Laser Rangefinder Ease of Use

We tested laser rangefinders to see just how easy they are to use on the course. Beyond holding the device, how easy is it to locate targets, read the yardages and graphics on the screen, and navigate between different modes?

To provide a quick overview, Table 1 highlights specifications related to ease of use.

In addition, within each review we also discuss:

Table 1. Laser Rangefinder Specifications – Ease of Use

Laser Rangefinder Buttons Dimensions (in.) Weight (oz) Form Cross-hair
Style
Magnification Focus Batteries
Bushnell Pro 1M 2 1.7 x 5.1 x 3.7 13.3 Horizontal Circle 7x Yes 3 volt
Bushnell Pro 1M Slope 2 1.7 x 5.1 x 3.7 13.3 Horizontal Circle 7x Yes 3 volt
Bushnell Hybrid 2 2.1 x 2.6 x 4.3 8.2 Vertical Circle 5x Yes 3 volt
Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT* 2 1.3 x 4.0 x 2.9 8.0 Vertical Circle 6x Yes 3 volt
Bushnell Tour v3 2 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 7.4 Vertical Circle 5x Yes 3 volt
Bushnell Tour v3 Slope 2 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 7.4 Vertical Circle 5x Yes 3 volt
Callaway iQ 2 4.6 x 1.6 x 2.9 7.0 Vertical Cross 6x Yes 3 volt CR-2
Callaway RAZR 2 4.4 x 1.6 x 2.8 6.3 Vertical Cross 6x Yes 3 volt CR-2
Laser Link QuickShot 1 6 x 2.2 x 3.1 8.3 Vertical Red Dot None No 9 volt
Laser Link Red Hot 1 6 x 2.2 x 3.1 8.5 Vertical Red Dot None No 9 volt
Laser Link Switch 1 6.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 8.0* Vertical Red Dot None No 9 volt
Laser Link White Magic 1 6 x 2.2 x 3.1 8.0 Vertical Red Dot None No 9 volt
Leica Pinmaster 2 2 4.5 x 2.25 x 1.25 7.3 Vertical Square 7x Yes CR-2
Leupold PinCaddie 1 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 7.2 Vertical Square 6x Yes CR-2
Leupold GX-1i 2 4 x 2.75 x 1.5 TBD Vertical 7 Options 6x Yes CR-2
Leupold GX-2i 2 4 x 2.75 x 1.5 TBD Vertical 7 Options 6x Yes CR-2
Leupold GX-3i 2 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.3 7.7 Vertical 3 Options 6x Yes CR-2
Leupold GX-4i* 2 4.1 x 2.9 x 1.3 8.0 Vertical 3 Options 6x Yes CR-2
Opti-Logic InSight GL 1 1.5 x 4 x 5 10.8 Horizontal Red Dot None No 9 volt
Opti-Logic InSight GT 1 1.5 x 4 x 5 10.85 Horizontal Red Dot None No 9 volt

Notes:
For devices with 2 buttons, one button is generally for power/fire laser, and the other button is a “mode” button to change settings on the device
Bushnell Pro 1M/Pro 1M Slope and Z6 weight from Bushnell marketing documents
Bushnell Tour V2 Slope weight estimated based on weight of Bushnell Tour V2
Laser Link Switch based on company website
Leupold GX-1 and GX-2 weights based on information from golf.leupold.com
Leupold GX-4 and GX-4i weigh 8.0 oz with yellow faceplate