The reliably accurate and relatively affordable ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder review proves you do not have to spend a fortune to get truly good golfing gear. The ACEGMET rangefinder swings well above its weight while providing just about all the data a golfer needs to make smart club and swing choices. A special flag-lock feature tells you the exact distance and gently vibrates the rangefinder to tell you it has lock onto the flag and with the precise yardage indicated.
You get a highly accurate reading in your choice of yards of meters up to half a unit from as far away as 650 yards and up to 6X magnification. You also get a USB cable and a durable outer case that protects the rangefinder against bumps, jolts and drops. A durable external case protects it against damage while traveling or sitting in the golf cart.
ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder Review: General Overview/Design/construction
Durable ABS plastic construction houses the lenses, laser mechanism, rechargeable battery and ocular. A single blue button on the top is located where the forefinger naturally rests when using either the right or left hand to hold it. The body is smooth and does not have any rubberized material to absorb shock or improve grip like most higher end models. That helps to shave costs and as well as weight.
- One-button operation.
- Flag lock function.
- Accurate to within +/- half a yard.
- Slope adjustment up to 20 degrees.
- Extremely affordable.
- No shock absorption.
- Could become slick wet conditions.
- No anti-fog lens.
If you want a no-frills rangefinder with slope that works exceptionally well, the ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder is a great choice.
You do not have much of a learning curve to master the ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder. You just hold the viewing lens to your eye and press the one button located on top. That one button can give you a quick distance reading to the flag or let you scan the area to check distances to various objects. Whether you are right- or left-handed, your forefinger naturally rests on the single square blue button on top that makes the rangefinder do its magic.
The rangefinder is a very compact 3 inches wide by 4.75 inches tall by 6.5 inches in length and weighs just 6 ounces. It truly is palm-sized and very simple and comfortable to use.
Flag-Lock and Scanning
You do not have to wait for the rangefinder to locate and lock onto the flag. It will tell you when it does with a soft vibration while indicating the distance in your choice of yards or meters. The 6x magnification lets you scan and read the terrain and layout of a particular hole, including distances to bunkers, traps, water hazards and other obstacles.
The rangefinder recognizes the difference between background objects, like a tree line, and focuses on the smaller objects in the distance and gives you accurate readings to each. That helps you to know how far you can hit the ball without sending it into a sand trap, water hazard or the rough.
Selectable Rangefinder with Slope Reading
Many golf courses have significant elevation changes from the tee to the green. While virtually all rangefinders tell you the distance to the flag, many will not tell you the actual distance based on elevation changes. The ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder with slope reading adjusts the distance based on up to 20 degrees of inclination or declination so that you can better choose the correct club and swing combination.
You can turn off the slope feature and make the rangefinder legal for tournament play. Rangefinders have been legal to use in organized tournaments for a while now, but they do not let you use a rangefinder with slope reading feature activated. Turning it off makes it comply with organized golfing rules while ensuring you have the best tool for measuring distances in just a few moments.
Safe Laser Range-Finding
The laser function on any rangefinder uses a laser beam that reflects off of a distant object to determine distance. The reflected laser beam could harm the eye, but the ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder uses a filtered layer commonly used in all rangefinders to mitigate the effects of the reflected laser that manages to get through to the eye.
The ACEGMET goes a step further with a 905 NM laser tube that makes sure only safe level of laser light reaches your eyeball. That helps to maximize measurement accuracy while also protecting the eyes of users.
Rechargeable Battery Delivers Long Life
You do not need to worry about the cost of new batteries or keeping track of how much power they have stored. The ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder gets its electrical juice from an internal lithium-ion battery charges quickly and provides many hours of use on a single charge. An indicator light tells you when the battery is low and needs recharging, but current owners generally report playing many rounds of golf between charges.
When you do need to charge it, an included USB cable charges it at home, work or while driving to the golf course. The battery lasts a very long time, so once you buy the initial unit, you likely never have to buy anything else. You can open up the rangefinder and remove the installed battery with common household tools and replace it with a new one as you need.
The rangefinder has a special battery-saving feature that shuts it off automatically when not it sits unused for six seconds. You can set it down and it will shut off in just a couple of moments and restarts when you take the next range measurement. The combination of the energy-saving feature and the rechargeable lithium-ion battery make it possible for the rangefinder’s battery to last its full service life.
Should You Buy One?
The ACEGMET Golf Rangefinder does just about everything the top-end rangefinders do but for a fraction of the cost. The combination of extreme accuracy, rechargeable battery, special features and very low purchase price make it an ideal first rangefinder that also could be the last one you ever buy. The value is so great that you just might want to buy two and still save money of the purchase price of just one of many comparable models by big-name competitors.