Leupold GX4i2 Review

The Leupold GX4i2 is truly innovation among laser rangefinders. It’s actually the first rangefinder that has a Slope function which can be disabled at any time. This feature is extremely useful for professional golf players who want to use this device during golf tournaments, and not just on the golf course, during a match with friends. This device is available on the market at the price of $499.99. Yes, it’s a bit expensive, especially if we compare it with other similar products, but it’s actually worth to invest in this particular model because there are additional features that you won’t find in most golf models, such as the Fog Mode and Prism Lock technology. Are you trying to find out if this is the best choice for you? Let’s find out.

Performance

This versatile golf rangefinder comes with great features, such as the Club Selector that allows you to have a precise shot. If you want to be a pro on the golf field, you’ll only need to this next thing. You’ll simply need to enter your normal striking distances for the 4,6 and 8 irons and let the club selector recommend you what club to use during the golf game. It’s just like having a caddie with you on the golf field. The main advantage of owning this device is that it makes you become more confident in your shots, knowing that you will have a precise and fast device to help you along the way. The Digitally Enhanced Accuracy (DNA technology) makes sure that you get accurate results in no time. For a more accurate reading, the prism technology freezes the display the moment you scan a flag stick and gives a loud beep to let you know. As you may already know, the key to an accurate reading is to successfully lock on the flagstick for a couple of seconds. However, moving hands during this process can make it more difficult to stay on the pin. The PinHunter 2 Laser Technology filters background images make it easier for you to lock on to the flagstick. Furthermore, the distance is displayed within seconds, giving you more time to focus on your shots.

Specifications sheet

A more simplistic overview of the rangefinder’s capabilities will surely come in handy, especially if you already know what you want to look for. In the following spec sheet, you will find all the most important and useful details about the GX4i2, so check it out if you want a shorter version of the review.

Specs GX4i2
Dimensions 4.2” x 3” x 1.4”
Weight 7.9 oz
Magnification 6x
Maximum range 800 yards
Accuracy N/A
Display type red OLED
Vibration Yes
Waterproof Yes
Battery type CR2 Lithium
Battery lifespan Over 6000 actuations

Size and Design

Leupold products are said to be incredibly durable and are pretty well known for their ergonomic design. Due to the fact that the Leupold GX4i2 measures 4.2 inches in length, 3 inches in width and only 1 inch and depth, it will easily fit in the pockets of your golf bag. In addition, it weighs almost half a pound, so it’s easy to carry around. It feels really comfortable in your hand because, other than its aluminum exterior, it comes with a rubberized armor to prevent it from sliding from your hands. The black and silver colors of the aluminum exterior are simple details that add a touch of style to your Leupold rangefinder.

Special Features

If you’re planning to use this golf gadget during rainy or sunny weather, know that there’s nothing to worry about, because this waterproof device is made to last even during harsh weather. Because most players play golf even during strong weather, Leupold manufactures have decided to create a waterproof sturdy device that features special modes, such as the Fog Mode, a truly helpful feature. The Fog mode gives you accurate results when you play in foggy conditions.

Ease of Use

Generally speaking, using a rangefinder doesn’t require too much knowledge and as a matter of fact, most of these devices are extremely easy to use due to their simple features. However, there are also some models where you can struggle while reading the information featured on display, as well as reaching the Settings menu and changing some of its modes. In the case of this model, the options are pretty basic and straightforward. The Quick Set Menu gives you fast access to the performance of your golf rangefinder. In addition, updates are quick and accurate but if you want to have multiple readings just press the Power button. Last but not least, this device doesn’t require any setup; you’ll only need to put the batteries inside and switch it on.

Other specifications

What makes the Leupold GX4i2 one of the most popular golf rangefinders in its price range is that you can disable the TGF (True Golf Range) as well as the Club Selector and make it legal for use in tournaments. It comes with a 2-year standard warranty, so in case your product breaks or fails to function properly, your product will either be repaired or replaced, without having to pay any costs.

Pros

  • DNA technology delivers accurate results fast
  • Fog mode delivers accurate readings in foggy conditions
  • Quick set menu makes the golf rangefinder easy to use
  • Can be used during tournaments
  • Backed up by a 2-year warranty

Cons

  • Pricier than other similar products

Final thoughts

There are few golf rangefinders on the market that come close to the Leupold GX4i2. What makes this model such a great choice for golfers is the fact that it boasts an unmatchable accuracy, the Club Selector being the feature that makes it to efficient and effective. Also, the Digital Enhanced Accuracy technology that it comes with provides accurate readings, giving you the chance to make precise shots. When it comes to design, the body of this golf device is so compact that you will easily find a spot for it in your golf bag, no matter how cluttered it is. Another element that makes it a great addition to your golf equipment collection is the Fog mode that allows accurate results even when there are foggy weather conditions on the course.

11 Comments

  1. Mirco says:

    Hello! I bought this model a few days ago and I saw that it is weather-proof. What does that mean?

  2. Lionel says:

    Can you please tell me the dimensions of this unit?

  3. Pablo says:

    Hello! I received this gadget a few days ago and I just noticed that it also has Fog Mode. Is it helpful?

  4. Olivia says:

    Is this golf rangefinder easy to use? I plan on buying it for my father, and he’s not really tech savvy, so I wouldn’t want to buy him a gift that he will have trouble using.

    • The Leupold GX4i2 is probably the best gift that you can give to your father if he’s a golf fan. Not only is this golf rangefinder incredibly accurate and it offers many amazing features, but it’s incredibly easy to use as well. The options that it comes with are basic and straightforward, and the menu is fast to access as well.

  5. Matias says:

    What does DNA technology mean?

  6. Caleb says:

    I like this rangefinder a lot! It’s very intuitive to use, and it doesn’t tire my hands at all. I strongly recommend it to other golfers as well!

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