Garrett Vortex VX5 Metal Detector


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Entry-Level Vortex Model

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The entry Vortex model is loaded with features and provides fast, fixed Recovery Speed on adjacent targets. Fully waterproof to 16 feet (5m). Single and Multi-Frequency options. Single-tier MD-MF Target ID scale. Three audio tones.



Lightweight and Collapsible

  • Compacts to 24.75" (62.86 cm) and extends to 56.75" (144.14 cm)
  • Weight: 3 lbs. (1.38 kg) with coil cover installed


MD-MF Technology

The world’s first fully upgradeable waterproof detector series! As your skills increase, you can opt to convert your VX-5 to a VX-7 or VX-9 model with software updates. Each Vortex model upgrade includes additional operating frequencies, more advanced features, and more power!


Frequency Options

Choose a powerful single frequency (13 kHz) or search with Vortex’s simultaneous Multi-Frequency option to achieve excellent detection on all targets in all soils.


Search Mode Versatility

Choose from 4 options:

  • Zero Discrimination
  • Standard Mode (ideal for hunting relics, jewelry, and most international coins)
  • US Coins Mode
  • Custom Mode

Submersible to 16ft. (5meters)

Search streams, lakes, and the ocean coast with your Vortex. (Submersible headphones available from Garrett)


Search with Confidence

  • Fast Target Recovery Speed
  • Excellent Detection Depth and Target ID accuracy
  • Backlit LCD for night operation
  • Rechargeable Battery
    Built-in lithium ion battery provides approximately 15 hours of search time per charge.
  • Lightweight and Collapsible
  • 3-Tone Audible Target ID

Easy Access Powerful Menu Options

Hi-Resolution Ground Balance
175 points of ground balance resolution, ranging from ferrous ground to saltwater.

Volume Control
For both the built-in speaker and headphones.

Eight Sensitivity/Depth Adjustments

Iron Audio
Garrett’s unique feature helps to correctly identify complex iron objects, such as bottlecaps and steel washers.

Four Search Modes + Pinpoint

Frequency Shift
Use to reduce noise or electrical interference (EMI)

Illuminate your LCD screen to see target information at night.


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Vortex Series Comparison Chart


Quick Start Guide - English

Vortex ETA Info