Leupold GX-5i3 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review

The Leupold GX-5i3 Golf Laser Rangefinder comes with 6X magnification. It has the ability to compensate for angles so if you`re playing on inclined or declined fields it will adjust the readings accordingly. It has a metering range of 450 yard with no reflective prisms and 800 yard to reflective targets. The accuracy is also at professional level with 0.5 yards for readings. It can also measure the incline or decline angle relative to the user which is seen in some premium rangefinders. It comes with Leupold-specific technologies also. They include True Golf Range (TGR), recommended club select, PrismLock, Fog Mode etc.

Pros

  • Accurate 0.5 yards reading
  • 450 yards range
  • Measuring incline and decline angle relative to the user
  • True Golf Range (TGR)
  • PrismLock
  • Fog Mode for accurate readings on rainy and cloudy days

Cons

  • High price difference compared to the GX-2i3

Overall

One of the most complex rangefinders golfers can find, the GX-5i3 comes with all the best features if the GX-2i3 plus the added angle-compensated reading and built-in inclinometer. These features recommend it for professional or advanced users looking for precise reading looking to perfect their game. The rangefinder also comes with the Digitally eNhanced Accuracy (DNA) which can interpret resolutions to the 1/10th yard all within 1 second. The True Golf Range reader allows for clubs recommendation. The selector advices you on clubs depending on your strength, shot angle, temperature etc.

Performance

When it comes to performance the rangefinder delivers accurate results even in difficult conditions. You can now adjust the readings even on inclined or declined fields. The True Golf Range (TGR) technology can display an adjusted range with variables such as altitude or the ballistics of the balls. This in turn allows for the Club Selector to recommend certain clubs. The PrismLock can look and lock certain prisms which can be key points across the course. The quick-set menu performs really well as it can be operated with just one hand. You can thus access all the options in the menu without too much hassle even on the course.

Design

The rangefinder is solidly built as the housing is made from aluminum. The exterior layer comes with rubberized armor which acts as protector against shocks and other accidents. It also proves to be a good slip-resistant material which will be a feature worth upgrading towards for many professionals. The viewfinder is protected by rubber eyecups and at just 7.8 ounces makes for one of the lightest, well-built and featured-packed rangefinders on the market.

Conclusion

The Leupold GX-5i3 Golf Laser Rangefinder comes with premium features. It can measure and adjust distances even in inclined or declined fields. It can measure the angle of these fields according to the user`s perspective. It comes with a CR2 battery in the pack and needs premium options to run in the best way. It is USGA legal which means that it can be used in tournaments and on regular training days or by intermediate users.

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Leupold GX-5i3 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review
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