Leupold PinCaddie Golf Laser Rangefinder Review
Leupold PinCaddie Golf Rangefinder Review
Leupold is better known in the military and hunting communities and so when I heard they have golf laser rangefinders I did not know what to expect. I bought the Leupold PinCaddie out of curiosity as I had heard many positive things about it from my golfing companions. I expected something very sophisticated, but it was the complete opposite. So I decided to write a golf laser rangefinder review for this device.
The first thing that you notice when you start with this device is that the setup is very straightforward and it also very easy to use. When I got to use it on the green the accuracy that I got from as far as 500 yards went beyond my wildest expectations. Another feature that I liked with this rangefinder is the Pin Hunter Targeting that uses a laser beam to determine exactly where the pin is even when you are 300 yards away. This feature will make things way much easier on the course for all golfers.
Features and Specifications
- Metering Range: Measures distances between 6 and 600 yards while maintaining an accuracy of within a yard. It also gives a user the option to measure distances in either meters or yards
- Spot and Continuous Modes: Spot and continuous feature offer you a lot of versatility when on the green and it also saves you a lot of time.
- Battery: This is one of its strongest points as it can measure up to 7,000 distances when fully charged and so it will take you through many rounds of golf.
- Black LCD: This might not be the best screen, but you will hardly find anything better at the same price range. However, it is good enough for you to see the readings.
- 6x magnification: This feature lets you bring things close for a better view and more accurate readings.
- Pin Hunter Targeting: You can be able to know the direction of the pin even without seeing it or from very far thanks to this feature.
- Weatherproof: It has been designed for use under all weather conditions as it has a waterproof casing that will not let in any water or moisture when on the course.
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Although each of the many features in this Leupold golf rangefinder has some advantages, the biggest one that you get from using it is accuracy. This rangefinder will give you an accuracy of within one yard when you are as far as 300 yards from the pin. Even if you are further than this it will still maintain a high degree of accuracy. And the best thing is that you do not have to spend much to benefit from these features as it is very affordable. Other benefits are its ease of operation that helps to ensure you do not waste time trying to figure out measurements, and it is also a legal USGA rangefinder.
- It is one of the cheapest Leupold laser rangefinders but despite the more affordable price tag it still has all the essential features that are in the other more expensive devices from the same manufacturer.
- The 6x magnification makes thing better and easier for you. With this magnification, you can be able to see the readings more precisely and hence make a well-informed decision.
- Leupold PinCaddie is very easy to use, and it eliminates guess work when measuring the distance to the flags, and hence this improves your overall golfing experience.
- Although it is not the fastest, the Leupold PinCaddie is faster than most other rangefinders on the market.
- It does not have as many features as other competing devices. However, its price should justify this, but it has all the fundamental rangefinder features.
- The Black LCD will give you a lot of trouble when reading it against a dark background, but this will only be so before getting used to it.
The Leupold PinCaddie is a very basic laser rangefinder, but it has all the features required to measure distances on the green. It might not have the many fancy features that come with modern devices, but its accuracy and speed of measuring distances will impress many golfers. It is also one of the most affordable Leupold rangefinders, and so it is perfect when on a budget. With all factors considered this device is worth trying out especially for golfers that prefer simple easy to use gadgets.