Garrett is bringing in wireless technologies for its metal detectors… But by what means! They’ve released an adapter similar to that being sold by the Chinese for several years – a receiver and a transmitter. They promise the sound without delay, charging via USB.
Garrett Z-Lynk wireless adapter. Works on a “from transmitter to receiver” principle. The transmitter is plugged into a headphone socket (on the detector’s control box) and is attached next to the housing – for instance, on the shaft. Then the headphones are connected to the receiver – and you have a machine with wireless technologies. Works with any detector (not only with Garrett’s machines).
The manufacturer explains why the Garrett Z-Lynk wireless adapter is better… It provides a zero signal delay – with the transmission of audio signal in real-time. You are hearing the signal through the headphones right there where your search coil is “seeing” the target.
The Garrett Z-Lynk adapter has built-in batteries. Charging is provided via the USB cable. Up to 30 hours of continuous operation.
The Garrett Z-Lynk kit includes a Receiver, a Transmitter, charging cables, a rubber ring for mounting a transmitter on the shaft. There are two versions of the Garrett Z-Lynk – a usual one and one with a Garrett AT PRO / Garrett AT Gold connector. I wonder how it will be combined with the detectors’ ability to operate underwater.
The main question is… What is the difference between this Garrett Z-Lynk and the already existing China-made kit – Deteknix Wire-Free WA H3 and Deteknix Wire-Free WA H6 wireless headphones? These have all the same things including a connector for Garrett AT devices. Plus, the headphones (the Garrett Z-Lynk is just the adapter, without headphones).
He who buys this adapter will actually become the first person to test a part of Garrett’s new metal detector. The Garrett Z-Lynk technology is registered as a trademark. According to the manufacturer, it’s precisely this technology that will be implemented into their new machine, which in turn will incorporate all the best features of the Garrett AT PRO, Garrett AT Gold, Garrett ATX detectors, and… a Garrett Pro Pointer AT pinpointer.
The latter point cheered me up most. A new metal detector (presumably a Garrett AT PRO 2) will be revealed to the world in spring 2017.
Garrett Z-Lynk video
Garrett Z-Lynk instructional video
All about the novelties 2016 is collected here. Haven’t you missed the new Garrett MS-2 headphones? It’s a novelty, too… Manufacturers say as are treasure hunters, so are new products. It’s all our wallets are ready for so far (according to Garrett).
I have search for additional information on the Garrett Z-Link system and there is none. I went to the Garrett site and there is no information on it. Is it available now or next year.
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Like all wireless technologies, there are risks for health. Be careful with all kind of electromagnetic waves.
Specific Absorption Rate not specified ?
In reference to the above statement about the risks of electromagnetic fields, would the wireless setup have any effect on a person’s Pace Maker?
Actually Z-Lynk not ZZ-Link
Corrected. Thank you!
GARRETT: The spelling is Z-Lynk. We’ve changed the spelling since first announcing the item a while back. Sometimes things have to be modified due to trademarking, etc.
I can’t find a price on this product
I would like to know the price on this product The Z-link
I just spoke with a rep from Garrett and they told me that the z-lynk is still in the testing stage to work out any kinks. No price available at this time. Release time is early 2017
Can’t believe they would until 2017 and miss the biggest shopping season of the year.
what is the price, and will at pro 2 have it inside?
It is a shame that the new wireless system is not waterproof. Especially as or weather in the U.K. Is prone to a fair bit of rain. Plus using the detector in water which the AT Pro is advertised for.
I like the idea of not being attached to the detector by the headphones. Maybe the unit attached to the detector could have some sort of waterproof jacket.
Garrett Z-lynk wireless headphone system on the Minelab E-Trac and Garrett AT PRO metal detecting: