Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
Finding the distance to the target has never been easier. You simply point to the target or the flag pin, and in a second or even a fraction of the second you have it displayed on the screen. Today gofers can choose from a laser, a GPS or hybrid rangefinders, and they are considered to be a part of the standard and most important equipment for effective and more satisfactory performance.
As there is no doubt whether a golfer needs a rangefinder, we will immediately state the reasons why everyone who decides to play golf should have one in his/her bag. Firstly, modern rangefinders are fairly accurate and they can provide you with information about the distance to the flag or any other target you point the rangefinder at. Secondly, knowing the distance to the target can influence the selection of the golf club and the way you perform. And lastly, you can easily scan the area and get the distance to multiple objects which can influence your strategy and the way you are going to approach your next shot.
Knowing the distance to the flag in golf is the key to lowering the score as golfers immediately get the idea of which club to use. So, since this dilemma is already solved, then we move on to solving one more issue that golfers have- choosing the right rangefinder. We called this ‘an issue’ since you already know that there are hundreds of distance finders and the market is overflooding with new releases on a daily basis. From highly established premium brands to varieties of no-name offers, you’ll find everything, and each of the models is advertised as the best and offering all that golfers need.
From the ocean of rangefinders, we have selected the one that stands out with the features it has and supported with the brand name it has. Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized is one of the most advanced rangefinders that Nikon has recently launched, offering the company’s top-notch quality and groundbreaking technology. Coming from such a reputable optical company that has pertained on the market for a very long time and which has a guiding principle of innovations and trustworthiness, Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized has been the choice of many pro golfers. Below we discuss its features and technologies, so learn more about this exceptional distance finder.
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Stabilization technology stabilizes the viewfinder and the outbound laser
ID (Incline/Decline) technology calculates the distances with the slope-adjusted measurements
An external LED indicator which confirms when the slope function is off
Locked-On technology uses a green circle around the flagstick in front of multiple objects to confirm the target
An OLED display with superior optics and 6x zoom
Waterproof and fog proof with compact and ergonomic design
Extremely fast with approximate measurement display of 0.3 seconds regardless of the distance
Measurement range from 8-1200 yards with incredible accuracy
A few golfers reported battery issues
If you have ever used a distance finder you already know what I am talking about. You know that when holding a distance finder in your hand it is never completely firm, and in case your hand even slightly shakes, it makes it recalculate the distance over and over again. However, this hand movement does not cause vibrations only to the viewfinder, but it also affects the outbound laser which additionally deteriorates its accuracy. Therefore, this Stabilization Technology stabilizes the image to the target and delivers accurate distance measurement in less than a second. This makes the device very reliable and easy to use.
ID (Incline/Decline) Technology
As we are all aware that golf courses are far from being flat, any uphill or downhill can affect the precise calculation and can deliver incorrect yardages to the target. This means that when this function is turned on, the rangefinder calculates the horizontal distance plus/minus the hight to better adjust the slope calculation. This way, golfers will have a better insight of how far they are supposed to play the ball, and which club will be the most suitable for that distance, which in certain situations can save a few strokes.
Actual Distance Indicator
Hence, Nikon has thought of a very bright way to attract golfers who take frequent part in tournaments by integrating into the design of the unit a LED light which functions as an indicator of the ID technology. When the LED light blinks green, it indicates that the slope feature is turned on and it will stay on as long as this function is on too. Once golfers turn it off, the Actual Distance Indicator (the green LED light) is turned off as well. Having this option brings more confidence to golfers and ensures that their performance on the course complies with the Rule 14-3.
However, Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized has been numerous times tested and has been proven to deliver ultimate precision in the measurements it delivers, making it one of the most reliable models currently on the market. Consistent and trustworthy performance is guaranteed with the use of the supreme Nikon’s technologies that compete with the best ones.
The measurement range spans from 8 to 1200 yards, and even though it delivers the distances in yards and meters, it comes with preset measurements in yards. Within the range of 700 yards, it is accurate to .75 yards, while the accuracy drops to 1.25 yards when the measurements are calculated from 700 to 1000 yards. When measured beyond 1000 yards it is accurate to 1.75 yards.
And, not only is it highly accurate but it is extremely fast too. The proprietary next-gen Hyper Read feature displays the calculated results in approximately 0.3 seconds no matter which distance range you’re trying to measure. This unbeatable speed allows golfers to focus more on their performance and play instead of wasting their time waiting for reliable results.
The “ Play As” mode displays the actual distance to the target on the upper section of the screen while below you get the slope-adjusted distance which includes the upward and the downward incline.
The “Actual Distance” mode is the measurement that golfers get when the slope function is turned off and the only measurement you get is the regular calculated distance without taking into account the inclines and declines.
The “Horizontal Distance and Hight” mode delivers measurements of the height and the calculated horizontal distance by calculating the upward and downward incline. There is one more mode, the “Actual Distance and Height” mode which displays the height and the actual distance including the upward and the downward incline.
There are two buttons on the top of it, the power button and the button that allows you to switch through modes. It comes with a case that has a carabiner that can be hooked on a golf bag and on the back there’s Velcro section to attach it on a similar surface.
The key feature of Coolshot Stabilized Pro is the Stabilization Technology which allows golfers to get instant measurements in a very clear, bright and stable image without any additional attempts to recalculate the distance when the hand is even slightly shaking. Next, the ID Technology brings out distances which include slope adjusted calculations including the inclines and declines. The unit integrates an external LED light that flashes green when the slope function is on, and it is off when the slope function is not in use. The possibility to turn off the slope function makes it tournament legal and compliant to the USGA Rule 14-3. It also features Nikon’s Locked-On second-generation technology which confirms the acquisition to a target with a green circle around the flagstick that confirms the lock. The OLED display is incredibly bright and clear, and it displays four different modes, including the Scan mode.
- Stabilization technology stabilizes the viewfinder and the outbound laser
- ID (Incline/Decline) technology calculates the distances with the slope-adjusted measurements
- An external LED indicator which confirms when the slope function is off
- Locked-On technology uses a green circle around the flagstick in front of multiple objects to confirm the target
- An OLED display with premium optics, 6x zoom, and automatic brightness adjustment
- Compact and ergonomic design, waterproof and fog proof
- Extremely fast with approximate measurement display of 0.3 seconds regardless of the distance
- Measurement range from 8-1200 yards with incredible accuracy