Product Comparison: Fisher 1280X vs Garrett AT Pro

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Fisher 1280x Aquanaut underwater is the first prize of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Metal Detector mi of the range, the Aquanaut is designed first and foremost to moist areas, edges of the seas, lakes, rivers.
This all-terrain detector offers new and exclusive Garrett technology that makes it ideal for hunting coins, relics, caches, jewelry, and even gold nuggets. Select from either Standard or Professional search modes with enhanced audio features.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
All Terrain
All Terrain
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Double D
Double D
Search Coil Size
8.5" x 11"
Adjustment Length
33" to 49"
43" to 56"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fisher 1280X Aquanaut
  • Love this underwater detector!! If you want to use a metal detector you should have one that is waterproof.
  • The coil is the perfect size for my purpose. Perfectly looking for coins and rings, etc.
  • I like that you can adjust the length yourself. This is a very convenient feature.
  • This detector is waterproof, so you can do some under water searching. You can't do a lot of super fine tuning as you could with pricier models.
  • The coil size is very large so it will be difficult to get into bottlenecks, which is very upset.
Size & Weight
21 in.
21.6 in.
12 in.
14.3 in.
6 in.
5.8 in.
6.6 lbs.
3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fisher 1280X Aquanaut
  • It’s very comfortable to carry and the length is the best.
  • A lightweight metal detector, so my hands do not get tired.
  • I have to say I am impressed with this light weight, easy to use and powerful metal detector.
  • Super easy to operate, light weight enough for a kid to carry.
  • Not suitable for small people as it is too large which can cause inconvenience.
Operation Frequency
2.4 kHz
15 kHz
Detection Modes
All Metal, Discrimination
Custom, Coins professional, Coins standard, Zero professional, Zero standard, Pinpoint
10 adjustments
8 adjustments
Ground Balance
Auto/Manual, High Resolution, 175 pts
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 15 in., Big objects: up to 40 in.
What customers say about "Detection"
Fisher 1280X Aquanaut
  • There’s different settings to adjust sensitivity and what metals you’d like to exclude, such as iron, while detecting.
  • The sensitivity dial makes fine tuning simple as well. Couldn’t be happier.
  • The sensitivity settings are helpful, and the instructions are helpful in figuring out depth and type of "hit" it is indicating.
  • The coil works fine but is a tad ambiguous as to precisely where your coin, ring.
  • It's very sensitive, but doesn't seem to discriminate that well. Set it to discriminate out ferrous metals, but it still picks them up, just in a different tone.
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
Audio and Visual Target Response
3 Audio Tone ID Levels
Target Depth Indicator
Digital Target ID
0 to 99 scale
Accessories Included
Waterproof Headset, Belt Loop for body-mount
Garrett MS-2 headphones, Garrett 50" Travel Carry Bag, Batteries, Holder
Water Resistance
Freshwater & Saltwater (up to 10 ft.)
Submersible up to 250 feet, Up to 75+ Hours of Battery Life, Beach hunting / Shallow water / Lake / Diving
High-Res Iron Discrimination, Iron Audio, Fast Recovery Speed, Graphic Target Analyzer
What customers say about "Features"
Fisher 1280X Aquanaut
  • The detection sound is very loud and clear so you will not miss anything.
  • I really like that I can dive up to 250 feet, which is an excellent indicator for metal detectors.
  • The headphones that come with the kit are great. They are also waterproof.
  • After a while, the sound became weaker and now you can skip finds.
  • There is no indicator, so you can only rely on sound, which complicates the search.
8 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
679.00 $
649.95 $

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