Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt Review

The Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT is considered to be one of the most successful rangefinders available on the market. This device is a bit expensive but compared to other models in its price range it offers more accurate results. The great yardage accuracy and ergonomic design are just one of the main reasons why this model is so popular among golf players. While GPS rangefinders are more easy to use, laser models like this one come with solid advantages, some of which will be presented in this article.

Performance

The Tour Z6 Jolt only features the PinSeeker mode. The PinSeeker mode is designed to identify the target while ignoring background objects, such as bushes, trees, etc. When it comes to identifying the closest object within the crosshairs, it’s more appropriate to use a rangefinder that comes with this technology, otherwise, the obstacles found ahead of you may interfere with the signal and decrease the game performance. The Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt offers a superb yardage accuracy, it has the power to display distances down to just 0.1 yards. This unit is extremely accurate, it offers the same accurate results, regardless of your skill level.

Size and design

The Tour Z6 is very compact and light, very different from the old models that used to be bulky and heavy. This vertically oriented device features a rubberized black exterior that provides extra grip. On the other hand, the aluminum case increases the overall design of this device, making it stand out. Weighing only 7.9 ounces this laser model fits easily into your golf bag pockets without adding a lot of extra weight. It comes with a carrying case, to protect it from scratches or other damages. The best part of owning this golf device is that you can use it even during rainy days or harsh weather. Besides the case being waterproof, the lens that it comes with feature a rain-coating guard to keep raindrops at bay.

Special features

It features the Vivid Display Technology, which allows you to have a clear and bright transmission while ensuring that the brightness of the digital readout is increased gradually in all lighting conditions. The display information is shown in red, which is easier to read especially against dark backgrounds. You can choose between 4 different brightness settings for best results. The jolt name comes from the unit’s ability to produce a “jolt” (vibrate sound) whenever the device locks on a flagstick. The golf player can rest assured that the unit is locked on the flagstick, where it’s supposed to be and not on the trees or bushes behind the green area. The focus adjustable viewfinder is a great feature that allows the user to see targets clearly such as flagsticks and other objects. The target is then magnified by 6x.

Ease of use

The Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt comes with only two buttons, one for powering the device and the other for accessing the setup menu. There’s a minor drawback when turning the device on. You need to press very firmly on the power button and then press the power/firing button once again to receive distance readings. Other than that, the display is extremely easy to read, even in poor lighting. While the battery is indicated on the right, the distance is displayed below the aiming circle. The PinSeeker indicator is showcased by a small flagstick icon to the right of the distance. Once the device has locked onto a target, the flagstick icon is surrounded by a circle.

Other considerations

This golf rangefinder is light while durable enough to ensure that it will last for the years to come, regardless of when, where and how you want to use it. However, accidents happen very often on the golf course and that’s why Bushnell has included a 2-year warranty that will be valid after the date of purchase. Last but not least, make sure to replace the battery once every six months if you want to make sure that the device keeps on delivering accurate results.

Pros

  • Displays ditances down to 0.1 yards
  • Rain-coating guard keeps raindrops off of the lens
  • 6x maginifaction capabilities
  • Very easy to use
  • Viewfinder focus is adjustable
  • Backed up by the manufacturer for 2 years

Cons

  • Pricier when compared to other similar models

Final thoughts

As expected from a golf rangefinder produced by Bushnell, the Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt proves to be a must-have equipment for all golfers, no matter how high or low their handicap is, due to its amazing quality. One of the elements that make it a necessity rather than a luxury is the fact that it comes with the PinSeeker technology that identifies a target without focusing on objects that are near it. This means that you will have an easy time using it and that you will be able to make precise shots, finally boasting an improved game due to this rangefinder. Of course, not only this technology but all the features and design elements of the unit make it so highly performant, being a mandatory addition to your golf bag.

10 Comments

  1. Marcy says:

    This rangefinder works perfect every day. I have had it for a couple of months an I have no problems with it.

  2. John says:

    Can you please tell me how long does the battery last?

  3. Wanda says:

    This was the best purchase that I have ever made, thank you for the helpful review!

  4. Garry says:

    Is the Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt waterproof? The weather where I live is usually bad and it rains a lot. While I might have gotten accustomed with it, I still need a rangefinder that won’t be damaged by the weather conditions.

    • The Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt is actually 100% waterproof, so you don’t have to worry that it might suffer any damage if it’s used when it rains. This makes it especially great for someone who lives in an area like yours, ensuring that you can use it whenever you play without fearing that it might get damaged.

  5. Allen says:

    What is the maximum range performance of this unit?

  6. Noel says:

    What does VDT technology mean?

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