Leupold GX-4i Golf Rangefinder Review 2015 – Convertable

Leupold GX-4i golf rangefinder is a combination of all the GX golf rangefinder series of Leupold offering the best of rangefinder features. Powered by the same DNA engines as other Leupold models, the device features a smart key technology to instantly change features of GX-2i to GX-3i and vice versa. This is made possible by providing an attaching face plates to the device. There are two face plates – chrome face plate which makes the device useful only for line of sight distance measurement as in GX-3i golf rangefinder, and yellow smart key providing the GX-2i features of True Golf Range (TGR) and Club Selector. The device inculcates the GX-2i feature of slope technology.  

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Although TGR is not allowed for tournament play, the device comes with a replaceable front end which renders the TGR unusable, and therefore should be legal for tournament play.

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Leupold Gx-4i golf rangefinder is equipped with all the features of previous GX-series models like PinHunter, prism lock, scan mode, fog mode, TGR and club selector. The PinHunter with prism lock technology improves the preciseness and accuracy of the device and helps in minimising the time of the player in locking the target. Leupold GX-4i golf rangefinder is fully weather proof and also features a fog mode which enables getting fast and accurate measurements even during foggy conditions. The TGR feature makes the device compete with the popular Tour V3 slope edition of Bushnell brand. TGR calculates the line of sight distance taking into consideration the incline or decline towards the target on the course, current temperature and altitude, and displays the accurate adjusted range that the golfer should play. The Club Selector function complements the TGR function by providing the course details and features to help the golfer to decide upon the angle and distance of the shot considering the current environmental conditions and multiple other factors of the course.

Similar to Leupold GX 3i golf rangefinder, GX-4i is also made of Aerospace Grade aluminium and the rubber exterior for better grip of the device. In dimensions, GX-4i is a compact device measuring 4.1×2.9×1.3 inches and weighing 7.9 oz. The device is equipped with a CR-2 lithium battery which delivers a battery life of more than 4000 actuations.

Leupold GX – 4i golf rangefinder has a red OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display which makes it easier to read the measurements even against dark backgrounds or bright targets. And moreover the distances appear below the cross-hair beside the battery life indicator. The device also offers the users to choose from three selectable aiming reticles ie. Plus point, bracket circle and bracket circle duplex.

The maximum range coverage, like the other Leupold GX seriesgolf rangefinder products, depends on the target object. The maximum range for a pin is 400 yards, for the trees which show stronger signal strength is 600 yards and for targets with prism reflector the maximum range is up to 800 yards. The device also delivers a ranging accuracy of +/- 0.5 yard/meter, which makes much more accurate than the other golf rangefinders in the market which usually have a accuracy of +/- 1 yard. Leupold GX-3i golf rangefinder has a magnification of 6x, and objective aperture of 22mm allows clear display of the target.

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Leupold GX- 4i golf rangefinder has loads of attracting features to attract customers. The only consideration for the customers will be the price as it is the costliest of the Leupold GX series line of products. The only disadvantage can be that pro golfers may not take advantage of all its features and use the GX-4i model for tournament play.

 Quick Recap of the Features:

PinHunter with prism lock technology
Scan and Fog Mode
TGR and Club Selection
Selectable Aiming Reticules – 3
Ranging Accuracy: +/- 0.5 yards
Display: OLED
Coverage/Range: 5 – 800
Size: 4.1×2.9×1.3 inches
Weight:  7.9 ounces.
Magnification: 6x

Merit:

Compact
Solid
Trusted brand – Military and law enforcement trust Leupold FAST – Really fast
Weather prove (not water prove)
Most accurate compared to others
Tournament Approved

Demerit:

Too many options and sometimes difficult for some people to use

What should be included:

Leupold GX-3i series Digital Golf Rangefinder
Battery – CR-2 lithium battery
Two year Warranty
Cordura case
Laser Appature

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