A metal detector is basically a portable electronic device that penetrates the ground with a magnetic signal that detects traces of metal. Many people use metal detectors to find buried treasure such as coins or jewellery. It provide hours of entertainment for children and adults alike and are easy to use.

When looking for a metal detector make sure to focus on a well recommended brand or model and that the detector itself is lightweight and comfortable.

Here's the best metal detectors for under $100 dollars.

Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector

Bounty Hunter TK4 Metal DetectorCredit: www.amazon.comThe Tracker IV metal detector from Bounty Hunter offers the fun of treasure hunting at an affordable price. This unit, which runs on two nine volt batteries is lightweight and has an ergonomic design for hours of comfortable and easy use. It comes with three separate detection modes for all types of conditions.

The all-metal mode detects all metal, the discrimination mode eliminates unwanted metals and two tone mode offers audio for different metal types. The coil and stem are completely waterproof, so you can use it in wet areas oe shallow water. Overall the Tracker IV is a great starter unit that is affordable, has great features and is built to last for years.

Winbest Pro Edition Metal Detector

Winbest Pro Metal DetectorCredit: www.amazon.comWinbest offers the Pro Edition metal detector that is extremely lightweight at only four pounds and has a retractable stem that ranges from 15.5" to 25", along with an adjustable arm rest. It features two distinct detection modes for all searching conditions with auto ground balance to help you discover more treasure.

The coil is completely waterproof allowing for searching in shallow water while the headphone adapter allows for reduced noise and privacy. The unit comes with a simplified display for detection and a battery indicator.

Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector

Bounty Hunter Gold DiggerCredit: www.amazon.comThe Gold Digger metal detector from Bounty Hunter is a great starter unit for kids or beginners that offers ease of use. You can search the beach, backyard or the local park with the all motion mode that will eliminate trash and help you find more treasure.

It only requires two nine volt batteries to operate and comes with a headphone jack for private searching. This unit will detect coin size objects up to 6" deep and larger objects up to 2 feet deep. This detector weighs in at a mere 3.6 pounds making it extremely lightweight.