XP MI-6 And Garrett PRO Pointer AT Z-Lynk Wireless Pinpointers: Which One Is Better?
Wireless pinpointers are now beginning to become very popular among diggers. Or more correct, pinpointers with a wireless connection to the detector headphones. At the moment, this system is supported by XP MI-6 and Garrett PRO Pointer AT Z-Lynk. The other manufacturers are on their way, it’s possible that Minelab and maybe Fisher/Teknetics is working on something? But it is known that the Nokta-Makro company has almost released such a system. But the post is not about this, but rather a generalization of the experience of using wireless pinpointers of the two systems. Yes, they are different, haven’t you understood this already?
Wireless System in the XP MI-6
Since the first wireless pinpointer I used was the MI-6, we’ll start with it.
When using the pinpointer XP MI-6, then when you turn on the pinpointer, your metal detector (XP Deus) goes into the pinpointer mode. In the headphones, you do not hear your metal detector at all, but on the detector screen you see a graphic indicator of the pinpointer’s approach to the target – let’s call it signal strength from the target.
What are the pros and cons of this system?
- We do not hear the detector work and the interference from it. We hear the sounds from the pinpointer and do not interfere with concentrating on finding the find.
- The graphic indicator on the screen and the sound from the pinpointer help replace the wireless headphones.
- There are pinpoint settings on the metal detector screen.
- When you need to find the target in the pit you have to turn off the pin-pointer and wait for the detector to start working.
- Works only with the metal detector XP Deus and the headphones XP.
Wireless system in the Garrett PRO Pointer AT Z-Lynk
With the system from Garrett, everything is a little different.
The pinpointer from Garrett can be connected to the wireless headphones Garrett MS-3 or the wireless receiver Z-Lynk, which is connected to your own headphones of any model. Also, when you turn on the pinpointer, you’ll continue to hear the metal detector. That is, we hear a signal from the pinpointer and the metal detector at the same time. What are the pros and cons of this system? Pros:
- We do not need to turn off the pinpointer to check the spot with the detector. This saves time.
- Works with any metal detector and any headphones with a Z-Lynk module.
- We can hear the interference from the metal detector, which occurs when the pin-pointer operates.
Naturally, this is just my observation and my experience, but I’m curious to know what each of you thinks – which of the systems are more convenient? As far as I know, the company Nokta-Makro made a wireless connection in the new Scuba pointer as MI-6, i.e. when you turn on pinpointer, the metal detector turns off and it is not audible.
And which system is better and more convenient for you?