The Leupold GX-4i is the new rangefinder that builds on the success of the Leupold GX-4 model. It utilizes the next generation Digitally eNhanced Accuracy a.k.a. DNA engine that takes ranging speed and precision to an even higher level. It employs the same advanced technology that makes Leupold the choice optic for many military applications and other situations requiring pinpoint accuracy at extremely long distances.
Leupold and Stevens, Inc. is a pre-eminent American-owned optics company, which is family-owned and operated. It offers worldwide sold products to golfers, hunters, competitive shooters, American military war fighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. Its product line include rifles, handgun and spotting scopes, binoculars, rangefinders, trail cameras, mounting systems and optical tools and accessories. It employs people by the hundreds in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore.
The Professional Tour Caddies of America a.k.a. PTCA is the official association of the PGA tour caddies. Many professional PGA tour caddies have committed to use Leupold GX rangefinders in practice rounds and other tournament play preparations. The caddies, together with PGA tour professionals and golfers of any skill level, have found the advanced technology and performance of Leupold GX rangefinders give the most precise and personalized golf course ranges.
About Leupold GX Rangefinders
The Leupold rangefinders in its GX series are the official rangefinders of the PTCA. Caddies using the Leupold GX rangefinders have been involved in more than 50 PGA tour victories since 2009. These victories include three major championships.
Dimensions of Leupold GX-4i
The Leupold GX-4i measures 4.1” long x 2.9” high x 1.3” wide and weighs 7.9 ounces.
Digitally eNhanced Accuracy engine
Leupold GX-4i is a new Leupold golf rangefinder that features the DNA engine technology and an infrared laser. These features offer instant measurements and accuracy to within six inches of the flagstick as well as other targets. It displays accuracy to the nearest 1/10th of a yard and its maximum ranging distance is 800 yards.
The Leupold GX-4i can be customized to the needs of the individual. It is designed to help golfers of any skill level to take their games to the next level. It offers enhanced versatility with a removable Smart Key that adds the benefits of both True Golf Range a.k.a. TGR and Club Selector features of Leupold golf rangefinders. The Leupold GX-4i provides accurate ranging information that is matched to the shot slope, atmospheric condition and personal hitting strength of the golfer, when the TGR and Club Selector features are activated by the Smart Key.
True Golf Range
The TGR of the Leupold GX-4i offers golfers a compensation for long playing uphill shots and short playing downhill shots. It displays the adjusted ‘plays like’ range, calculated from the laser-measured line-of-sight distance, decline or incline, ball trajectory, current temperature and specific altitude.
With the green sitting six degrees above the ball, a golfer has a 150 yard lie from the pin. The Leupold GX-4i indicates the shot should be played as if it were 164 yards, using advanced TGR algorithms for an automatic account of each factor.
Leupold GX-4i- Club Selector
The Club Selector of the Leupold GX-4i automatically makes a proper club recommendation for each shot after factoring in the specific hitting strength and TGR of the golfer to the target, when it is activated. The Leupold GX-4i does the rest after the simple input of his personal striking distance for three specific clubs by the user. It also indicates when the distance falls between clubs.
Pinhunter Laser Technology
The Leupold GX-4i features the Pinhunter Laser Technology for an effective filtering out of large background objects and flag or pin zeroing in for extremely precise and fast target acquisition. It gives golfers the selection of three aiming reticles. They can choose the one that works best for the intended target and usage. The distance can be displayed either in yards or meters.
Prism Lock Technology/Fog mode
The Leupold GX-4i offers other key features including the Prism Lock Technology and the Fog mode. The Prism Lock Technology makes an audible beep upon high intensity return identification from flagsticks that are equipped with specialized prisms, when the Leupold GX-4i is in Scan mode. These specialized prisms are already in use on many golf courses. The steady holding of the Leupold GX-4i becomes less of a concern with the Prism Lock Technology. It assures exact distance measurement. On the other hand, the Fog mode enables the Leupold GX-4i to cut through mist. It provides fast and accurate distance measurements.
The Leupold GX-4i has a 6x magnification. It offers a one-touch Scan mode that allows users landscape sweeping while measuring distance continuously. It has additional features including fully multi-coated lenses that provide crystal-clear images, a display that is easy to read and rubber eyecups that fold down. Each unit of the Leupold GX-4i is weatherproof and comes with a Cordura holster, a battery, a lanyard and a complete instructional manual.
Leupold GX-4i Review
The Leupold GX-4i Review says that the Leupold GX-4i has a yellow and a chrome faceplate. It gives one light-on-sight distance with the chrome faceplate attached. It can access a True Golf Range mode and a Club Selector feature with the yellow faceplate attached. According to the Leupold GX-4i Review this feature makes it one of the most interesting among the available golf rangefinders in the market today.
The Leupold GX-4i Review said that it gives angle compensated yardage reading to the pin and offers club selection advice. It uses DNA and Prism Lock technologies and a Fog mode as accurate reading acquisition aids.
The Leupold GX-4i review affirms that the gadget is a high-end golf rangefinder that is not designed to be a budget gadget at its approximated $500 price tag. It is meant for golfers looking for a highly customizable and advanced feature filled golf rangefinder.
In the Leupold GX-4i Review the golfer can enter in altitude and temperature settings in the Leupold GX-4i for ranging accuracy aid. He can enter in personalized information on how far he hit certain clubs for more accurate club suggestion receipt from the golf rangefinder. The Leupold GX-4i allows the golfer to choose the crosshair style he wants to use. These features make it probably the most customizable gadget among the currently available golf rangefinders.
The Leupold GX-4i review attests that this golf rangefinder is made of metal instead of plastic. It features a stylish and functional rubberized surface. It utilizes an OLED styled display screen that is more expensive against the more common golf rangefinder LCD screens.
Leupold GX-4i Review – Tournament Non-Legal
According to the Leupold GX-4i Review the Leupold GX-4i is a non-legal gadget for tournament play even with an attached chrome faceplate.The TGR mode and the Club Selector features are non-legal features in tournament play and are only available in the golf rangefinder with the yellow faceplate attached. according to the Leupold GX-4i Review also said that the interchangeable faceplate idea was conceived to turn the golf rangefinder into a tournament legal gadget with the simple replacement of the yellow faceplate with the chrome faceplate. However, the USGA has ruled the golf rangefinder to be non-legal for tournament play regardless of which faceplate is attached to it.
The Leupold GX-4i review further says that the ability to use the Leupold GX-4i in a tournament legal mode would have been a big selling point for the golf rangefinder. Still, despite this disability, it has found success in offering uncommonly found features on other golf rangefinders and has filled a niche in the golf rangefinder world. Its disapproval for tournament play did nothing to deter it from becoming the popular golf rangefinder that it is today.
According to the Leupold GX-4i Review the Leupold GX-4i is made of aluminum compared to most golf rangefinders that are made of plastic. This aluminum housing is rubberized with a golf ball dimple style pattern which acts as an aid in the golf rangefinder gripping under slippery conditions. It also gives the Leupold GX-4i a unique look. Leupold GX-4i Review said also that this aluminum Leupold model comes with a 2-year limited guarantee compared to the 1-year limited warranty of the plastic Leupold models, i.e. Leupold GX-1 and Leupold GX-2.
Organic Light Emitted Diode
The Leupold GX-4i review notes that the Leupold GX-4i uses a red Organic Light Emitted Diode a.k.a. OLED display for information aim and display. The OLED is considered a clearer and brighter view provider that the more traditional Liquid Crystal Display a.k.a. LCD screens used on many rangefinders around.
Digitally eNhanced Accuracy
According to the Leupold GX-4i Review a new feature on the Leupold GX-4i is its Digitally eNhanced Accuracy a.k.a. DNA technology. It is a rangefinder laser system upgrade for speed and accuracy increase of the gadget. This upgrade listed the Leupold GX-4i to be accurate to within 0.5 yard/meter while the Leupold GX-4 was listed to be accurate to within 1 yard/meter.
Leupold GX-4i Review – True Golf Range
The Leupold GX-4i review states that the TGR mode of the Leupold GX-4i takes the angle of the shot as well as temperature and altitude factors in giving an angle compensated reading. The default altitude is set at 1,000 feet above sea level while the default temperature is set at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. These settings can be changed by the golfer for compensated distance reading accuracy increase.
The Club Selector feature of the Leupold GX-4i makes club suggestions on the basis of calculated information from its TGR mode. The Leupold GX-4i comes with default settings that are pre-programmed. In the Leupold GX-4i Review the golfer can enter the distance he hit a 4, 6 and 8 iron. Based on the entered distances for the clubs, the golf rangefinder makes its club recommendations.
The Leupold GX-4i review confirms that the Leupold GX-4i has a Prism Lock feature when it is in Scan mode. The golf rangefinder will beep and display target lock brackets, if the top of the flag has a reflective prism. This indicates that it has acquired a distance range to the reflective prism. This Prism Lock feature can also be used to target reflective prisms on objects near hazards, in golf courses where they are made available.
In the Leupold GX-4i Review the Leupold GX-4i has a Fog mode for performance improvement of the golf rangefinder in foggy or rainy conditions. It is also capable of yardage reading display in either yards or meters. It allows for selection from 3 different reticle or crosshair options.
Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder
The Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder provides faster measurements and increased accuracy displayed to the nearest 1/10th of a yard with its high performance Digitally eNhanced Accuracy a.k.a. DNA engine and advanced infrared laser.It adopts an exclusive PinHunter laser technology, offers a Fog mode and provides three selectable aiming reticles, for a consistent pin hunt down in virtually any weather conditions. Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder is rugged, compact, completely weatherproof and sure to shave strokes from the game of a golfer of any skill level.
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About Leupold and Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder
Making sniper scopes for the U.S. military is one of the core business components of Leupold. Only innovative and technologically advanced product units like Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder with distinct advantage provision compared to competition are brought to the market.
About Leupold Golf Division and Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder
The Leupold goal for Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder is the golfer provision of the most accurate information in the quickest time possible. Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder has the practical application enhancement specific to the golfer needs becomes the objective after technical basis build up. The technical innovations are spawned from the military and hunting background of the people in the golf division of Leupold.
The hiring of P&M Global was resorted to for development input assistance as well as sales and marketing strategy development. The conversion of Leupold golf products like Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder is to the most accurate golf product line is a result of over 50 years of golf retail and Original Equipment Manufacturer a.k.a. OEM experience coupled with unique technical capabilities and marketing perspectives.
This is the reason behind the product use for weekly golf course mapping by 162 PGA tour caddies for the PGA tour players they loop for. The input of these tour caddies was instrumental to the Leupold GX-3, Leupold GX-4 and Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder development as well as the updated Leupold GX-1 and Leupold GX-2 modifications.
Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder – Unparalleled Performance
In spite of the availability of cheaper golf rangefinders in the market, golfers prefer to pay extra for Leupold golf rangefinders for the unparalleled performance they afford them. Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder are tested against the best competitor units. Each Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder produced unit provides exceptional speed and accuracy with the virtual elimination of false or incorrect readings.
The proprietary ballistic algorithm technology of the Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder offers virtual elimination of misreading through first target technology employment, laser cone narrowing, more powerful laser beam usage and background noise elimination of its receiver.
True Golf Range of Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder
The TGR technology that is offered in the Leupold GX-2, Leupold GX-4 and Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder, gives a True Golf Range or ‘plays like’ distance by taking into account factors including laser-measured line-of-sight distance, shot incline or decline, temperature, altitude and personalized striking distance. No other Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder take more variables into account.
All other golf rangefinders like Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder simply use shot incline or decline and distance, without the accounting of the other variables. A less than accurate shot and slope playing distance is left to the player due to this information deficiency.
Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder Against GPS devices
If a golfer is going to spend money to get a reading, the reading he should get must be the most accurate and not an approximation like Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder do. The Global Positioning System a.k.a. GPS is a navigation device that is not as accurate and reliable as devices adopting the laser rangefinder technology. The laser rangefinder technology Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder has its incorporation of the True Golf Range a.k.a. TGR feature, is fast and accurate, personalized to the game of an individual golfer.
While some of the more sophisticated GPS units can get you within a few yards of the green center under perfect operating conditions, the Leupold GX series of golf rangefinders, including the Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder, can get you within 18 inches at 350 yards of the green center. This is why a golfer buys a Leupold golf rangefinder like Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder instead of or in addition to a GPS device.
Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder Against Hunting rangefinders
Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder use the first target technology designed to pick up a pin in front of obstacles like trees. Leupold hunting rangefinders uses the most target technology designed to pick up the first larger object.
Larger objects are the targets in hunting. The picking up of smaller objects between the hunter and the target is not a preference. If a hunting rangefinder is used for golf, there is a tendency to pick up background noise, i.e. objects behind the flag. This will result to a huge error rate. If a Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder is used for hunting, it can work well if it is not used in a forest or any other area with a tree setting because the Pinhunter laser technology will pick up the first target. This is the only drawback in using the golf rangefinder for hunting.Try Leupold GX-4i Digital Golf Rangefinder now!