Product Comparison: Fisher F22 vs Fisher Labs F44


General Specifications
Brand
Fisher Labs
Fisher Labs
Model
F22
F44
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The F22 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use turn-on-and-go metal detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. Fe-Tone adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets.
The F44 is a fully weatherproof, easy to use manual ground balance detector. It has superfast retune speed with excellent target separation and easy to use Discrimination, Sensitivity, Notch and Pinpoint features. Fe-Tone® adjustable iron audio allows you to set the volume of ferrous targets lower than the volume of non-ferrous targets for increased clarity on desirable targets.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
VLF
VLF
Type
Ground
Ground
Operation Mode
Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Concentric
Concentric
Search Coil Size
9"
11"
Adjustment Length
Fixed length
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fisher F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • The coil is waterproof and the control head is water resistant. It has a VDI readout and a depth indicator.
  • The coil is cool for its design, i think its more practical then a circle one, it is alil small but they do sell one bigger but its really expensive.
  • Also, the coil is waterproof - I went down to the creek and scanned along the creek bed, underwater, etc., and it worked beautifully.
  • The oval coil threw me off on the pinpointing at first, but I worked it out. It does everything I expected it to do.
  • This was our families 2nd metal detector. It's the first one we've used for anything other than detecting nails in wood.
Size & Weight
Height
22 in.
22 in.
Width
8 in.
8 in.
Depth
5 in.
5 in.
Weight
2.3 lbs.
2.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fisher F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • It is very light weight, it only requires 2 AA batteries, and the VDI readout makes it easy to determine what you are about to find.
  • Works well and is light weight.
  • I like the light weight, and only 2 batteries.
  • It is very light weight but does not feel cheap! T
Detection
Operation Frequency
7.69 kHz
7.69 kHz
Detection Modes
Jewelry, Coins, Artifact, Custom
Jewelry, Coins, Artifact, Custom, All-Metal
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 9 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Coins: up to 10 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Sensitivity
10 adjustments
20 adjustable levels
Ground Balance
Preset Ground Balance
Manual
What customers say about "Detection"
Fisher F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • The presets make it easy to sense what might have been detected and the PinPoint (PP) feature has pretty accurate depth perception.
  • If you are looking to get into metal detecting this is a fantastic unit. Very easy to figure out and understand.
  • While it doesn't include advanced features like ground-balancing, I expect that it'll be a while before I feel the need to upgrade.
  • I have found it reacts faster in relic mode than in coin mode. The depth gauge is fairly accurate.
  • The coil is key, in my opinion, and the F22 had a nice, lightweight, narrow coil that improves accuracy, especially discriminating between metals in certain modes.
Features
Display
LCD screen with backlight
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
4-Tone Audio-ID
4-Tone Audio-ID
Target Depth Indicator
Yes
Yes
Digital Target ID
Large 2-Digit, 1-99 Numeric
Large 2-Digit, 1-99 Numeric
Water Resistance
Weatherproof
Weatherproof
Extras
Iron Identifier Icon, 20 Levels of Adjustable Volume, Non-Volatile Memory Saves Settings
Backlight for Low Light Conditions, Non-Volatile Memory Saves Settings, Iron Identifier Icon
Accessories Included
Batteries
What customers say about "Features"
Fisher F22 Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector
  • It hits on targets even better that I expected and the display is quite accurate at identifying your find before digging.
  • Great display. Battery life is great. He has found a few coins on our property, along with buried metal.
  • I like the 9 segment read on the display rather than pictures of trash targets and coin values.
  • I love the new display, it's very light, easy to operate, has a GREAT 5 year warranty and the best part is that it is affordable.
  • The readout is clear and display is large.
Power
Batteries
2 AA
2 AA
Battery Indicator
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
399.00 $


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