Precision Pro NX7 Laser Rangefinder
Editor’s note: This review is part of our rangefinder review series. The Precision Pro NX7 was named Best New Golf Rangefinder for 2018. Click here to read more of our golf rangefinder reviews.
Laser rangefinders are excellent pieces of technology. They’re a quick way to shave a few strokes off of your game and to give you a bit more confidence while out on the the course. It’s important for the best laser rangefinders to have excellent accuracy, batter life, zoom, and the ability to lock onto the intended target. It’s also great when your device is lightweight and feels good in your hands. The NX7 laser rangefinder scores well on all of these points and is priced competitively. Dollar for dollar it’s likely the best laser rangefinder for the money.
Accurate and Easy to Use
The Precision Pro NX7 is as accurate as any of the best golf laser rangefinders on the market today. The NX7 is accurate within one yard of any target and can measure distances to the 1/10 of a yard. Want to know whether it’s 45.9 yards to the bunker vs. 45.6 yards? We have no idea why you would, but the NX7 has your back. To lock onto a target with the NX7 you simply push a button on the top of the device. A circle with crosshairs will appear. After placing this on the desired target, you hit the button again. The crosshairs will blink until the yardage is found and displayed. The NXY is easy to use and provides you with exactly what you need without any gimmicks.
The NX7 also boasts Target Acquisition Technology (TAG) that prevents the device from picking up objects in the background when you’re trying to hit a specific target. This laser rangefinder can pick up targets that are up to 400 yards away. That’s really far. With some golf rangefinders, it’s easy to accidentally laser the yardage to a tree behind the intended target. This can lead to wayward shots that overshoot the green. With the NX7 you don’t have to worry about this as much. But it’s only as accurate as its user, if your hand is shaking or you can’t keep it steady on the target, you’ll want to laser the flag pin twice to make sure you’ve hit the correct target.
Fast Speed –
You might not think that fast speeds with a laser rangefinder are important. But there are few things more frustrating than a slow golfer. Some laser rangefinders take forever to lock onto their target and provide you with an accurate and reliable yardage. The Precision Pro NX7 provides you with a yardage reading in less than a second after locking on to your intended target. This prevents you from being the slow guy/girl on the golf course endlessly scanning the landscape with your device.
6x Magnified –
The NX7 golf laser rangefinder provides you with a great view of your intended target. The zoom on the rangefinder is 6x which is more zoom than some of the other best golf laser rangefinders on the market. This gives you a clear view of your target from far distances and allows you to better lock the crosshairs on the flag pin or other target.
Multiple Distance Types –
The Precision Pro NX7 allows you to easily switch how you measure the distance to the intended target. If you’re in the United States, you’ll likely want to measure distance in yards. However, those of you who are abroad will likely want to measure distances in meters. With one push of a button you can measure in either yards or meters and all of this is completely tournament legal.
There are a bunch of little a aspects of this laser rangefinder that are worth mentioning. Sometimes the details are as important as the big picture items that we all like to focus on. For example, you can have the most accurate laser rangefinder in the world, but if it requires $15 batteries that need to be replaced every two weeks, the device will be way less valuable. It’s also annoying when the device feels strange in your hand or breaks easily when dropped. Here are some of the other perks of this rangefinder that are fairly self explanatory.
- Water resistant
- Free Battery Replacement
- Feels great in your hand/not awkward to hold
- Good size
- Shock resistant
- 2 year warranty
NX7 Pro with Slope
For those of you looking for a bit more technology in a golf laser rangefinder, Precision Pro also offers the NX7 Pro with slope technology. The NX7 pro differs from the NX7 by providing the yardage to a hole with elevation taken into consideration. This can be incredibly helpful on course that have large elevation changes or courses that you are playing for the first time. With slope technology engaged, the NX7 pro will tell you the actual yardage to the flag pin and the distance with elevation taken into account. This added benefit is not tournament legal but can easily be turned off for tournament play. The NX7 Pro also features the pulse vibration technology that lets you know when you are locked onto your target. This is great for checking the yardage on a target when there are other objects in the background or the foreground.
As you might expect, these added benefits don’t come without a higher cost. Expect to pay about $50 more for these features. If you’re interested in checking out these features feel free to check the price on amazon.
The Precision Pro NXT golf laser rangefinder provides you with everything that you need to lower your scores. It easily competes with the best golf laser rangefinders on the market at a fraction of the price. There are no real drawbacks to this device, but there is plenty of upside. It’s accurate, easy to use, durable, and cost effective. If you’re in the market for an entry level laser rangefinder this is a fantastic option. As we note earlier, this is the best golf laser rangefinder for the money.