The VPRO500 is our Best Budget Rangefinder pick for 2016
TecTecTec is not a name many are familiar with in the golf world or otherwise. There’s not much public information on the company and their product line consists of a few fairly different products: golf rangefinders and a GoPro copycat (plus a few digital projectors on their Euro website).
This lack of focus on golf may (rightfully) raise questions on the company’s ability to produce a quality rangefinder but TecTecTec is establishing a solid reputation through its VPRO500 rangefinder through its budget-friendly price and very good customer service. TecTecTec is a newer company, so it remains to be seen whether it’ll be around for the long-term, but signs are positive.
The VPRO500 is a light, compact rangefinder with a 6x magnification, decent pin sensor and good hard case. The lens is large and provides a clear view to your target to take a measurement. The pinseek feature isn’t great but is more accurate than using a GPS and eyeballing it.
It’s small enough to fit in your pocket between shots and the water resistance means it’s okay to set it down on the wet, early-morning turf while you take your shot if you’d rather not put it back in the case between shots. (Using the case is the safer choice, of course).
Specs and Features
- 30-day money back guarantee
- 1 Year warranty
- 6x magnification
- Distant Target Priority Mode
- Water resistant / “rainproof”
- 6x Magnification (most rangefinders are 5x)
- Customer service / support
- Not as accurate as Bushnell and Leupold models
- Newer company, short track record
- Long-term durability unclear
The packaging for the unit is nothing special but good looking.