Yes, they work great until they break. Of the other various brands of detectors I have had I never had to send one back to the factory, never broke a coil, or the ears off one and each of my machines ends up looking like a worse for wear dog chew toy. And I throw them around like beach balls. Once I got a coil bad out of the box, but that was not from use. I don't think the Equinoxes would take what I put machines through. Even dropped one in the Chesapeake Bay a few years ago which was NOT waterproof and it didn't die. I had an Equinox briefly. Once.