Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Review

‘Callaway Hybrid Laser’

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We are still waiting for more feedback before doing our full Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Review. However, we are really excited to finally see another hybrid rangefinder on the market.

Callaway Hybrid Laser User Rating:
4.50 Stars 4.50 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

We love the idea of having the accuracy of laser combined with GPS information that a laser alone cannot provide.

Formerly, Bushnell was the only manufacturer to combine laser and GPS in a single unit. However the Bushnell Hybrid has one flaw that we feel is a deal-breaker for many ‘would be’ buyers. The battery for the GPS and the laser are one in the same and therefore the unit has to be charged after 14 hours of use for either the laser or GPS to work. Callaway has solved that problem by using separate batteries for the GPS and the laser. That means that even if you forget to charge the GPS battery, your laser will still work.

Note: Laser batteries usually last many months and can usually be replaced on the course if you keep a spare in the bag.

Besides the battery issue, the Callaway Hybrid has 6x magnification versus Bushnell’s 5x. It’s also a little smaller and lighter weight.

For us, even if we have to pay a little more, the dual batteries make the Callaway Hybrid much more desirable than the Bushnell, but we would love to hear how important that is to you. Leave us a comment below if you have any thoughts about hybrid laser rangefinders.

Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Features
  • Laser accuracy to +/- 1 yard
  • 6x magnification; range: 5-1,000 yards
  • Scan mode to acquire multiple targets
  • GPS preloaded with 30,000+ global courses
  • No download or subscription fees
  • GPS distances to front, center, and back of green
  • GPS has layup and carry distances to hazards and doglegs

We give a big thumbs-up to Callaway for their first entry into the hybrid rangefinder market. The early feedback is favorable and the price is quite reasonable, so we expect to see this model gaining some traction soon.

Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Specifications
Callaway Hybrid Laser
Slope No
Vibration n
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3 in. x 1.5 in. x 4.5 in.
Weight 7.6 oz.
Battery recharge and CR-2 Lithium 3V
Battery Life GPS 2 rnds – N/A
Display LCD
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 1,000
Minimum Range 5
Notes
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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