Garrett Vortex VX5 - Pre Order

SKU: 1142860

Sale price$449.99



We are taking Pre-Orders for the All New Garrett Vortex.  There is currently no set date for delivery.  Garrett said that these will begin shipping to distributors and dealers mid July.  We will do everything that we possibly can to expedite your order.  We do not require you to pay upfront and you will not be charged until your Metal Detector is ready to ship. You can cancel your pre-order at anytime before it ships. 

Update from Garrett Received on 6-21-2024 

Initial Shipments
Garrett expects first Vortex units to begin shipping during the month of July. Due to the anticipated volume, Garrett appreciates your understanding that orders may take longer than normal to be fully fulfilled.

Garrett will initially ship the flagship Vortex model, VX9, which includes the greatest detection power and full set of features. These shipments will then be followed by VX7 and VX 5 models.


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.



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.

Choose from 4 options:
  • Zero Discrimination
  • Standard Mode (ideal for hunting relics, jewelry, and most international coins)
  • US Coins Mode
  • Custom Mode



Search streams, lakes, and the ocean coast with your Vortex.


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.


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!


Vortex VX5 Vortex VX7 Vortex VX9
Target ID Scale(s) One 0-99 Target ID 2-tier Target ID Scales 3-tier Target ID Scales
Frequencies Two: Multi-Frequency (Multi) and 13 kHz Four: Multi, 5 kHz, 13 kHz, Multi Salt Seven: Multi, Multi-Salt, 5 kHz, 9 kHz, 13 kHz, 18 kHz, 25 kHz
Search Modes Included Four: Zero, Standard, US Coins, Custom Five: Zero, Standard, US Coins, Beach, Custom Seven: Zero, Standard, US Coins, Thin Coins, Custom, Beach, Fast
Variable Recovery Speed No Yes: 2 settings Yes: 3 settings
Submersible to 16 feet (5m) 16 feet (5m) 16 feet (5m)
Z-Lynk Wireless enabled No Yes Yes
Increased sensitivity/depth No Yes Yes
Number of ID Tones 3 5 5
Iron Volume No Yes Yes
Pinpoint Mode Yes Yes Yes
Iron Audio Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Dimensional Multi-Freq. Yes Yes Yes
Ground Balance Yes Yes Yes
Frequency Shift (EMI reduction) Yes Yes Yes
Volume control Yes Yes Yes
LCD Backlight Yes Yes Yes
Detector Length 24.75" to 56.75" 24.75" to 56.75" 24.75" to 56.75"
Weight 2.9 lbs. without coil; 3.05 lbs. with cover installed 2.9 lbs. without coil; 3.05 lbs. with cover installed 2.9 lbs. without coil; 3.05 lbs. with cover installed
Standard Coil Included 8.5" x 11" DD Raider 8.5" x 11" DD Raider 8.5" x 11" DD Raider
Updateable / Upgradeable Yes Yes Yes

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No, We currently only ship within the United States due to contract agreements with our vendors

We do everything that we can to expedite your order. Our cut-off for shipping your order the same day is 3:00 PM Monday - Friday and 1:00 PM on Saturday. Fisher, Tekentics, and Bounty Hunter cut off for same day shipping is 12:00 PM CT Monday - Friday. Our average order is delivered in 3-4 days via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. Free 2 day shipping on all orders $600 and up. Free 2 day is Business days.

We mainly use UPS Ground and sometimes USPS Priority Mail based on estimated delivery times.


Our return and exchange policy is very simple. 60 days from delivery, we pay for the return shipping. We only require the original packaging and the unit to be in good enough condition to sell as used or open box. Our competitors only accept un-opened new returns and require you to pay for return shipping and that's not customer service.

We are authorized retailers for every product that we sell. All of our products come with a manufacturer's warranty.


We are only required to collect sales tax in the state of Texas.

We do not ever bundle cheaply made accessories with our metal detectors. The cheap accessories that are bundled with many of my competitors machines usually do not stand field testing. We only sell what we would use ourselves.

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