Bushnell Pro X2

Described by the manufacturing company, Bushnell, as featuring all of their latest technologies, the Pro X2 caught our attention with its design and performance. Quite reasonably priced considering how much it can help improve your accuracy, and easy to use as opposed to most laser rangefinders, it is one of our top recommendations for amateur and pro golfers alike.

Technologies

What makes a rangefinder accurate and dependable, aiding improve the quality of your shots and accuracy, are the technologies it utilizes. Obviously, it is the technologies featured by the X2 that make it one of the most beloved range finding golf devices on the market, technologies which ensure a hard to top precision in distance measurement.


Dual Display Technology – A technology which is exclusive to this model, it allows you to toggle between a black and a red display depending on what you personally prefer and on lighting conditions. Just push the Mode button featured by it to toggle between these selections.
PinSeeker Technology with JOLT – To remove all doubt regarding whether you are locked onto the target or not, you have to use this technology provided. As you lock in, short vibrating pulses are emitted to provide you with a tactile confirmation that you are on the right track.
Slope Compensation – As it offers this technology, it allows you to utilize the device in order to get compensated distances around the course. What makes the slope compensation of this particular model so interesting is the fact that it also features the slope-switch technology which allows you to toggle in and out of this function as you please.

Specifications sheet

Specs Pro X2
Dimension 1.3” x 4” x 2.9”
Weight 8 oz.
Magnification 6x
Range 5-1300 yards
Ranging accuracy +/- 1 yard
Waterproof IPX7 rated
Battery type 3V lithium CR-2
Warranty 2 years

Design

Design-wise, this is one of the most appealing options to go for as it looks sharp, the black housing and few bright red details making it easy on the eyes. But obviously, it isn’t the aesthetic part that interests you most, but rather its size and weight. Luckily, it does more than well in these two departments as it measures a mere 1.3” by 4” by 2.9”, fitting perfectly in your hand so that you will maneuver it as easily as possible, and it weighs only 8 ounces, meaning that you won’t ever feel your hands sore as a result of using it often when you are on the course.

Ranging Capabilities

Delivering a range capability of 5 to 1300 yards, the X2 is one of the hard to surpass rangefinders in this department as it provides you with distance measurements even when there is a large gap between your current position and your target. But when it comes to ranging, this isn’t the aspect that impresses the most about it, but rather its accuracy in readings. Generally, it delivers a +/- 1 yard accuracy, more precisely when the distance ranges from 126 to 1300 yards.

How the Digital Technology Works

What makes it so accurate and important for a serious golfer’s game is the fact that it uses an advanced digital microprocessor and an ASIC chip. The combination of these two innovative technologies results in instantaneous readings which are incredibly accurate. It basically emits invisible infrared energy pulses which are safe for your eyes, and it calculates the distances by measuring how much time it takes for each of the pulses to travel from it to the target, and back.

Mention Worthy Features and Specs

Now that we have most of its capabilities covered, let’s move on and see what other specs and features make it a must-have in your golf bag. Here, we will cover the more general details regarding it, some of them being already mentioned in the spec sheet above.

  • 6x magnification: Obviously, the 6x magnification capability it provides allows you to zoom in on a target 6 times closer. This way, you get a closer view of the target and the hazards in its proximity to know exactly how you should hit the ball.
  • E.S.P.2 On/Off: This feature allows a distance readout to a tenth of a yard or meter. You can enable and disable it whenever you want, depending on your current needs. When you do turn it off, the distances measured are indicated in whole yards or meters, depending on the option you have selected.
  • Waterproof design: The waterproof design makes it perfect for use even when it is raining on the course. Seeing how it actually boasts an IPX7 rating, you can confidently use it even during heavy rain without worrying that it might be damaged in any way.
  • Unit of measure options: It puts two options at your disposal when it comes to the unit of measure, more precisely yards and meters. This aspect comes in handy as some are used to one setting, while other players are better acquainted with the other one, thus allowing everyone to use it as it comes most easily to them.
  • Battery life indicator: Useful as it keeps you aware of the battery’s life so that you know when it is approaching the finish line and you have to recharge it, the battery life indicator displays a full charge, when 2/3 of the battery life remains, when 1/3 of the battery life remains, and it blinks when you need to replace the battery.

Tournament Use

Another aspect that makes the X2 one of the most popular choices at the moment is the fact that it complies with USGA rule 14-3/.05. In case you are not aware of what this means, it indicates that it is legal for tournament play. As a matter of fact, Bushnell range finding devices which are legal for tournament use are the most appreciated by pro golfers, a staggering amount of 97% of players using them when they are on the course, trying to win championships.
Bushnell Pro X2 Picture

Warranty

As the standard has already accustomed us with when it comes to range finding devices manufactured by Bushnell, the Pro X2 is warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and materials during the first two years after you purchase it. Do remember, however, that this warranty will be voided before the time runs up if you subject it to improper use or if you damage the apparatus as a result of mistreating it.


Pros

  • Can be used during tournaments;
  • IPX7 rating which allows use during bad weather;
  • 393-foot field of view up to 1000 yards;
  • Features slope compensation which provides compensated distances based on the incline or decline of the hole;
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Cons

  • No downsides to this product.

Conclusion

As you have already deducted on your own by this point, the X2 is a worthy acquisition as it features the latest technologies a range finding golf device could come with. Add to its impressive list of specs and features the IPX7 waterproof rating and the appealing price tag, and you get what is, by far, one the best golf devices to carry in your bag when you are on the course.

Frequently Asked Questions


?What is the purpose of the jolt feature?
When the device will lock onto the target you want to learn the distance to, the jolt feature will cause it to transmit short vibrating pulses which deliver a tactile confirmation that you are good to go.

?How does slope compensation help?
Due to the slope compensation feature, you can rest assured knowing that when the terrain between you and the target is inclined or declined, the distance displayed by the device will actually be accurate as the elevations which are present will be taken into consideration as well.

?Does it provide multiple units of measurement?
Yes, it puts at your disposal two options when it comes to units of measurement – yards and meters. Thus, you can select the one you are accustomed to.

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