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Bushnell Rangefinder FAQ | Tour V5, Tour V5 Shift, Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinders

Everything You Want to Know About Bushnell Golf Laser Rangefinders!

We've teed up a real technical tell-all with this Bushnell rangefinder FAQ for the Tour V5, the Tour V5 Shift, and the Bushnell Pro XE golf laser rangefinders. The first thing you'll want to know is that Bushnell Golf laser rangefinders are the #1 rangefinder in golf, trusted and used by 98% of PGA players. So what else do you need to know then? Well, Bushnell Golf makes three different rangefinders at three different price points that, of course, have added features at every tier. In order to find the one for your needs—and desires—on the golf course or at the range, you're going to need the lowdown on these high-end golf gadgets. We've made it easy for you with this FAQ with sections for all the Bushnell golf laser rangefinders—Bushnell Tour V5, Tour V5 Shift, and Pro XE!



Bushnell Golf Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder FAQs

What's in the Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder Box?

Bushnell Tour V5 Standard Patriot Pack

    • Tour V5 (Standard) Rangefinder
    • Bushnell Premium Carry Case
    • Bushnell Golf/Folds of Honor Divot Repair Tool
    • CR2 Battery

BUNDLES ON PLAYBETTER:

Bushnell Tour V5 Standard Patriot Pack (Ultimate Bushnell Package)

    • Tour V5 (Standard) Rangefinder
    • Bushnell Premium Carry Case
    • Bushnell Golf/Folds of Honor Divot Repair Tool
    • PlayBetter/Bushnell Pitchfix Divot Tool
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Towel (Black)
    • 2 x CR2 Batteries

Bushnell Tour V5 Standard Patriot Pack (Gift Box Bundle)

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

    • Tour V5 (Standard) Rangefinder
    • Bushnell Premium Carry Case
    • Bushnell Golf/Folds of Honor Divot Repair Tool
    • PlayBetter/Bushnell Pitchfix Divot Tool
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Towel (Black)
    • 2 x CR2 Batteries

How big is the Tour V5 rangefinder?

Dimensions:  4.5" x 1.5" x 3.0"

Weight: 8 oz.

Is the Bushnell Tour V5 golf rangefinder waterproof? 

No

What kind of display does this golf laser rangefinder have?

The Tour V5 has an LCD display.

What kind of battery does the Tour V5 use?

3-Volt Lithium (CR-2)

How accurate is the Bushnell Tour V5? 

The ranging accuracy of the Tour V5 is plus or minus one yard/meter under most circumstances. The maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The Tour V5 will range to a golf flag at 400 yards/366 meters, while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1300 yards/1189 meters.

What is the magnification of this golf laser rangefinder? 

The Bushnell Tour V5 provides 6x magnification.

What is the range of the Tour V5 rangefinder?

5-1,300 yards

How easy/difficult is the Tour V5 rangefinder to set up?

It's super easy to get started!

  1. Remove the protective disc from the battery compartment.
  2. Press Fire/Power button on top to activate display and fire laser.
  3. Rotate the Fast Focus eye piece for sharp display.
  4. To select distance units (yards/meters), press Fire/Power, then Y/M button on the side until the units change in the display.

What does the display show?

The Bushnell Tour V5 golf laser rangefinder display shows:

  • the aiming circle/crosshairs
  • the line of sight distance
  • units of distance (yards or meters)
  • battery level
  • visual JOLT indicator ring

Can distance on the Tour V5 show in yards and meters?

Yes, there is a Y/M button to change units on the display. To select distance units (yards/meters), press Fire/Power, then Y/M button on the side until the units change in the display.

How does the Bushnell Tour V5 golf laser rangefinder technology work?

The Tour V5 emits invisible, eye safe, infrared energy pulses. The Tour V5 Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC chip (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) results in instantaneous and accurate readings every time. Sophisticated digital technology instantaneously calculates distances by measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.

Does the Tour V5 have Bluetooth connectivity?

No

What is the BITE magnetic mount?

The Tour V5 features a powerful BITE magnet incorporated into the right side of its housing, which allows the device to be securely attached to a golf cart bar or frame.

What is Pinseeker with visual JOLT?

Bushnell’s exclusive Pinseeker™ feature allows reliable targeting of the flag without inadvertently getting distances to large background targets (i.e. trees) that have stronger signal strength. When ranging your target, if the laser beam recognized more than one object (for example, the flag and a group of trees behind it), only the distance to the closest object (the flag) will be displayed. The JOLT Technology provides two short bursts of vibration to confirm that the distance displayed is to the flag, and the red ring (Visual JOLT Indicator) around the outer edge of the display is activated, confirming the laser has ranged the correct target via Pinseeker. There may be times when the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, no JOLT indication will be provided.

Tip: While pressing the Power/Fire button, you can move the device slowly from object to object and intentionally force the laser to hit multiple objects to ensure that you are only displaying the closest of the objects recognized by the laser. Once the device has shut off, the unit will always default back to the last mode used.

How do I operate the Bushnell Tour V5 laser rangefinder?

  1. While looking through the Tour V5, depress the Power/Fire button once to activate the display. If the display icons and numbers are blurry, rotate the eyepiece in either direction until they are in focus (see “Adjusting the Eyepiece” below).
  2. Placing the aiming circle (center of the display) over a target at least 5 yards away, press and hold the Power/Fire button until the “line of sight” distance is displayed near the bottom of the display (see “Display Indicators” below). Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted.
  3. After a range has been acquired and displayed, you can release the Power/Fire button. The crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle will disappear once the Power/Fire button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).
  4. Once activated, the display will remain visible and continue to display the last distance measurement for 10 seconds. You can press the Power/Fire button again at any time to range to a new target. The maximum time the laser is transmitted (active) is 5 seconds. To re-fire, press the button down again.

How do I clean my Tour V5 golf rangefinder?

The lenses of your Bushnell Tour V5 laser rangefinder are fully multi-coated for highest light transmission. As with any multicoated optics, special care must be taken in cleaning the lenses. Follow these tips for proper lens cleaning:

  • Blow away any dust or debris on the lens (or use a soft lens brush).
  • To remove dirt or finger prints, clean with the supplied micro-fiber cloth rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause permanent damage. The included washable microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for the routine cleaning of your optics. Simply breathe lightly on the lens to provide a slight amount of moisture, then gently rub the lens with the microfiber cloth.
  • For a more thorough cleaning, photographic lens tissue and photographic-type lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the fluid to the cleaning cloth – never directly on the lens.
  • The rangefinder is water resistant, but should not be exposed to heavy rain or other direct streams of water, and will not withstand submersion in water or other liquids.

Does the Bushnell Tour V5 come with a warranty?

Yes! Your Bushnell golf laser rangefinder is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years after the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell® Authorized Service Department.

What if it looks like there is debris in the lens that won't clear away?

Your device may have some solar burns. Over time, the device can develop small dots due to sun exposure. The dots are cosmetic and should not affect the actual performance of the device. This is covered by the 2-year warranty.

What if my laser rangefinder is off by more than 10 yards?

This golf laser rangefinder can be used to measure distance in yards or meters, and it's likely that it's set on the wrong unit. The unit measure indicators are located in the lower right portion of the LCD. To select between yards and meters on your Tour V5, press Fire/Power, then Y/M button on the side until the units change in the display.

What if the display is out of focus?

Power the unit on by pressing the Power/Fire button once. Rotate the eyepiece in either direction until the display icons and numbers are in focus.

When do I replace the battery?

Replace the battery when the unit does not turn on, display does not illuminate, or the display goes blank when attempting to power the laser. Use a good quality 3-volt lithium battery (CR2). Insert into the compartment with the negative (flat) end first (positive end facing out towards the battery cover). It's recommended that you replace the battery at least once every six months.


Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Golf Rangefinder FAQs

What's in the Tour V5 golf laser rangefinder Box?

Bushnell Tour V5 Shift with Slope Patriot Pack

    • Tour V5 (Slope) Rangefinder
    • Bushnell Premium Carry Case
    • Bushnell Golf/Folds of Honor Divot Repair Tool
    • CR2 Battery

BUNDLES ON PLAYBETTER:

Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Patriot Pack (Ultimate Bushnell Package)

    • Tour V5 (Slope) Rangefinder
    • Bushnell Premium Carry Case
    • Bushnell Golf/Folds of Honor Divot Repair Tool
    • PlayBetter/Bushnell Pitchfix Divot Tool
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Towel (Black)
    • 2 x CR2 Batteries

Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Patriot Pack (Gift Box Bundle)

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

    • Tour V5 (Slope) Rangefinder
    • Bushnell Premium Carry Case
    • Bushnell Golf/Folds of Honor Divot Repair Tool
    • PlayBetter/Bushnell Pitchfix Divot Tool
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Towel (Black)
    • 2 x CR2 Batteries

What are the differences between the Bushnell Tour V5 and the Tour V5 Shift?

  • The Tour V5 golf laser rangefinder has slope adjustment.
  • The Tour V5 has a switch conveniently located on the side to make it tournament legal.
  • The red on this rangefinder—particularly the crescent around the slope switch—signifies that unit has slope.
  • The Bushnell Golf Tour V5 Shift with slope cost $100 more; $400 vs $300.
  • Otherwise, the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift is physically the same with with the same technology and and features as the standard Tour V5.

What is a slope golf rangefinder or "slope adjustment" or "compensated distances"? 

Slope or "compensated distances" is the true "play as" distance that accounts for holes incline/decline. Distance + Slope = True "Play As" Distance.

What are the advantages of slope?

Slope-Switch Technology lets the golfer easily turn Bushnell’s patented Slope function on and off. This allows the golfer to conveniently utilize Slope to get compensated distances around the course when they want it and have a USGA conforming device that is legal for tournament play when they need it.

When slope is enabled by sliding the Slope Switch on the side of the Tour V5 Shift to the left so the red Slope indicator is visible, Bushnell’s patented Slope Technology is displayed. The Slope +/- mode will automatically compute an angle compensated range based upon distance and slope determined by the laser rangefinder and built-in inclinometer. This data is then combined with internal algorithmic formulas dealing with average club use and ball trajectories. The angle compensated range provides direction on how to play the shot (i.e. add distance if an incline, subtract distance if a decline). Slide the Slope Switch right, and your Tour V5 now conforms to USGA Rule 14-3, with the slope compensated ranging feature removed.

How do I use slope on the Tour V5 Shift golf rangefinder?

Move the slope switch to the “Slope On” position. You will see a second row of information appear in the display, confirming that you are now in slope mode. Press the Power/Fire button to obtain distance to the flag or other objects. Once the range is displayed, release the Power/Fire button. Once you have released the Power/Fire button, a grade percentage and compensated range will be displayed beneath the standard distance in the second row of numbers.

For example, if the true distance is 160 yards, but with a slope of +6 percent, the slope compensated (“play-as”) range is 168 yards.

How accurate is the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift? 

The ranging accuracy of the Tour V5 Shift is plus or minus one yard/meter under most circumstances. The maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The Tour V5 will range to a golf flag at 400 yards/366 meters, while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1300 yards/1189 meters.

What is the magnification of this golf laser rangefinder? 

The Bushnell Tour V5 Shift (with slopte) 6x magnification.

What is the range of the Tour V5 Shift rangefinder?

5-1,300 yards

How easy/difficult is the Tour V5 Shift slope rangefinder to set up?

It's super easy to get started!

  1. Remove the protective disc from the battery compartment.
  2. Press Fire/Power button on top to activate display and fire laser.
  3. Rotate the Fast Focus eye piece for sharp display.
  4. To select distance units (yards/meters), press Fire/Power, then Y/M button on the side until the units change in the display.
  5. Slope Switch enables/disables slope compensated ranging.

What does the display show?

The Bushnell Tour V5 Shift golf laser rangefinder display shows:

  • the aiming circle/crosshairs
  • the line of sight distance
  • units of distance (yards or meters)
  • battery level
  • visual JOLT indicator ring
  • Slope (% grade)
  • "Plays As" distance (based on slope)

Can distance on the Tour V5 Shift show in yards and meters?

Yes, there is a Y/M button to change units on the display. To select distance units (yards/meters), press Fire/Power, then Y/M button on the side until the units change in the display.

How does the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift golf laser rangefinder technology work?

The Tour V5 Shift emits invisible, eye safe, infrared energy pulses. The Tour V5 Shift Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC chip (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) results in instantaneous and accurate readings every time. Sophisticated digital technology instantaneously calculates distances by measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.

Does the Tour V5 with slope have Bluetooth connectivity?

No

What is the BITE magnetic mount?

Tour V5 models feature a powerful BITE magnet incorporated into the right side of its housing, which allows the device to be securely attached to a golf cart bar or frame.

What is Pinseeker with visual JOLT?

Bushnell’s exclusive Pinseeker™ feature allows reliable targeting of the flag without inadvertently getting distances to large background targets (i.e. trees) that have stronger signal strength. When ranging your target, if the laser beam recognized more than one object (for example, the flag and a group of trees behind it), only the distance to the closest object (the flag) will be displayed. The JOLT Technology provides two short bursts of vibration to confirm that the distance displayed is to the flag, and the red ring (Visual JOLT Indicator) around the outer edge of the display is activated, confirming the laser has ranged the correct target via Pinseeker. There may be times when the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, no JOLT indication will be provided.

Tip: While pressing the Power/Fire button, you can move the device slowly from object to object and intentionally force the laser to hit multiple objects to ensure that you are only displaying the closest of the objects recognized by the laser. Once the device has shut off, the unit will always default back to the last mode used.

How do I operate the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift laser rangefinder?

  1. While looking through the Tour V5, depress the Power/Fire button once to activate the display. If the display icons and numbers are blurry, rotate the eyepiece in either direction until they are in focus (see “Adjusting the Eyepiece” below).
  2. Placing the aiming circle (center of the display) over a target at least 5 yards away, press and hold the Power/Fire button until the “line of sight” distance is displayed near the bottom of the display (see “Display Indicators” below). Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted.
  3. After a range has been acquired and displayed, you can release the Power/Fire button. The crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle will disappear once the Power/Fire button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).
  4. Once activated, the display will remain visible and continue to display the last distance measurement for 10 seconds. You can press the Power/Fire button again at any time to range to a new target. The maximum time the laser is transmitted (active) is 5 seconds. To re-fire, press the button down again.

How do I clean my Tour V5 Shift slope golf rangefinder?

The lenses of your Bushnell Tour V5 Shift laser rangefinder are fully multi-coated for highest light transmission. As with any multicoated optics, special care must be taken in cleaning the lenses. Follow these tips for proper lens cleaning:

  • Blow away any dust or debris on the lens (or use a soft lens brush).
  • To remove dirt or finger prints, clean with the supplied micro-fiber cloth rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause permanent damage. The included washable microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for the routine cleaning of your optics. Simply breathe lightly on the lens to provide a slight amount of moisture, then gently rub the lens with the microfiber cloth.
  • For a more thorough cleaning, photographic lens tissue and photographic-type lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the fluid to the cleaning cloth – never directly on the lens.
  • The rangefinder is water resistant, but should not be exposed to heavy rain or other direct streams of water, and will not withstand submersion in water or other liquids.

Does the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift come with a warranty?

Yes! Your Bushnell golf laser rangefinder is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years after the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell® Authorized Service Department.

What if it looks like there is debris in the lens that won't clear away?

Your device may have some solar burns. Over time, the device can develop small dots due to sun exposure. The dots are cosmetic and should not affect the actual performance of the device. This is covered by the 2-year warranty.

What if my laser rangefinder is off by more than 10 yards?

This golf laser rangefinder can be used to measure distance in yards or meters, and it's likely that it's set on the wrong unit. The unit measure indicators are located in the lower right portion of the LCD. To select between yards and meters on your Tour V5 Shift, press Fire/Power, then Y/M button on the side until the units change in the display.

What if the display is out of focus?

Power the unit on by pressing the Power/Fire button once. Rotate the eyepiece in either direction until the display icons and numbers are in focus.

When do I replace the battery?

Replace the battery when the unit does not turn on, display does not illuminate, or the display goes blank when attempting to power the laser. Use a good quality 3-volt lithium battery (CR2). Insert into the compartment with the negative (flat) end first (positive end facing out towards the battery cover). It's recommended that you replace the battery at least once every six months.



Bushnell Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinder FAQ

What's in the Bushnell Pro XE Laser Rangefinder Box?

Pro XE Rangefinder Only

    • Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinder
    • Premium Carrying Case with Carabiner Clip
    • One CR2 Battery
    • Instruction Manual

Pro XE Rangefinder with Pitchfix Divot Tool

    • Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinder
    • PlayBetter Pitchfix Divot Tool with Magnetic Bushnell Ball Marker
    • Premium Carrying Case with Carabiner Clip
    • One CR2 Battery
    • Instruction Manual

Pro XE Rangefinder Extra Battery & Microfiber Towel Bundle

    • Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinder
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Cleaning Towel
    • Premium Carrying Case with Carabiner Clip
    • 2 x CR2 Battery
    • Instruction Manual

Pro XE Rangefinder Protective Bundle

    • Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinder
    • PlayBetter Protective Silicone Case (Red or Blue)
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Cleaning Towel
    • Premium Carrying Case with Carabiner Clip
    • 2 x CR2 Battery
    • Instruction Manual

Pro XE Rangefinder Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

    • Pro XE Golf Laser Rangefinder
    • PlayBetter Protective Silicone Case (Red or Blue)
    • PlayBetter Microfiber Cleaning Towel
    • Premium Carrying Case with Carabiner Clip
    • 2 x CR2 Battery
    • Instruction Manual

How big is the Pro XE rangefinder?

Dimensions:  4.5" x 1.8" x 3.1"

Weight: 11 oz.

Is the Bushnell Pro XE golf rangefinder waterproof? 

Yes. It's rated IPX7.

What kind of display does this golf laser rangefinder have?

The Pro XE has an Enhanced Ultra-Bright Backlight Display.

Does the Bushnell Pro XE have Slope?

Yes! When slope is enabled by sliding the Slope Switch on the side of the unit to the left so the red Slope indicator is visible (see photo, right), Bushnell’s patented Slope Technology is displayed. The Slope +/- mode will automatically compute an angle compensated range based upon distance and slope determined by the laser rangefinder and built-in inclinometer. This data is then combined with internal algorithmic formulas dealing with average club use and ball trajectories. The angle compensated range provides direction on how to play the shot (i.e. add distance if an incline, subtract distance if a decline). Slide the Slope Switch right, and your Pro XE now conforms to USGA Rule 14-3, with the slope compensated ranging feature removed.

What is the Elements feature on the Pro XE golf rangefinder?

With Slope mode selected (Slope Switch to left with red indicator exposed), the display will show the percent grade of tilt/incline to the hole or obstacle (with the flag or other target in the aiming circle) and “Play As” compensated distance below the normal “Line of Sight” distance when the laser is fired.

You also have the option of activating the Elements feature by pressing the Mode button (toggles between Elements on/off. ) “ON” is indicated by the Elements Mode icon ( ) in the display. When Elements Mode is on, the Slope compensated distance also factors in the air pressure and temperature at your location on the golf course. For example, the ball will travel farther through thinner air at higher altitudes (assuming it is hit with the same force).

Note: once the device has shut off, the unit will always default back to the last mode used.

How do I use Slope +/-™ on my Bushnell Pro XE?

Once in this mode, you will see a “ - - - ” in the field of view informing you that you are in the Slope +/- Mode. Press the Power/Fire button to obtain distance to the flag or other objects. Once the range is displayed, release the Power/Fire button. Once you have released the Power/Fire button, a grade percentage and compensated range will be displayed beneath the standard distance.

For example, if the true distance is 180 yards, but with a slope of +4 percent, the slope compensated (“play-as”) range is 182 yards.

What is the range of the Pro XE rangefinder?

5-1,300 yards

How easy/difficult is the Pro XE golf rangefinder to set up?

It's super easy to get started!

  1. Open Battery Cover and remove protective plastic disc from battery. Replace cover.
  2. Press Power/Fire button to activate display and fi re laser. Display remains active for 10 seconds.
  3. Adjust Eyepiece Diopter Dial, rotating it until display appears sharp.
  4. To demo Pinseeker/Visual JOLT feature, press & hold Power/Fire while moving the laser across trees, etc. in the background, then placing the Aiming Circle over the golf flag. JOLT Technology generates two short vibrations to confirm that the distance displayed is to the flag (closest object), and the Visual JOLT red indicator ring in the display illuminates.
  5. Press & hold Mode button to enter Settings. Tap Mode button to cycle thru “Bright 1~Bright 4”. Press Power/Fire to select your preferred display brightness setting.
  6. Press Mode to cycle Yards/Meters distance units preference. This also previews the Jolt indications (vibration+display indicator ring). Press Power/Fire to confirm units preference and exit the Settings menu.
  7. Slide Slope Switch to left (red indicator visible) to enable slope compensated ranging, slide it to the right (red indicator hidden) to disable slope.
  8. With slope mode enabled, tap Mode button to toggle Elements on/off, indicated by the Elements mode icon in the display. With Elements mode is on, the Slope compensated distance also factors in the air pressure and temperature at your location. Note: once the Pro XE has shut off, it will always default back to the last mode used.

What does the display show?

The Bushnell Pro XE golf laser rangefinder display shows:

  1. Aiming Circle (crosshairs=active laser)
  2. Elements Mode
  3. Battery Level
  4. “Play As” Distance (based on Slope/Elements)
  5. Slope (% grade)
  6. Line of Sight Distance
  7. Visual JOLT Indicator Ring

Can distance on the Pro XE be shown in yards and meters?

Yes. Use the Mode button on the top of the unit to access the Settings menu.

Press and hold the Mode button to enter the Settings menu, which allows you to set your preferred display brightness level and distance units (yards/meters). Press/ release the Mode button to cycle through four display brightness settings (“Bright 1” to “Bright 4”). When your preferred setting is displayed, press the Power/Fire button.

Next, toggle between distance units Yards or Meters) by pressing the Mode button. This also activates the JOLT indicators (vibration and visual ring in display), allowing you to preview/demo the effect of JOLT Technology without requiring you to fire the laser at a target. Press the Power/Fire button to confirm your units preference and exit the Settings menu.

How does the Bushnell Pro XE golf laser rangefinder technology work?

The Pro XE emits invisible, eye safe, infrared energy pulses. The Pro XE Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC chip (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) results in instantaneous and accurate readings every time. Sophisticated digital technology instantaneously calculates distances by measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.

Does the Pro XE have Bluetooth connectivity?

No

What is the BITE magnetic mount?

The Pro XE features a powerful BITE magnet incorporated into the right side of its housing, which allows the device to be securely attached to a golf cart bar or frame.

What is Pinseeker with visual JOLT?

Bushnell’s exclusive Pinseeker™ feature allows reliable targeting of the flag without inadvertently getting distances to large background targets (i.e. trees) that have stronger signal strength. When ranging your target, if the laser beam recognized more than one object (for example, the flag and a group of trees behind it), only the distance to the closest object (the flag) will be displayed. The JOLT Technology provides two short bursts of vibration to confirm that the distance displayed is to the flag, and the red ring (Visual JOLT Indicator) around the outer edge of the display is activated, confirming the laser has ranged the correct target via Pinseeker. There may be times when the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, no JOLT indication will be provided.

Tip: While pressing the Power/Fire button, you can move the device slowly from object to object and intentionally force the laser to hit multiple objects to ensure that you are only displaying the closest of the objects recognized by the laser. Once the device has shut off, the unit will always default back to the last mode used.

How do I operate the Bushnell Pro XE laser rangefinder?

While looking through the Pro XE, depress the Power/Fire button once to activate the display. If the display icons and numbers are blurry, rotate the eyepiece in either direction until they are in focus. Place the aiming circle (located in the center of the display) over a target at least 5 yards away, depress and hold the Power/Fire button down until the range reading is displayed near the bottom of the in-view display. Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted. Once a range has been acquired, you can release the Power/Fire button. The crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle will disappear once the Power/Fire button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).

Note: Once activated, the display will remain active and display the last distance measurement for 10 seconds. You can depress the Power/Fire button again at any time to distance to a new target. The maximum time the laser is transmitted (fired) is 5 seconds. To re-fire, press the button down again.

 

How do I clean my Pro XE golf laser rangefinder?

The lenses of your Bushnell Tour Pro XE rangefinder are fully multi-coated for highest light transmission. As with any multicoated optics, special care must be taken in cleaning the lenses. Follow these tips for proper lens cleaning:

  • Blow away any dust or debris on the lens (or use a soft lens brush).
  • To remove dirt or finger prints, clean with the supplied micro-fiber cloth rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause permanent damage. The included washable microfiber cleaning cloth is ideal for the routine cleaning of your optics. Simply breathe lightly on the lens to provide a slight amount of moisture, then gently rub the lens with the microfiber cloth.
  • For a more thorough cleaning, photographic lens tissue and photographic-type lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the fluid to the cleaning cloth – never directly on the lens.

Does the Bushnell Pro XE come with a warranty?

Yes! Your Bushnell golf laser rangefinder is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years after the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell® Authorized Service Department.

What if it looks like there is debris in the lens that won't clear away?

Your device may have some solar burns. Over time, the device can develop small dots due to sun exposure. The dots are cosmetic and should not affect the actual performance of the device. This is covered by the 2-year warranty.

What if my laser rangefinder is off by more than 10 yards?

This golf laser rangefinder can be used to measure distance in yards or meters, and it's likely that it's set on the wrong unit. The unit measure indicators are located in the lower right portion of the LCD. To select between yards and meters on your Pro XE, press and hold the Mode button which is next to the Power button. Press the Power/Fire button to confirm your units preference and exit the Settings menu. The Pro Xe will return to the last unit of measure setting used each time the unit is turned on.

What if the display is out of focus?

Power the unit on by pressing the Power/Fire button once. Rotate the eyepiece in either direction until the display icons and numbers are in focus.

When do I replace the battery?

Replace the battery when the unit does not turn on, display does not illuminate, or the display goes blank when attempting to power the laser. Use a good quality 3-volt lithium battery (CR2). Insert into the compartment with the negative (flat) end first (positive end facing out towards the battery cover). It's recommended that you replace the battery at least once every six months.

How accurate is the Bushnell Pro XE?

The ranging accuracy of the Pro XE is plus or minus one yard/meter under most circumstances. The maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The maximum distance for most objects is 1000 yards/914 meters while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1300 yards/1189 meters.

What is the magnification of this golf laser rangefinder?

The Bushnell Pro XE high-end rangefinder offers 7x magnification.


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