RRP £419 - Launch Date April 2015
Bushnell are the original and maybe most well known in the laser rangefinder game, and we took a closer look at the new Tour X model. The Tour X is the updated version of the Tour V3, with the the key feature being its exchangeable faceplate.
The Black faceplate conforms to the R&A competition rules as it does not incorporate slope technology, whilst the Red faceplate adjusts the distance according to slope and elevation.
Bushnell have been great at producing new technology, previously launching the JOLT feature, a statement from the company said “The introduction of the TOUR X once again proves we are not only committed to the Tour player, but also the elite amateur player who requires precise yardage readings during practice and tournament rounds.”
There are 2 display options available, the black and original display or the red Vivid display, which works really well in dim light conditions.
The total range for the Tour X is 1,300 yards (about my average driver distance :) ) and the PinSeeker with Jolt works from up to 450 yards.
The Jolt feature is one of my favourites, the unit will vibrate once locked onto the flag which ensures an accurate reading.
The ESP in the Tour X is the second generation of Extreme Speed Precession technology, which means a quicker and more accurate distance reading.
The Bushnell Tour X is a great addition to the family of laser rangefinders and it appeals to both the elite and club golfer. The slope measurement is not allowed in competitive play, but may be used for practice rounds and tournament preparation.
This is a brilliant product and one that is sure to change how other companies produce their products.