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I received my range finder early happy about that, I’ve used it twice so far, first time out it took a little getting used to, it felt shaky and second time out it kept picking up trees behind flag which I didn’t like at all, overall I’m happy so far but would probably give it a higher rating once I have it down.
Overall I like that Callaway is behind this unit and its ease of use. My issues are one, it is accurate once it locks on correctly, but I need multiple shots to get it to lock on correctly, so overall I have little confidence in it right now (I've used it on two outings so far) as I question whether I have the correct lock and distance till I can confirm it with other course landmarks. Two, the instructions are limited and I don't have the confidence that this unit is supposed to power off or not after I use it and not killing the battery (so I carry an extra battery). I also throw the case in the bag on hole 1 and leave it there till I finish - the game is too dynamic to keep unpacking it.
I have owned two rangefinders before but never had as much difficulty getting Callaway rangefinder to focus on flag. Often when I point to flag I only get background distance or it will briefly display correct distance to flag then switch to one or more background targets. Playing partner has Bushnell that gets same distance to flag as Callaway but much easier to keep focused. Not satisfied with this rangefinder although I am a loyal owner of Callaway clubs.
You want a rangefinder that gets the distance first (or at most second time) and have confidence in the number your seeing. Unfortunately this Callaway rangefinder does a pretty average job of finding distances. If the background behind the pin is busy (i.e. lots of foliage and trees) then the rangefinder will struggle to pick up the correct distances. I played two days ago and on a 135 yard par3, the first 5 readings all gave me 160, 200, 200, 205, 133. I had to confirm with the caddy, which made the rangefinder redundant. It's quite frustrating that you often need to measure 4 times before you get confidence.
Bottom line: I bought because it was a good price (half the price of a Bushnell), but honestly wish I'd have saved up and gotten a better one. If I was to do it again, I wouldn't buy this rangefinder.
I am not yet trusting distances with this device. IT seems to pick up items like trees or other objects beyond the pin. If I am confident in the distance, I can recheck..if not, well thats the issue. I want the device to be good because I like the company and its management.
Perhaps the problem is the sensitivity on holding on to the target flag stick. Measured distance keeps jumping around.. Use my friends bushnell rangefinder and found it to me much easier to use for measuring flagstick distances My old leapold was the best.