Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Rangefinder Review

One of the lightest rangefinders on the market, the new Nikon COOLSHOT 20 is well designed and sleek.

With its ergonomics design, and easy to use functions, the COOLSHOT 20 provides fast and exact measurements up to a distance of 550 yards with its 6x magnification. Along with First Target Priority technology and 8-second continuous scanning, this rangefinder is certainly packing a punch for the price. At just 9cm by 7cm, this is one of the smallest rangefinders on the market and won’t feel out of place in your pocket.

During testing the rangefinder performed well, picking up the flag no problem, even with trees behind. The eight-second continuous measurement option worked really well during the wind and found the yardage quickly and accurately.

Although it’s not particularly feature heavy, the COOLSHOT 20 is a nice piece of kit for the price. If I had my way, I would prefer it to come with slope recognition however.

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Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Rangefinder Review

All in all this a sleek, stylish and impressive rangefinder for the price. You wont find many on the market smaller and the scanning features is great tool in blustery or cold conditions. The first target mode is great at picking up the flag and the display is clear and precise. Ideal for a golfer on a budget who want a quick and easy range finder that they can chuck in their jacket pocket.

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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Two very useful modes that pick up the flag quickly.
  • Excellent value for money
  • One of the smallest rangefinders on the market.
CONS:
  • Does not have many features such as slope recognition.
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Key Features

Specific Golf Mode
The COOLSHOT 20 golf rangefinder comes with a specific Golf mode. This feature is perfect for golfers and allows you to select the right club even when playing downhill and uphill shots.

First Target Priority
This feature allows the rangefinder to capture the nearest object which comes into its sight.

Display
The display screen of the product shows the distance, target mark, unit of measure (in meters) and battery life left.

Distance Finding Capability
Irrespective of the lighting conditions, the rangefinder displays objects 6 times closer with distances shown in increments of 0.5 yards to 600 yards.

Approved for tournaments
The COOLSHOT is pro-certified by golfers and complies with the USGA 14-3 rule for use in tournaments.

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