Most helpful positive review
86 of 87 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2009
I had been looking for a new rangefinder for a while because I am a 9 handicap and wanted to see if I could lower my single digit rating. Most of my friends have opted for the GPS type units that I looked evaluate for over 6 mos. My previous rangefinder had been lifted at a golfing outing. It was also a Bushnell; it was OK , but was not as sharp as the one I purchased. The Bushnell Tour V2 has advanced the accuracy and quickness of operation quite well. If you are wondering if it will pick up 440 yd holes because you hit the ball that long, this unit is not for you. My golf game is from 150 yards in. I am not a long hitter so my second shot is a very important part of my game whether it's a par four or par five. I need the info quickly and precisely. I found this unit the one the people in my foursome always are asking me; "how far is it Phil?" because their units, their GPS ones they have to fiddle with too much. I have experienced inaccurate distances with GPS units of my playing partners especially from 100yds into the green Did they download the right courses on three 9 hole tracks that we were playing that day etc etc? No tricky computer downloads. No annual fees with the Bushnell V2.
My Bushnell is just what I need and can be used with one hand. The V2 has the slope option and I have been checking this feature out and although prospects of a final opinion are good I am not ready to elaborate just yet so no 5 star rating. I also used this unit in my work (architect) and it has been very helpful. If you are going to buy it choose the one with the slope option.
Ok-a couple of negatives--- the battery is troublesome to load into the unit and other reports of keeping it in its hole have been reported-alright I put a piece of gorilla tape over it as a precaution, I'm not proud. Battery life was also a concern; well I only used it over the summer 13 weeks 3x a week and it seems OK. The battery is also a not so typical, so keeping a spare in your bag is a good idea. It is also a more expensive one over the common AA or AAA ones. The carrying case is a bit cumbersome but there are aftermarket colorfull ones in the golf stores or on line. I like a case that is bright so I don't forget it in the cart after the round.
I also had some interface with a Bushnell teckie at their headquarters and he gave me some honest info (how refreshing!!!!)
Overall I highly recommend this unit the Bushnell V2. The Amazon price was good and the delivery quick-