I bought this detector, the Wildgame Innovations Youth Analog, and the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger detector for my grandkids ages 6,9, & 11. The BHGD gets you the best bang for your buck but I don't recommend it for under the age of 10. This one, the BHJM I highly recommend for traveling and for the younger diggers. It assembles quickly and is the most lightweight even tho the WGIYA suggests it weighs less - it does not - prob 1-1 1/2 lbs heavier than BHJM.
We have tested in the yard and at the beach tho I bought all 3 for a trip out West that's upcoming. BHGD seems to have best detection of the 3 by a small margin.
As someone previously noted, you MUST keep the detectors away from one another or they will short out one another. If this happens as it did to me, I simply shut them off. Removed the batteries. Reinserted same batteries. Turned back on and we were all up and running again!
In sum, this one is the one to get for under age 10.
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