- Smooth operation
- Sturdy body
- Target lock mode
- Scanning function
- 0.1 yard/meter measurements
Pro Golf Nexus Laser Rangefinder Reviews
Once we got rid of the standard skepticism of budget laser rangefinders, we set out to test Precision Pro Nexus with objectively. Out of the box, this product surprised us. This is a robust rangefinder built to fit your palm. While not extensively featured, it has the required sophistication to add great value to its price. The operation is straightforward. Precision Pro has not cut their costs anywhere it mattered, which is what makes the Nexus such an excellent device. At this price, the only competition is Nikon Coolshot 20 which competes almost equally well but Nexus betters it as a complete package. It can compete with the best golf rangefinders in the market.
Unlike the Latitude and V400 laser rangefinders from the same company that failed to hit the marks, the Nexus is a much better overall rangefinder. Special attention has been given to its design, ease of operation and relevant features that bring value at this price. The distances are accurate. But golfers used to the crystal clarity of higher end Bushnells and Leupolds might find the clarity and resolution of Pro Nexus a little lacking. But it doesn’t get in the way of locking targets at a distance. In fact golfers of all ages have found the Precision Pro Nexus laser rangefinder easy to use. The offers TecTecTec VPRODLX Golf Rangefinder has slope-adjusted distances model and 3 ranging modes but Nexus has higher user acceptance.
In spite of the price, the Precision Pro Nexus does not feel inexpensive in your hands. This is a substantial piece of equipment. The plastic refuses to cave under a strong grip. The shock-proof casing can take some trips and falls. The parts where you wrap your fingers is covered in a grippy material with honeycomb pattern to make it more tactile and prevent slips. There’s a curve under the rangefinder which easily nestles your thumb while holding it. The color scheme is pretty attractive between black, white and green.
Size and Weight:
Some users of Nikon Coolshot 20 argued that while it’s very compact and easy to carry between rounds, it’s unwieldy while aiming. The small size tends to slip out of your fingers. The Precision Pro Nexus is moderately sized and weighted at 7.5 ounces. It is light and compact enough to be highly portable but not so much that it’s hard to focus. It is much sleeker than the Latitude which needed both hands to balance.
The complete operation of Nexus laser rangefinder pivots on just two buttons. One is the power button which switches it on and starts acquiring target. The other is a mode button which lets you toggle between advanced target mode/Scan mode and also between yards/meters.
This laser rangefinder is water-resistant in that it can stand small splashes of water. But we wouldn’t take it out on rainy day.
The Precision Pro Nexus laser rangefinder can range up to a maximum distance of 400 yards. This is sufficient as even the most powerful golfers hit within 400 yards in a single swing. The distances are shown in increments of 1/10th yards as opposed to Nikon Coolshot 20 which shows 1-yard increments.
Speed and Accuracy:
The Nexus laser rangefinder is accurate up to +/-1 yard. This is the standard for laser rangefinders in this price range. It is also as fast as rangefinders twice the price. We checked it against some advanced Bushnell lasers and these clocked around the same time to tell distances.
Advanced Target Lock:
This function is much like the Pinseeker of Bushnell. In this mode, just press the button and voila! You’ll have the distance in around 1s. When the target is acquired, a flag sign flashes on the screen. This is a stable confirmed distance to the nearest object you scoped(eg: flag). The stabilized distance also gives you more confidence that you have a confirmed target distance. Butterfinger golfers will find this Target lock function very useful to find correct distances.
Dynamic Scanning Technology:
This is another mode of the Precision Pro Nexus laser rangefinder. In the DST mode, you can pan through the horizon and quickly get distances as you scan from target to target. It is useful when you are trying to formulate a game strategy and want distances to a number of objects. While Nikon Coolshot 20 offers DST, it does not offer the exact Pinseeker function. At the same price, the Nexus is a better bargain.
The lens of the Nexus laser rangefinder offer 6x magnification with focus on the eyepiece. While the magnification is excellent, the resolution is not the same as higher end models. You have to adjust the reticule to get the clear image. And you might find yourself doing this often if you need the startling clarity of higher-end lasers. That being said, the focus is easy to operate. The clarity is good for the price.
The Precision Pro Nexus laser rangefinder has a 3V CR2 battery that can be recharged. The charge stays for months of regular use. There’s no issue removing or replacing the battery.
The Precision Pro golf Nexus laser rangefinder has received very positively by the golf community. The ease of operation and the piece earned it wide interest. At 80% of the people were satisfied by the speed and accuracy with which the Nexus captured distances to the flag. It might feel a little slower than the golf GPS devices and the advanced laser rangefinders. There aren’t any coherent complaints against the device which is testimony to how much value it brings for the money. The major reviewers have all lauded the Precision Pro Nexus for being sophisticated enough without jacking up the price tag.
The Precision Pro Golf Nexus laser rangefinder is clearing the reputation of the budget rangefinders. It provides Target Lock and Continuous Scanning Mode help you find target distances easily and quickly. The whole operation takes only 2 buttons. The design is optimized to be portable still stays steady in your hands. The water-resistant colorful body and the sturdy case only add to its advantages. The Precision Pro Nexus is a reliable laser rangefinder available at an affordable price.