On the market for a new rangefinder?
- You have been told that one has not played golf until they use one of these tools. You will be damned if you don’t buy one.
- You have had one for a while. It is time for an upgrade. The old faithful needs to make way for a newer and better one.
3. You are just browsing for golf devices. Perhaps you’ll end up seeing a rangefinder that really speaks to you.
Your reason is your reason. It does not need to make any sense to anyone but you. Buying golf devices is a key part of the game.
Technology gives us a platform to figure out some of the things that would have otherwise come down to one person’s estimation against that of another.
Having the perfect dataset allows you to make better decisions on the golf course. It will influence the irons that you pick up at any given time.
In A Hurry?
If you feel that 5 is still too many to choose from, we can understand that. You are presented with devices and brands that you may not have ever heard of.
Making the right choice cannot be easy. Or can it not? We went a step further in our quest to make your life that little bit simpler. Our list of five went through more testing and research.
The result was one rangefinder that we thought is slightly ahead of the rest. I say slightly in the most truthful manner.
All five are solid picks. The ones we went with just pipped the others.
We chose the TecTecTec ULT-X.
It provides maximum ranging distance with a low rate of inaccuracy. The brand is one that we have learned about and liked.
You will find a more detailed review below.
Our Test Winner After 40 + Hours Of Research:
Our Honest Star Rating
Why is it the BEST?
Our top 5 Golf Rangefinders Ratings
The one thing that most golfers will be aware of is their own strength. They would know how far their drives go.
They would also be aware of what irons they would need to use if they are to get the distance that they desire at any given moment. This knowledge is futile if you do not know the golf course.
Knowing how far a certain part of the golf course is from where you are will tell you which iron you need to be using. It will also tell you how hard you should be looking to hit the ball.
We know that does not guarantee instant improvement. However, we also know that if you have all the information that you need and are still unable to deliver the shot, the issue may lay with your skills. Getting a good rangefinder gets rid of one more excuse that may be holding back your progress.
To make sure that your search would not be too difficult we thought we would help you out.
We set out to find some great rangefinders so we could provide a rating for the top 5.
1. TecTecTec ULT-X Golf Rangefinder - TOP PICK
Our Honest Star Rating
It will be very difficult to find a better-presented package than this one.
TecTecTec’s focus was to reduce the hassle that it can be to lock onto a target using a rangefinder.
To achieve this they introduced their Target Lock Technology. It is designed to rapidly pick up flags and other targets on the course. The range that it covers is up to 1000 yards.
This includes a 6-time magnification level. You cannot possibly hope for clearer images.
For distances of up to 300 yards, it gives you an accuracy level of within 0.3 yards. For double the distance, your accuracy level goes to an equally impressive 0.5 yards.
As for 1000 yards, your accuracy level will be to within 1 yard.
It is a device that is very easy to use. All you may want to remember is that the yellow side of the lever is for the slope and the black shows that it is switched off.
When the target is locked you will get the vibrating jolting motion. If you want to get a feel of the surrounding, keeping the device set to scanning will get you results of the obstacles around you.
There is a faceplate in place to make sure that the device complies with USGA regulations.
When you have the slope mode switched on, the distance that you get factors in the elevation of the course.
For the sake of durability, they have made the device both rainproof and moisture resistant. You will also get a free case to keep it in.
There is a 2-year warranty cover as well. If for any reason you are not pleased, you can get your money back within 100 days. If you just need some support, TecTecTec is more than happy to oblige.
There is a battery and a cleaning cloth also included.
An HONEST Review
what's going on guys Chris back with you with another unboxing and review video this is tech tech Tex newest range finder the brand new the ult X model and it has some amazing new features let me highlight them real quickly this particular one is slope plus standard two and one tournament legal slope ready but it has a vibration alert as well it will vibrate when the rangefinder locks on to the target this will give you greater confidence when using the flag seeker mode it has updated optics and components and it has slope switch as well these are added features that people weren't requesting and they've taken their customers requests seriously and made it into the newest model pass flag seeker vibration alert accurate up to 0.3 yards magnification 6x measures up to 1000 93-yard has a 2-year warranty without further ado let's take it out running a couple more specs by alright let's go ahead and Noboru on up and see what we have inside the box here first off we have a course art case our range finder is in there and that is tech tech tech signature case right there with a belt loop right there so you can strap them around your belt or you could use it hand tie or clip that around your golf bag clipped on one on however you want to we'll get that out of the way for just a second it also does have a little notch here as well we're gonna go ahead and set that aside real briefly we have our warranty card we have our user manual here we have this would be our hand strap if you want to use it outside of the case we do have our battery which we will need to insert install into the rangefinder there we have a couple stickers and a little Purchase card there we also have a microfiber cloth for cleaning it let's open it on up and see what we have inside here very very nice nice little case of course but that my friends is a good looking rangefinder right there we have it's free validate your two-year warranty we'll get that off of there absolutely stunning very well made we have our battery compartment here we'll go ahead and insert that battery in just a second here we have our on/off button very nice and weatherproof on the top look at that we have our mode button here here's this side here in the bottom and our lenses here and then of course our eye hole right here looking fantastic there's where our wrist strap would course go on right there very simple insert the battery that little tab flips up unscrew it we'll insert our battery in fire the battery is a lithium battery see our two three volt it'll go positive on the upper portion there and we'll go ahead and screw it back in and fire it up gonna be a little tricky to see on camera here but I'll do my best here we have the flag and then we have our meters and of course you'll run through the manual for precise adjustments to what you like now to focus it of course you just use this here to focus in on the pin that you're aiming at okay in mode one we have normal mode scan mode mode two is pin mode and that's for tournaments legal tournaments and when you're ready for slope ready you simply just pull this out and you are slope ready in slope ready mode you have m1 mode one normal mode scan mode m2 pin mode and in three pin slope mode and then of course if you don't want to use that click it back in the directions are really thorough here I'll go ahead and let you guys pause this for just a few seconds here as I scan the pages you guys can kind of read into that and this will help you make an informed decision on how easy it is to use those ones are gonna be a little bit small but hopefully you guys can see it there so we'll leave it at that absolutely fantastic let's go ahead and put it through the ringer and see what we have we'll give you a conclusion golf course not an actual golf course but the same rules apply with slope and yardage this will be just like a flag so let's go ahead and pull out and see the slope we're gonna go ahead and just aim it right at it press the power button we're looking at one hundred and 14 point eight yards and we're looking at a negative three point five degrees slope and an angle of 107 points fantastic for golfing or frisbee disc golfing when the golf courses have too much snow on them we like to play frisbee disco [Music] [Laughter] [Music] alright guys thanks for watching the video hopefully it has helped you with the different features of the new rangefinder you guys look in the description box below I'm gonna have this linked up you can read more reviews about it pick one up yourself again that's gonna be in the description box below smash that thumbs up button we'll see you in the next review my name is Chris take care for now [Music]
2. Bushnell Tour Z6 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT
Our Honest Star Rating
You will likely be drawn the contours that are spread across the top of the device.
They give it a guaranteed feel of good grip. It is firmly built and easy to hold in your palm.
The range that it covers is between 5 and 1300 yards. It can pick up the flag from a maximum distance of about 450 yards. There is a high accuracy level of just half a yard when you are pinpointing from a distance that is between 5 and 125 yards.
The device has 6 levels of magnification. This allows you to get as much clarity as you would need within the view. To further enhance the view, Bushnell has used their 2nd generation E.S.P and Vivid Display Technology.
It breathes in a new life of contrast, clarity and better lighting. For the sake of durability, as well as that of peace of mind on a rainy day. You will be pleased to note that this is fully waterproof.
There is also a carry case included for those who don’t trust waterproofing. If that does not work you can always fall back on the two-year warranty that comes with it.
For your precise shot, the Pinseeker has a Jolt Technology embedded in it. When you have locked in on your target the device will give you a quick vibrating jolt within your palm.
This will tell you that the laser has picked up and locked on the target. This happens at an impressive speed. The one thing missing on this is the slope distance adjustment feature that we have gotten used to. I have no idea why they did not include it.
You can use this as a distance marker for tracking how far your shots are going.
AN HONEST REVIEW
everyone I just got my Bushnell tour z6 laser rangefinder with pin seeker and jolt technology comes in this white orange and black box some information on the side there it's got the jolt technology information feel the jolt pictures of device it's got some ranging performance it's got the minimum of five yards and maximum of 450 yards don't think you're really gonna be trying to use a laser rangefinder 450 yards away but hey maybe there's some of it it is yeah so let's let's open it up and see what we have inside it's kind of a couple things in here manual with some jumbled up papers looks like the papers are the registration card discounts and special offers I think we can pretty much set this aside I don't think anybody really fills those things out see we got comes a little chamois it's kind of nice for cleaning lens so you don't scratch it up try to clean the lens on your t-shirt manual with information on how to use the device let's check out the device itself comes in this grey and red carrying case little strap on top it's got a zipper as well number one rangefinder in golf on the front you've got a little energizer battery it's a energizer cr2 device itself comes out a little plastic protective bag actually this feels pretty good it has a good good weight to it see we've got the tour z6 jolt logo on the front with the little Bushnell button a couple lenses there see on the bottom it looks like it's a it's a tripod mount it's kind of interesting the front it says vivid technology display technology look at the lens pin seeking button looks like you can adjust the lens it's kind of it's not it's not really turning there but uh yeah yeah that's gonna wear and there you have it I'm going to use this on the course a couple times and let you guys know what I think so I've had some time to use the device in the first part of the video you notice that the focus ring wasn't turning and that's because my first device was defective I sent it back to Amazon they shipped me a replacement within a couple days and everything's been fine ever since the device is fully waterproof and have used the rain a couple times I haven't had any fogging issues with the lens but in a moderate rain anything more than probably 160 yards it's pretty tough to pick up the flag it picks up the target very very quickly which is kind of nice a couple of my friends have their own laser rangefinders and they've used this one and they've been very very impressed this is my first laser rangefinder one tip I'll give anybody that hasn't used one of these things before if the flag doesn't have the little reflectors on it aim for the flag itself and not the pin I had a tough time picking up the pin with this device but if I aim at the flag it's been it's been perfect the jolt technology I could go either way on it I mean it's nice but I don't think it's really required in this setup you can choose to turn that on or off you can also switch it to meters or yards yeah so far it's been great hopefully if you guys get it you enjoy it and I hope you enjoyed this video thanks a lot for watching
3. Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Rangefinder
Our Honest Star Rating
Nikon has been at the forefront of imaging as well as lenses for a long time now.
If we can trust any brand with this, it has got to be this one.
This rangefinder measures a range of up to 550 yards. It delivers a 6-time zoom. As you would expect with Nikon, the view is clear and the distances are accurate. The scanning mode will pick up your entire surroundings.
The size is a great thing. You would not believe that something so tiny could deliver the performance level that it does. It weighs just over 4 ounces. Its consistency will give you a great platform on which to build your game.
It will influence your club selection as well as game management. Just knowing which iron to use at each point goes a long way.
You will also be able to use this device in tournaments. It complies with all of USGA’s tournament rules. Beyond this, Nikon ensures that they considered the player’s perspective when designing this.
For mapping your surroundings, you can make use of the continuous scanning mode. It picks up various targets in the same instance. The scanning takes place in bouts of 8 seconds.
To engage it, you only need to hold the power button.
There is an emphasis placed on the most imminent hindrance. When various targets are picked the distance of the closest one is displayed. You can use this when approaching a flagstick that is surrounded by individuals or forestry.
For the sake of durability, you will be pleased to note that they made this weatherproof. This is to say that it can take a battering from the rain and from the sun and keep going.
AN HONEST REVIEW
all right what's going on guys so in this video here were me reviewing the Nikon cool shot 20 laser rangefinder case where we talk about after testing all this product first other range finders and GPSS are we telling you and letting you know whether we think it's worth picking up or not so what are we covering in this video here are all the different features of the rangefinder itself we'll be talking a bit about the design also the price some pros and cons of the unit itself and also where the best places to buy so if you just are looking for the best and cheapest place to buy we will leave a link down in description down below half time this video that was the cheapest and best place we could find this but let's talk about the features of the unit itself so it's a clean and simple device that doesn't really have a lot of bells and whistles but it is well priced case older there are other models out there that have a lot more features and you know more advanced stuff like that and these old those are a lot higher price well this one is relatively low compared to a bunch of other ones and it doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it does do one thing and one thing very well okay so it measures a range of like 6 to 550 yards okay and it has about 6 X zoom arm which is pretty pretty standard when it comes to range finders it's really nice and compact actually you know really really really small I'm it weighs about 125 grams and it does fit nice nicely in one hand so there are some range finders out that there are a lot bigger and be kind of more you know more bulky to use so this one was really small and is really nice made we definitely found that it was really really comfortable and there's no pulse or slope or anything like that and it's made to do one thing and one thing very well which is seating distance which you just talked about if you want those more advanced features then you're gonna have to pay quite a bit more money for different range fighters out there and it also does come with a case to help protect it so you know if you're carrying it around throwing it in your bag whatever you know dropping it getting getting it getting it you know wetting all the kind of stuff it does have a nice bag in case that shell is protected which is awesome as well so let's cover the performance of it so for the short time we've had the range finder it does seem to do really really well made and also really durable often times when things were like really light you know when they're light it doesn't always translate to being sturdy or being durable but this one is actually it seemed too well made this team do you know if you were to toss it around and drop it it seems like it would hold up really nicely so we compared the laser distance to other like top-of-the-line like more expensive range finders and found the Akron to be really really similar between not only this one but you know that the more expensive wasn't other models out there and we found that there within like within about a yard okay so it was really really close now one thing note was it wasn't as fast as other units in terms of quickness to lock on the targets um so you know there's there's other ones that more expensive ones they didn't they lock on the target really really quick this one does take a little bit longer obviously it's not huge or anything like that um if you do have shaky hands it might not work the best but humming for us it wasn't really a big issue that's just one thing to know I wasn't a huge deal for me as long as it's accurate that's all that I per state really cared about okay so considering the price this unit did pretty much all we expected in terms of performance you know we we need we need to want to rangefinder um you know the most important thing is it being accurate if it's not accurate there's no point in having it and even though it didn't have all the bells and whistles on the performance was definitely um it definitely exceeded our expectations for the price which was really awesome kay so let's cover some pros so it is compact and has a lightweight design which is really nice you know being lightweight being compact um you know oftentimes things aren't very strong they're not very durable they break easy we found this one to be you know pretty well made but seem to be lasting and they seem to be something that would be durable you know going into the future okay so it also is weatherproof and you know durable so you know it's not waterproof but it's definitely rain proof so you know if you're on a rainy day um it's not going to you know ruin or wreck and anything obviously if you submerge it in water it's not gonna you know probably not gonna work the best but definitely is weatherproof and it's really really easy to use you know I've used other ones out there that are a bit you know more complicated more than the advanced ones with all a bunch of different features but this one was really it was really simple and was really easy to use but I think would benefit a lot of people who aren't really you know looking for all the bells and whistles and all like that you know that the tech stuff so this one was definitely easy and we definitely like that about it the price was also a really big pro to it so there are a lot of really expensive ones out there and this one is like you know way way cheaper than those ones out there and it does you know it is pretty much the exact same thing in terms of accuracy so we definitely like the price of it and it does come with a 2-year warranty so if anything goes wrong with in tears you can simply send it back and they'll fix it or send you a new one which is great okay so how about some cons so it could be a little bit difficult to use if you have big hands you know obviously because it's really small and compact it might not be the easiest to use but obviously it wasn't a huge deal that's just one thing though and it could be a little bit difficult meeting distances far away so you know if you're trying to read something like you know 354 500 yards um it is probably pretty hard I'm reading those just because it doesn't lock on as quickly as the other ones but if you're you know doing something with 100 150 200 even 250 yards it was fine but if you go anywhere and that is a little bit more tricky and does take a little bit of practice being able to read that but um you know that's pretty much you know the two main things and you know there's also no screen target lock on it which you know wasn't it wasn't a huge deal or anything blush is one thing though the other more expensive models do have that but this one did okay so is it worth it taking into account all the pros all the cons in our opinion you know the short answer would be yes if you don't want to spend like you know the big bucks like hundreds and hundreds of you know three four or five hundred dollars on a rangefinder and you're fine with a simple and straightforward rangefinder that's accurate and you know does one thing and one thing really well well this device performed really well and a dentist job Kay so we did we would definitely recommend it and the cheapest place that we could find this product isn't a link down description down below so at the time of this video that was the cheapest place that we could find this product so you can go ahead and check out the current price and I'll also throw together a bonus here for as well so if you decide to purchase the product um I'll give you a free copy of the consistent report ebook here it is literally seven shortcuts you can use to drastically improve your ball striking and scores overnight so there's seven quick things that I applied to my cam that really helped you know whether was learning through lessons or learning you know studying professionals whatever your seven things are really improved my game so I will give you a free copy of this so we purchase send me email with a screenshot of your receipt I'll leave that down below and I'm gonna send you over a free copy all right so that's going to be it for this video hope you enjoyed let me know if you have any questions down below and we will see in the next video
4. Simmons LRF 600 Rangefinder
Our Honest Star Rating
The Simmons LRF 600 is our final pick. It is capable of covering a range of between 10 and 600 yards with reflective targets considered.
For trees and the flag pole, you can measure a range of up to 400 yards.
If you are looking for some versatility of use, you will be pleased to note that it can also pick up furry animals from up to 200 yards away. There is a 4x magnification to give you a clear view as you scan the area.
The view is bright and clear.
The data gathered is presented back to you through the LCD screen that is in-view. To get accurate horizontal distances, the devices have tilt distance embedded in its functions.
We were not happy to find that we had to purchase the battery separately. This is always an anticlimax when you are waiting for a device to arrive. Only to realise that you will not be able to use it immediately.
That being said, the batteries are fairly common. It is powered by a single 9 Volt battery.
The distance can be delivered to you in both metres and yards. There is a simple toggle that allows you to switch between the two. There is a free lanyard included with each purchase.
The case that comes with can be looped onto your belt to make it easier to carry with you.
aN HONEST REVIEW
Fred here welcome back to your obsession channel in this episode we will be taking a look at the simmons laser rangefinder 600 so stay tuned so some of you astute viewers probably notice the price tag 49 97 let me tell you you're not gonna be able to walk it to the store and buy this for $49 this was incorrectly marked but because they priced it like that that's what I got it for it does not cost $49 it costs twice as much as a matter of fact if you go to where I went Walmart or like if you go into Dick's you're probably gonna pay about a hundred and twenty dollars for this so unless you get a good deal like I did so I had no intention of purchasing this you know I had it on you know in my mind that I wanted one of these eventually but I had no plans on purchasing it at anytime soon but I can't walk away from that but uh I did let the people though you know they when they scanned it on the back it had the correct price everr 119 but then they had to give me that price but they also said where are the rest of those and they took a ball off the shelf so anyway let's unpackage this I already opened it up a little bit and been playing with it so I can give you a pretty decent review so here it is you can see it's just uh plastic it you know it doesn't have a rubberized coating like the more expensive ones you can see it has the viewing port where you view out of it that's the back end and use it alleges like deep in there and I guess this is where the laser thing is because this is a laser rangefinder and that's what you look in there there's also a button right on the top that you press to activate it and then you put your little box on the target and press the button and it will give you a range in yards now this does have a compartment you go ahead and put a coin in that screw unscrew it take the cap off or the cover off and you put a 9-volt battery in there this requires a 9-volt battery and does not come with it I can't complain for $49 but uh for a hundred and 19 I think it should come with a 9-volt battery you know usually most people don't have 9-volt batteries later in the house so letting you know you need a 9-volt battery for this so also there's a hole for lanyard right there you can see it didn't come with a lanyard kind of strange but it did come with was a case now this case proudly says Simmons on it but um I hate how Crowe you know it's a padded case nothing to write home about it's a nylon mesh as a belt loop right there you have to run your belt through it not a very high quality the stitching on here is only single stitch so it's I'll stand up for stand up to medium workout a medium workout but it's not made for taking a lot of abuse there's a little tag in here that says Made in China which this is made in China and so is this because this is this basically is the cheapest rangefinder you can find it really is on the low end but you know Lane laser rangefinders all do the same thing what they do is shoot out a laser or light at an object and that light bounces back and comes back here now the speed of light is known to the electronics of the year so based on how long it takes to go bounce off and come back it can calculate instantly what the range of whatever you're sighting in is really cool most people use this for hunting you know they go ahead and get the range so they could go ahead and calibrate their sighting device whether it be one on a bow for bow hunters they'd like to use these a lot because you got a lot of drop with a bow and for long range gun shooting for hunting and things like that so let's go over the specs really quick this is the black version as you can see right here it does come in camo also now there is a better version out there and this is where things change a little bit but they have one that cost more that can also take an account the tilt so if you're up high in a shooting down it can it can calculate and give you a better distance based on the angle that it's being held and it's called the tilt version or tilt and it would say tilt on it somewhere here now but again this this is probably the best basic laser rangefinder it's very accurate it's accurate within one yard so that's pretty good and its operating operation ranges between 10 yards and 600 yards now I've been able to get it to work down to 5 yards but all the instructions and and all the stuff online says 10 to 600 yards now when you look through this which I'll let you see through here very shortly the optics are set to 4 times so when you're looking through there you have 4 times magnification and it's it's not like extremely bright it's okay but what do you expect this is a bottom-of-the-line rangefinder it has a liquid crystal display in there so when you hit the button the display comes up and you'll see you know a battery indicator and you'll see the amount of yards you'll see the little Y when you hit it again it'll give you the range so basically the way you operate this is you hit the button you wake it up you see the LCD display come up then you aim you put the little box what you want to get the range up and then you hit it again and it will give you the range for that thing and then it will automatically shut down in 30 seconds it's supposed to be weather resistant I'm not quite sure about it you can see the seam right there there are the better ones have a good rubber coating all around them but it does say it's weatherproof it does come with that case and it weighs 7.7 ounces I put it on my scale with the battery in it and it was only like seven ounces no man again it uses a 9-volt battery did not come with it it is made in China by slave labor for the unbelievable low price of $119.90 we'll sequence between yards and meters and whatever it's blinking whichever you know one you want then hit the button and it'll be set to that I'm leaving it in yards that's sort of what I'm used to and and no all right without further ado let's go out to the backyard and try this out well we're outside my backyard there's Carson having fun not listening and here's the gate right here that's in my backyard so let's figure out how far this gate is away so I'm gonna go ahead and grab the rangefinder and here it is and I'm gonna go ahead hold it up to the lens like so and you gotta sort of hit the button to wake it up is what it seems and then I'm gonna go ahead and press it to get the range and you can see it's 19 yards that simple that quick you could also see the battery indicator to the bottom left now you could also change us two meters by pressing and holding the button until I guess the yard indicator blanks or the meter indicator blinks and then when you hit it you choose red the one that you want is blinking and it sets it so there you go let's see where's Carson see how far he is now you can see it's harder on dark animals so he's 24 yards away let's try it again 23 and remember it's accurate within 1 yard let's see what he's up to there Carson what are you doing get out of there get out of there get out of there what are you doing so let's go over the pros and cons really quick the pros is it is value price this is one of the the cheapest range laser rangefinders you can find it's very accurate just as accurate is the expensive ones it is very easy to use and the battery life is very very good how do I know because I read a whole crapload of reviews before I'm doing mine so I think thank all the people who did reviews and wrote reviews on this prior but they people have gone out to 15 hunting trips with these things and still the battery was good cons well it doesn't have that nice rubberized texture all around so I'm sure if your hands are wet it can get kind of slippery or wearing gloves it's probably very easy to drop because it's just hard plastic with very little texture the they put a lanyard hole in there and they didn't include a little lanyard what's up with that and it's kind of hard to read in low-light because all it is liquid crystal it's not very bright there in the viewfinder so in low-light it starts getting very difficult to read and the other thing that the last thing is that and you could go back in this video and look really closely when I was showing you inside here there's a speck of dust in there things like that drive me absolutely crazy it's sort of on the bottom a little piece of dirt in there and I can't clean that out because this is a little sealed I can't I don't want to break open this thing and it doesn't affect it in any way but you know things like that just you know just drive me crazy so the build quality you know it wasn't built in a completely dust free environment I guess because a piece of dirts in there so those are the cons however this is the cheapest or one of the cheapest range finders you can get and it's very very accurate and it does what it's supposed to do so I still highly highly recommend it I'm going to give it a out of ten and it is probably the the best value rangefinder you can find so thank you very much for joining me here at the gear obsession Channel I really appreciate every friend viewer subscriber and you and I hope you have a great evening and I'll see you again on Friday take
5. TecTecTec VPRO500 Golf Rangefinder
Our Honest Star Rating
You will be pleasantly surprised to note that this device performs a recalibration after every shot that you use it for.
This is what maintains an impressive level of accuracy throughout the course.
It delivers accuracy of with one yard on a range of up to 600 yards. For those who want the versatility of being able to use this for hunting, you will be pleased to know that it can pick up furry animals from about 200 yards away.
There are 4 levels of magnification that you can use. These deliver a bright and clear view at all times.
The focus of this design was to provide consistency and efficiency at all times. This is something that Simmons has achieved. It weighs just under 10 ounces.
You can probably tell that this is not your weak product types. Durability and integrity of design were at the core of the manufacturing process.
The one thing that we certainly did not appreciate was the fact that we needed to get a 9 Volt battery before we could use the device. It does not come with one.
They do include a carry case though. I am not sure if that is enough compensation for the battery.
There is an LCD display that shows your data as you go through the course and engage the scanning. For the sake of durability, the outer case is made to be weather-resistant.
It can take the rain, heat and the cold.
AN HONEST REVIEW
or guys welcome back to another video so what rate Hawking will in this one is we're gonna be doing a review on the tech tech tech V Pro 500 and Gulf rangefinder so we're even talking about should you actually go and buy this so we didn't test it just to see you know what our initial thoughts were we've heard good reviews of it so we wanted to you know put it to the test ourselves so what we covered in this video here is we're gonna be talking about all the different features can we talk about the design of this product the price the pros and cons and also the frequently asked questions and whether or not you should actually go on and buy this case so let's start with our first impressions so the V Pro 500 is supposedly one of the most popular models out there probably because of the price point that it's at it is more so on the cheaper side compared to all of the other models out there so basically what I wanted to see was whether or not it would actually you know stand up to the test compared to the more you know expensive and more supposedly higher-end models case so so it does come in an all black body and it is really small and compact which is really nice but just because it looks good and it has good ratings on line numbers don't always aren't always the best judge of things so we wanted to basically talk about all the different features and more so the more important things like addressee and all that kind of stuff so let's go over range and accuracy so this is the most important thing of the range finder and that's going to be how far it can actually range find different things case so this can be a make-or-break of any range finder and this model here probably isn't going to disappoint okay because so this V Pro 500 range finder it can measure up to 540 yards with a continuous scan mode so that's not the highest coverage out there but I mean what more do you really need right you're not really going to be measuring distances anymore than that unless you're doing something else besides golf but it was completely fine for me 540 yards was plenty and I think it's going to be plenty for the average golfer and the other good thing about this was the readings were actually pretty instant right you didn't really have to wait and you'll see for your range fire to actually lock in it was pretty instant as soon as you put your scanner on to a certain target okay so another important thing was the actual accuracy like how accurate was okay if it's not accurate there's absolutely no need for anything like this so this model here it doesn't really lack on that either according to you know the research that we did so pretty much I found that it was fairly accurate on the actual model they say that it goes up to plus or minus one meter and that's kind of what their company is actually saying on it now it wasn't always that accurate but it was fairly close to that case so the other thing is that it actually dog is obstacles so whether you have different obstacles in the way as long as you can get their rangefinder on the actual target it's completely fine and it worked perfectly fine for me so some people have actually had troubles with accuracy and obstacles while other people absolutely love the product so there is always two sides to different products like this so I personally had no problems with this but other people have so it might just be because the people didn't really know how to use it properly or you know it could've been a malfunction but from what I understood and what I tested everything seemed completely fine obviously it wasn't you know always plus or minus one metre sometimes it was a little more off than that but overall for the price it was really really close so let's talk about the view and vision of the actual rangefinder itself so it does according to tech tech tech use premium quality multi-layer optics and I found it's pretty easy to read right a lot of range finders you that you kind of have to hold it on a certain top target for you know three five even more seconds and I found this one really easy to read so that was really really nice it measures in both meters and yards so whatever whatever yard is you prefer that was also a really big a big bonus as well is that even if you want to use meters I personally use yards but that's completely fine you can switch it over to meters and it works it just as good with that so the only thing the only downside is that you did need a steady hand if you do have shaky hands it was sometimes hard to get a read so if you have a steady hand it's gonna work completely fine for you all right so let's talk about portability and durability so is it actually portable and is it actually durable because that really does because oftentimes you're just throwing these in your bag and you know taking it out you know a couple times per year is it gonna actually hold up because there's no point having something if it's gonna fall apart after a single use but it is compact and lightweight which is nice you know super super small can easily fit in your pocket so that was also a nice thing I don't really like the big you know huge range finders where you know they're they're kind of a hassle that drag around everywhere but it does come with a good carrying bag as you can see in the picture here which is pretty cool it was a nice and durable you know easy to use bag which is really really nice one of the downsides was I heard it can sometimes fog up a bit from what we used in what we tested we didn't really have this problem but it looked like some people did have this problem so that was just kind of one negative but as long as you just take care of it you're gonna be fine obviously if you you know leave it out and it gets you know water in it or you know something along the lines of that obviously that's gonna cause a problem but as long as you take good care of it you put it back in its case efforts use you don't get a too wet it's going to be completely fine so the other thing is that it is risk free so it does come with a 30-day money-back guarantee which is pretty cool I mean as a two-year warranty if anything goes wrong you'd simply ship it back and you don't get replaced or get something fixed which is awesome it is free shipping which is really cool and also has free returns in case you want to send it back which is awesome as well so let's talk about some of the pros case so the first pro that it was light and compact right super super important for me is to have something small you can put in her pocket it's easy to carry around so that was the first thing so in my opinion it was long enough yardage I mean in my mind obviously there's other range finders that go longer but you know 540 yards was completely enough for me and that was fine with that so it was accurate enough for me obviously we heard from different reviews that some people had troubles with this but from when I tested it was completely fine I'm sure that the problem was they just maybe they had shaky hands and they didn't really get a good reading maybe they weren't aligning it properly all that kind of stuff right but from what we tested we had good accurate results so the other one is a create display like look looking through the actual rangefinder itself was really it was a great display I've looked through other ones where it was kind of you know it's kind of all over the place a little bit hard to understand everything but this one had a great display so that was another pro it does come with a bag which is awesome as well easy storage it protects it easy to carry around all kind of stuff and the final thing is that it has a 2 year warranty which is pretty cool anything goes wrong within about two years you can send it back they'll replace it or fix it and all kind of stuff ok so let's talk about some of the cons um there was a couple the first one is that people did have troubles with accuracy um like I said before I personally didn't but other people reading through other reviews did have troubles of it obviously it could have been a malfunction it could have been from you know just not using it properly having shaky hands all I can assess was pretty hard to say from what I had I had no problems with it um the one thing that definitely was a con as you need steady hands if you have shaky hands it was pretty hard sometimes getting an actual read on the target because you do have to hold it on the target for you know 1 or 2 seconds and then it instantly gives you a distance but if you're kind of shaky it's gonna have a hard time reading and I'm sure that's why people have had problems with accuracy and the final things that it may fog but as long as you take good care of it you put it back in the case you don't throw it around you keep it dry all that kind of stuff as long as you do that it should be completely fine I'm pretty sure like look if the fogging aspect was from you know just misuse you know not taking good care of it all that kind of stuff ok so let's cover some frequently asked questions first does it measure distance over sand trap so you know obviously it's a pretty important thing to know if it does right so it pretty much measures whatever you point that so and long as it's steady as long as you can get the display on the actual target itself it's gonna measure the distance Kay so it can measure over stuff all kind of stuff as long as it actually hits on the target is it rechargeable right it's not rechargeable it does use a CR 2 3 D batteries so you can't recharge it you have to replace the battery in it and what is the magnification on it the magnification is 6x on okay so is it worth it right you know taking into account all the pros all the cons is it actually worth it so it's not the model out there from what we've tested obviously there's other ones that are out there but for the price it can't be beat right so at the time of recording this it was somewhere around 149 US dollars somewhere around that range it might be more might be less whenever you're watching it but for the price it can't really be beat right you don't need to spend three four five hundred dollars on a range finder this one works completely fine there are far more advantages two disadvantages there was only the three dislike three cons to it but the majority of those cons were probably from misuse or just not taking good care of it that kind of thing so if you're an average weekend golfer this range finder it's gonna be great for you you know I'd test it out I had great results with it and finally the cheapest place I could find this product is in this description below okay so I left a link there and that's gonna be the cheapest and best place that I could actually find this product I looked on quite a few other places and that was the best place that I could find it so I'll leave a link down below and well does I have a bonus so if you go ahead and buy this range fighter through the link down below I'll give you a free copy of the consistently report ebook so it's gonna show you seven shortcuts you can use to drastically improve your scores overnight something by applying these seven shortcuts so if you decide to purchase through the link down below simply send me an email send me over a screenshot of your receipt and I'll give you a free copy of this buck right so that's going to be it for this video here hope you enjoyed let me know if you have any comments down below and we will see you in the next video
Golf Rangefinders Ratings Buyer’s Guide
We have presented you with our reviews and rating for 5 good rangefinders. Nothing has been kept from you. You were made aware of the areas in which they excel as well as where they are weak. Getting the full picture allows you to make a better choice when you are choosing between them. You will note that this is not quite as simple as we make it seem. A lot of time and effort goes into understanding products before forming a conclusive opinion. Even then we often find ourselves still torn. There are things that you may want from one device that it does not have. You would find these features on a device that you may not like. This complicates things.
The purpose of our buyer’s guide is to bring a little more simplicity to this process of decision making. We consider the questions that you may have about the products and the brands behind them. There are also some terms and features that would be potentially confusing for you. We try to define any that we can identify within the article.
Who makes Tectectec rangefinders?
The founder of TecTecTec is Renan Lore. He is a French native who currently resides in Bali. He founded the company in 2014 with the help of two of his childhood friends who are also engineers. Today their products are sold in over 20 countries. Their team is made up of 7 different nationalities.
Renan is a keen surfer who has travelled to over 40 countries across the world. Today the company employs people in various parts of the world. Their core team is based in Bali. They also have a team in Brittany, where Renan is from.
The goal when founding the company was to cut out the middle man and keep the price affordable for the end-user. This is a perspective that was developed from the experience of running another company that was making great good but not making nearly enough sale. Their problem was that they had to pay too many people before the product got to the consumer. The price would then be too high for the customer. This is a company for users! The team reads and keeps every single letter that is sent to them by customers.
How to change Simmons rangefinder from meters to yards?
There is probably not a method that will work on all of Simmons’ rangefinders. We have not had the pleasure of all of them. The one that we tried is the Simmons LRF 600. To do this you need to first switch the device off. Once the device is switched off make sure that you are looking through the viewfinder. Press and hold the power button.
A lot of icons will soon come into your view. Keep holding the button down. The icons will fade away to leave the measurement ones on there. They will be on your right-hand side. It will start switching between yards and metres as you keep the power button pressed down. Once it moves to the unit of measurement that you want, simply release the power button. That is all. I know we all would have preferred a simpler way of doing it.
Is the Nikon Coolshot 20 waterproof?
The Coolshot 20 is certainly not waterproof. Nikon advertises this rangefinder as being weatherproof. This means that it is designed to give you an acceptable level of functionality even in the worst weather conditions. It is expected to take some rain, heat and cold and remain usable. If it is exposed to water in the context of being submerged, it will most likely stop working. The design of the device while being compact does not create a vacuum. There is still room for movement of air. Wherever air can pass through, you can guarantee that water will do the same. It may not be at the same speed, but it will get through.
You have been presented with 5 rangefinders that we have rated based on testing and research. If you are to get one of them, you would be assured that you are buying a device that you know. We have covered them in enough detail to ensure that you would be comfortable with your decision when you pick one of these. It is up to you to take the time to read each review and compare the devices based on their strengths and weaknesses. Some of the key factors that we considered in our choices of these were as follows:
You will find that some manufacturers do not provide a battery with their rangefinders. I feel that this in many ways is an abdication of their duty to the consumers. Batteries are one of the main components that could be troublesome in most devices. By letting you pick your own, they do not have to bear the responsibility of batteries that underperform.
For the ones that come with the batteries, you would want to consider how long the battery lasts. The most common one used is the CR2. These are very cheap. It is easy to constantly replace them without ever realising how expensive the use of your rangefinder becomes.
The best-case scenarios are getting one that comes with a rechargeable battery in it. These tend to be more expensive. It will come down to convenience and the maths behind it. Does it work out cheaper to pay more for the device and save on battery replacements or to buy a cheaper rangefinder without the batteries? Another factor to consider is that the rechargeable batteries are much more expensive to replace in the event of a fault.
Most of us do not consider customer support when buying things. We expect that our new device will work as expected and things will be amazing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It is always good practice to find out who would be responsible for resolving your problems if you were to encounter them with any of these devices. The best-case scenario would be that there is a telephone number provided for you to reach the customer support if needed.
Just knowing that they provide contact details or an address to return the device goes a long way.
The reason that you are buying a rangefinder is to get as much range coverage out of it. There are two things to consider in this case. The first truth to swallow is that most manufacturer’s advertised range will be one that can be achieved under the best conditions possible. It will be highly unlikely that you would ever be replicate it. Once you have accepted this, we can move on to what you can do. You want to set a range in your mind that you would say is the least that you would be happy with.
In most cases, you should be able to get at least two-thirds of what was advertised. Divide whatever number they have promised you by 3. Then multiply it by 2. Whatever you get is a more realistic expectation to have.
We have tested rangefinders that perform well on one instance but are unable to maintain that level of performance over time. For the sake of your peace of mind, you want to have a rangefinder that delivers optimal performance consistently. This is probably the most difficult metric to measure before purchasing the device. Reading our reviews will certainly help.
If a manufacturer believes in what they have made they should be able to back it by offering a warranty. A warranty gives you the option to either return a faulty device to get it repaired or replaced with a functional one. This is common practice. You also want to check what procedures they have in place for redeeming it. In some cases, manufacturers make it so difficult to redeem it that most customers will just let it go. They may ask you to pay the shipping cost to and from their premises, which is annoying when you know that they are at fault for this problem. If they have a return address that is local to you, that is even better.
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