Top 5 best metal detectors for kids

Bounty Hunter JUNIOR

One of the very few best metal detectors for kids!

Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector offering professional level features at a junior size and an affordable price.

Your junior detectorist will be entertained for hours hunting for buried treasure.

This detector is lightweight, ergonomic, and has an adjustable shaft to grow with your child and their sense of adventure.

The Bounty Hunter Junior is metal detecting coil is weather resistant, and the control panel includes an easy-to-use intensity meter, sensitivity control, discrimination control, and low-battery indicator.

 

Features:
— Light, small and practical.
— 6-inch coil.
— Sees coins up to 5,11 inch deep.
— Discrimination enabled.
— Powered by 2 batteries.
— For ages 4 – 8.
— Wight — 0.8kg.
— Compact – fits into a suitcase.

Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector Specifications:
— Depth Detection: 5″ for coin-size objects; 2″ for large objects.
— Operates on Two 9-Volt Alkaline Batteries.
— Visual Target System: Intensity Meter.
— Preset Ground Balance: Neutralizes the response to ground mineral content.
— Modes of Operation: Motion all-metal mode and progressive discrimination.
— Audio Feedback: Internal speaker.
— Coil System: 6½» Closed Weather Resistant.
— Lightweight, Ergonomic Design.

Applications:

Coin shooting, relic, jewelry, and cache hunting, locating lost property markers or household items.

Shipping Dimensions: 22″x5″x6″

This metal detector in our review, is specifically designed for kids. Ideal as a present for an 8-year-old.  It can see coins up to 5,11 inch deep and big pieces of metal up to 90cm deep. Your kid will be glad, and that’s the main goal. I can even say more – and we have proof – these detectors have been used by ladies-novices.
The spool is not sealed – for an underwater search you’d need to seal it.
Price – $36.18

 

Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector

Quality Performance over a wide range of conditions and applications make this a tremendous value!

The Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 Metal Detector will detect treasure in extreme ground conditions – from saltwater beaches to highly mineralized inland sites.

This rugged model is so efficient and user friendly, sensitivity is maintained without operator adjustments to the circuitry. The entire line of Bounty Hunter  metal detectors operate on two 9-Volt batteries and are designed to be lightweight and ergonomic for easy handling and comfortable use.

Their standard motion all-metal mode detects all types of metal, while the progressive discrimination control eliminates iron and other unwanted items. As the metal detecting coil nears a target, the Tracker 4 two-tone audio feedback aids in distinguishing between valuables and undesirable metals.

This model also comes equipped with a ¼» headphone jack compatible with most headphones for privacy while treasure hunting. In addition, Bounty Hunter equips all their metal detectors with a preset ground balance that neutralizes the response to mineral content in the ground.

Bounty Hunter  Tracker IV Metal Detector Features:
— Target Indicator Meter: Provides visual cue of nearing target.
— Sensitivity Control: Reduces electromagnetic interference.
— Disc/Notch Control: Eliminates unwanted metals from detection.
— Two-Tone Audio Feedback: Audible tool for accurate target identification.
— ¼» Headphone Jack: For increased privacy, sensitivity to tones, extended battery life.
— Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Provides ease-of-use and comfort for hours of productive detecting.
— Low Battery Indicator.
— Depth Detection: 8″ for coin-size objects; 3″ for large objects.
— Operates on Two 9-Volt Alkaline Batteries (not included).
— Visual Target System: Intensity Meter.
— Preset Ground Balance: Neutralizes the response to ground mineral content.
— Modes of Operation: Motion all-metal mode and progressive discrimination.
— Coil System: 8″ Open Waterproof.

Three-Position Toggle Switch Features:
— Motion All-Metal Mode: Single-tone detects all types of metal.
— Discrimination Mode: Automatically eliminates iron and other unwanted metals.
— Tone Mode: Two-tones distinguish between different types of metal.

Search Coil Features:
— 8″ Open: Allows greater depth detection and easier pinpointing.
— Waterproof Coil and stem can be submerged to detect in damp grass or shallow water.
— Interchangeable: Available for specialized search applications.

Applications:

Coin shooting, relic, jewelry, and cache hunting, locating lost property markers or household items

Shipping Dimensions: 28.3″x6″x10″

Price — $72,85

 

Ground Efx Cyclone

This is an entry level device – ideal for children. Quality and rod adjustments are top-notch – this is a reputable brand.
Has a simple display with a needle gauge. Direct rival for Bounty Hunter Junior.

Features:
— Very nicely detects small object that are not deep.
— Good ergonomics – it’s going to be comfortable for a kid to walk with it
Light.
— Watertight spool – can be used for underwater search at the beach.
— Can see big metal pieces up to 60cm deep.

 

I quite liked it, so I’d recommend this one.

Price — $55

 

American Hawks HP 1002

One more option of a metal detector for kids and beginners.
Easy to use, has a discrimination mode for different metals

The American Hawks HP 1002 model has been very popular as a promotional gift.

It is very easy to use. Search the area, listen to the sound or watch the indicator lamp.

If you would like to try treasure hunting without spending a lot of money (most models start at $80), this is a perfect model.

This is also a «unique» toy for kids who want to follow their parents in treasure hunting. Many customers told us their kids found some surprising «treasures» using this basic metal detector.

Specifications:
— Buzzer sounds and LED lights when metal is detected.
— Sensitivity: > 8 inch (for a US quarter).
— 6.5 inch waterproof search coil (This is the only model on the market under $50 that comes with a waterproof search coil.).
— Shaft extends from 23″ to 34.5″, Adjustable stem for comfortable use.
— Sensitivity adjustment control.
— Locates metals such as gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum and more.
— Light weight (1.5 lbs) and easy operation.
— Power: one 9V battery (included).
— Length From Search Coil to handle: 29.1 inches.

Note: Pay attention to last photo in the picture gallery. Search Coil need to be unfolded for testing or usage. Otherwise (in folded position), it will BEEP CONSTANTLY since Search Coil is testing the metal rod/pipe/frame/handle.

What else can I say – this one is very easy to use, ideal for casual search and for kids. Watertight spool allows kids to play with it at the beach, it’s very light and has LED indication.

Price — $39,99

 

Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector offering professional level features at an affordable price.

Detectorists of all ages will be entertained for hours hunting for iron relics, coins, lost household items, and precious metals like silver and gold.

As a target nears, the Gold Digger is intensity meter provides a visual cue, and the audio feedback tone increases.

This model also comes equipped with headphones and 1/8″ headphone jack for privacy while treasure hunting.

The entire line of Bounty Hunter metal detectors operate on two 9-Volt batteries (not included) and are designed to be lightweight and ergonomic for easy handling and comfortable use.

Their standard motion all-metal mode detects all types of metal, while the progressive discrimination control eliminates iron and other unwanted items.

Bounty Hunter  also equips their metal detectors with a preset ground balance that neutralizes the response to mineral content in the ground.

Bounty Hunter  Gold Digger Metal Detector Features:
— Sensitivity Meter: Provides visual cue of nearing target.
— Two-Tone Audio Feedback: Audible tool for accurate target identification.
— Power Level: Reduces electromagnetic interference
— Trash Eliminator: Eliminates unwanted metals from detection
— 1/8″ Headphone Jack and Headphones: Increases privacy and sensitivity to tones, extends battery life
— 7″ Closed Waterproof Coil: Detects in damp grass or shallow water
— Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Provides ease-of-use and comfort for hours of productive detecting

Modes of Operation:
— Motion All-Metal Mode: Detects all types of metal with Trash Eliminator off.
— Discrimination Mode: Eliminates iron and other unwanted metals with Trash Eliminator-on.

More Information: Requires Two 9-Volt Batteries

Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector Specifications:
— Depth Detection: 6″ for coin-size objects; 2″ for large objects.
— Operates on Two 9-Volt Alkaline Batteries (not included).
— Visual Target System: Intensity Meter.
— Preset Ground Balance: Neutralizes the response to ground mineral content.
— Modes of Operation: Motion all-metal mode and progressive discrimination.
— Audio Feedback: Internal speaker or headphones.
— Coil System: 7″ Closed Waterproof.
— Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Adjustable height, armrest, comfort handgrip.

Applications:
Coin shooting, relic, jewelry, and cache hunting, locating lost property markers or household items.

Shipping Dimensions: 20.5″x6″x9″

Price — $43,19

 

Remember, that search with a special device can be a captivating hobby for the whole family. You’ll always be able to have a great time with your friend and relatives. Spending weekends walking in the park is of course a good thing, but why stop on that? Take your family out of the city – guaranteed you’ll have a ton of positive emotions and happiness, sharing your hobby.

Here we’ve selected only those metal detectors for kids, which are worth considering. These models are the best metal detectors for kids and have some features from grown-up devices. With them your kid will be able to start his search and learn the craft. We can say that these are not just “toys”, these are devices with which you can work and need to maintain. This, in turn, will also develop the kids’ skills and will bring real-life experience.

ModelFeaturesRecommendationWhere to buy/Price
Bounty Hunter JUNIOR
- Light, small and practical.
- 6-inch coil.
- Sees coins up to 5,11 inch deep.
- Discrimination enabled.
- Powered by 2 batteries.
- For ages 4 – 8.
- Wight — 0.8kg.
Best Price

36.13$
Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector
- Target Indicator Meter: Provides visual cue of nearing target.
- Sensitivity Control: Reduces electromagnetic interference.
- Disc/Notch Control: Eliminates unwanted metals from detection.
- Two-Tone Audio Feedback: Audible tool for accurate target identification.
- Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Provides ease-of-use and comfort for hours of productive detecting.
- Low Battery Indicator.
- Depth Detection: 8" for coin-size objects; 3" for large objects.
- Operates on Two 9-Volt Alkaline Batteries (not included).
- Visual Target System: Intensity Meter.
- Preset Ground Balance: Neutralizes the response to ground mineral content.
- Modes of Operation: Motion all-metal mode and progressive discrimination.
- Coil System: 8" Open Waterproof.
Best Buy

72.85$
Ground Efx Cyclone
- Very nicely detects small object that are not deep.
- Good ergonomics – it’s going to be comfortable for a kid to walk with it
Light.
- Watertight spool – can be used for underwater search at the beach.
- Can see big metal pieces up to 60cm deep.
Best Price

56$
American Hawks HP 1002
- Buzzer sounds and LED lights when metal is detected.
- Sensitivity: > 8 inch (for a US quarter).
- 6.5 inch waterproof search coil (This is the only model on the market under $50 that comes with a waterproof search coil.).
- Shaft extends from 23" to 34.5", Adjustable stem for comfortable use.
- Sensitivity adjustment control.
- Locates metals such as gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum and more.
- Light weight (1.5 lbs) and easy operation.
- Power: one 9V battery (included).
- Length From Search Coil to handle: 29.1 inches.
-39.99$
Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector
- Depth Detection: 6" for coin-size objects; 2" for large objects.
- Operates on Two 9-Volt Alkaline Batteries (not included).
- Visual Target System: Intensity Meter.
- Preset Ground Balance: Neutralizes the response to ground mineral content.
- Modes of Operation: Motion all-metal mode and progressive discrimination.
- Audio Feedback: Internal speaker or headphones.
- Coil System: 7" Closed Waterproof.
- Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Adjustable height, armrest, comfort handgrip.
-43.19$