Nope. One has to be on top of any larger piece of material for this to work. A big steel cabinet i have only showed when the phone was touching or 4-5mm fron the surface. So metal under sand, grass, etc. will not be detected. Does not respond with non magnetic materials (gold, silver, brass, copper). All of which I tested. It is basically measuring an active magnetic field. I have a very powerful earth magnet in my office. The app shows the field a few feet way. While that is interesting, no use to me.
Does not work on older models Loved It For this app to work, you need a phone with a wireless charger ex= s7 edge. I have that phone and it works. It is like this: the wireless chargers pick up electromagnetic waves. That is how they charge. Metals emit tiny amounts of magnetism. This is detected by whatever thing inside the phone. The code utilises this and a shows what comes up. Older models (s4 & older) will not work. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to have a newer model
Found the steel boundary pin Used this app to find the steel boundary stake buried 5" under the sod. It gave consistent readings above its location. We pulled up the sod and there it was, right where the indicator pointed. Saved my brother- in-law $500 calling a surveyor.
Amazed. I have only been able to find old junk, not coins like I want to because it doesn't really show or tell what it is that your about to dig up BUT!! I love this app because of the electronic wave meter. It shows on a radar when your close or far from the item. Really really really really consider getting the metal detector app.
HOLY CRAP I'm totally freaked out that this actually works! I thought this was like a prank app but It worked when I held it above my metal bed frame and I was amazed! 5 stars!
Thought this was a joke I searched for a metal detector app on a whim. Turns out my device has a magnetic field detector which this app makes great use of to detect some (not all) metals. Used the app to find 3 buried iron property marker bars at different corners of my yard. You'll need to get your device within about 8 inches so the read out will increase from 50s to 70s and finally into the 100s when real close.
- v1.4.3a: Minor fix on OS4.2
- v1.4.3 : Sound on/off icon
- v1.4.2 : Overlay theme
- v1.4 : Material design