Garmin Approach Z80 Laser Range Finder
Garmin introduce their new Approach Z80 laser range finder GPS. The company say that this is the most accurate laser range finder on the market. The device comes with over 41,000 pre loaded golf courses worldwide. This rangefinder has automatic hole recognition so you know the information you are receiving it correct and accurate.
The device gives the exact yardage to within 10 inches up to a range of 350 yards when the flagstick is located and 'locked on'. This is aided by the image stabilisation software within the device. As well as the view of the flag, it gives distances to the front and back of the green. Once locked on, the view finder changes the view that you can see. It shows a full colour course view of the hole that is being played showing where the hazards are on the hole together with the distance markers to those.
The view through the view finder is extremely clear, giving 6 times magnification for an excellent all round view of the hole. The device also has a 'playslike' feature which adjusts yardages for playing shots uphill or downhill. An extremely useful feature if you play your golf on an undulating golf course.