With its small and stylish aluminium body, the Leupold GX-4i2 fits snugly in the hand and has a distance reading of 800 yards. With large targets, the 800 yards holds true, however, for the pin you need to expect around 450 yards to within 6 inches. Those figures alone are impressive, but when you realise this rangefinder also offers slope recognition and can be adjusted for temperature and altitude, you begin to comprehend just how good the Leupold really is.
Unlike its predecessor, the GX-4i2 can now be legally used in tournament events when slope recognition is turned off. This is a huge bonus considering how much of a pro device this is. The new model is also slightly lighter than the previous model and Leupold claim improved pin-seeking capabilities thanks to their ‘Pinhunter 2’ system. They’re not wrong. The GX-4i2 really does pick out the pin well, even when panning and in low light. With its ‘Prism Lock’ technology, the GX-4i2 locks in on the target and gives a nice beep to let you know. You can even let the device select which club you should use.
There are still 3 aiming reticles to select from as well. Other features that are still consistent with the previous version include Fog Mode, distances in yards/meters, and a good 6x magnification.
The only downside of the rangefinder is the price. At over $600, this is one of the most expeensive rangefinders out there. The Leupold GX-4i2 comes with a 2-year warranty and a nice carry case.
Leupold Gx-4i2 Rangefinder Review
All in all this a sleek, stylish and very impressive pro rangefinder. You really won’t find a more feature-heavy device out there. Saying that, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more expensive one either. However, the GX-4i2 is probably worth it. The pin seeker is accurate, the OLED display is clear and the results and speed of the device are fantastic. If you can afford then get it.
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Pros and Cons
- Extreme accuracy up to 450 yards to the pin
- Nice club selector mode
- Tons of features including slope, temperature, for and altitude recognition.
- Clear display thanks to OLED technology.
- Very high price tag.
The use of technologies such as Digitally Enhanced Accuracy (DNA) engine and Pinhunter 2 Software allows this rangefinder to be within 6 inches of the hole up 450 yards. The system and quick and easy and the pin seeker works well even in low light.
Club Selector system
Taking into account slope, weather, altitude, angle and range, the rangefinder will select which club should be used.
With its OLED technology display, the reading are clear to see, even in adverse weather conditions.
Made from high quality materials and completely waterproof, the GX-4i2 will last you a good amount of time.
Approved for tournaments
The GX-4i2 is pro-certified by golfers and complies with the USGA 14-3 rule for use in tournaments.