The Bushnell Hybrid Laser-GPS Rangefinder is a device that is commonly used in golf field. If you’re a photographer, firearms user or a golf player; you’ve probably come across a rangefinder as you try to focus on your target by knowing the distance between you two. A good rangefinder has a certain combination of features that makes this exercise easy and effective.
Being one of the best in the market, any golf player would want to use the rangefinder. One of the most outstanding features of this rangefinder is its GPS capability. In as much as the magnification of the device is lower than other competitors, it does well in picking up distances at different distances.
I would like to give you an insight on why this laser-rangefinder is ranked highly among its kind. We all want what keeps us ahead of the rest, right? Below are some of these features:
The device is a two in one kind of tool. It’s initially a laser rangefinder, meaning that it uses laser beams to get the distance, and it’s a golf GPS device. To any person, when you can buy one item instead of two, I’m pretty sure that’s what you would go for. It saves you some money and some bulkiness too.
Having the GPS and the laser rangefinder together is a score for a golf player. Having a GPS further improves the accuracy of the device in finding the golf range.
accuracy you cannot make a good golf player if your accuracy is sketchy, right? The Bushnell hybrid laser-GPS rangefinder is sure to give you accurate readings.
It has a PinSeeker mode that gets the correct readings with just a single yard margin of error. It, therefore, makes you one hell of a golf player as you’re likely not to lose a game.
This mode is always active and will identify other objects in the background and record the distance between the closest one to the flagstick. This gives the player a better view of the shot.
Ease of use
There is nothing as convenient as something that is ready. You do not have to struggle with any setup or preparations that could get messy when you miss any instruction.
The Bushnell Hybrid is a ready-to-use device. Once you buy it you just remove it from its box and start using. How great is that? Still stressing about how easy it is to use this device, it has buttons to navigate through it.
These buttons are all labeled in a way that you would not miss anything. In short, this is a device that does not need a rocket scientist to operate. If you know anything about golf, then you’ll know where to press.
It’s easy to conclude that when you merge two different devices into one you’ll compromise the efficiency. This Bushnell hybrid laser rangefinder is called hybrid for a reason.
Instead of falling short of efficiency, it turns this merger into strength and delivers more than any of the other devices operating independently in the market.
For example, its range is of 10 to 1000 yards, which is way bigger than any other device you want to compare it with. The GPS, on the other hand, works perfectly okay.
Like I said earlier, its margin of error is just a yard or two, which is almost less than 1%.
Other than being all accurate, the Bushnell hybrid laser GPS rangefinder is a device you’ll hold onto for long. It comes with its accessory which includes a charger, cleaning cloth and a carrying case. All these ensure that the GPS device serves you longer. The battery life is a long one ranging from 14-16 hours. The Bushnell hybrid is also waterproof.
I guess this means you don’t have to take a raincheck on any of your games. This is, therefore, that one-time investment you don’t regret or complain about even if it costs you a fortune.
There is so much awe about this device. Another one of them is that it has a database with 25000 courses. The beauty of it is that you do not even need to part with money to access these courses.
All you need is to register for free at the iGolf.com site (which is the company that provides the courses). After that simple process, you have access to all those courses.
You also have the ability to add any other course if you want to. There is nothing that could make you happier than a good device and assurance of no additional charges upon purchase.
What we liked
- Simple and easy to use
- Gives accurate readings
- 25000 pre-loaded courses
- Long battery life
- Good display
- No annual fees
What we didn’t like
- A bit expensive for a GPS device
- Larger than other rangefinders
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can the range be changed from yards to meters?
A: Yes it can be changed. Hybrid is designed in a way that you can adjust it to your preference. Other than the unit of distance, the other things you can change are, refreshing GPS distances, screen contrast, and the auto-off.
Q: How big and heavy is this rangefinder compared to those without GPS?
A: In terms of weight, it is basically the same as the others. However, it is a bit bigger due to the combination but you can be sure it fits in your palm perfectly.
Q: Is a replacement battery available and where can I get one if mine no longer holds the charge?
A: Yes it is available and you can get it in any shop that deals with golf gear.
There could be nothing that is perfect but if it’s close enough, then I believe it’s worth every dime. A Bushnell hybrid laser-GPS rangefinder is by far the most efficient rangefinder or GPS device that you’ll come across.
The fact that it is two in one makes it even more convenient and a must have if you’re a serious golf player. The price could be a bit high but when you think of it as buying two devices separately then you’ll find it reasonable. Its features also justify the high price and as a user, you’ll surely get value for your money. Go get yourself one and take those shots like a boss!