The Leupold GX-1i2 Review

Modern day rangefinders are packed with all the features and functions that golfers desire. But, the high-end rangefinders are expensive; hence, only professionals decide to use them. For common use, newbies, amateurs, and professionals prefer to use the Leupold GX-1i2 Rangefinder.

The GX-1i2 offers accurate and fast ranging at a very affordable price. It uses infrared laser and the acclaimed Digitally Enhanced Accuracy (DNA) Engine to arrive at the most accurate readings. You don’t have to fear the links anymore. The Leupold GX-1i2 is designed to provide the information you desire even on a foggy and overcast day at the golf course.

The features that make Leupold GX-1i2 rangefinder special

Easy to Use

Players would expect a rangefinder to have a complex setting-up process. Sorry, to disappoint, you don’t have to do anything to get the GX-1i2 ready for action. It has the simplest interface and requires just a couple of button clicks to display the required information. To know the distance, just feed the Li-ion battery (that comes with the package), press the power button to get the graticule lines, press the button again to see the distance.

You can also customize the device to suit your requirements. For one, the device comes with 7 graticules (reticle) to customize the display. Furthermore, you can choose to display the distance in meters or yards. Finally, the modes can be easily changed (between Prism Lock, Fog Mode, and Scan Mode) by pressing the Mode button and at the same time clicking the Power button to switch between the options.

Scan Mode

It’s evident from the name how the Scan Mode functions. Players who want continuous readings can point the rangefinder and scan the area. Multiple readings will be automatically updated on the display screen. Moreover, if the Prism Lock Mode is allowed on the course, the device will emit a tone and freeze when a rangefinder spots a flag stick.

Fog Mode

Don’t let inclement weather conditions stop you from playing your favorite sport. The working mechanism of a rangefinder is simple. The rangefinder provides the distance between the device and the first object in its line of sight. Ordinary rangefinders lack the ability to go past fog, so they measure the distance between the device and the fog. The advanced technology that Leupold GX-1i2 rangefinder uses cuts through the fog and provides accurate readings.

Prism Lock and PinHunter 2 Technology

Sometimes, players find it difficult to pin point the rangefinder at the flag stick due to shaky hands. This is more common than you think. You need not worry, the PinHunder 2 Technology that Leupold GX-1i2 uses automatically focuses on the target and provides fast and accurate measurements. Once the device recognizes the target (flag stick) it produces an alert tone, freezes the frame, and displays the reading.

Digitally Enhanced Accuracy (DNA) Engine

Speed and accuracy – the DNA engine ensures both these essentials. The Leupold GX-1i2 rangefinder comes with a resolution of one-tenth of a yard against all textures, colors, and backgrounds.




Small, sturdy, and lightweight

Quick and accurate

Uses PinHunter 2 Technology and Leupold GX Prism Lock Technology (with audible target lock)

Has a maximum range of 800 yards

Best features: Scan Mode and Fog Mode

7 reticle options



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