Breaking 80 Smartslope Rangefinder
Accuracy - 88%
Design - 94%
Ease of Use - 97%
Special Features - 88%
The SS500 Smartslope Rangefinder puts the exact distance to any target in the palm of your hand so you can know you've got the right club every time
The Breaking 80 Series of rangefinders has really impressed me. The SS500 Smartslope Rangefinder puts the exact distance to any target in the palm of your hand so you can know you’ve got the right club every time and you don’t have to hunt for unmarked sprinkler heads and other hazards. It usually takes about 2-3 strokes off of my rounds which makes me a happy golfer!
It has been pretty accurate since I have used my device. If you have trees, bushes, or something behind the flag, the pin target works really well. Only negative is if you are playing a links or pool table course it has a difficult time picking up the flag over 150 +/- yards. The SmartSlope Technology gives you the slope adjusted distance for any uphill or downhill. With this rangefinder you can make sure that you have an accurate angle-compensated distance so wont have to play a guessing game for the right club. Just toggle it off and you have a tournament legal rangefinder.
Very small and lightweight, the Breaking 80 SS500 Smartslope Series Golf Rangefinder sits at only 1 pound. It comes in my favorite color red (so I am a bit bias there!) and has a nice carrying case with a belt loop included as well. Water resistant but not water proof.
This updated, lightweight, and compact design packs in the features. The Eyepiece has 6x Magnification and it is very comfortable and the viewfinder works great. The PinSensor and SmartSlope software has all be updated so you can be sure you’ve got the flag! Because Golf is about more than just blindly aiming for the pin, the Breaking 80 Rangefinder is equipped with IntelliScan Technology. Simply set to Scan Mode and quickly and easily pick up the distance to the Trees, Bunkers, Fairway Edge and Back of the Green.
Ease of Use
There is an easy drop in battery compartment and improved lens protection. The features have all been updated in this new model to provide you with the best golfing experience. The Breaking 80 SS 500 Smartslope Rangefinder is tournament legal and features an on/off toggle for our slope feature which conforms to USGA Rule 14-3. So you do what I do and practice with Slope and play your scoring rounds with it off.
It is much cheaper than many of the Bushnell products and although not as accurate as the more expensive competition, it does have its perks like it goes through far less battery as the Bushnell which can save time and money. It comes with a free CR2 V battery as well.
The Breaking 80 SS 500 Smartslope Rangefinder comes with a Lifetime Replacement Plan. If it ever gets damaged or breaks for any reason after your 1 Year Warranty period, they will replace it for you for $99 (IS400 Model) with No Questions Asked!