Thank the golf gods that amateur golfers don't need to carry yardage books, pin placement sheets and have to rely on stakes and colored rocks on the fairway to gauge their distance to the flag. 3 hour rounds would turn to 5 hour rounds and golf just wouldn't be that fun anymore. So for us, having a rangefinder in the bag not only speeds up the game but allows us to know the distance to the flag. In the past, the biggest issue with rangefinders were the cost. It was hard to justify spending $300+ on a device just to get yardages. Although there were cheaper alternatives like GPS devices, I didn't like the general front - middle - back pin placement numbers. So, enter the PrecisionPro NX7 RangeFinder. Compact, accurate, easy to use, shock proof, water resistant and the best part, under $200!
Info from PrecisionPro:
NX7 Rangefinder Features & Benefits
- Accuracy +/- 1 Yard- gives you the confidence to choose the correct club each time.
- (TAG) Target Acquisition Technology- scans your field of view and locks in on the target to ensure you get the yardage to the target, not what's behind the target.
- 400 Yard Measuring Range- ensures you'll never be out of range of the target.
- 1/10 Yard Measurements- an added layer of accuracy to give you the confidence that your distance is correct.
- High Speed SD Laser- picks up distance readings in under 1 second.
- Water Resistant Design- ensures the NX7 can be used in wet and rainy conditions without issue.
- Shock Proof Design- helps to survive the drops, tosses, any other impact on the golf course.
- 6X Magnification- brings the target 6 times closer to you for improved viewing and target acquisition.
- Multi Distance Mode- easily switch between yards and meters depending on your unit of measure. Tournament Legal- you should always check with the rules committee, but the NX7 Rangefinder is legal for tournaments that allow distance measuring devices.
- 2 Year Warranty- if anything happens to the NX7 Rangefinder during the normal course of use we will quickly replace or repair the product for you.
- Free Battery Replacements- provides free battery replacement for the life of your product.
For me, I'm not looking for anything more than scoping the target and getting a number. And yes, it needs to hold up to a round of golf because let's face it, I'm not that careful with my gadgets on the course. OK, so the added water resistant feature is a huge plus as well. Although we are in 98% of the time sunny SoCal, it does get wet here. The only thing missing in this device (and you have to go to the pro version $249) is the jolt feature which lets you know you hit your target. For me, that's just added assurance that I got my target. So technically, the NX7 has 3 of the 4 essentials I need in a rangefinder.
For $199 (plus US customers receive $30 off with our Mail-In-Rebate - Ends 6/30) you get almost everything I need in a rangefinder. Is the extra $50 worth it to me for the jolt feature? Yes. Is it a big deal to you? Who knows. But what I can tell you is it is one of the best bang for your buck rangefinders on the market that will give you accurate distances and will not break the bank. For more info please visit www.precisionprogolf.com