Precision NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder review

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Editor choice Precision NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder review
9.3 Total Score

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  • Small and compact makes it easy shoot the target.
  • Excellent size and ergonomics
  • Easy switch the slope feature on and off by simply pressing the mode button
  • Free battery replacement for 2 years
  • The slope feature is very impressive on our mountain golf courses
  • Excellent size and ergonomics
  • Fantastic price
  • Has both vibration and slope features

Precision NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder review

  • Adaptive Slope Technology- allows you to toggle between elevation measuring Slope and tournament legal Non-Slope modes. Provides (play as) distances in Slope mode.
  • Pulse Vibration Technology- gives a quick Pulse when locked on to the target so you know what you’ve hit. (TAG) Target Acquisition Technology- scans your field of view and locks in on the target to ensure you get the yardage to the target, not what’s behind the target.
  • Water Resistant and Shock Proof Design- built to survive the elements of the golf course. Additional Features Include- Accuracy +/- 1 Yard, 400 Yard Range, 6X Magnification, 1/10 Yard Measurements, and 2-Year Warranty.
  • Product Includes- NX7 Pro Rangefinder, Premium Carrying Case, 3 Volt Battery, Free Battery Replacement, Instruction Manual, Cleaning Cloth, Lanyard.

To play your best golf you need correct distance information. The NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder is the ultimate in golf rangefinder performance featuring Adaptive Slope and Pulse Vibration Technologies.

The Adaptive Slope Technology allows you to toggle between elevation measuring slope and tournament legal non-slope mode. The Pulse Vibration Technology combined with our (TAG) Target Acquisition Technology gives a quick pulse when locked on to the target ensuring accurate distances to the target, not what’s behind it.

Play and practice better with the NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder.

Accurate, stylishly designed, simple to use, and help golfers make better decisions on the golf course.

  • Adaptive Slope Technology (USGA Legal)
  • Pulse Vibration Technology
  • (TAG) Target Acquisition Technology
  • Accuracy +/- 1 Yard
  • 400 Yard Range
  • 1/10 Measurements
  • Water Resistant Design
  • Shock Proof Design
  • 6x Magnification
  • Free Battery Replacements

Who Should Use The NX7 Laser Rangefinder?

Any golfer looking for exact distances to specific targets on the golf course and driving range. The NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder allows you to shoot distances to the flag, bunkers, trees, and other objects with accuracy to the yard.

Precision NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder review

The Precision NX7 Pro features two key upgrades over the Precision Nexus: size and speed.  It’s 25% smaller, weighing only 5.4 ounces, and 30% faster.  It does these things without sacrificing a rangefinder’s most important trait – accuracy.  Distances are displayed to the tenth of a yard, and it measures targets as far away as 400 yards.

The NX7 Pro also has Target Acquisition Technology which keeps the laser focused on your target, not the branches behind your target.

Precision Pro is aggressively attacking both the GPS and Laser Rangefinder segment which is a good thing as more options, especially more affordable ones, are a win for the golf consumers out there. While the NX7 Pro may not be the fastest unit, all that it offers will more than make up for it to most.

 

The battery was already in the device, so when I first got out to the driving range where I started my tests, it was ready to go.

There are two buttons on the device and operation is incredibly simple:

  • Power Button: Turns the device on, and also acts as the trigger button for getting yardages
  • Mode Button: Switches between the slope and non-slope modes

I actually like the fact that there are only two modes. I find the more modes you add to a rangefinder, the more cumbersome they become – and really all 98% of the time we want to use it for is to get an accurate distance, as quickly as possible.

For those that aren’t familiar with “slope” mode, basically it just gives you a second yardage that is the “play as” number. The rangefinder is able to tell how uphill or downhill the pin is, so it will adjust based on that. For instance if you’re 150 out and slightly downhill, it may show a slope adjusted yardage of 146.

Unlike the Bushnell where you hold down the button to get a distance, with the NX7 Pro you hit it once, and it will scan for a second looking for the flag, and then provide the distance.

It provides distances down to a tenth of a yard, which, let’s face it, isn’t necessary for most of us, but was nice to feel like I was getting a really accurate distance.

As soon as the device finds the yardage the NX7 Pro will vibrate, giving you tactile feedback and confidence that you’re getting the right yardage.

In my mind, the vibration or jolt feature is a must have in a rangefinder. I personally love it, and it allows me to quickly and easily get the yardage I need. That was my one biggest knock on the Golf Buddy LR5s, which is in a similar price range as this unit.

The tactile feedback doesn’t feel quite as good as the double “jolt” of the Bushnell, though. It might not make any sense to describe a vibration as “cheap” – but this is one of the primary areas where I felt the Bushnell was of higher quality.

But again, you’re looking at a device that is half the cost, so the fact it includes it at all is a big win in my book – and if you weren’t comparing them directly, you’d have no complaints.

Speed-wise, it’s pretty quick. It’s not quite as quick as the Bushnell, but you’d never consider the device slow.

 

HOW ARE THE OPTICS?

Obviously one of the primary questions potential buyers are going to have, are “how are the optics?”

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality here. The 6x magnification made it very easy to shoot pins, and I had no trouble getting it to accurately lock onto flags up to 350 yards away. I think the stated range is 400 yards, and I have no doubt it will do that, I just didn’t test it.

It’s easy to focus it to fit your eye with the focus ring as well.

Optically, is it as good as the Bushnell?

Short answer? No.

Again, I would have no complaints if I bought this, and wasn’t directly comparing it to the Tour V4.

But after using the NX7 Pro and then immediately switching to the Bushnell, I found the latter to be quite a bit clearer, and I found I preferred the 5x magnification of the Bushnell to the 6x of the Precision Pro – much of that comes down to personal preference, though.

When viewing, the Bushnell feels more minimalist in nature – which I like. I feel like there is a little bit more going on with the NX7, and with the extra magnification, it can feel a little more cramped in the viewfinder.

Accuracy & Performance

The NX7 Pro features two key upgrades over the Nexus: size and speed.  It’s 25% smaller, weighing only 5.4 ounces, and 30% faster.  It does these things without sacrificing a rangefinder’s most important trait – accuracy.  Distances are displayed to the tenth of a yard, and it measures targets as far away as 400 yards.

Precision Pro has added a number of other features to keep up with the big boys.  When it locks on the target, Pulse Vibration Technology gives you a little buzz to let you know it.  The NX7 Pro also has Target Acquisition Technology which keeps the laser focused on your target, not the branches behind your target.

Two final things about the NX7 Pro are noteworthy.  First, the lens features 6X magnification.  The importance of this can’t be overstated, especially when you’re far from the flag.  Finally, the carrying case that Precision Pro includes is top notch.  As you can see in the picture above, the case opens just enough to easily slide the NX7 Pro in and out.  I’m not endorsing the idea of leaving the case unzipped or unlatched, but the limited opening is a nice insurance policy.

The bottom line is this: the NX7 Pro has all the features you’d expect from a laser that’s twice as expensive, and it executes well on each one.

You can buy a rangefinder that costs as much as a new driver if you want to, but thanks to Precision Pro you don’t have to.  The NX7 Pro delivers everything you could ask for and more – like never paying for batteries – at a price that’s affordable for most golfers.


PROS:
  • Small and compact makes it easy shoot the target.
  • Excellent size and ergonomics
  • Easy switch the slope feature on and off by simply pressing the mode button
  • Free battery replacement for 2 years
  • The slope feature is very impressive on our mountain golf courses

CONS:
  • Doesn’t have quite the fit and finish of Bushnell
  • For accurate readings, be careful how you hold it

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Precision NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder review Score


9.3 Total Score
Excellent!

Precision Pro is now offering the NX7 Pro, which offers a bevy of features including slope and vibration

9.3Editor's score
Accuracy
9.5
Quality
9
Price
10
Ease of use
9
Battery Life
9
7.1User's score
Accuracy
6.6
Quality
6.2
Price
6.2
Ease of use
6.9
Battery Life
9.5
PROS
  • Small and compact makes it easy shoot the target.
  • Excellent size and ergonomics
  • Easy switch the slope feature on and off by simply pressing the mode button
  • Free battery replacement for 2 years
  • The slope feature is very impressive on our mountain golf courses
  • Excellent size and ergonomics
  • Fantastic price
  • Has both vibration and slope features
CONS
  • Doesn't have quite the fit and finish of Bushnell
  • For accurate readings, be careful how you hold it
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    JR August 10, 2017 at 9:10 am
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    Great product! Easy to use. Small and compact makes it easy shoot the target.

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