Reviews: Rangefinders

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Review – Leupold GX-1i and GX-2i Laser Rangefinders

To slope or not to slope, that’s the question.

Luckily most of the laser rangefinder companies offer their units in both with slope and nope-slope configurations. Slope or not, you can get the laser rangefinder that you need for your game. What I have for review today are Leupold’s new GX-1i and GX-2i laser rangefinders. The GX-1i is the no-slope unit, while the GX-2i will give you yardages calculated for slope. As you will see, the GX-2i can actually take more than just slope into account when giving you that distance that you are looking for. [READ MORE]


A+
100.00
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Callaway RAZR Laser Rangefinder – REVIEW

Want to know which Laser Rangefinder is the best? Well…we’re on a mission for you! We’re doing a “Laser Rangefinder Round-Up” to find out just who makes the best GPS for your game. Let’s face it, if you don’t have one of these things by now, it’s absolutely causing you strokes. No more, “Hey Bob…you see a marker anywhere?” … “I”m looking Bob, can’t find one…but I’m thinkin’ 175-180 yards.” Well…let’s just say Bob was off…way off…and your perfect shot that looked like it was tracking the pin…well it fell in the bunker. Chalk it up…shot lost. And that’s just on one hole. So maybe you should go with something more accurate than Bob. {READ REVIEW!}


A+
100.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW!- Leupold GX-3i Rangefinder

If you’re looking to add a rangefinder to your bag, or planning an upgrade, the Leupold GX-3i needs to be at the very top of your shopping list. Overall, Leupold took a great laser rangefinder and made it even better with the Leupold GX-3i. The only problem is that I’m not sure how they can make the next version better than this. This model scored a 99 out of 100! {READ REVIEW!}


A+
99.00
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Bushnell Tour V3 Laser Rangefinder – REVIEW

Adding new features to something does not always equal improvement, especially if what you are improving is already an excellent product. Case in point, the critically acclaimed Bushnell Tour V2 laser rangefinder. The Tour V2 is an outstanding rangefinder. In fact, most of the people that I talk to consider it to be the go to rangefinder in the Bushnell line. But the V2 is also yesterday in the market, and yesterday just doesn’t sell, especially when talking about technology. New and improved grabs dollars, provided the “improvements” are actually improvements.

Enter the Bushnell Tour V3 laser rangefinder. Right away by the numbering, we can see that the V3 is one better than the V2. Kidding aside, what does the change in the model number actually represent? Are there new features? Yes there are, but do they really make the V3 better than the V2? [READ MORE]


A
98
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Bushnell Pro 1M Laser Rangefinder

Welcome to “Part 1″ of the Golfspy Dave “Laser Rangefinder Round-Up”. Our first contestant is the 2012 Bushnell Pro 1M. So…does the Bushnell Pro 1M have the characteristically great Bushnell features while also addressing my issues with the 1600 Pro? Could the Bushnell Pro 1M be the laser rangefinder of the 2012 season? {READ REVIEW!}


A+
98.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – SkyCaddie BREEZE GPS

Win a SkyCaddie Breeze GPS! Not only do you have a chance to win a SkyCaddie Breeze, but whoever wins will be getting, “the most accurate GPS unit I have ever tested”. So what else stands out about the Breeze? Well, out of the box, the SkyCaddie Breeze gives you an accurate, affordable, but initially minimally featured GPS unit. But, the beauty of the Breeze, especially compared to other lower-cost GPS units out there, is that although it starts out minimally featured, it’s still a SkyCaddie, and if you want more features, they are just a paid upgrade away. And there are lots of them. So you only pay for what features YOU want. {READ REVIEW & ENTER CONTEST}


A
96.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Bushnell Tour Z6 Laser Rangefinder

Welcome to “Part 3” of the Golfspy Dave “Laser Rangefinder Round-Up”. Our first contestant, the 2012 Bushnell Pro 1M, led off the competition with a strong score of 98/100. Our second entrant is the Callaway RAZR Rangefinder dropped a 100/100 bomb on its competitors. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like stepping up to the tee right after my playing partner has piped the drive of his life. Perhaps the Bushnell Tour Z6 is a product that thrives on competition. The ball is on the tee for you Mr. Tour Z6, swing away! {READ REVIEW!}


A
94.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Leupold GX-3 GPS

So, was the Leupold GX-3 able to knock my Bushnell 1500 out of the bag? Yes. The speed of the readings, the light weight, and the red display were enough to make me wave goodbye to my old friend.


A
94.00
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Leupold PinCaddie Laser Rangefinder–REVIEW

Think this is just another rangefinder review? Think again. This PinCaddie may be the best value laser rangefinder on the market today. If you want to range your distances on the golf course via laser, you need the hardware, and these, albeit cool, pieces of hardware are not typically billed as budget friendly.

That is until the recent release of Leupold’s PinCaddie Laser Rangefinder. Rather than designing a unit to displace the lasers at the top of the line, Leupold has positioned the PinCaddie at the lower end. And while it might look like any other rangefinder, this thing does more with less. CHECK THIS THING OUT!


A
93.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Motorola MOTOACTV

Is MOTOACTV The Must-Have Golf Electronic Device? Bubba Watson endorses the MOTOACTV. But…does the Motorola MOTOACTV demonstrate the Bubba Factor, or is it just another golf GPS that will quickly fade into the market with the others? We dove deep into this one to find out! {READ REVIEW!}


A
92.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder

I believe that putting the “Laser” and the “GPS” together has produced a unit that is superior to the sum of its parts. The Hybrid is comfortable and easy to use. It provides accurate readings and should help any golfer to play a more accurate game of golf. “The Bushnell Hybrid is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of golf rangefinders.” -Golfspy Dave – - -> {READ THE REVIEW!}


A
92.00
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Golf Gadget Review! – Bushnell Pro 1600 Rangefinder

It’s the Pro V1 of Laser Rangefinders. Check out these stats: Bushnell users=329 users; other brands combined=34. This data is based upon the PGA, Champions, and LPGA tours.


A
91.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Matrix Shotmate Voice GPS

GPS devices are getting more and more complicated…but…is less really more? Of late, the GPS market has turned back towards simplicity and ease of use. The Shotmate Voice GPS by Matrix is one of these new, simpler devices. Can it perform with accuracy while allowing you to keep a steady pace of play? {READ REVIEW!}


B+
89.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW: Callaway upro mx+ GPS

I need to start this review with something that Callaway would likely rather I not bring up again. Some of you may remember from about a year ago that the last incarnation of the Callaway upro mx GPS unit had some technical issues. We’re not talking minor issues, like how I sometimes forget good nutrition and eat an apple fritter. Mmmmmm. The problems with the unit were so serious that Callaway recalled them, issuing refund checks to those who returned the second-generation units.

So you see, when Callaway released the upro mx+ earlier this year, it was more than just a release of the latest generation of the unit. Due to the face-plant of the previous unit, this upro not only had to be good, but it had to make people forget about what happened with the previous upro. So, get your game face on upro mx+. You’ve got a battle ahead. {READ REVIEW!}


B+
88.00
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Golf Gadget Review: SkyCaddie GPS Watch

Based upon my experiences with the Skycaddie Breeze and the SGXw, the Skycaddie GPS Watch has some pretty large shoes to fill. The question that came to mind when I started testing the watch was could a limited feature watch achieve the same level of performance as its full-featured cousins?

I came away very impressed with the SkyCaddie GPS Watch, much more so than I expected. If this little guy told me about sand and such, it could easily become part of the regular golf toolbox. There is really something to be said for just looking quickly at your wrist for a yardage number. If front/middle/back is all you really need, and watches are part of your golf ensemble, I think that you will like what the Skycaddie GPS Watch has to offer. [READ MORE]


B+
87
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Golf Gadget Review! – The Voice Caddie GPS

There’s a new trend starting in the GPS market…and it’s all about simplicity. Up until recently you had only a few options when it came knowing your yardage. There was GPS and there were Laser Rangefinders…and then there was Bob your playing partner giving you yardage within an amazing 3-15 yard accuracy. This year however we have already reviewed one model that relates to this new trend and today we are taking a look at another version called “The Voice Caddie”.

So I already knew to expect with the Voice Caddie, something simple. I would press the button and it would tell me how far I was from the center of the green. My question going into this was the same that many of you posted when GolfSpy X posted the first pictures of “The Voice Caddie”.

Would only the yardage to the center of the green be enough? Well, it is time for you to find out. {CHECK IT OUT!}


B
86.00
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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Bushnell Neo+ Watch GPS

(WE’RE GIVING AWAY 3 OF THESE!) If you look from the perspective of Golf Distance Made Simple™, then Bushnell’s Neo+ GPS Watch definitely does what it is advertised to do. This is a quick, accurate, and very easy to use GPS unit housed in a simple, yet stylish, watch. If you want a GPS that gives you measurements to front, back, and middle of the green, and also doubles as a casual watch, give the Neo+ GPS Watch a look. {READ & ENTER CONTEST!}


B
83.00
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Golf Gadget Review! – Laser Link Switch Laser Rangefinder

As a boy growing up, the idea of walking around with a laser in my hands fascinated me, shooting bad guys and taking out objects with the flick of a switch. So when Laser Link asked me to review the Switch, I was all over it like a boy in a candy shop. But, we have reviewed a lot of rangefinders at MyGolfSpy, so this would be no small job for the Laser Link Switch.


F
57.00
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Golf’s Most Wanted! Laser Rangefinder

The laser rangefinder is an essential tool for the golfer wanting exact yardages. But which laser rangefinder is the best of the bunch? Which laser should you choose to be your go to measuring device. As always, MyGolfSpy is here to help.

We put eight laser rangefinders from the top manufacturers head to head to determine which one deserves the title of Golf’s Most Wanted Laser Rangefinder. [READ MORE]


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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – SkyCaddie SGXw GPS

Growing up, calling something the “Cadillac of” anything meant that it was the best of class. No matter how you say it, we are looking at the top of the line unit from SkyCaddie. Unlike the upgradeable (and excellent) SkyCaddie Breeze, the SGXw comes fully loaded with all of SkyCaddie’s features. This thing is cocked, locked, and ready to rock right out of the box.


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TOP 10 – “2012 BEST GOLF GPS RANGEFINDERS”

So which “Golf GPS Rangefinder” do you choose? Which one is the best? There’s a lot of choices out there and even more questions from consumers. There needed to be a comprehensive test done of both the big name and smaller name Golf GPS units. Which is exactly why the MyGolfSpy staff tested them, rated them and then compared them head-to-head to find out ultimately which models outperformed their competition. So…with that being said here is our {TOP 10 – “2012 BEST GOLF GPS RANGEFINDERS”} {VIEW RESULTS}