BEST LASER RANGEFINDERS
Set your sights on the flag and more with the latest laser rangefinders….
The Hybrid offers the best of everything when it comes to managing your way around a golf course – supremely accurate yardages at the press of a button; high quality optics; 5x magnification; shot measurement, and confirmation that you have locked onto the flag thanks to Jolt technology. An easy-to-use GPS, with a digital display on the side of the unit, provides front, centre and back distances to the green on over 36,000 courses worldwide, with auto-course recognition and auto-hole advance.
BUSHNELL TOUR V5
Accurate to within a yard, the Tour V5 can find the flag from 400 yards and measure distances up to 1,500 yards, with the Visual JOLT technology giving haptic confirmation. The optics are twice as bright as the brand’s previous V4, which make it easier to see the distances. It boasts a powerful magnetic mount, which enables the unit to be attached securely to a golf buggy or other metallic surface when not in use.
BUSHNELL TOUR V5 SHIFT
Offering the same technology as the V5 Tour, the Shift model allows you to factor slope into your yardages for ‘plays like’ distances, although that can be turned off for tournament play.
BUSHNELL PRO XE
Offering x7 magnification and capable of measuring up to 500 yards, the Pro XE boasts ‘Slope with Elements’, a unique technology that factors in temperature and altitude to go with slope technology to give golfers the most precise distances ever. The Pro XE provides compensated ‘Play As’ distance that takes actual ball flight into account and also features PinSeeker with Visual Jolt Technology, which sees a red ring flash on the viewfinder as the handset vibrates to give the golfer even greater feedback and confidence to know they have locked onto the flag.
GOLFBUDDY LASER LITE
Aimed at golfers looking for a more affordable distance measuring option, while still boasting impressive functionality, the Laser Lite measures distances of up to 800 yards at x6 magnification. It offers slope-adjusted yardages, which can be switched off for competition use, and features pinseeker technology. Distances, which can be measured in yards or metres, are displayed in the viewfinder within 0.5 seconds. The unit is waterproof and it comes with a carry case which can be clipped onto a golf bag.
GARMIN APPROACH Z82
The Z82 combines GPS and rangefinder technology to provide a more detailed overview of distances and targets. Preloaded with 41,000 courses, when you look through the eyepiece you will see a real-time image of whatever you are pointing the lens at and a 2D rendered map of the course. The flag finder feature automatically locks onto the pin, while a laser range arc is drawn on the green so that you can see if the pin is in the front, middle or back. The arc can also be used to see what else is in play when ranging other targets on the course. The ‘Plays Like’ feature accounts for slopes and even real-time wind direction, while a handy ‘Pin Pointer’ feature gives you yardages to the middle of the green on blind shots.
MOTOCADDY PRO 3000
The PRO 3000 loffers accuracy to within a yard with seven-times magnification and a range of up 1,300 yards. Featuring PinLock technology with vibration and visual confirmation, it boasts a high-resolution LCD display, while the pin can be locked on from up to 450 yards away. It also includes slope compensation (competition legal with slope disabled) to account for any undulations; background noise filtration to make it easier to lock onto a target; an adjustable eyepiece for clearer visuals; the ability to toggle between yards and metres. The waterproof unit comes with a hard-shell carry case with carabiner bag clip, and it can also be attached to a Motocaddy Accessory Station. It is powered by a 3V Lithium battery and is offered with a two-year warranty.
NIKON COOLSHOT 40I GII
An upgrade of the brand’s COOLSHOT 40i, the 40i GII offers a greater maximum measurement range of up to 1,460m to improve ease of measurement to the flagstick. Offering x6 magnification, the Gii features both slope-adjusted distance and distance-only modes, while Nikon’s LOCKED ON technology ensures that the laser measures the flag and not the background. Distance measurements are given in less than 0.3 seconds through an 18mm viewing aperture and a long eye relief design for ease of use for those wearing glasses.
SHOT SCOPE PRO L1
The PRO L1 offers x6 magnification, slope-adjusted yardages, target-lock vibration and a range of up to 857 yards. The Precision Clear Lens allows users to switch between the laser’s black and red dual optics, with the option to view distances in either yards or metres. It comes with a carry case, lanyard, carry clip, cleaning cloth and a replaceable battery and is available with either blue or grey colour accents. It has a 12-month warranty.
ZOOM FOCUS TOUR
Boasting a black and silver case design that is reminiscent of a vintage camera, Zoom’s new Focus Tour has an 875-yard range, x6 magnification and is accurate to half a yard. The display captures a 7.5-degree field of view, while flagpole scanning, continuous measurement, and target lock-on vibration helps locate targets with ease and speed. It offers slope-adjusted distances, with a button on the side of the unit enabling this feature to be turned off for tournament play. It comes with a carry case.
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