The Leupold GX-2i3 Review
There are numerous brands of rangefinders that can give you the straight line of sight distance on a golf course. As a golf player, we’re sure, that you very well know that the LOS range alone is of little use to a player. The weather conditions, temperature, altitude, slope, distance and few other elements are important factors to consider when ascertaining the ideal club to play a golf shot. Some players take a long time to make up their mind and in the process lose valuable golf time. If you have the Leupold GX-2i3 Rangefinder you’ll have the True Golf Range (TGR) and the golf club recommendation in a matter of seconds.
Already impressed by the Leupold GX-2i3 Rangefinder? Well, there’s a lot more you need to know about this amazing device. Come on, let’s find out.
Introducing the Leupold GX-2i3 Rangefinder
It’s so true; big things indeed come in small packages. The Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder is so small that it can easily fit in your palm. Those who’ve used its predecessor would know that the GX-2i3 has the same look and design. The truth is the makers have made some important changes, not to the design, but to the laser, features, and functionality.
We’ll see the changes made in GX-2i3 that differentiates this rangefinder from the other models. The Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder is smaller and lighter than other models. But, it has a larger button. The GX-2i3 has a black display. On the other hand, the GX-5i3 model comes with the red display. Additionally, the way the rangefinder displays the yardage has also changed. In the model under discussion in this article, the yardage is displayed near the top of the screen. Finally, the most important change has happened to the body of the laser.
The Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder is lightning fast and amazingly accurate at measuring the range and offering suggestions. It comes with 6x magnification and can measure up to 800 yards. The rangefinder is compact, sturdy, and waterproof. Some of its best features are:
Club Selector: What’s so special about the club selector function in Leupold GX-2i3 rangefinder? It’s the only one to offer custom club selection (i.e.) the device considers your style of play to arrive at a recommendation.
Let’s consider that two players are targeting a downhill pin at a distance of 180 yards and at a slope of 30-degrees. Both players enter their personal information and the yardage of the clubs they use. The TGR function will consider the information supplied by the player, altitude, temperature, slope, and distance, and would make its recommendation. There is a good chance that player no. 1 might be advised to use the 8-iron, and player no. 2 may have to use the 6-iron.
Fog Mode: Players always prefer clear, sunny days, but nature will not grant their wish all the time. The Leupold GX-2i3 is one of the very few rangefinders that provide quick and accurate readings, even in foggy conditions.
Small, sturdy, and lightweight
Quick and accurate
Uses PinHunter 3 Technology and Leupold GX Prism Lock Technology (with audible target lock)
Has a maximum range of 800 yards
Best features: Club Selector, Fog Mode, and Calculates Slope