Are you an avid golfer who would love to have the chance to improve your golfing skills? If you have answered in the affirmative, and yet do not have the kind of monetary resources to hire the likes of a professional golfer to give you some tips, resigning you to depend on online pages as well as glossy golf magazines, perhaps having an electronic tool to help you out might work. I am referring to the Nikon Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT AS that will continue to expand Nikon’s COOLSHOT Laser Rangefinder series.
This particular rangefinder is based on the COOLSHOT that was rolled out in March last year, and back then, that was considered to be the standard model for actual distance measuring, where it incorporates ID Technology so that its Golf Mode is made capable of displaying slope adjusted distance (horizontal distance ± height), enabling golfers who are on a sloping course to gauge more accurately than ever before the distance and how much power they should put into their next shot.
The Nikon Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT AS comes across as a new, sporty and compact model that will make use of ID Technology, enabling the selection of four measurement display modes and shows off the height, horizontal distance and slope adjusted distance (horizontal distance ± height) in addition to actual distance.
Features of the COOLSHOT AS include a high-performance, multilayer-coated 6x viewfinder and a generous, easy-to-view eyepiece with long eye relief, which works great to allow the user to locate a small target easily in a bright and wide field of view.
It is a snap to switch between First Target Priority and Distant Target Priority modes, where the former will let you measure the distance to a flagstick in front of a bush, all without having to confuse yourself between the target and the background. Not only that, there is continuous measurement for up to approximately 8 seconds, while holding down the POWER ON/Measurement button.
Sure it is waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes), but that works great only when it rains, and not for you to bring on your scuba diving trip for some underwater golf – assuming such a thing is even possible in the future.