Leupold GX-4i Reviews

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This is our Leupold GX-4i Review, but we recommend you skip it and go straight to our Leupold GX-4i2 review. It costs less and does more!

The Leupold GX-4i is more like a caddie than an accessory. It includes slope as well as club selection recommendations based on temperature, slope and your personal striking distances. These features disqualify the Leupold GX-4i from conforming to the USGA/R&A local rule, so it won’t be allowed in most competitions. Leupold was probably trying to get around this by adding the Smart Key faceplate, which turns off the illegal features, but that didn’t do it for the USGA. Maybe it will work with your golf buddies! Note: The USGA did give approval for the newer Leupold GX-4i2.

Leupold GX-4i User Rating: 4.20 Stars 4.20 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

The main improvement to the Leupold GX-4i vs the GX-4 is what Leupold refers to as their DNA engine. According to Leupold spokesperson, “It screens out noise better to provide faster, more accurate readings. You will really notice this when you take multiple readings in sequence—there is almost no recovery time. The older models were quick and accurate, but this is simply a new level of performance, and one that we probably couldn’t have gotten to if we hadn’t engineered it (the DNA engine) ourselves.” There is a lot to be said for speed and ease of use in a rangefinder!

Leupold golf rangefinders with Slope are the only laser rangefinders on the market that actually suggest a club for you based on information you enter about your hitting distances. Practicing on the golf course with these tools could really benefit the player who wants to fine tune his or her game. Understanding how uphill and downhill shots and temperature affect club selection could certainly save shots. If that’s the type of player you are, then definitely consider one of these models. The Leupold GX-2i may be the one for you if budget is a concern. It doesn’t include the Smart Key or the red numbers, but it’s got all the rest.

Leupold GX-4i Specifications:
Leupold GX-4i
Slope Yes
Vibration N
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 2.75 in. x 1.5 in. x 4 in.
Weight 7.9 oz.
Battery N/A
Battery Life N/A
Display red OLED
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6X
Maximum Range 800
Minimum Range N/A
Notes TGR provides ranging information matched to your personal hitting strength, the slope of the shot, and current conditions to accurately compensate for uphill shots that play long and downhill shots that play short. The Club Selector™ feature combines your
USGA Compliant (local rule) No
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