Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder Review

Hello golfers! The Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder is one the better rangefinders that I see on the market right now. You wouldn’t know that by the price though.  I had the opportunity to take this bad boy out for a couple of rounds.  To make this review seems unbiased I’m going to have to think of something to say that isn’t overwhelmingly positive.  Read further down for my “scathing negative remarks”. But really, this rangefinder comes with a load of features:

Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder Review

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Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder Features

Simple Design

Soft-touch buttons for stable operation –  None these these clunky radio buttons here.  Worse yet are the rangefinders that don’t have buttons.  The Scoreband Pulse is water resistant, weighs about 150 grams and is 4”x 3” x1.5” in size. Sleek and practical, there is no necessary clutter. Many devices out there feel like you need a mechanical engineering degree to work properly.  This isn’t one of them. If you like a simple and functional this is rangefinder

Easy Toggle

Easy toggle between yard and meter measure option. Not everyone uses yards or vice versa.  Gone are the days of rangefinders where you couldn’t switch.

A+ for Accuracy

A rangefinder doesn’t do much for you if it isn’t very accurate.  Many devices are decent when you are close enough not to need them. But the Scoreband Pulse has a good range, and as far as I could tell, very accurate.  The box says it is accurate on a 400 Yard general range/250 yard range to flag.

Magnification/Battery

More magnification than you will ever need – 6x Magnification (plus adjustable focus). You have to keep a very steady hand if you are even going to use the 6X. From what I could tell it had a great battery life.  Doesn’t hurt that it comes with fully charged battery (CR2 3 volt).

SPECIAL FEATURES

The scan mode on the Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder is pretty fun. The scan mode picks up the closest object.  This helps with speed and accuracy of the measurement. On top of that this mode has a Vibrate Mode. You can choose from General mode or Flag Lock mode. This is great for novices. It also has a crosshair/flag lock display which make things a lot easier as well.

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The Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder Is a Serious Rangefinder

The Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder is not for the granny golfer. This rangefinder could easily be used for the I’m-going-to-golf-every-day-no-matter-what golfer or the competition player. It really is just one of the most amazing, inexpensive devices you can find on the market today.  I suppose the Scoreband Plus Rangefinder could also work for the leisure and infrequent golfer.

Don’t throw your money away on the $1,500 newest rangefinder. If you are buying a rangefinder with all the whistles and bells, you you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference between your top-of-the line doodad and the Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder. There’s nothing I don’t love about this rangefinder and there is no reason I wouldn’t recommend it. I know that I’m not on the PGA tour but it perfectly suits my needs when i am out on the course.

Other Thoughts/Scathing Negativism

The Scoreband Pulse Rangefinder is compact and lightweight with high quality performance. It is everything you need for Breaking 80. If there is one thing it needs improvement on it is the stabilizer when it is fully zoomed in.  It is likely that no one is ever going to need it at 6X, but my 70-year-old father had a hard time holding it steady from a Par 5. But we were just trying to find something we didn’t like about it.  If there is critism, that is it. However, I still think it is well worth the price and can be comparable to many of the costlier models you can buy.

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