Gear: Precision Pro NX10 laser rangefinder
Specs: Slope-adjustable distances, magnetic side piece, 6X magnification with 600-yard range.
Who it’s For: Golfers who want a rangefinder that can provide slope features, be made legal for tournament play and that gives you a chance to add personalized details.
The Skinny: The NX10 has all the features that golfers want—laser accuracy, easy target acquisition, slope-adjusted numbers that can be disabled in tournaments and a magnetic side so it can stick to your golf cart—along with the ability to be customized using colorful sleeves.
The Deep Dive: There comes a time in nearly every golfer’s life when he or she has to ask a simple question: “How seriously am I going to take the game?” For some, golf will always be a fun activity and a way to enjoy time with friends outside. For others, it’s a competitive outlet that tests them mentally and physically. The more seriously you take the game, the more you will want a laser rangefinder, but that doesn’t mean your laser rangefinder can’t be fun. Or at least not dull.
Precision Pro started in the laser rangefinder business by offering well-made products at a less-than-premium price. However, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company has also added plenty of technology to its lasers. Last season, its new R1 Smart Rangefinder debuted the ability to link your distance-measuring device to your smartphone for more-accurate and personalized yardages. Now, with the release of the NX10, Precision Pro has a model that lets golfers personalize the look of their laser.
The Precision Pro NX10 can measure targets up to 600 yards away and has a powerful magnet on the side that lets you affix it to your golf cart. (Precision Pro)
First things first, the NX10 weighs 18 ounces and feels reassuringly solid in your hands. Looking through the viewfinder, golfers will see clearly in the enhanced LCD display that provides 6X magnification. There are only two buttons on the unit, and pressing the circular one closest to the viewfinder activates the NX10 for a measurement. The system is extremely fast, and the black numbers on the display are very easy to read. The NXT can display yardages up to 600 yards away.
A second oval-shaped button on top of the NX10 allows golfers to activate or disable the unit’s slope functions. When activated, a second number appears in the top-right area of the viewfinder when you measure the distance to a target, which is an adjusted or “plays-like” distance to the target based on whether it is uphill or downhill from your position. In tournament conditions where slope functions are not allowed, sliding the oval-shaped button to forward disables them.
In either setting, when the NX10 hits a target, the device vibrates in your hand to let you know the system has locked on, and a powerful magnet on the left side of the NX10 allows you to secure it to your golf cart. Even on bumpy fairways and cart paths, the magnet holds the NX10 in place.
The Precision Pro NX10 can be fitted with different skins. (Precision Pro)
On top of all that, the all-white Precision Pro NX10 has been designed to hold a series of sleeves (referred to as skins) and face plates that can be separately ordered. The skins wrap under the front of the unit while the face plates go on the front and surround the two lenses. There are 10 different colors available, 12 themed designs and 12 limited edition state and regional skins, with more on the way.
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