Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector Review

If you are interested in coin hunting, relic hunting or jewelry hunting and are looking for a detector that can contribute abundantly to each of your metal hunting adventures, the Garrett GTI 2500 is what you should buy. While it might not be the cheapest metal detector out there, it has some features to make up for its fat price tag.

Right from its features, benefits, pros, and cons, everything will be discussed in detail in this Garrett GTI 2500 review. If you are looking for a robust metal detector or have already made up your mind about buying this detector, the deeper insights in this review are sure to help you out.

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So, let us start this review by first talking about the features of this Garrett GTI 2500.


Advanced Digital Technology – The Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector is powered by Garrett’s Power Master DSP chip and works at an adjustable frequency of 7.2kHz for optimal performance. With this detector, you get to choose between a 9.5″ and 12.5″ Super Deep Imaging Search Coil. All the advanced features provide the detector with an enhanced capability to discriminate among the targets more accurately and look for targets that are buried deep in the ground.

LCD Screen – The detector features a large Treasure Vision LCD which does an excellent job of providing all the important information to the users. Right from the Search Mode, Discriminating Coins, and the Depth of the Target, everything is available right on the display. This enables you to have a clear and fairer idea of what the target truly is and at what depth the target is.

GTI – One of the best features of this metal detector is its GTI (Graphic Target Imaging) technology. With the help of this technology, the detector will display the target that it has detected underground. Right from war relics, gold nuggets, to a bag of coin, with a clear image of the target, it is much easier to decide whether or not you want to dig for the target.

The size of the Target – While many of the metal detectors available in the market can detect the depth of the target and some of them can even determine the metal from which the target is made up of; GTI 2500 is a step ahead. Apart from the image of the target, the Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector also helps you know the actual size of the target along with the depth at which the target is. This feature comes in very handy as many-a-times, the detection signal is caused due to the conductivity of multiple similar targets of different sizes.

For instance, if the detector detects a screw top, a drink can, or a coin, it triggers the penny signal. So, the only way to determine what the target indeed is is to dig it up. But with a clear indication of the size of the target, the guesswork is eliminated, allowing you only to go for worthy targets.

6 Operating Modes – The detector has a total of 6 different operating modes- Jewelry, Coins, Relics, Zero, All Metal and Custom. The Custom Mode is basically for the experienced hunters who want to adjust the threshold and sensitivity of the detector as per their requirement. Based on what you are looking for, simply select a mode and start searching.

Adjustable Audio Response – Based on the depth and the type of target, the detector also gives audio response for enhanced convenience. You can even adjust this audio response and even turn it off if you only want to hunt for targets on the basis of the graphic display on the LCD panel.


Graphic Imaging Display – With the help of graphic imaging display of this Garrett Treasure Vision Metal Detector, it is easier to know the type, size and the depth of the detected target. This allows you only to dig for targets that you are looking for and discard targets, like bottle caps, screws, etc.

Manual Ground Balancing – With its manual ground balancing feature, you can easily adjust the ground balance of this detector to use it in areas with a high amount of minerals in it. Once properly adjusted, the detector will discard the minerals only to detect objects that are not natural to the soil, like coins, relics, etc.

Automatic Pinpointing – With the automatic pinpointing feature of this metal detector, you don’t need to use an additional pinpointer to know the exact location of the target. Simply turn on the pinpointing mode and the detector will provide detailed information about the location of the target.

Ramrod Stem Design – A large number of metal detectors have the Ramrod Stem Design, including the Garrett GT1 2500 Metal Detector. This design is known to be highly comfortable and adds up to the ease of metal hunting adventures. Moreover, there is also an armrest for added convenience.

Handy Add-Ons – When you purchase the Garrett GTI 2500 Pro Package Metal Detector, along with the detector, you get a variety of useful items, like-

  • Garrett Headphones
  • Soft Case
  • 12.5” Search Coil
  • Weather-Resistant Screen Cover
  • Garrett’s How to Find Lost Treasure Book
  • Instructional DVD
  • 8 x AA Batteries
  • User’s Manual


  • Frequency- 7.2kHz (Adjustable)
  • Search Coil- 9.5” or 12.5” Super Deep Imaging Search Coil
  • Dimension- 10” x 16” x 24”
  • Color- Green/Black
  • Weight- 4.6 lbs.
  • Warranty- 2 years


  • DSP Microprocessor Controlled Advanced Chip
  • Treasure Vision LCD
  • 24 Notch Discrimination
  • Automatic Pinpointing
  • Target Depth and Size Information
  • Threshold and Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Audio Tone Volume Adjustment
  • 6 Operating Modes
  • Ramrod Stem Design
  • Waterproof Touchpad
  • Multiple Add-Ons
  • 2 Years Manufacturer’s Warranty


  • Some users have mentioned that the detector doesn’t perform very well in mineralized soils
  • Expensive
  • Heavy


Garrett is already a popular brand in the world of metal detectors, and their detectors are known to be a dynamic combination of innovation and reliability. Fortunately, this Garrett GTI 2500 is no different. While it does come with a higher price tag, the LCD, multiple add-ons and advanced features still make it an excellent option for users who have some experience with metal hunting.

Beginners might find this detector a little difficult to use. However, the instructional DVD, user’s manual and loads of informative videos on the internet can make it easier for them to understand the features of this powerful metal detector. However, beginners are still advised to start with the metal hunting hobby with a detector that is exclusively designed for beginners. His will allow them to understand the basics of metal hunting and then with some experience, they can start looking for a better detector.

While we tried to cover every important aspect of this detector in this Garrett GTI 2500 review, if you still have any queries, please do send them to us with the help of the comments section available below and we’d get back to you as soon as possible. And if you are looking for other great metal detectors from Garrett, do go through our Garrett AT Pro Detector Reviews.

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