Pinpointers

A pinpointer is used to poke around in dug holes, removed grass plugs, rock crevices, sand, etc. It provides a precise location for your find. When it goes off, you know you’ve arrived.

There are several response modes. Audio (speaker or headphone), lighted, and/or vibration. Vibration mode is really nice since you already have your hand on the grip. Instant feedback to know you’re there.

Look for waterproof models if you plan to be near or in water. If being used for SCUBA diving, make sure to check depth limits.

For more information, check out my pinpointer article.

Shop around, ask other detectorists, see my recommendations below

My Favorite Pinpointers

Pro-Pointer AT

  • Waterproof to 20 feet
  • Fast re-tune for pinpointing large targets
  • Woven belt holster
  • LED flashlight
  • Ruler molded into side of unit to gauge depth
  • Proportional audio/vibration increases as pinpointer approaches target
  • 3 sensitivity levels
  • Auto power-off
  • 360 degree side scan detection
  • Lost unit alarm
  • Single button operation
  • Lanyard loop built in
  • Operating Range: -4º F (-20º C) to +130º F (54º C)

Pro-Pointer AT wireless

  • Same as above but adds Z-Lynk wireless

Pro-Pointer II

  • Proportional audio/vibration increases as pinpointer approaches target
  • Water resistant, submersible to the power switch
  • Belt holder
  • Auto-off
  • Quickly tune out the detection of saltwater, wet sand or highly mineralized ground
  • Operating Range: -4º F (-20º C) to +130º F (54º C)

Why all Garrett?

  • Top brand name, great reputation
  • Made in the USA
  • Amazing features
  • So popular they are counterfeited. Read more
  • Bonus “why” – black text on orange and yellow text on black looks awesome!


BONUS CHOICE – Pulse Induction technology unit worth pointing out – Here’s a very versatile detector/pinpointer. It has a small coil and converts quickly to pinpointer mode. It’s fully waterproof up to 200 feet. Pulse Induction technology makes it good on land or in salt water. It also has wireless and pairs with 2.4 GHz Green Edition Wireless Headphones. I think it looks so cool and for a PI detector it’s a lot of bang for the buck! Look for the Nokta Makro PulseDive 2-in-1 Scuba Detector and Pinpointer.


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Also, here’s something besides Amazon, check out this collection of PINPOINTERS