So my fiance has been wanting a metal detector really badly and after reading the description for this I knew it had to be this one. I took a video of him opening it and he was so happy! The more he read about it, the happier he got!! It's snowy, cold and the ground is frozen right now but he's itching to use it!! I can't really say how it works, but the man who loves his metal detectors is very excited about this one...to me, that speaks for itself. :-) Great deal, and well worth the money.