Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder Review - Our verdict on the latest cutting-edge laser from Bushnell with Slope Switch technology

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

Pros:

  • Accurate distances are displayed clearly and quickly. It's easy to use, has an excellent range and will even fend off a light shower

Cons:

  • Premium price tag justifies extra range that many club golfers aren't likely to need.

Product:

Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£449.00

Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder Review

Aimed at
The newest premium Bushnell laser is aimed at those who are happy to shell out for fast and precise accurate distances to specific points on the course.

Key technology
Headlining the host of features on the Pro X2 is the innovative Slope-Switch Technology, which allows the user to easily toggle between normal and slope-adjusted distances simply by moving the Pro X2 logo on the side of the device up or down.

A rubber armoured metal housing  makes the device fully waterproof, whilst it also boasts a range of up to 1,300 yards. PinSeeker with JOLT Technology provides a short, vibrating burst to isolated the target and assure you when the flag has been located from up to 450 yards away.

Dual Display Technology allows users to easily toggle between the bright red display for dim conditions or the crisp black display for brighter days.

Note*
A recent change to the rules of golf allowed the use of laser rangefinders with slope capability in competitions, providing the function is disabled.

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Ease of use
The extra weight of the device if anything enhances the stability in the wind, while the distances are displayed almost instantaneously. The textured surface areas make it easy to gain a firm and steady hold while employing the laser and the display makes it easy to pick out the flag.

Features
The Vivid Red display makes a big difference on overcast days and the vibrating Jolt provides the piece of mind that you’re seeing the distance you want to see.

If you’re already a laser rangefinder user or are thinking about switching from a GPS device, the Pro X2 won’t disappoint. Flags are picked out from the background with a minimum of fuss but it’s also a useful companion off the tee when measuring banks of bunkers or trees beyond the fairway.

Being able to switch to slope distances with the flick of a button is a great option to have, although the button was moved a little too easily at times.

 

 

Verdict

It comes with a premium price tag because of the extra range that admittedly not every golfer will need, but if you’re serious about your game need to have precise distances at your disposal from a device that’s quick and easy to use, which is why the Pro X2 ticks all the boxes.