When you’re out metal detecting, the last thing you want is to have to dig through a pile of dirt and debris to find your target. A pinpointer can help you zero in on your target, so you can spend less time digging and more time finding treasures.
Consumer Reports has tested a variety of metal detector pinpointers, and we’ve found the best ones to help you find what you’re looking for.
Here are the metal detector pinpointers we recommend:
1. Garrett Pro-Pointer AT: This pinpointer is waterproof, so you can use it in the rain or in a stream. It has three sensitivity settings, so you can adjust it to find smaller or larger targets. And, it has an LED light to help you see in low-light conditions.
2. Bounty Hunter Junior T.I.D.: This pinpointer is a good choice for kids or beginners. It’s lightweight and has just one sensitivity setting. But, it doesn’t have an LED light.
3. Teknetics G2+: This pinpointer is waterproof and has three sensitivity settings. It also has an LED light and a vibrate mode.
4. Whites Bullseye TRX: This pinpointer is also waterproof and has three sensitivity settings. It has an LED light, but it doesn’t have a vibrate mode.
5. Minelab Pro-Find 25: This pinpointer is waterproof and has five sensitivity settings. It also has an LED light and a vibrate mode.
When you’re choosing a metal detector pinpointer, consider how often you’ll use it and in what conditions. If you plan to use it in the water, make sure it’s waterproof. If you want to be able to find smaller targets, look for a pinpointer with multiple sensitivity settings. And, if you’ll be using it in low-light conditions, an LED light can be helpful.
Metal Detector Pinpointers Comparison Table
Best Metal Detector Pinpointers Ratings By Consumer Reports March 2023
Below is the list of top Metal Detector Pinpointers with a detailed guide that you can consider in your purchase:
Metal Detector Pinpointer, Professional Waterproof Handheld Pin Pointer Wand, Search Treasure Pinpointing Finder Probe with 9V Battery and LED for Adults, Kids -- Orange
$19.99 in stock
- 【High Sensitive Metal Detector】The metal detector allows you to scan large areas quickly, then use precise positioning tips to narrow and precisely locate the target before excavation. The bar probe design allows you to insert a hand-held metal detector into the hole for detection.
- 【Easy Operation】Single button, when the metal object is detected, the LED light will light up. At the same time, there will be 'Bi-Bi' sound and vibration as an alarm. When the detector is close to the metal target, the intensity of the alarm will increase. This unique feature helps the user determine the exact location of the target.
- 【Light Weight to Carrying】1/3 of the weight of traditional metal detectors. Equipped with plastic elastic roll belt, belt sheath and handbag, easy to carry or hang on to prevent falling or losing.
- ️【Partial Waterproof】The needle pointer of the dustproof metal detector is partially waterproof. You can sink this part into the water to check for metal in the water. But it can't be used in water, switches and horns are not waterproof.
- 【Widely Application】This metal detecting pinpointer can do various types of jobs like finding coin, gold, silver, relics, jewelry to help you easily find treasures or missing metal objects whether indoors, outdoors, in wall, sand, grass or soil, even in a extreme temperature range of -35ºF (-37ºC) to 158ºF
Kuman Pin pointer Water Resistant Metal Detectors with Holster Treasure Hunting Unearthing Tool Accessories Buzzer Vibration Automatic Tuning KW30
$24.99 in stock
2 used from $25.26
- 360° side-scan and Pinpoint tip detection. Please kindly note that this is kuman brand, the only store name is kumanshop, the other is unauthorized product. Our pinpointer metal detector kit include the waterproof case, it is freely for you to use underwater.
- High Sensitivity: High Sensitivity for improved detection of small targets, it can work indoors, outdoors, on sand, lawn or in soil, locate coin, silver, jewelry and gold with speed and accuracy. Three sensitivity levels with different LED indicators light, audio and vibrate alert.
- Ratio audio and vibration indicators.
- One- One-touch operation:Quick button press instantly tunes out environment or narrows detection field for precise pinpointing of larger targets
SUNPOW Metal Detector Pinpointer IP68 Waterproof Handheld Pin Pointer Wand with Belt Holster Treasure Hunting Tool Accessories, Buzzer Vibration Sound (Three Mode)
$39.99 in stock
2 used from $31.27
- 360 Degree Detective Probe and Optional Three Mode: SUNPOW pinpointer metal detector 360° probe design expands the detection area and reduces target loss. Three Mode - Vibration Mode(Silent), Audio Mode, Vibration And Audio Mode conversion, suitable for quiet, noisy, seabed and other different environments.
- Full Waterproof Design: In any weather, heavy rain, even in the lakes, rivers, ponds and oceans, you can sink the pinpointer metal detector waterproof into water to find the treasures hidden under the water. Other leading pinpointer metal detector waterproof can not be completely immersed in water.
- Deep Detection of Various Metal: Handheld metal detector wand can target the object rapidly and accurately(up to 4.5 inches )! It can detect including iron, aluminum, gold, bronze, silver and their products.It can help you achieve small-scale precise positioning that large metal detectors can't do.
- One Button Operation, Lightweight Portable Dign: Single-button operation for Power(Long Press) and Mode Conversion(Click once). All you need to do is pressing the button and starting hunting! The length and weight of the metal detector pinpointer are only 10.5 inches and 5.3 ounces respectively.It’s a perfect gift for various people like kids, men, and seniors as Christmas gift, Birthday gift, Holiday present etc.
- You Will Get: 1x Pinpointer, 1x 9V Battery, 1x Belt Holster, 1x Carrying Bag, 1x Retractable Hanging Wire,1x User Manual. Any problems or questions, contact us any time, we will help you solve in time.
Garrett 1140900 Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointing Metal Detector, Orange
$127.95 in stock
5 used from $75.99
- Fully waterproof to 10 feet with orange color for added visibility underwater
- Maximum Sensitivity for improved detection of nuggets and other small targets. Choose from three Sensitivity levels
- Fast Retune: Quick button press instantly tunes out environment or narrows detection field for precise pinpointing of larger targets
Pinpoint Metal Detector Pinpointer - Fully Waterproof with Orange Color Include a 9V Battery 360 Search Treasure Pinpointing Finder Probe with Belt Holster for Adults and Kids(Three Mode)
- 【NEW UPGRADE MARINE GRADE IP66 CONSTRUCTION WATERPROOF DESIGN】Pinpoint Metal detectors Pinpointer are made of the latest high-quality waterproof materials, waterproof metal detectors for adults kids can Underwater treasure hunt for 48 hours and longer, fully waterproof pinpointer metal detector
- 【EXCELLENT GIFT &SAVES YOU TIME】①The Metal Detector Pinpointer can help you achieve small-scale precise positioning that large metal detectors can't do，② pinpointer metal detector for kids was Perfect Christmas gfits， pin point metal detectors for adults Can Work Outdoors, Indoors , On Sand, Lawn Or In Soil, Locate Coin, Silver, Jewelry And Gold With Speed And Accuracy
- 【Optional Three Mode 360°Detective Range With Extremely High Sensitivity】PudiBe Metal Detector Designed To Realize The Conversion Between Three Mode- Vibration Mode(Silent), Audio Mode, Vibration And Audio Mode. There Are Three Sensitivity Levels With Different Audio And Vibrate Alert To The Different Distance Between Sensor And Object.
- 【ONE-TOUCH OPERATION&PORTABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT & MULTIFUNCTIONAL】Are you still buying a metal detector that will enter the water? Encounter underwater treasures, dare not explore, afraid to damage metal detectors? The latest metal detector is on the market, and it is born for underwater treasure hunting to satisfy the children's curiosity.waterproof metal detectors for adults was Simple and practical！
- [WHAT YOU GET] ① Fully waterproof pinpointer metal detector set：1* Metal Detector Pinpointer +1* Holster +1* 9V Power+1* Retractable Hanging Wire+1* English User Manual。②12-month worry-free warranty and friendly customer service.
Pinpoint Metal Detector Pinpointer - 360°Search Treasure Pinpointing Finder Probe Belt Holster for Adults and Kids
$17.88 in stock
- 【High sensitivity 360°detection Precise positioning】Pinpoint metal detectors pinpointer Super strong detection range, support side scan, vertical scan, 360° detection, deep cave to dig treasures, is the precise positioning that large detectors cannot do.
- 【EXCELLENT GIFT &SAVES YOU TIME】①The Metal Detector Pinpointer Can Help You Achieve Small-Scale Precise Positioning That Large Metal Detectors Can'T Do，② Pinpointer Metal Detector For Kids Was Perfect Christmas Gfits， Pin Point Metal Detectors For Adults Can Work Outdoors, Indoors , On Sand, Lawn Or In Soil, Locate Coin, Silver, Jewelry And Gold With Speed And Accuracy
- 【Ratio audio and vibration indicator】The Pinpointer Metal detector Can detect any metal treasure you need
- 【ONE-TOUCH OPERATION&PORTABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT & MULTIFUNCTIONAL】The Children'S Curiosity. Metal Detectors For Adults Was Simple And Practical
- [WHAT YOU GET] ① Pinpointer Metal Detector Set：1* Metal Detector Pinpointer +1* Holster +1* 9V Power+1* Hanging Wire+1* English User Manual。②12-Month Worry-Free Warranty And Friendly Customer Service.
Metal Detector Pinpointer Waterproof Handheld Pin Pointer Wand Gold Treasure Hunting Unearthing Tool Accessories with Buzzer Vibration for Kids Adults Bonus 2 Pack Battery and Belt Holster
1 used from $18.39
- 【Upgraded Version- 360° & Precise Scanning 】Equipped with the newest DSP chip, the pinpointer metal detector's 360°-scan function help to realize the massive detecting to unearth the small targets as soon as possible. Besides, its pinpointer head can make the high-sensitive precise locating which the large size detector cannot do. This makes you more easily GET your findings
- ✅【Easy to Operate】Just turn on and hold the metal detector to scan, as soon as a metal object is found, the pointer vibrates and beeps. It is even easy for the kids to use for treasure hunting
- 【Considerate Design】The little pin pointer designed with a small LED and works like a charm even in dark places. We offer two FREE-GIFT batteries, one is for immediate use and another for replacement
- 【Partial waterproof Detector Pinpointer】The detecting head part is waterproof, and you can use the probe to detect in water within 0.3 feet. Please note that the LED light part is not waterproof. Batteries, light, switch parts can not be soaked in water
- 【Lightweight and Portable】 Our handheld metal detector wand is smaller and lightweight than traditional large size types, easy to carry in the bags where ever you go. With a free-gift belt holster and a retractable lanyard, you can also carry the detector on your waist belt if for frequent use
Metal Detector,Metal Detector for Adults,Meilen Underwater Metal Detector,Fully Waterproof 360° Search Treasure Pinpointer Metal Finder with Belt Holster 9V Battery Inclueded
$14.99 in stock
- 【SIMPLE OPERATION】Optional mode 360°detective range with extremely high sensitivity Meilen metal detector designed to realize the conversion between mode - vibration mode, vibration + audio mode. built-in LED light, easy to operate at night.
- 【FULL WATERPROOF DESIGN】Meilen metal detectors Pinpointer are made of the latest high-quality waterproof materials, fully waterproof metal detectors for adults kids can underwater treasure hunt. Excellent sensitivity is maintained even under water. It is the best companion for diving enthusiasts.
- 【HIGH SENSITIVITY】Meilen Metal detectors Pinpointer can accurately find metals 6-8 cm underground. The intensity of the alarm increases as the detector approaches a metal target. With the function of adjusting and narrowing the detection range.
- 【UNIQUE DESIGN】The protective case can effectively protect the metal detector rod, and the scraper is perfect for sifting dirt when searching for a target. Equipped with plastic elastic roll belt, belt sheath and handbag, easy to carry or hang on to prevent falling or losing.
- 【BROAD APPLICATIONS】Meilen metal detecting pinpointer can do various types of jobs like finding coin, gold, silver, relics, jewelry to help you easily find treasures or missing metal objects whether indoors, outdoors, in wall, sand, grass or soil.
Metal Detector, DEWINNER Water-Proof Search Pin-Pointer, Pinpointing Finder Probe, 360° Search High Accuracy Treasure Bounty Hunting for Adults Junior Kids
- High Sensitivity,Audio& Vibration Indicators.Maximum Sensitivity for improved metal detecting according to metal type, size and depth. With audio and vibration model, the closer the louder will be.
- 360° Side-Scan and Pinpoint Tip Detection: Quickly locate coins, jewelry, silverware, gold and other metal objects. 360° rapid scanning covers large area，such as indoor, outdoor, lawn, sand, soil or underwater.
- IP66 Structure Waterproof Design: one-button operation, simple operation. The semi-waterproof head structure can better complete underwater exploration tasks.
- Small Size and Easy to Carry:Lightweight and save room portable design for everywhere probe. Need a 9V alkaline battery(not Include)
- Excellent Gift: Perfect seniors Christmas, birthday and memory days' gfits
Metal Detector Pinpointer with LCD Display, IP68 Full Waterproof Pin Pointer Wand, 3 Modes Handheld Pinpointing Finder Probe Treasure Hunting with Belt Holster for Adults and Kids, A Battery Included
$29.99 in stock
- 【Upgraded Underwater IP68 Fully Waterproof】Our pinpointer metal detector is IP68 waterproof. Different from other metal detector accessories partially waterproof, our security wand metal detector can be fully immersed in water and the maximum depth is 50FT. Widely used indoors and outdoors, like the lake, river, pond, ocean, rain, beach, lawn, park, sand, yard, garden, forest, and house. (Note: Before using a metal locator in water, make sure the battery cover is tightened and sealed.)
- 【LCD Singal Display and LED Light】The portable black metal detector wand is equipped with an upgraded back-lit LCD screen and small LED light. Convenient to be used during day and night. The closer the target, the stronger the signal. It can help you achieve small-scale precise positioning that large metal detectors can't do. Great Auxiliary Metal Detector Pinpointer for Professionals. Save your time and make your treasure hunting adventure more interesting, fun, and convenient.
- 【360°Detective High Sensitivity & Perfect Gift】The professional pin pointer stick metal detector come with high detection sensitivity, you can find the target quickly and accurately. It can detect various metal objects, such as coins, gold, silver, relics, jewelry, nails etc. Diamond-shaped body, non-slip design. Easy to operate for adults and Children, perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays, father's day, Halloween, and Christmas.
- 【3 Optional Modes for Different Occations】Security wand metal detector is designed with three different modes: 1. Audio 2. Vibration 3. Audio + Vibration. The Audio mode is suitable for a quiet environment on the land, the vibration mode is recommended for underwater, vision-limited places, and the Audio + Vibration mode is recommended for a noisy environment.
- 【What You Get & Worry-free to Buy】Package included: 1 * pen pointer metal detector +1 * Holster +1 * Retractable hanging wire +1 * 9V battery +1 * English user manual.We provide a 12-Month warranty for this underwater metal detector. Any problems just feel free to contact us, we would like to offer you a satisfactory solution till solved.