Many golfers are now starting to consider adding a golf rangefinder device to their bag. They vary from rangefinders, handheld GPS devices, GPS apps and of course the growing in popularity golf GPS watches. Bushnell has become a powerhouse brand in the golf laser rangefinder market and their Bushnell Tour v4 JOLT is one of their best offerings.
Before we give you our full review, lets see what Bushnell says about it’ Tour V4 rangefinder:
“The Bushnell Tour V4 is the perfect combination of size, speed, accuracy and JOLT ”
The Rangefinders market has a lot of new brands releasing rangefinders in all shapes, sizes and colors with each brand trying to better each other on the newest features year after year. Bushnell are no different. The Tour V4 JOLT comes with a list of impressive features that will appeal to many.
Lets just make this clear, if you are looking for a cheap bargain rangefinder, the Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT is not it. But if you are looking for the top of the line laser rangefinder with the latest and greatest technology that’s built to last then keep reading.
- PinSeeker with JOLT technology
- 1 yard accuracy
- 400+ yards to a flag ranges
- 5x Magnification
- Water resistant
- 2 Year warranty
Anyone who used a Bushnell before will immediately notice the size difference and design improvements of the Tour V4 JOLT. Bushnell says that it’s 30% smaller than the Tour V3 model. The new ergonomic design fits golfers hands extremely well. It has a nice grip that cups your hand and a small notch at the bottom to rest your thumb.
You might be wondering at this stage what does JOLT actually do. It’s actually pretty cool; probably the most standout feature the Tour V4 model offers. When looking through the scope getting the yardage the pin, with some models it can be difficult when there’s trees and banks behind the green. Sometimes you need to double even triple check just to be certain the yardage is correct (usually when your playing well). The Tour V4 Pin seeker and JOLT Technology gives you a little vibration when it acquires the flag stick ‘JOLT’.
The JOLT technology paired with an excellent 5x magnification scope gives golfers a crystal clear image of the flag stick and be confident on their yardage first try each time. You can simply refocus the scope using the magnification slider on the side of the scope using your index finger. This again really compliments the ergonomic design of the Bushnell Tour V4.
The V4 can produce measurements in both yards and meters. It’s very easy to move between both yards and meters, simply hold down the power button until you feel a slight vibration. When trying to switch modes, players will need to hold down the power button until feeling vibrations. For most golfers this feature will be set for yards or meters.
You really feel the quality in the Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT as soon as you have it in your hand; it really has that cool high tech feel to it.
The carry case is strong and durable and comes in a eye catching silver design with bright red zip. The carry case can be clipped to your bag for quick access. A really nice design feature is the clip for the carry case, rather than unzipping every time, these a little loop strap that you can open and close to access your device.
As great as the Tour V4 JOLT is picking up yardages, for longer range yardages over 220+ yards you need to have a steady hand. This may not affect some people but from a person who does get shaky hands from time to time, it was more difficult to get the longer yardages.
Is the Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT Worth the Money?
This answer depends entirely on the type of golfer you are.
Yes, it is worth the money. It’s an excellent piece of technology and the design is one of the most eye catching on the market. It picks up the yardages quickly to 1 yard accuracy.
If you play a lot of golf and are serious about your yardages, it’s an excellent device to improve your game, lower your scores and your handicap. You will quickly know all your club distances and take out all the guess work.
If you are serious about your game, an investment in the Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt is a worthwhile investment that you can get a couple of years use from it. You also have the added comfort of a 2 year warranty.
No, it’s not worth the money if you do not play enough golf. It’s an expensive device and one of the most expensive laser rangefinders on the market right now. Bushnell is a premium brand and comes at a cost. You are paying for the brand but more importantly you are paying for the quality and technology. If you plan to invest in a the Bushnell Tour V4 you need to be serious about your game or have money to burn.
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