The golf rangefinder is the most common device in a golfer’s arsenal due to its increased efficiency in improving the playing technique. TecTecTec VPRO500 is one of the best models available on the market and aims to provide an excellent accuracy at a lower price. This laser golf device that usually costs $380 is now available for only $150, which is three times less than the average models you can find on the market. If you wonder whether it is efficient or not, keep reading this review to see how well this item yields on the golf course.
The accuracy of a range finding device is the benchmark that determines its quality and we can say that this golf gadget manages to provide a good accuracy with the 6x magnification and the advanced optical system. It is a laser device that uses a beam to detect a target even while you are moving. The multi-coated optics host provides great resolution and reliability when compared to less advanced models.
You can measure up to 540 yards with the continuous measuring mode. It uses two types of technologies that contribute to its accuracy. The first one is PinSensor that measures overlapping objects like flags, obstacles, or wooded areas. The second one is called Auto-Target Acquisition and it is used to deter signals coming from objects located behind the target meaning you will receive accurate results regardless the background hazards.
|Dimensions||4.2” x 3” x 1.5”|
|Maximum range||540 yards|
|Battery type||CR-2 3V lithium|
When it comes to design, the main detail that counts is how compact it is because we are talking about a device you will be carrying and holding during a golf game. This model meets the requirements with the 2.8 x 1.6 x 4.1 inches measurements and the 6.6 oz. weight. It is easy to transport, easy to carry and looks very nice. The lightweight housing is still durable and will not crack at first impact, although it would be preferable to avoid impacts. For that, there is the padded case that protects it against mechanical impacts. The glossy finish of the housing prevents stains and dust accumulation that could obstruct your view.
There aren’t many extra features it can brag about hence, the small price. We can mention the Pinseeker available in First Target Priority Mode will come in handy when looking for the closest pin as it displays the distance between you and the closest object. The Scan and Distant Target Priority Mode, on the other hand, will display the distance to the furthest object, a very useful feature when playing on wooded golf courses.
There aren’t many details available on this golf gadget but what we can tell from the customer reviews, this unit is a very intuitive one that hasn’t turned out to be problematic to any of the users. It boasts a clean design and perhaps the lack of multiple features is what keeps things simple with this golf device. The through-the-lens display provides readings of the battery and distance and the buttons are positioned at finger-level to ensure a smooth operation. Moreover, the unit is very lightweight and easy to grab so using it during a golf game is very comfortable.
Most range finding devices are designed as waterproof to allow you to use them in any type of weather conditions and to prevent any damage in case the unit is dropped in a puddle. Though this model is not 100% waterproof, it is rain resistant which makes it suitable for rainy days. The battery is enclosed in an impermeable material that keeps moisture away from the electrical terminals, meaning there will be no risk of malfunction in case the device is used during rain.
It comes with the complete package including a carrying pouch, a CR2 battery, the strap that lets you attach the pouch to your golf bag, a microfiber cleaning cloth to protect the delicate lens, and user guide to help you get the hang of it. Moreover, you will enjoy a 2-year warranty and a 30-day money back warranty to make sure you will be completely satisfied with your purchase.
Even if you were to try your best, it would be impossible to find a flaw when it comes to the VPRO500. It doesn’t only have an excellent design that ensures you will have an easy time using it, but it boasts an excellent overall performance as well. The 6x magnification capability of the unit will surely come in handy, allowing you to zoom in on your targets in order to make precise shots, thus helping you lower your handicap. Another great feature of this model is the fact that it can measure up to 540 yards, so you will be able to lock in even on targets that are far away. Also, it features multi-coated optics that provide an enhanced resolution and that make it extremely reliable.