Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review

Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder

Last updated on August 29, 2020 05:59

First ever integrated Laser/GPS display
Dual battery source (CR2 for Laser and USB for GPS)
PinSeeker with JOLT Technology
Range to a flag: 400 yards
Accurate to 1 yard
Preloaded with 36,000+ courses in 30 countries
Exterior GPS readout includes front/center/back distances

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Rangefinder Unit is considered to be the ultimate rangefinder model of recent times.Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review

This particular model of a rangefinder is combining the world-class laser technology of Bushnell with the pre-loaded GPS information.

Thus, a perfect match has been made! We can assume that the goal of Bushnell was to come up with a unit that has the best features of the laser as well as a GPS device.

Most of the users are accepting that the current rangefinder as the first of its kind as it seems to be the answer to the question: Rangefinder or GPS?

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 12 x 9 x 5 inches
  • Weight: 9 ounces
  • Magnification: 5x
  • Range: 10- 1,000 yards
  • 300 yards to a flag 
  • 30,000 pre-loaded courses
  • Accuracy: ± 1 yard
  • Special features: Pin Seeker Technology Auto y, Auto Hole Advance, Auto Course Recognition, Combining laser accuracy with GPS convenience
  • Warranty: 1 year

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review:- Design and Aesthetics

Most of the reviews on rangefinders have revealed that the current model rangefinder is larger when compared with Tour V4 laser and Neo+ GPS unit.

However, it would be more compact than you expect. One of the smartest things about the design is that they kept the laser side almost identical to the non-hybrid laser with regards to the dimensions.

This would be the place where you hold the unit and would experience bulkiness in the unit. But, with this device, you need not worry as the unit would feel very compact.

On the top and bottom, there is a rubber molding that would provide you with a pleasant texture. It would also promote the one-handed operation.

With the silver and black color scheme, the unit is classy and professional. As this rangefinder unit has been designed for outdoor purposes, it is housed in a sturdy and water-resistant enclosure.

With the dimensions of 2.1 X 2.6 X 4.3 inches, this unit is weighing around eight ounces. And, this would reach you with the one-year limited from the manufacturer.

 

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review:- Exclusive Features

It is to be accepted that the current model rangefinder is considered as the excellent rangefinder of current times only due to its exclusive features.

This hybrid rangefinder model would rest in your hands with an ergonomic precision which would build the confidence and pride in you while setting the new standards for distance measurements.

The laser range finding technology that is tailored to this hybrid model would provide you with precise distances. Another notable feature in the current rangefinder model is its GPS function.

This feature would allow you to access over 30,000 golf courses (includes 16,000 North American courses and 900 Australian courses). These have been pre-loaded into the device thereby making the rangefinder ready to use soon after purchasing without having to pay any kind of memberships.

The next great feature in the Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Rangefinder Unit is your shot distance mode. This feature would make it easier for you to gauge how far an approach was hit.

Other features like larger display and easy to push buttons are making this whole unit an attractive one among the golfers. There is one more thing that is attracting the golfers towards this particular rangefinder model.

It is the rangefinder case which can be easily attached to your bags. The greatest feature of this case is that it has zippered as well as the magnetic closures.

These magnets are strong enough to keep the case closed while walking. At the same time, it would provide you with quicker access than you would have to unzip it every time.

In addition to all the above-mentioned features, there is an auto-advance feature available in the current unit which could be set to the next hole. Or you could choose to advance between the holes manually.

There are some more additional features in the current rangefinder unit in review which are: 3-Volt rechargeable lithium-ion battery;

Pinseeker technology; 5x Magnification; Auto-course recognition; Power cord/adaptor; USB sync cable; Built-in tripod mount for cart attachment; Up to 16 hours of battery life.

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review:- Performance

Though the Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Rangefinder Unit is offering you only the 5x magnification unlike most of the other rangefinder models like Leupold 119088 GX-4i2 Digital Golf Rangefinder, the performance is found to be adequate.

The Pinseeker technology that is being used by 90% of PGA professionals would automatically home in on the flag with a +/-1 yard accuracy. This rangefinder would provide you with a range of 10 to 1000 yards.

There is a scan mode that would show you the multiple ranges while panning. Moreover, the exceptional clarity coupled with the brightness of the optics would make it a great pleasure to use this.

When you look at the GPS unit, you could realize that you do not have to hook it up to your PC, create an account with the company’s website and load software.

This is because the GPS comes pre-loaded with 30,000 courses. The performance is further boosted by your instant course recognition feature.

Ease of Use

Using this rangefinder on your golf course is easy as any device you have used in the past. On seeing the laser side, it is just a point-shoot operation.

And, the GPS element will be extremely easy to use through a large LCD screen which is attached to the side of the rangefinder unit. Overall, there should not be any problem in using this unit.

Pros

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • GPS and laser in the single unit
  • Highly durable and waterproof
  • Legal for tournaments – Tour Certified
  • No membership required in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE
  • 30, 000 pre-loaded courses
  • Battery life is good
  • One can avail an exciting discount from the original price at Amazon.com.

Cons

Cons
  • Larger in size
  • Only the basic GPS functionality offered
  • Magnification is low

 

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Review:- Conclusion

Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Rangefinder Unit which put the laser and the GPS together has come up with a device that is superior to the sum of its parts.

This unit would offer you great convenience and ease of use. Thus, this could be your excellent all-rounder device if you are looking for a solid unit with a GPS.

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