The TecTecTec VPRO DLX laser rangefinder plays on all the strengths of its popular predecessor Tectectec VPRO500 Golf Rangefinder. But it comes in a sleeker, more portable package with a much easier level of operation.
If you are looking for improvements upon the existing technology in his price range, the VPRODLX is a feature-rich laser rangefinder to consider.
Features & Benefits of TecTecTec VPRO DLX Golf Laser Rangefinder
The TecTecTec VPRO DLX laser rangefinder has a simple but highly effective feature set. The design and spec have a number of quirks that we investigated to see if it deserves the asking price.
Size and Weight:
The TecTecTec VPRO DLX laser rangefinder walks a tight balance between portability and a stable position in your grip. It weighs 6.56 ounces and measures 4.1” x 2.8” x 1.6”. It comes with a wrist strap. The idea is to hoist it on a wrist strap to carry it around. But we think it’s a little bulky for that. But it’s definitely easier to hold steady than the Nikon Coolshot 20 which might be too lightweight for some.
In spite of the low price, the TecTecTec VPRO DLX has a hard body with a grippy cover. The gripping area is covered in smooth but patterned rubber. It is comfortable to hold with and stays steady without slipping and shaking.
This laser rangefinder has two buttons on the top surface. This can toggle through the three ranging modes and other functions. The eyepiece has a focus ring on the eyepiece which allows you to zoom closer on the view for maximum resolution.
The TecTecTec VPRO DLX laser rangefinder is waterproof. We still wouldn’t recommend dunking it in the water but it won’t get damaged if it catches a bit of rain.
The TecTecTec VPRO DLX rangefinder offers a Pinseeker mode that automatically tries to lock in on the flag even if it’s situated between various other objects. While this is very helpful, it is not as effective as the Pinseeker functions of Bushnell models. You still need a very steady hold to get the VPRODLX to deliver correctly in this mode.
First Target Priority Mode:
This is not the default mode but it ought to be. In this mode, the VPRODLX rangefinder finds the distance to the closest object in the field of vision and ignores all the objects behind it. This way, if the flag is positioned in front of the bushes or trees, this rangefinder will find distances specifically to the flag and disregard everything behind it.
This mode is extremely useful when you are trying to plan your next few swings. It allows you to range the distances to multiple hazards or milestones on a hole in one go. You can pan across the horizon and find the distances as the rangefinder locks on to each one of them.
The TecTecTec VPRO DLX offers distance ranging up to 600 yards. The most effective range is within 200 yards where it maintains good accuracy. Beyond that, the accuracy depends on the steady hold of the golfer and the clarity of the target. Still, the range is higher than both Nikon Coolshot 20 and Precision Pro Nexus.
The multilayer lens offers good clarity of the field. The viewing field is bright but has low resolution compared to the higher-end laser rangefinders.
Within a 200-yard distance, the VPRO DLX offers an accuracy of 1 yard. Some of the pieces have been known to less accurate. This inconsistency in the quality of pieces is the one drawback that reflects on the low price of the unit.
Auto power down:
The TecTecTec VPRO DLX laser rangefinder has an automatic power-down feature that shuts it down after a few seconds of idling. The battery, consequently, lasts through a few months without any decline in functionality.
The TecTecTec VPRO500 was hailed highly as the next big thing. While the VPRODLX laser rangefinder is not a huge improvement, it does have many takers, especially the ones who waited for a better version of the VPRO500. If your budget is modest, we recommend checking out this laser rangefinder. It borrows heavily from a winning design.
If you have a steady hand and can take advantage of the features, this unit is worth a shot. So, what do you think about our TecTecTec VPRO DLX Golf Laser Rangefinder Review?