Yet another rangefinder review this one being the Callaway LR550 Rangefinder what is different about this one. Well in the grand scheme of things nothing, it is a laser rangefinder and it operates pretty much like all others, or is it.
Like any peice of golf equipment you take to the golf course you want it to do what it says it will do. With a rangefinder you want accurate and fast response time and you want it every time on the course, and that is not to much to ask for.
Callaway LR550 Rangefinder Features
- · 6x optics-anti reflect coating
- · Single button operation
- · Light weight and compact
- · Focusing diopter-operated by twisting eyepiece
- · Long eye relief-easier viewing for glass wearers
- · Waterproof/Fog proof
- · Scan Mode
- · First Target Priority Mode
- · 1 year warranty
- · Recticle informs you when the unit in ranging your target
- · Comes with a 3 volt lithium battery
Not to be out done, the Callaway makes use of the First Target Priority Mode assuring that you get the distance to the flag and not objects behind the pin. The second mode on this unit will give you the ability to scan the course in 8-second intervals taking constant readings as you scan the green front, back and behind or anywhere else on the course.
Callaway claiming the accuracy of their LR550 is +/- .5yards at 100-yard distance, most other units advertise +/- 1 yard, is the claim accurate, the LR550 gets very good reviews for accuracy and speed. No reason to doubt their claim, no one seems to be complaining on this issue. Of course taking a reading with any rangefinder has environmental conditions to take into account.
Like other brands the Callaway has Multicoated optics, seems pretty much standard these days. Along with an easy to view LCD display, making sunlight less of a problem. Have not heard of any bad reviews for the optics and display, getting a pass for on how they work.
The eyepiece breaking seems to be a common complaint. This unit only has two modes and has some bad reviews in the fog. I get mixed results with the durability of the Callaway LR550 some say no go just not durable enough, most others no complaints at all. The yellow neoprene cover that it comes with also has mixed reviews.
Even though the unit has a few bad reviews from golfers the average review is quite good for the Callaway LR550 Rangefinder. Most seem to agree on a few things about this unit it is accurate and fast, simple to use and the price makes it a great buy.
I myself have not used this unit so I cannot say from firsthand experience, but from my research, this unit may not have all the bells and whistles but seems to be doing what golfers need a rangefinder to do on the course, lowering scores
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