Leupold GX-4i2 Digital Rangefinder
ACCURACY - 95%
RANGE - 98%
FEATURES - 95%
EASE OF USE - 95%
The revolutionary Smart Key Technology which conforms to USGA Rule 14-3, results as a training/playing aid that can be tailored to your own personal ball-striking abilities, or used for tournament play when permitted.
Rangefinders have clearly been the reason that my golf game has improved. In fact, I have turned on quite a few of my friends to them, but try to keep the latest of technology to myself so that I can keep up my winning streak! I can however, share my latest purchase here. I had the 1st gen Leupold GX-4i and I was pleased with the technology, but when I upgraded to the new Leupold GX-4I2 model I was extremely pleased! Its revolutionary Smart Key Technology which conforms to USGA Rule 14-3, results as a training/playing aid that can be tailored to your own personal ball-striking abilities, or used for tournament play when permitted.
This rangefinder has a range of 6-700 yards. It has a 6X magnification which is 450 yards to the pin. The Leupold GX-4i2 has much faster measurements then some other rangefinders I have used in part to the High-performance DNA (Digital Enhanced Accuracy). The Optimum accuracy displayed is to 1/10 yard and the PinHunter 2 Technology consistently finds the pin. I haven’t had any trouble with it missing target. Another great asset is the Prism Lock Technology that ensures exact distance.
The Leupold GX-4i2 has an extremely compact design and size at just 7.09 oz. and is easy to hold and carry with you on the course. I even put it in my back pocket and it doesn’t interfere with my swing. It has Multi-coated lenses that provide excellent clarity and one of my favorite things is that it is completely weatherproof! Not weather resistant, weather proof! I have been on the course with resistant rangefinders and that just means it can tolerate some rain, this one can stand strong through it all!
One great asset is that this device can be used in tournament play. To use the Leupold GX-4i2 in a tournament, first remove the patented yellow Smart Key faceplate from the rangefinder and replace it with the chrome faceplate. This renders the True Golf Range (TGR) and Club Selector functions inoperable, giving you instant, laser-accurate, Line-of-Sight (LOS) ranging up to 800 yards! It has a Lightning-fast DNA engine and an improved PinHunter 2 Laser Technology which makes it exceed the last model. The bright, vivid OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display comes together with proprietary features such as True Golf Range (TGR) and Club Selector which makes things so much easier.
Ease of Use
The screen is clear and bright and it returns yardages quickly. When trying to find a flag on a green that does not have a prism I have found that scanning is the best option which makes the unit very flexible. The TGR (True Golf Range) feature provides ranging information matched to personal factors which is a fantastic way to personalize your new gadget to your habits. Another awesome feature is the Club selector which will recommend the right club for each shot you make. Perfect for both amateur and novice golfers! I enjoy the fact that the rubber eyecups fold down so as not to get dirty. It also includes a Condura case and CR-2 Lithium battery.
The Leupold GX-4i2 has a 2 Year Warranty so if there are any issues you can return to the manufacturer. I have had for 3 weeks now and have not had any problems. This new model will help you to find the flag/prism much faster then the GX4i and the display is as clear as you can get. The only negative feedback I can give it is that the prism lock does take a little patience. It wont lock on the prism every time and you will have to play with it a little. All in all it works great for my game and although pricier then some, it will prove to be a worthy investment.