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Nikon COOLSHOT PROII Stabilized Golf Rangefinder 2021 Upgrades Review Reviews the Feature Upgrades of the
Nikon's 2021 COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED Golf Laser Rangefinder

We’re beyond impressed with the Nikon COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED Rangefinder (pronounced “PRO 2” in case those Roman numerals are tripping you up). So, we want you to know all about it. This is our initial review of the features — with a more in-depth video review of the product coming soon.



(To delve in further, enjoy the whole article below!)

Short on time? Here's the 3 things you need to know:

    • Nikon Stabilization Technology Defies Hand Shake — Tired of shaky hands or wind making it near impossible to use your rangefinder? This is the feature that made this brand so popular in the first place. And Nikon just keeps making it better!
    • Dual LOCKED ON technology by Nikon ensures that you don’t ever have to guess when targeting the pin. And this model has its very own version: Dual LOCKED ON ECHO. You get both visual and audible confirmation of the flagstick. But wait … it gets better. Factor in Nikon’s legacy of sports and recreational optics, and you get a bright field of view and a luminous, easily visible red OLED display. Plus, automatic brightness adjustment. Once you look through this gorgeous laser rangefinder, you'll be hooked!
    • The Amazing Speed of HYPER READ — Nikon has also anticipated that, rather that wait for a piece of golf technology you’ve invested in to respond, you would prefer to focus on your shot. Keep the game moving with a rapid measurement response of up to 0.3 seconds!

Should You Invest in a High-End Rangefinder?

If you’re looking to invest in a laser rangefinder in the premium segment, you’ll want to look closely at features, quality and warranty.  

In this article, we break down the features that make the Nikon COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED an exceptional and unique rangefinder and discuss how it can add accuracy and precision to your golf game. The stabilizing feature alone is worth it, removing factors like shaky hands and high wind from your distance measurement accuracy.

Read on to learn more about the solid value of this user-friendly device that will help you take strokes off your game.  

Next-Generation Stabilization and Other High-End Features

Nikon's Popular Stabilization Feature

The COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED is the next generation in rangefinder technology that reduces hand shake by 80%. Regardless of wind or distance, get smooth, stress-free measurements every time.

Own Rapid Measurement Response

Keep the game moving with HYPER READ technology. Get accurate measurements in as little as 0.3 seconds so you can focus on your shot.

Confirm Your Target with DUAL LOCKED ON Technology

The COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED features its own version of this technology — DUAL LOCKED ON ECHO. Skip guessing the distance with audible and visual confirmation of your target.


You're Covered Wherever You Play with 4 Measurement Display Modes

This top of the line rangefinder includes an Actual Distance mode with green LED indicator for use at official golf competitions. Additional modes include slope adjusted distance (useful when shots are uphill or downhill), actual distance and height mode, and a horizontal distance and height mode.

Precision and Accuracy Galore

With a measurement range of 8-1,200 yards, accuracy of ±0.75m/yd, 6X magnification, and waterproof and fogproof construction, this golf rangefinder will give you the edge you need to take strokes off your game.

Battery Life

Takes 1 CR2 Lithium Battery (DC 3V) with automatic power shut-off (after approx. 8 sec. unoperated). You can expect around 2,200 actuations.

Lock onto the Pin with Nikon’s Stabilized Technology

You deserve this technology ...

Tired of hand shake making it difficult to use your rangefinder? What good is lightweight, top of the line technology if a little wind or hand shake keeps you from getting accurate reads on distance?

You’ve earned your time on the golf course. Unfortunately, shaking hands and wind might be part of the package some days …

Nikon has solved the problem with an advanced optical stabilization system to reduce vibration. This technology made the first generation of this Nikon rangefinder extremely popular. With this model you get an 80% reduction in hand shake.

Get smooth and stress-free measurement every single time with the Nikon COOLSHOT PRO II STABILIZED! Once you try it, you'll never go back to a lesser rangefinder.

Double Down on Target Confirmation with DUAL LOCKED ON Technology

Okay, so this golf gadget gives stable readings … what about accuracy and precision? Check and check.

One major way Nikon laser rangefinders for golf remove distance guesswork for golfers is with their DUAL LOCKED ON technology. The COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED has its own unique version of this technology: DUAL LOCKED ON ECHO. You get both visual and audible confirmation of the flagstick so you don’t ever have to guess when targeting the pin.

Nikon’s Legacy of Optical Excellence

Nikon’s legacy of sports and recreational optics takes this superior rangefinder to the next level. You get a bright field of view and a luminous, easily visible red OLED display. Plus, an integrated automatic brightness adjustment function is built in to fine tune the display brightness according to the surrounding ambient light level. Basically, this device makes the best of whatever environment you’re playing in.

It also has 6x magnification and target lines and numerical data are crisp and easy to read. Moreover, there’s a rear diopter ring to dial in focus for how you like to hold the unit to your eye.

With everything we’ve discussed so far, it’s easy to see how this Nikon rangefinder provides more insight to make strategic decisions on the course and fully focus on each shot.

But. There’s. Still. More …

Superior Speed with HYPER READ

When you own a COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED rangefinder, you own rapid measurement response. Keep the game moving with HYPER READ technology. You get accurate measurements in as little as 0.3 seconds so you can focus on your shot, and not on your operating your rangefinder.

Get Rapid Results in 4 Modes

This top of the line rangefinder has slope adjustment for when you want it. Turn on ID (incline/decline) mode, and your distance will factor in slope, crucial for uphill and downhill shots. When slope must be off for competitive play, an onboard Actual Distance Indicator (ADI) LED signals compliance.

In addition to Actual Distance and Golf modes, it also includes actual distance and height mode and a horizontal distance and height mode.

Killer Design

Along with its premium features, this gorgeous golf rangefinder has premium construction. The compact and lightweight form-factor feels well-built in your hand, and its sleek design will complement your style on the course.


Our Final Thoughts

The Nikon COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED laser golf rangefinder has everything you've heard a premium rangefinder should have — AND MORE! Nobody does optics like Nikon, nor will you find their stabilization and targeting technology anywhere else. They've thought of everything with this gorgeous golf gadget to give you all the confidence, precision and accuracy you could want when measuring your target — including a 5-year warranty.

And what's more? As far as price goes for rangefinders in the premium segment — anywhere from $400 to $600 — this one comes in on the attractive end of cost at $450. There's no downside to this investment in your golf game — except that you might get spoiled by all it has to offer.

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Theresa - May 10, 2021

Hi Bob, thanks for your question!

The two main differences between the Nikon COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED and the updated PROII are the upgrades in design and the dual confirmation of their DUAL LOCKED ON ECHO technology, where you get an audible chirp confirmation along with a visual. The Pro had visual confirmation only.

As with any next-generation product from a top brand like Nikon with excellent research and development, it’s safe to assume that between the Pro and ProII, any bugs or user-requested fixes in the technology have been addressed and updated. Nikon is continually updating their firmware and software.

I hope this helped and please let us know if you have any further questions.

Bob - May 7, 2021

Can you tell me what the difference is between the pro and proll

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