Laser Rangefinder Features

Laser rangefinders all offer the ability to provide line-of-sight distance to targets, but vary in how the user interacts with the device to get the distance reading and the different ways to take readings (such as scanning a course or focusing on a flagstick). Laser rangefinders that provide slope information vary widely in terms of features, ranging from the bare minimum of providing adjusted distances based on the degree of incline/decline to more advanced units that provide advice on what club to hit based on not just the incline/decline, but factoring in the altitude and air temperature.

To provide a quick overview, Table 1 highlights features of the various laser rangefinders.

Table 1. Laser Rangefinder Features

Laser Rangefinder Mode(s) How to
Obtain Reading
Waterproof?
Bushnell Pro 1M 1
PinSeeker
Press and hold
or
press and release
Proof
Bushnell Pro 1M Slope 1
PinSeeker
Press and hold
or
press and release
Proof
Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS 2
Standard with Automatic Scan
PinSeeker
Press and hold
or
press and release
Resistant
Bushnell Tour v3 1
PinSeeker
Press and hold
or
press and release
Resistant
Bushnell Tour v3 Slope 1
PinSeeker
Press and hold
or
press and release
Resistant
Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT 1
PinSeeker
Press and hold
or
press and release
Proof
Callaway iQ 1
First Target Priority
Press and hold
or
press and release
Proof
Callaway RAZR 1
First Target Priority
Press and release Proof
Laser Link QuickShot 1
Line-of-Sight
Press and release Resistant
Laser Link Red Hot 1
Line-of-Sight
Press and release Resistant
Laser Link Switch 2
To reflective prisms only
Line-of-Sight
Press and release Resistant
Laser Link White Magic 1
Line-of-Sight
Press and release Resistant
Leica Pinmaster 2 1
Line-of-Sight
Press and release Proof
Leupold PinCaddie 1
Pinhunter
Press and hold
or
press and release
Weatherproof
Leupold GX-1i 1
Pinhunter
Press and hold
or
press and release
Weatherproof
Leupold GX-2i 1
Pinhunter
Press and hold
or
press and release
Weatherproof
Leupold GX-3i 1
Pinhunter
Press and hold
or
press and release
Weatherproof
Leupold GX-4i 1
Pinhunter
Press and hold
or
press and release
Weatherproof
Opti-Logic InSight GL 2
Line-of-Sight
PinPoint
Press and release Resistant
Opti-Logic InSight GT 3
Line-of-Sight
PinPoint
Slope-Compensated
Press and release Resistant