Time will tell whether the Fisher F11 with a small coil is competitive with the Garrett ACE. But even now Fisher is setting a new standard of power supply for metal detectors – 2AA. Watch the video: unboxing and quick start with the Fisher F11.
As to real competitors of the Garrett ACE (I’m not sure yet if the Fisher F11-F22 can be these ones)… Whites has become wide awake and surprised with its new products 2015 – the Whites TreasureMaster and the Whites TreasurePro, two low-end metal detectors. In terms of features and announced price, these machines are real Garrett ACE ‘killers’ ))