Our Callaway LR550 Rangefinder Review Summary is a summary of pros and cons consistently mentioned in user reviews. The results were so compelling, that we also took this little laser out for a test round and we agree with the users, that this is unit works as advertised.
Callaway LR550 Review Score:
Score compiled from multiple sources including Amazon, GolfSmith and TGW.
4.51 out of 5 (225 reviews)
The interesting thing about the LR550 is that the price has gone up since the release of Callaway’s newer models. Although we think this is an excellent rangefinder, we suggest checking the price of the Callway Diablo and choosing the one with the lowest price. The number one mention by far was how easy it was to use. About 10% of users said that it required somewhat steady hands, but most of those users noted that after a little practice, they didn’t have much trouble.
Regarding the “learning curve” mentioned by a few users, we have to agree that it took us a few tries to figure it out. Since we didn’t take the time to read any instructions, we expected it to work like our old Bushnell, where you push and the hold the button while scanning. On the LR550, you aim first and then push and release the button. You then have 8 seconds to scan. Once we got the system down, we had no problem.
As long as your hands are steady enough to handle a laser rangefinder, the Callaway LR550 should be on your short list for consideration. If you’re not quite sure yet, you may also wish to utilize our laser rangefinder reviews and scores page.
- easy to use
- compact size
- Exact yardage to pin
- Adds confidence to your club selectioin
- Long battery life
- Useful on driving range
- Improves game
- Scan mode makes it easy to hit target (hold button for up to 8 seconds so you don’t have to have it right on the target when you push the button
- Get yardage fast
- Color (the color models are easy to see, so you don’t accidentally leave it in your cart
- Easy to read
- No downloads
- 6x magnification
- Battery doesn’t have to be charged after every round
- No annual fees
- Requires steady hands
- A little bit of a learning curve if you’ve never used laser before
|Battery||3 volt CR2 lithium|
|USGA Compliant (local rule)||Yes|
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