ACCURACY - 90%
MAGNIFICATION - 90%
FEATURES - 95%
EASE OF USE - 84%
The Bushnell Tour X rangefinder includes many useful features and innovative technologies that help you improve your game and although the price is higher than in other less-efficient devices, its performance will make the investment worthwhile.
Golf playing has changed over the years and now players can enjoy the help of gadgets and tools that can ease the game and help them perform better shots without the headache of slow mental math. Both beginners and professional golf players can benefit from the rangefinder. It has become an essential item during the game, thanks to the precision it brings and the fact that it minimizes the time spent in making a decision. The Bushnell Tour X Jolt Rangefinder incorporates all the technologies of Bushnell in a product that is light, easy to use, intelligent and practical. It is these characteristics that make it one of the best devices available.
Measuring the distance to the hole is everything in golf and the Bushnell Tour X Jolt Rangefinder was specifically designed to do so by emitting infrared pulses to the target that are sent back to the player and displayed on the digital screen. The Bushnell Tour X rangefinder is a great help in minimizing your golf handicap, as it offers an accuracy to a distance of 450 yards. Together with the Pin Seeker Technology which secures the flag and informs the player through a tactile confirmation, this rangefinder proves to be one of the most precise and useful devices for game advancement. The slope compensation feature minimizes the handicap by calculating and adjusting the yardage depending on the degree of the slope.
This rangefinder is a small and light-weight device, measuring 1.5”x 4”x 3” with a weight of approximately 8 ounces, which makes it easy to hold and to maneuver. It is very narrow and easy to grab and the adherent rubber casing assures a strong grip during the game. It has a 3,5 mm exit pupil and a detachable head that connects via a mini-USB port to allow the user to visualize the information.
Devices that provided golfers with additional information on the slope used to be illegal during tournaments, so the engineers at Bushnell came up with a technology that can be used or removed depending on the needs of the player. The Bushnell Tour X Jolt Rangefinder features a slope-reading red attachment that allows it to completely switch to a whole new level of distance-reading, meaning that it can offer you two operating modes for different situations. This attachment can be attached or removed at the front of the device by connecting through a mini USB port. More precisely, when the red attachment is on, the rangefinder can read the slope and when the attachment is removed, the rangefinder cannot read the slope. The Bushnell Tour X rangefinder also has innovative Dual Display Technology that is suitable for many weather conditions by switching to two different display colors, namely the bright red display with Vivid Display Technology and the sharp black display, depending on the outside light and visibility. The PinSeeker feature allows the player to see the flag on the display and the Jolt Technology transmits a short vibration to the user to let them know the device has tracked down the flag, so there will be no further doubt in the shot.
Ease of use
The Bushnell Tour X Jolt Rangefinder is a small device with a rubber armoring that assures an excellent grip, making it very easy to use and carry on the golf course. The two-colored display assures proper visibility in all environmental conditions, and the 6x magnification with HD Optics ranges between 5 and 1,300 yards and is accurate to +/- 0.5 yards. Users must keep in mind that this device is not waterproof, therefore it should be protected in case of rain conditions in the special cover that comes with the rangefinder.
The Bushnell Tour X Jolt Rangefinder comes with a premium carrying case that makes it easy to carry around on the golf course and a 3 Volt Lithium battery. The fact that you can change between slope-reading and non-reading features makes this device legal for tournaments, which is a strong advantage compared to other devices that are not allowed in championship tournaments. The price of $500 may seem a little high, but the advantages it will bring to your game skills will turn the investment into a profitable and worthy one.