Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt Review

The Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt may not be the cheapest golf rangefinder than you can find nowadays, but it is certainly one of the best models ever made. This unit’s listing price is $843.95, but you can usually find it on sale for $500. While there are units on the market that cost less than $150, there are also some units out there that cost more than $1000. The price of this rangefinder may be average, but as you are about to see, the price is the only thing that is average about it.

Performance

Based on its specifications, this is the most powerful golf rangefinder of the moment. It has an overall range of one mile, a range of 550+ yards to a flag and a 1/2 yard accuracy. Considering the fact that most models are accurate within one yard, we will give the Pro X7 a lot of credit for being way ahead of the competition. The 7x magnification is also impressive since most units on the market offer a 5X magnification at most. Combine the amazing magnification feature with the HD optics and you’ve got yourself and amazing golf device that will handle any situation. Last but not least, the E.S.P.2 technology delivers incredibly fast and accurate readings. For example, within 125 yards, it is accurate within a tenth of a yard.

Specifications sheet

Here is a shorter listing of the main characteristics that the X7 Jolt has to offer. If you’re interested in the golf rangefinder, this compact overview of its key features and performance elements will surely help you decide whether it’s the right investment for you to make or not.

Specs Pro X7 Jolt
Dimensions 5.1” x 3.7” x 1.7”
Weight 12 oz
Display type Vivid technology
Maximum range 1760 yards
Accuracy +/- 0.5-yard
Eye relief 19 mm
Exit pupil 3.7 mm
Optical coatings Fully multi-coated
Waterproof Yes
Battery type 3V lithium

Size and design

The Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt weighs 12 ounces and has the following dimensions: 5.1 x 1.7 x 3.7 inches. It is very lightweight and easy to hold. On the top and one of the sides, it features a textured rubber, non-slip surface which ensures a better grip. Better yet, the unit is fully waterproof, so if you are fond of playing in the rain, you can use it without worries. It has a nice black and silver design with red accents. It also comes with a convenient carry/storage case. However, with it being so small and compact, you can easily carry it in your pocket.

Special features

Not only does this golf rangefinder have an amazing accuracy and magnification, but it is also packed with many other wonderful features. While it is tour certified, it can not be legally used when the USGA & R& A rule 14-3/0.5 is applied. That being said, the slope feature is quite neat. It measures slopes with a +/-1° reading accuracy and compensated range. The readings take into account the ball trajectory as well as the type of club used by the player. The slope compensation feature is particularly valuable when shooting uphill and it will really help you improve your game.

Aside from the slope feature, the Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt comes with many other interesting features. For example, the pin seeker feature uses jolt technology in order to lock onto the flag without being confused by background targets. In simple words, when there is more than one flag in range, it will lock onto the nearest one. Moreover, in order to reassure you that it has indeed locked onto the target, the device delivers a short burst of vibration.

Ease of use

As we already mentioned, the device is lightweight and easy to hold. In order to provide clear readings, this unit uses a Vivid Display Technology which improves the contrast, the light transmission, and the clarity. Moreover, the brightness of the digital readout is also increased in order for the readings to be easily read in all lighting conditions. The readings are displayed in a bright, easy to read red shade.

Other considerations

This model comes with a 3-Volt 123 Battery and it features a post-thread battery door. It is quite efficient from an energy consumption point of view, and according to the manufacturers, the battery lasts for about 1400 ranges, which should last for about a season. In the past, Bushnell used to use 9v batteries, which were obviously more convenient. The switch to the 3v batteries was probably made out of size concerns.

When it comes to Bushnell, you shouldn’t be concerned about durability, since Bushnell is probably the most trustworthy brand. Nevertheless, in order to ease your mind, you should know that this model comes with a 2-year warranty.

Pros

  • Impressive 1/2-yard accuracy
  • Maxumum range of over 550 yards
  • 7x zooming capabilities
  • Fast and accurate readings due to E.S.P. 2 technology
  • Fully weatherproof construction
  • Features the jolt technology

Cons

  • The price tag might surpass your budget

Final thoughts

Like with any well-designed golf rangefinder, the operation of the Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt is easy, ensuring that you won’t waste time on the golf course figuring out how to operate it. We can’t say that a certain feature or performance aspect of this model has impressed us more than the others have, but what we can say is that this device is a must-have for any golf player seeking to improve his or her game. It’s compact, easy to use, and it delivers accurate measurements. Also, due to the fact that it boasts an amazing 7x magnification, you will have an easy time zooming in on your target to better see it, thus making smart decisions when you will shoot.

13 Comments

  1. Steve says:

    Does it have slope function?

  2. Mathew says:

    Hello. I am looking for a device that I can use it in a tournament. I saw this model and I was wondering if the Pinseeker mode can be turned off.

    • Natalie Marke says:

      Hello! This feature is built into the device and cannot be switched off. However, this mode is activated when the unit detects a flag or a pin. Otherwise, it is off.

  3. Venus says:

    Does it come with a tripod mounting threaded hole?

  4. Argos says:

    What type of battery does it use?

  5. Mark says:

    I want to purchase this golf tool device, but I need to know if it has any warranty.

  6. Jamal says:

    What is the magnification power of this model?

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