When it comes to rangefinders, Bushnell is arguable one of the top two brands. It may have rather expensive units but the quality of its rangefinders can’t be denied.
One example is the Tour V3. It features an advanced Pin seeker and Jolt technologies. It has a range of 1,000 yards, with 300 yards to flag. Accuracy is plus/minus one yard.
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At a glance
Bushnell Tour V3 Patriot Pack Golf Rangefinder Review
This is a rangefinder that is legal for tournament play. I highly recommend this to the meticulous golfer who wants only the best golfing accessory in his bag. The price may be a bit high, but at least you know you’re getting a quality rangefinder.
This is one of the main selling points of this rangefinder. The Jolt technology makes this unit very user-friendly. It gives off short and vibrating burst of light whenever it locks on a target.
This lets the user know that the rangefinder is locked onto a target. According to most satisfied reviewers on Amazon.com, this feature also separates the Tour V3 from the rest of its competition.
This refers to Application Specific Integrated Circuit. It may sound complicated, but this feature simply means that the unit is designed to provide the most accurate measurements as possible.
This integrated digital technology enables the unit to calculate large distances well, and provide accurate readings. And basing on customer testimonials, this chip does it job well. It helps the unit to deliver accurate readings or measurements.
Pin Seeker mode/technology
This technology is prevalent in Bushnell’s line of rangefinders. It allows the rangefinder to quickly and easily find the flag without capturing other targets in the background like trees or hills.
When more than one object or target is acquired, the unit will show the distance of the closer object on its LCD display. This results to faster and more accurate measurements or distance readings.
User friendly design
This is a vertically held rangefinder that is compact and lightweight. It weighs around 7.5 ounces sans the carrying case included in the product package.
It features a white plastic body, with black plastic accents. There’s enough rubber in the grip areas to make it easier for users to hold on to it.
What I like about this rangefinder is that it only has one button. This is the same button for switching on/off the device, as well as adjusting the settings. This further makes the rangefinder user-friendly.
This rangefinder is also equipped with the patented Slope Technology of Bushnell. This lets the golfer compensate his swing depending on the degree of incline or decline of the green.
Details like compensated range and angle, based on ball trajectory and kind of club used, are shown on the LCD display of the rangefinder.
- Bushnell backs it up with a two year warranty.
- It is waterproof.
- It offers only 5x magnification, which is rather disappointing.
Is this legal for tournament play?
What does the product package include?
Aside from the unit, it comes with a carry case and extra pair of batteries.
It’s hard to contest the claim of some Amazon.com reviewers that this is, pound-for-pound, the best rangefinder from Bushnell. It is very user-friendly that even first-time users will not have any problems operating it.
I also like the numerous advanced features included in this device. And the price isn’t that high, at least compared to its more fancied cousins.