Euro Ace Control Panel

The Garrett EuroAce control panel features just 6 buttons and has been kept simple enough for the complete novice to understand and use. The buttons are the following.

  • Mode: Used to select preset hunting modes.
  • Sensitivity: To increase or decrease the sensitivity of the machine.
  • Discrimination: Changes the discrimination settings.
  • Power button: Powers up the machine in one simple click.
  • PinPoint: Located below the sensitivity button used to pinpoint and locate targets more accurately.

The “Green Tick and Red Cross” button: Used to select and set the discrimination.

The Garrett 350 offers 5 different preset search modes;

  1. Jewelry mode discriminates most nails and small pieces of iron, designed for finding rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces etc.
  2. Custom mode is used to store your own personal discrimination settings, factory preset it is the same as coin mode, but you can edit this as you see fit.
  3. Relics mode is used to discriminate against smaller pieces of iron like nails while retaining the lower end of the conductivity scale keeping good targets such as brass and bronze.
  4. Coins mode, eliminates all trash like ring pulls, iron and foil etc the Euro Ace 350 has been designed with European coins in mind and can register almost anywhere on the metal detectors ID due to the thickness and size and metallic content.
  5. Finally Zero modes, which in a nutshell is the same as All Metal mode just a fancy name.

You can jump straight to customer reviews;

Features And Performance Of The Garrett Euro Ace 350

The new “enhanced Iron Resolution” feature is one that is welcomed from the Euro Ace user.

Unlike the previous models of the Garrett ACE, this new addition lets the user control and fine tune the Iron Discrimination levels.

Thus giving you more control over separating good targets from trash targets.

A new powerful Double-D PROformance search coil has been added, which detectorists seem to really like, there are a lot of reports of it giving greater depth and performance.

The ACE 350 has been set to a higher frequency, the 8.25Khz frequency improves the machine’s ability to locate small targets, like gold. Some customers of the Euro Ace saying that this is what separates the Euro Ace to the earlier Ace models.

There are lots of mixed reviews when it comes to depth, but I guess it all depends on the ground conditions at the time of the test. However, reports on average of 8 inches have been made.

The Garrett Euro Ace was made with the conditions of European soil in mind, so it performs well in many conditions.

The Ace 150 and 250 sometimes struggled in highly mineralised soils, where as a lot of people have commented that the Euro Ace really excels in these conditions.

Pro’s And Con’s Of The Garrett EuroAce


  • Lightweight and simple to use.
  • A great entry level detector.
  • Great Battery Life.
  • Price to performance ratio is good, being a great price for it’s performance.
  • Easily performs as well as others 3 times the price.


  • Lack of changeable coils available.
  • Yellow coloured buttons can get dirty quickly.

Videos Of The Garrett Euro Ace

Final Verdict

From what I have researched and seen the Garrett Euro Ace would probably be one of the best choices for the beginner detectorist with a higher budget, or an upgrade from the 150 or 250 machines.

The price is very fair and performance is very consistent with many good reviews all over the internet.

If you want a machine that is simple to use but has some great pro features then the Euro Ace comes highly recommended from detectorists all over Europe.

If you hurry they have the euro ace on sale by clicking the green button below but hurry it won’t last long.


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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Joseph Wesolowski - February 10, 2017

What is the search depth pls ?

    Steve Race - February 15, 2017

    Hi Joseph,

    The depth varies but for small coins it is up to 150mm and big coins up to 250mm


Chris - August 21, 2017

Hi Steve,
What would you say is the best gold metal detector in the price range of US$ 500 or less.

    Steve Race - August 25, 2017

    Hi Chris,
    It took me a while to respond because I had to do more research based on what could be a good gold metal detector. This model of Garrett EuroAce 350 is good for small trinkets of gold because it can detect it using 8khz frequency.
    What I would suggest is to look into the Garrett Ace 400i model because it has a higher frequency for gold detection than this model.

Justin - October 20, 2017

Hi Steve, appreciate the review.
How would this work over sand, I live on the coast and near a few beaches + was hoping to use something that’d work on land & sand too?

    Steve - October 21, 2017

    Hi Justin, I’m glad to hear that!
    This model will have no problem with that, it can go and detect almost anything on the beach but when it comes to land I would suggest you look at it’s bigger brother the Garrett ACE 400i because it has a better detection range for that.
    It’s not a big price difference, but the quality is doubled and you can mine anywhere from land to the beach or even a mountain. I have created a review as well on this site.

Dave - December 6, 2017

Hi Steve
roughly how long do the batteries last, and is this a good beginners detector.

    Steve - December 7, 2017

    Hi Dave, this is a good model for beginners and intermediate. This model requires 4 AA batteries and because of that, there are 2 factors that will influence how long you can use it.
    1. The quality of batteries, not all of them are equal
    2. What mode you are using for metal detecting.

    Usually, it lasts up to a month, but make sure you don’t go cheap on batteries because they are really important and it’s better to have high quality ones!

Brenda - December 26, 2017

I am in Canada and got this as a Christmas gift. I cannot even find it mentioned on the Garrett site. I’m just trying to find out if it will work here on Canadian/American coins or should I return it to the store. I want to find gold jewelry too

    Steve - December 26, 2017

    Hi Brenda,
    I’m glad you asked that this model is an upgraded and newer version from Ace 250.
    This is a great Christmas gift and it will work well in any soil. It’s going to be fine with any environment, but it’s not going to be the best option for gold coins.
    You will have no problems detecting gold or silver coins just make sure to have good batteries that will last long enough on the field.

Del Khan - August 4, 2018

Hi Steve,

I was just enquiring around the difference between an Ace 300i and the EuroAce models?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Both are quite similar in terms of price.
I am a relative beginner but am looking to go on a year out to India and intend to take it along to look for jewellery, coins etc.
What would you advise?

Dee PARKER - September 21, 2018

I am totally new to this hobby and I Have just used my euroace for the first time. it found a gold ring easily buried 3-4 inches down on arable land in coin mode.
Light enough for a lady to use. I now Have to get used to using all the settings.

Lisa - April 24, 2020

Hi – Our brand new Ace will not move into Coin and Zero mode – should we send it back or have we missed something??

Appreciate your advise

    Steve - April 25, 2020

    Hi Lisa,
    I suspect that something is broken with your detector, I suggest you send that back to get a refund.

john geddes - January 6, 2021

iv had a Euroace now for 4 years – iv found lead seals – silver coins – copper coins – pewter bells – gold buttons – A Bronze axehead ( 4 in down ) – many tractor and plough bits – loads – a great machine – am in Scotland – it loves coke ( cinders / hot rocks ) which gives a brilliant signal —- downside – i find it picks up electric fences a lot and on some fields im out 50 yds before i lose it even by dropping my sensitivity – but all in all a supperb machine

    Steve - January 7, 2021

    Thank you John, that’s a great review!

Stuart - January 27, 2023

Hi Steve, I am thinking of starting up metal detecting and I am wondering what would be a good used detector to use? I am currently looking at a Garret EuroACE Metal Detector for ÂŁ170. Is that suitable? Stuart

    Steve - March 31, 2023

    Yes, that sounds like a good choice, Otherwise, you can go straight for ace 250 or 350.

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