Bushnell Tour V3 Review

When it comes to distance measuring devices, the laser rangefinder has been around for a number of years and is the choice of many golfers looking for precise yardages to anything they can see on the golf course.  Bushnell, a company that is virtually a household name, is one of the manufacturers that golfers have looked to for years to provide these devices and they have never failed to deliver. 

 

The Tour V2 came out a few years ago and was an instant hit for golfers of all skill levels.  It provided accurate readings in a form factor that many players gravitated towards.  The simple-in-design device offered the perfect compliment for someone looking to take their game to the next level.

From the Company

With its new ergonomic design and its award-winning PinSeeker with JOLT Technology, the Tour V3 sets the standard for being the complete laser rangefinder package – design, performance and feel.

JOLT Technology eliminates all doubt by delivering short vibrating bursts to reinforce the laser has locked onto the flag. Use what the Pros use, feel the exact distance… FEEL THE JOLT.

Tech Specs

  • PinSeeker Technology with JOLT Technology to zero-in on the flag
  • Accuracy within 1-yard
  • 5 yards – 1,000 yards ranging performance. 300+ yards to a flag
  • 5x Magnification
  • Ergonomic design provides a stable grip
  • Posi-Thread™ Battery Door
  • 3-Volt Battery and Premium Carry Case included
  • Rainproof Construction
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Retail Price – $299

Display

Like the Tour V2 before it, the Bushnell Tour V3 offers a clean and crisp display of distances.  The 5x magnification shines here, as the device picks up just about anything you are aiming it. In addition, the information is all right in front of you and easy to read.  The vivid display in red was a nice added feature last year, and while the new V3 does not feature that, the unit gave no issues in gathering the information.

Results

The biggest question going into any device touting new advancements and features is whether or not it works.  The new JOLT technology not only works, it is the best new feature to come along in rangefinder technology in a number of years.  Bold statement?  Absolutely, but it makes this device a joy to use and gives you the confidence that you are hitting the pins when necessary.  The PinSeeker technology in the Bushnell devices delivers like few can in picking up flags from rather long distances, and while many golfers feel that it is overkill, having total distance to the flag from all over the course gives one the ability to plan out their shots heading into the hole, even if that involves choosing a number for a layup. 

Overall

The Tour V3 is not only an advancement from the prior model that was so well received; it adds a feature that makes the laser accessory more usable and more trusted.  For more information on this or any other Bushnell distance measuring device, check out their website at www.bushnellgolf.com.

The company offers the Tour V3 for $299 and a model with slope (not reviewed) for $399. 

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