Uncategorized

Callaway Golf – 300 Laser Rangefinder Review, Features and Info

callaway 300No golf lover will need me to tell them that Callaway are one of the biggest brands out there in the sport. They are specialist, meaning they really only supply the world of golf, and are truly the best friend of golfers everywhere, supplying everything to bags, tees, clubs, and in this case, their 300 laser rangefinder.

If you’re in a hurry, the crux of this review is very positive. The features of this are all you would expect of one of golf’s biggest brands bringing out one of the hottest new products in the sport. Extremely high average reviews on Amazon and elsewhere really do the talking for this product, and it comes with our stamp of approval.

This is a very light and durable product. It comes with two modes – scanning and pin seeking, which gives you the privilege of getting a lot of data and a wide view of the course ahead of you.

Some online reviewers have even gone so far as to say that this is the best rangefinder they have used in recent times. It is very compact, waterproof, easy to hold, has different features to a GPS, portable and light weight, and has all of the hallmarks of quality we have grown to expect from this brand.

You don’t have to be a world class pro to use it. It is suitable for the average golfer or even beginners, and really looks great even when you are looking to play your shot from a long distance. Accuracy is within 1 yd and most reviewers and consumers agree it helps their game.

Callaway Golf-300 Laser Rangefinder is capable of showing you the distance to a great degree of accuracy when you are hiking and golfing It incorporates nifty features such as an excellent lithium battery which has a long life, a really sleek and ergonomic design, fog-resistant construction and viewing and more.

The price

The price is not static of course and you can find offers and sales, but don’t expect this to be the cheapest rangefinder you’ve ever found. Buyers and prospective customers are encouraged to check the official website, Amazon, eBay, or any of the accredited dealers’ websites to know the current price. However, even though you’re going to part with a bit of money to get your hands on this (literally) we’re confident you will get complete value for your money.

Pros

  • Superior accuracy- the quality is exceptional and accurate to a very close degree.
  • The product comes with waterproof design so you can play in any conditions
  • P.A.T mode setting- this singular enables the user to function without distortions, track multiple targets and lock against the pin in unsuitable backgrounds, especially where there are large objects or trees.
  • 6 x magnification and up to a 1,000 yard range
  • Incredibly weighs less than 10 oz, so it really doesn’t add a lot to put it in your golf bag

Callaway Golf-300 Laser Rangefinder is suitable for both the more seasoned pros and people completely new to the sport in golfing.

This can be purchased on its own, or can be bought as part of the ‘power pack’ which has a spare battery and some other Callaway goodies such as some balls and even a divot repair tool, further adding to the value of this product and making an excellent choice for gifts too.

Easy to operate

It comes with an easy to read manual. The manual gives comprehensive information on how to use this product. It is essential and useful for beginners.

It explains in detail pin acquisition technology indicator, meters to the pin or distance in yards, conspicuously readable LCD display shows, zero-in targeting technology and many more.

This product comes with CR2 3V lithium batteries and carrying case. The lithium battery is produced in a way to give you uninterrupted and reliable power so as to keep you out on the course and not having to worry about it, and as we mentioned, there is even a spare battery in the power pack just in case.

The batteries are super-durable. Thus, it’ll be a very long time before you have to think about changing or replacing the batteries. It is produced with stringent standards as you would expect from this brand. Callaway Golf-300 Laser Rangefinder is legally approved and totally fine for tournament play in the vast majority of situations.

Final Tips and Our Conclusion

Callaway Golf-300 Laser Rangefinder is one of the top of the line devices. It’s nothing we didn’t expect from the manufacturer but it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Although I’m certain they will be expanding their range, the Golf 300 won’t be outdated any time soon, and at time of writing the vast majority of the reviews have been five star (and an average well over four star) on Amazon.

Breaking 80 IS400 Golf Rangefinder Features and Review

IS400Golf Rangefinders continue to become the go-to tool for both beginner and experienced golfers, and Breaking 80 are one of the companies bringing us exceptional models to choose from. The Breaking 80 IS400 golf rangefinder is  the little brother of the IS500 model; and like the IS500, the IS400 also has a Lifetime Replacement Plan Which basically means if you buy the IS400 and it breaks, you get a replacement IS400 for a small fraction of the price, so you don’t need to worry about breaking this too much, plus, it has some amazing features on offer and is available at a very good price considering how helpful and packed with useful options it is for aspiring golfers, plus, it is impressive to bring onto the course. So what exactly does this model boast? Why should you consider it if you’re in the market for a rangefinder?

Features and Specifications

  • 6X magnification for eyepiece
  • Pin Sensor 3 Software
  • Scan Mode
  • Accuracy to +/- 1 yard at 250 yards
  • Improved lens protection
  • Easy to use drop in battery compartment
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Water Resistant
  • Free CR2 3V battery
  • Belt loop carry case
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Six month money back guarantee
  • Lifetime Replacement Plan
  • Tournament legal with the approval of the USGA

Main Features Description

The Pin Sensor 3 software is an upgrade of the previous Pin Sensor software. What it does is, it forces the Breaking 80 IS400 golf rangefinder to ignore all background objects, thereby honing in on the pin (our target) faster. It’s a super feature, but not necessarily unique to the IS400. Version wise, the software of the IS500 might have a more recent, updated version, which doesn’t make this redundant by any stretch of the imagination, but is worth considering.

Scan mode allows you to scan all objects within the line of sight, and range, of the IS400 range finder. Scan mode duration is a maximum of 8 seconds continuous scanning.

The IS400 comes in many different colors; primarily camouflage. You can also choose between color combinations that contain shades of silver, charcoal, orange, and more colors. This is great for those of us who bring a bit of style to the course.

The IS400 Does not Have

The IS400 does not have the smart slope feature. Smart slope allows the range finder to read ranges and slopes accurately. This feature is usually available in the more expensive range finder models and at the time of writing, this is one of the affordable models on the market. It would have been great to have the smart slope feature, but then the IS400 would not be priced so cheaply.

The Verdict

The IS400 has all the known features that are also present in other golf range finders of its class. The only difference is how each company labels their features to make them seem unique and more relevant to their product. They try to make it catchy; to catch your interest, of course. The point is, the Breaking 80 IS400 Golf Rangefinder has many of the same advantages as the IS500 and is a wonderful, useful rangefinder which is affordable for many of us. A quick look at the reviews from consumers show you the advantages which make the Breaking 80 series of golf range finders, a better buy than many of the other brands in this class.

One advantage is the six month guarantee offered by the retailer. The second advantage is the Lifetime Replacement Plan. But more importantly, this is an amazing, simple to use gadget from a company making a real name for themselves in the golfing world, and comes with our recommendation.

Simmons 801405 Rangefinder Review

simmons 801405It doesn’t take a lot of use to see why rangefinders hold so much importance to golfers and hunters. This is because a good range finder gives an accurate distance between the user and the target, be it animal or sporting. The distance calculation is a great tool for the user to know how far they are from the pin, and can inform everything from club to direction.

The Simmons 801405 Rangefinder is one of the best in the market. Everyone who loves golf and wants to make their life around the course easier could put it to good use. It is a compact sized model which comes with a stylish black casing. Since it is user-friendly, many users learn to use it within a few minutes after they first switch it on. Simmons 801405 Rangefinder has one of the best best in-view LCD displays you can hope for. This is proven by the fact that almost universally, reviews and consumers have appreciated its LCD display on forums and reviews.

The user only needs to look inside the eyepiece. Everything else is then handled by the screen. The Screen itself has a very neat and high tech (whilst still easy to use) display and also shows a battery indicator to warn you when you’re running low. Simmons 801405 Rangefinder also identifies your target, in this case the hole, and it appears on the screen as well. The screen also has an option for whether to display the distance in yards or meters depending on what you are used to. The magnification range of the rangefinder is an impressive 4x which permits even long distances to be measured without any hassle, no more trouble on those par 5s! Along with the distance measurement, the device also comes with vertical configuration.

Unlike some range finders, Simmons 801405 Rangefinder has a weather resistant casing to suit all conditions and make sure it isn’t damaged even in the rain – it comes in black and camouflage. The casing is of such a great quality that it protects the rangefinder from even the more extreme weather conditions, if you’re brave enough to play through them. Some people have used it during heavy rainfall and reported that the rangefinder doesn’t get affected or damaged. Since it is also water-resistant, the rangefinder is easy to be cleaned and maintained by the user. 

The Simmons 801405 also has a one touch button which makes its operation extremely simple. The button is not just a power button but also used for initiating range measurements, activating laser and switching metrics. The operations work on a single button press action on this simple device, which even your kid (or grandad) could use.  In short, the device is easy to handle, weather resistance and requires nothing awkward such as power adapters. Moreover the company offers one year limited warranty to its users. Past users have hardly found faults in the device. Incase you think the range is being inconsistent, we recommend that you use the warranty and get it replaced. The cons of Simmons 801405 Rangefinder include no eye relief for glass wearers and I’ve scoured the internet to find an isolated couple of cases where there were errors when measuring within 100 yards.

The final verdict for this product is that it should definitely be considered by the serious golfer who wants to improve his or her game. Many online retailers are providing discounts on the product. Remember that you have a one year warranty so should you encounter any problems, your back is probably covered. It is an impressive product that is quite light in weight but doesn’t compromise on offering the maximum features for providing customer satisfaction to its loyal customers.