In this Motocaddy Pro 3000 Laser Rangefinder review, Joel Tadman uses it over multiple rounds to assess the features and value on offer

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Motocaddy Pro 3000 Laser Rangefinder

Pros:

  • Easy to use and has enough features for both the serious and casual golfer without bamboozling them.

Cons:

  • Arguably lacks shelf appeal but can't fault the features or user experience.

Product:

Motocaddy Pro 3000 Laser Rangefinder

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£269.99

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Motocaddy Pro 3000 Laser Rangefinder Review

Motocaddy, maker of some of the best electric trolleys on the market, has branched out into laser rangefinders with the recent launch of the Pro 3000 and it appears it hasn’t done things by halves.

In an increasingly competitive space, the Pro 3000 stands out from the crowd with its sheer array of features as well as the case’s special connection to the Motocaddy accessory station and the two-year warranty.

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The boxy shape fitted well in our hand and the tacky feel of the cover as well as the weighty feel meant we could keep a steady hold of the unit when in use.

The display is bright, clear and large and it’s easy to change modes using the button on the top to either turn on the slope mode, Pin Lock or both as well as switch from yards to metres.

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In Pin Lock mode, the flag seemed easy to pick out from the background from a variety of distances with a reassuring vibration confirming its acquisition.

The rapid detection also helps off the tee when scanning the hole, seeing the distances change almost constantly as you move to different targets.

In slope mode, we like that it displays both the legal and adjusted distance, helping you get a feel for the effect of similar elevation changes on other courses during competitions.

The battery level in the display is a welcome addition, letting you know when a replacement power source is soon required.

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The case is just like most others you’ll find but with the crucial addition of the adapter on the back, which provides an alternative and arguably more convenient place to store it if you own a Motocaddy trolley.

The Pro 3000 would be a welcome addition to your bag, even if you own the M5 GPS trolley, for the extra layer of accuracy it provides in tandem with the GPS distances.

Verdict

Compared with everything else we’ve tested, you’ll be hard pressed to find one more simpler to use than the Pro 3000 and while it has been positioned more toward the premium end of the market, it is fully justified with the level of features on offer along with the seamless user experience.