Bushnell was in the news for completely renovated its golf rangefinder products in order to give the brand a new lease of life. The trick appears to have worked as the company is now doing pretty well thanks to a new line up of products.
The Pro XE rangefinder is easily the best to have come out of the company but only some people are familiar with its predecessor. If you are a golf enthusiast, then you must have guessed it already. Yes, we are talking about the Bushnell Pro X2.
The Bushnell Pro X2 has all the features of a high end rangefinder. According to the company, it’s recommended by almost 97% of PGA members and is said to be best for pros.
Features & Benefits
Pro X2 is the only golfranger from the company to come with E.S.P.2, the company’s latest ranging technology that offers the most accurate and fastest ranging measurement.
One of the most useful new features on the device is the Slope-Switch technology.
It is a PGA tour-trusted product that gives the player an edge. It allows players to take a shot by measuring the incline or decline of the hole’s compensated distance. The good thing is that you can easily switch off this feature to comply with USGA standards during a tournament.
There is also the familiar PinSeeker with JOLT technology that helps remove any doubts while taking measurements. The unit is completely waterproof hence can be used in the rain without any worries.
Let’s take a look at the innovative features that the Bushnell Pro X2 offers:
1. Slope-Switch Technology
The Slope-Switch Technology is an innovative feature that lets you toggle in or out of the slope function. It’s available at the press of a button and makes it possible to get correct distances even when the area contains a slope.
A long press on the dedicated button will turn it into a USGA (United States Golf Association) complying device. Hence, it is suitable for pros.
2. Dual Display Technology
This is a feature that is exclusive to the Pro X2 model. Pressing the Mode button will allow you to switch between a sharp black display or a vivid and bright red display, based on personal preference or time of the day.
It may appear like a simple technology but it can make a lot of difference when it comes to performance since you get the feel of a customized unit.
3. PINSEEKER with JOLT Technology
This feature provides the player with short vibrating pulses to indicate that the laser has locked onto the target object.
It removes the need to manually confirm the reading. Plus, it can help save time as well since you will immediately know when the flag gets locked.
4. Bushnell Golf App Features
The Bushnell Pro X2 comes with free access to the Bushnell Golf App that is available for both iOS and Android users. The app is not very well rated on the platform but we liked what it has to offer:
- Preloaded Courses
The Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder comes with 36,000 preloaded courses from around the world. Plus, the company promises to keep updating the courses so expect more to be added with time.
- 3D Flyover
The app can provide players with hole flyovers with back/center/front hazard distances.
- Hole Layout
It can provide a hole by hole layout with respective distances. This is a very important feature that can help new players improve the game.
5. Ease of Use
This hand-held device is pretty easy to use thanks to Fast Focus System and 6X magnification. It is designed to concentrate on the object and eliminate background clutter so you can get a clear view.
We mentioned the inability to mount it as a con but once you use it, you will realize that you will not need to mount it to a tripod or other such devices.
It features the Stable-Grip technology that ensures the rangefinder provides quick and correct readings even if your hand shakes a little. Moreover, you can change the unit from yard to meters, if required, making it a good option for international players.
6. Measuring Distance
The Bushnell Pro X2 Rangefinder offers a range of 450 yard. You will find rangefinders that offer more distance but they aren’t very useful since most players will not go beyond 400 yards. Moreover, accuracy typically begins to decrease at this point.
Click here for some of the reviews on the Bushnell Pro X2 Rangefinder from some real customers.
|Bushnell Pro X2||Bushnell Pro XE||Bushnell Tour V4 Shift||Bushnell Hybrid
Bushnell Pro XE
It’s the latest model introduced by the company and has all the features the brand is popular for. It has a slight edge over the Pro X2 due to its superior magnification.
If you buy this one you will:
- Enjoy more range 500 yards
- Have higher magnification 7x zoom
Bushnell Tour V4 Shift (Slope)
The Bushnell Tour V4 Shift rangefinder is affordable but you will have to compromise on a few factors if you opt for this one:
- You will save money
- Compromise on magnification
- Have a bigger unit to deal with
Click here for the full Bushnell Tour V4 Shift review article.
Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder
The Bushnell Hybrid is the first unit from the manufacturer to feature a built-in GPS with aerial mapping technology. This makes it one of the most advanced rangefinders out there.
The company has skillfully combined the power of laser and GPS into a fully integrated display that shows accurate distances. If you go for this one, you will:
- Enjoy laser and GPS technology
- Compromise on magnification since it offers 5x
Click here for the full Bushnell Hybrid review.
|Yard Range||5-450 yards to the flag|
|Accuracy||+/- 1 yard|
PINSEEKER with JOLT Technology
|Dimensions||0.4 x 3.1 x 5.6 inches|
|Battery Type||CR123A batteries required. (included)|
All in all, the Pro X2 is a great device with some amazing features. We found it to be pretty accurate and easy to use. It is popular among professionals but hobbyists can use it as well. However, it is more expensive than most similar products on the market.