Precision Pro Golf NX7 Rangefinder Review

‘Precision Pro Golf NX7’

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This is our Precision Pro Golf NX7 Rangefinder Review. This model does not have Slope. If you are looking for the model with Slope, see our Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro Rangefinder Review.

Precision Pro Golf NX7 User Rating:
4.50 Stars 4.50 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

Some people just feel more confident buying a well-known brand when making a purchase. However, for those willing to take a chance, there are some worthwhile contenders in the laser golf rangefinder market and the NX7 is one of them.

We took the Precision Pro Golf NX7 Rangefinder out for a couple of rounds of golf and compared it head-to-head with the Bushnell Tour V4 Standard and the TecTecTec VPro500. What we found may surprise you, but let’s start by looking at the features of the NX7.

Precision Pro NX7 Features
  • TAG or Target Acquisition Technology – to ensure you get accurate distances to the target, not what’s behind the target.
  • Accuracy – The NX7 Rangefinder is accurate within 1 yard and measures distances to the 1/10th of a yard.
  • High Speed SD Laser – picks up distance readings in under 1 second.
  • Free Battery Replacements– Although you can easily find the CR2 3V battery in any store that sells batteries, Precision Pro Golf provides free battery replacement for the life of your product.
  • Multi Distance Mode – easily switch between yards and meters depending on your unit of measure.
  • Shock-proof Design – The rugged, shock proof design helps with drops, tosses, or any other impacts you encounter on the golf course.
  • 6x Magnification – Bring the target in close with 6x magnification.
  • Water Resistance – The NX7 Rangefinder is made to survive the elements.
  • Premium Case – The premium carrying case keeps the NX7 Rangefinder safe while the elastic strap and carabiner give you options for easy access on the course.
  • 2-Year Warranty – The NX7 Rangefinder features a 2-Year Warranty for operational defects ensuring you’ll be covered down the road.
  • Tournament Legal– The NX7 Rangefinder is legal for tournaments that allow distance measuring devices.
Our Precision Pro Golf NX7 Review Notes

Plus Comparisons with Bushnell Tour V4 and TecTecTec VPRO500

  • Precision Pro NX7 Laser RangefinderLet’s start with the most important factor… The NX7 is Very accurate. Distances were generally within a yard of the Bushnell Tour V4 that we used for comparison.
  • Very consistent. Once we locked on a target, we tried it several more times to see how much it varied. The NX7 was very consistent, varying less than a yard between ranges. The Bushnell was also consistent, but the TecTecTec VPro500 bounced around a little more, sometimes as much as four yards.
  • We found ranging the flag was very easy on the NX7. To get a distance, press the power button once to turn on. You will see the crosshairs and then press the button again to begin ranging. Keep the crosshairs on the target and in about 1 second, it will display the distance to the closest object that was inside the crosshair circle while it was ranging.
  • Ranging targets like bunkers and the ground with the NX7 was little more challenging than the flag, but it works fine if you can be steady for that 1 second that it takes to lock the target. The TecTecTec VPRO500 may have a slight edge on this point, but the NX7 performed as well if not better than the Bushnell Tour V4.
  • You must make sure to keep any intermediate objects (trees or bushes) outside the crosshair circle to avoid getting the wrong distance. The only reason we mention this is that the NX7 circle may be a little larger than the other units.
  • All three of the units performed well on long range targets.
  • The NX 7 displays distance to the 1/10 of a yard. This much detail is more often found on high-end rangefinders and the only one in the comparison group that has it. Honestly, we don’t know anyone who needs that much information, but it doesn’t hurt anything once you get used to seeing it.
  • The numbers on the NX7 are large and very readable. They are in the bottom right of the viewing area, which is fine, but we prefer the bottom center location on the Bushnell. TecTecTec VPRO500 displays the distance at the top.
  • Although not the smallest unit we’ve seen, the NX7 is compact and very lightweight, slightly smaller and lighter than the Bushnell and TecTecTec models we compared.
  • The design of the NX 7 is ergonomic with a narrowing on the bottom to accommodate the placement of the thumb. All three models are comfortable, but this is our favorite design of the three.
  • The texturized rubber/plastic honeycomb pattern on the NX7 makes for a really secure grip, slightly better than the other two models.
  • NX7 Rangefinder CaseThe carrying cases on all three models are nearly identical other than color. They offer excellent protection
  • Although the appearance of a rangefinder isn’t functionally important, we prefer models that have enough color on them to stand out if placed in the front of a golf cart. Both the NX7 and the Tour V4 meet that requirement. The VPRO500 is almost all black.
  • The adjustable eyepiece allows the user to set the focus for his or her eyes. It doesn’t move so easily that it will accidentally get changed. The Tour V4 gets the edge on this feature with its Fast Focus System, but we don’t put much weight on this factor as long as it’s clear.
  • The battery compartment is easy to access and appears secure on all three models.
  • The wrist strap that came with the NX7 was not attached and to be honest it was a little tedious getting it attached and fine-point tweezers were finally employed. We are not sure how many rangefinder users actually use the strap anyway, but for those who want it, this is a one-time inconvenience.

See a side-by-side comparison chart of these three models.

Bushnell Pro X2 Jolt Features and Specifications
Precision Pro Golf NX7
Slope No
Vibration n
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3 in. x 1.5 in. x 4 in.
Weight 5.45 oz.
Battery CR2 3V lithium
Battery Life approx. 12 mos.
Display N/A
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 400
Minimum Range 3.3
Notes For the slope model, see the NX7 Pro.
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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Budget-Friendly Golf Watches

Below are our picks for the best budget-friendly golf watches. They may not pack as many features as the more expensive watches, but they sure do perform the basics as well or better!

Best Budget-Friendly Golf GPS Watches
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Bushnell Neo Ion Golf WatchRead Full Review

Although Bushnell is known for their laser rangefinders, they really seemed to have nailed it in the golf watch category as well. They have figured out that what a majority of golfers want is not bells and whistles, but simply a comfortable golf watch that is easy to use and provides distances to greens and hazards. The Neo Ion brings the same winning formula to a smaller, lighter, and better looking golf GPS watch. Best of all, the battery life will easily go three full rounds!

Rating: 4.47 (137 ratings)  Slope: No
USGA Compliant (local rule): Yes


GolfBuddy Voice 2Read Full Review

GolfBuddy just keeps building on a winning theme. The GolfBuddy Voice 2 claims 14 hours of battery life. That’s four hours more than the GolfBuddy VS4! It’s water resistant, has the choice of male or female voice, and of course provides distances to the front, middle, and back of the green. It’s available in three different colors as well. If you want the watch band, order the bundle.

Rating: 4.40 (118 ratings)  Slope: No
USGA Compliant (local rule): Yes


TomTom GolferRead Full Review

Rating: 3.80 (63 ratings)  Slope: No
USGA Compliant (local rule): Yes


Bushnell Excel Golf Watch Review

‘Bushnell Excel Golf GPS Watch’

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Our Bushnell Excel Golf Watch Review will be available soon!

We’re excited about Bushnell’s latest entry into the golf watch market because this is their first effort at adding a wider variety of features. However, we don’t think they will be retiring the highly-rated Bushnell Neo Ion anytime soon, because of it’s appeal to golfers who just want an easy-to-use watch which provides distances to their targets and not much more.

Although it’s clear Bushnell is still trying to ensure the new watch is simple to use, the Excel adds features that will appeal to golfers who want more.

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Let’s start with the Bushnell Excel key features:
  • Weather Information
  • Bluetooth integration with iPhone or Android smartphone for course updates without needing to sync with a computer
  • E-mail, text, and other notifications from your iPhone or Android smartphone.
  • The Swing Pro feature allows the user to monitor swing speed and swing tempo.This will be interesting for those who spend time on the driving range.
  • Book tee times (also works through the App)
  • Easy-to-Read Front/Center/Back Distances
  • Up to 4 Hazard Distances Per Hole
  • Pre-loaded with 35,000+ courses from 30 countries
  • Shot distance calculator
  • Auto Course Recognition
  • Auto Hole Advance
  • Pedometer and Fitness Trackers
  • Full front optical mounted color display with auto brightness adjustment
  • Stopwatch/Alarm/Timer
  • Waterproof
  • No membership or download fees
Included Bushnell App features:
  • App included with purchase of Excel Watch
  • Full color aerial views of hole layouts with distances
  • 3D flyovers with distances
  • Scorekeeping
  • Book tee times (also can be done on the watch)
  • Swing analysis stats
  • Pedometer and Fitness Trackers

The main features that Bushnell left off of the watch and put solely onto the app are the scorecard, stat-tracking, and full hole views with touch targeting. The Swing Pro features and weather information can found on the watch, but Swing Pro data can be analyzed more fully within the app. The idea of having to use the app during your round would seem to make the notifications component unnecessary, however we can see some users only using the app for it’s Swing Pro metrics on the driving range and still wanting notifications during the round. It remains to be seen if users will like Bushnell’s implementation of these advanced features, but we’re optimistic.

Bushnell Excel Golf Watch Specifications

Bushnell Excel Golf GPS Watch
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation No
Battery Life 14 hrs
Battery Rechargeable
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 2.12 in. x 1.77 in. x .54 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size .98 x .98
Resolution N/A
Display Type color
Weight 1.6 oz.
Rainproof Yes
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting No
Manual Pin Positioning No
Stat Tracker No*
Digital Scorecard No*
Computer Analysis Tools Y*
Ground Verified N/A
Alternate Targets Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle N/A
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes Weather info. Bluetooth connectivity to iPhone or Android phone for notifications, course updates, and game analysis. Bushnell App is free to Excel owners and includes full hole views and distances as well as scorecard, stat-tracking & swing metric
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User Manual for Bushnell Excel Golf GPS Watch

Best Golf Rangefinders with Slope

Below are our picks for the Best Laser Golf Rangefinders with Slope. Most, but not all of these models are now legal for tournament play when Slope mode is turned off. We have noted that information at the bottom of each summary box.

Best LASER Golf Rangefinder (USGA Legal)
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Bushnell Pro X2Read Full Review

We’re very excited about the new Bushnell Pro X2! Bushnell was quick to adapt to the 2016 rule modification that made rangefinders with Slope legal as long as the slope mode could be turned off for competitive rounds. The sophisticated faceplate hardware change is not longer required, so Bushnell put a simple toggle switch on the side of the unit. The Pro X2 utilizes Dual Display technology that allows the user to choose standard black or red VDT for displaying distance information. Just press the logo on the side of the rangefinder while ranging to switch modes. This unit also features 6x magnification, is fully waterproof, has Jolt technology that vibrates when it locks the pin, and it ranges accurately to within a half yard.

Rating: 4.77 (39 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes* When Slope Switch is turned off.


Bushnell Tour V4 SlopeRead Full Review

There has been a great deal of shake-up in the golf laser rangefinder with Slope category in recent months. The Bushnell Tour V4 Slope was one of the first units out to comply with the updated USGA rule allowing rangefinders in competition. Oddly, shortly after releasing this model, Bushnell made a slight modification to it and released a nearly identical model, the Tour V4 Shift and stopped manufacturing the V4 Slope. For that reason, you won’t see this model around for much longer, but as of this writing, it’s significantly less expensive than it’s replacement. Although our top pick in this category is the brand new Bushnell Pro X2, the price of the Bushnell Tour V4 Slope, makes it a very compelling choice. The ratings are excellent and there may be a very short window for buying the Tour V4 Slope at this price.

Rating: 4.37 (93 ratings)  Magnification: 5x
Weight: 5.6 oz.   Legal: Yes, with Slope mode turned off


Precision Pro NX7 ProRead Full Review

We like the looks, features, and the price of this newcomer to the golf rangefinder market. This is a Slope rangefinder that meets the new USGA requirements with a switch to turn off the Slope mode, thus making it legal for competition. It looks to have all the same features as the much more expensive Bushnell Tour V4 Shift at a significantly lower price. Plus it offers free lifetime battery replacement. The NX7 Pro will also be in direct competition with the Leupold GX-2i2, which sells for a similar price. We will be doing a hands-on test very soon and hope that it will meet our expectations.

Rating: 4.79 (91 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 5.45 oz.   Legal: Yes, with Adaptive Slope Mode turned OFF.


Leupold GX-2i2 Read Full Review

For the price, the Leupold GX-2i2 offers a lot of bang for your buck. It has Slope, an easy on/off switch to make it legal, and also can recommend a club based on your hitting strength, slope, and environmental factors. It takes a little work to set it up, but if you are a bit of a golf geek, you’ll love it. Even if you only use the Slope, the price of this model makes it a contender in our book!

Rating: 4.22 (13 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 6.8 oz.   Legal: Yes, when the slope feature is turned off.


Bushnell Tour XRead Full Review

The Bushnell Tour X topped the ratings in its short run. Although Bushnell has discontinued this model in favor of newer models that don’t require a faceplate change to switch off Slope mode, however, there are still some of these units available and if you like the idea of making it completely transparent to your fellow competitors when Slope is turned off, this is your best bet because they can see the color of the faceplate from a distance. However, if you want Slope as an option, but don’t want to have to carry the extra faceplate, you may want to take a look at the brand new top of the line Bushnell Pro X2, the Bushnell Tour V4 Slope, and the Leupold GX-2i2.

Rating: 4.66 (222 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes, when the black faceplate is attached.


GolfBuddy LR5SRead Full Review

The early reviews on the GolfBuddy LR5 are really solid for a golf rangefinder with Slope in this price range. If you don’t need your rangefinder to be USGA local rule compliant, we highly recommend you consider. You would have to pay significantly more at this point to get a Slope rangefinder that has the required On/Off switch. We’re really excited to see GolfBuddy making inroads into the laser rangefinder market with some inexpensive, quality products. The GolfBuddy LR5 is the non-Slope version of this model. Note: This model is not legal under the USGA local rule. If you are looking to have both Slope and USGA compliance on a reasonable budget, check out the Leupold GX-2i2.

Rating: 4.55 (11 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 7.69 oz.   Legal: No

Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro Review

‘Precision Pro NX7 Pro’

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This is our review of the Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro Review.

Although there is only a $50 difference in price over it’s counterpart the NX7, the Pro version adds significant advantages.

Precision Pro NX7 Pro User Rating:
4.79 Stars 4.79 out of 5 (91 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

In our hands-on testing of the NX7 Pro, we were impressed by how quickly and easily it locked onto the flag and gave confirmation vibration. If you haven’t used a laser rangefinder with pulse vibration or Jolt technology, you might be surprised at how helpful it is. The accuracy of the NX7 Pro was good when compared with other rangefinders and consistent within a yard when rechecking the same target multiple times.

We love that it has the Slope feature that can be turned off making it legal in tournaments that allow distance measuring devices. It’s a simple button press to switch modes. The actual distance appears below the crosshairs and the adjusted distance appears above the crosshairs. Although Slope can’t be used in tournaments, we think it’s a very helpful feature in practice rounds on new courses and also for helping you train your brain to make better estimates.

Our Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro review wouldn’t be complete without discussing how it compares to similar rangefinders from Bushnell. Our comparison is to the Bushnell Tour V4 Slope and the Bushnell Tour V4 Shift, which only differ from each other in the way you turn the Slope feature on and off.

  • The NX7 Pro has 6x magnification and both Bushnells only have 5x.
  • All three models vibrate when they lock onto the target. We love this feature on all of them.
  • Distance readings on all three models are very similar.
  • On the NX7 Pro, switching to Slope mode requires a simple button press to a button on the top center of the rangefinder. The only other action this button is used for is switching from Yards to Meters, which requires a press and hold. Since you probably won’t be switching units of measure, it’s highly unlikely that you would accidentally turn Slope on during a tournament. The advantage that the Tour V4 Shift has is you must slide a switch on the side of the unit to turn Slope on or off. You can actually look at the switch to confirm that you are not in Slope mode. The Tour V4 Slope model has actually been retired by Bushnell presumably because the Slope Mode had to be turned on or off using the same button that you use for ranging the target, thus increasing your chances of making a mistake and turning it on during a competition.
  • The difference in acquisition speed of the target was not noticeable.
  • The ease of locking onto the target is good on all three units.
  • The NX7 Pro provides measurements to the 1/10 of a yard. Although it sounds good in theory, since most golfers don’t need that much information, it isn’t really useful. In fact, when in slope mode, both the actual and adjusted number have decimal points, which makes it more difficult to make the mental calculation of how many yards uphill or downhill the shot is playing. Although it’s not a huge problem, we really wish the NX7 Pro would just round both numbers to the nearest whole number. Both Bushnell V4s display only whole numbers.
  • The NX7 Pro only displays the adjusted distance to the target, while the Bushnell Tour V4s alternate between the adjusted distance and the degree of the elevation angle. Which you prefer is a personal preference, but having both might cause a slight delay if you have to wait for the display to alternate to your preference.
  • The numbers on the NX7 Pro seem a little larger than those on the Bushnell models.
  • In Slope mode, the NX7 Pro displays the adjusted distance above the crosshairs and the Bushnell models display it below the actual yardage and a little bit smaller. It’s a minor thing, but it takes a longer to make the eye adjustment to take in both numbers on the NX7 Pro.
  • The size of all three models is nearly identical.
  • All three units do a great job of targeting on the flag and on trees. However, the Bushnell V4s may do a slightly better job of hitting ground targets.
  • All three of these models use the same 3-Volt lithium battery and will last for about a very long time. Precision Pro Golf offers free battery replacement for the life of the unit.
  • All three models have a 2-year warranty.
  • The price of the Precision Pro NX7 Pro is significantly less than either Bushnell model.

Summary: The differences between the Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro, the Bushnell Tour V4 Shift and the Tour V4 Slope are fairly minor, which makes the NX7 Pro an amazing value. Although we recommend the NX7 Pro without reservation, we think it’s worth considering your personal preferences as well as your budget when making your decision. As golf laser rangefinders typically last for many years, you may find it worthwhile to spend the extra money if you think the Bushnell is more suited to your preferences or if you prefer their long-standing track record for making quality golf rangefinders.

Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro Specifications
Precision Pro NX7 Pro
Slope both
Vibration y
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3 in. x 1.5 in. x 4 in.
Weight 5.45 oz.
Battery 3-Volt (free replacement)
Battery Life N/A
Display N/A
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 400
Minimum Range N/A
Notes -Adaptive Slope Mode can be turned off to make this model tournament legal. FREE BATTERY REPLACEMENT for the life of the rangefinder.
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes, with Adaptive Slope Mode turned OFF.
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Bushnell Tour V4 Replacement Battery

If you are looking for a Bushnell Tour V4 replacement battery, you will need a 3-volt lithium CR2. This applies to:

    • Tour V4 Standard
    • Tour V4 Slope
    • Tour V4 Shift

We suggest the 2-pack so that you can carry a spare in your bag! These Energizer batteries are very reasonably priced on Amazon.

Bushnell recommends replacing the battery at least every 12 months or as soon as you see the lo8 on the display. It’s code for Low Battery!
Bushnell Tour V4 Replacement Battery indicator

Here are the instructions for replacing the Bushnell Tour V4 battery:

      • Remove the battery cap by lifting the battery cap tab and then rotating counter clockwise
      • Insert a CR-2 3-volt lithium battery into the compartment negative end first
      • Replace the battery cap.