TecTecTec VPRO500 Review

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Did you know that the TecTecTec VPRO 500 rangefinder has been one of the most popular budget rangefinders on the market, overcoming the popularity of the most popular and reputed branded rangefinders? It is impressive how fast its popularity spread out, but its craftsmanship and features closely resemble the most premium models. 

Laser rangefinders have been considered one of the most must-have golf accessories, part of the equipment that considerably makes golf easier to play and helps better choose the most suitable club. However, this role that rangefinders have nowadays has been rather new, as their initial purpose was to help the military and aviation better determine their target ranges. As technology started to develop more and more, golf manufacturers saw the potential of the rangefinders on the golf course and modified them to meet the golfing needs. Throughout the years, their design was perfected, their size was modified and the price was lowered, making them more and more available to modern golfers.

Well, they did become available, even more available than expected. Today, the rangefinder market overflows in a wide range of distance finders, ranging from basic models with lower price points to some very advanced designs. There is a multitude of companies that make them, from no-name companies to some very established brands with proven quality and reliable performance. The market versatility and ever-growing competition have influenced the designs of the rangefinders and their prices as well, but at the same time caused great confusion among golfers in their decisions to choose the best ones. 

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Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

One of the highest-rated budget rangefinders on the market

Three working modes, Normal, Scan, and Pin

It measures distances from 1 to 500 yards

Premium optics including multicoated lens and LCD display

Ergonomic and compact design with a rubberized top and ergonomic grip

Water and dust resistant

Full package offer that includes a carrying pouch, CR2 battery, microfiber cloth, and a manual

Two-year guarantee and 30-day money-back warranty

Cons

No slope function

General Description

Even though rangefinders are one of the most popular pieces of golf gear, some of them tend to be very expensive, especially those made by a popular name-brand. This has been a get discouragement for many golfers who have financial difficulties or don’t think that spending hundreds of dollars on distance finders is a justifiable investment. The issue of highly-priced rangefinders has encouraged many newly founded companies to enter the business of distance finders production and offer their products for lower price points

Such a company is TecTecTec which has quickly made a big breakthrough even though it is very new compared to some higher players within the area of interest. One of the reasons why this brand has made such a breakthrough is the completely different approach they had, i.e., they decided to offer high-end features for a very low price point. What they offer can be compared with the most premium brands such as Bushnell, Nikon or Callaway, but for the fraction of the price, and this has turned out to be the winning strategy. And, even though budget companies are often approached with distrust, TecTecTec has been one of the most reliable, functional, and effective companies, offering quality high above the price you pay for them. This model, the TecTecTec VPRO 50 is one of the most selling types, and this latest, upgraded version comes as the most versatile and the most sophisticated models that the company has made. Read further to find all about it!

Functions

When you buy yourself a rangefinder, you need it for one and a specific goal - to measure the distance to the target. However, modern technology has influenced, or shell we say, expanded the number of functions that distance finders offer, so it is usually the versatility of the item they are mostly attracted to. The TecTecTec VPro500 offers versatile functions and it can be used in different situations.

It comes with popular functions, including continuous measurement for fast and convenient insight into the distance of the object, advanced Pinsensor technology, accurate distance measurement, scanning functionality. Plus, the company claims that it has one of the most durable constructions found in a rangefinder with a water-resistant feature.

Performance

This rangefinder is one of the least complicated to use because the number of functions is limited to the most needed ones, those that practically every golfer uses. However, this doesn’t mean that the TecTecTec VPRO 500 will deprive you of all you need on the course. On the contrary, it will provide you with the distance to the target in no time by simply aiming to it and pressing the power button that is positioned on the top of the rangefinder. However, before you do this, you need to find the best zoom by turning the eyepiece left or right. After you turn it on, you can press the mode button to go through the modes, and if you press the button for a longer time you can switch from meters to yards and vice versa. These two buttons are the ones that operate the unit and its functions. When you power it off and turn it on again, it will come up with the last mode it was used before turning it off.

Modes

There are three modes that the TecTecTec VPro 500 offers. There is a mode button that is positioned next to the power button, and when you press the mode button you can go through the modes to select the one you need.

The first mode is the Normal Mode which allows you to aim at an individual target and briefly find the distance by pressing the power button. If you want to find the distance to another object, then you need to aim to the next target and then press the power button once again. This mode is the most appropriate for shots that are straightforward or fairly close.

The second mode is the Scan Mode which scans the terrain. To be able to use this mode, you need to press and hold the power button and to scan the terrain and then pause as the crosshairs are over the object that you are interested in finding out the distance. The Scan Mode is excellent for examining the terrain and planning difficult shots to the hole.

The third mode is the Pin Mode, so if you want to switch to this mode, you need to press the mode button once, and when you do this you will see the flag icon appear. What you do next is to aim to the pin, pass the target, then press and hold the power button as you pan over the flag and then you need to release the power button after the crosshairs have passed over the target. This mode is excellent to find the distance to the pin when it is surrounded by background objects. The manufacturer claims that these three modes will help you master every situation.

Design

Golfers carry quite a heavy golf bag when hitting the course, so anything that is considered as an extra might be a problem for them. Since distance finders are truly needed, golf manufacturers make them small, compact and convenient to use. The TecTecTec VPRO 500 rangefinder is ergonomic and lightweight comes in black color and looks user-friendly.

The upper part, the place where you position your hand is rubberized so that it delivers maximized grip when the weather is wet. There are two buttons that operate the unit and which are fairly easy to operate. There is a battery lid positioned under the eyepiece and on the other end, there is the lens and the laser emission aperture that point to the objects. The unit is very durable and water-resistant.

Lens and Display

One of the main features that this rangefinder boasts is the high-quality optics that feature an ultra-clear, premium multilayered lens that delivers sharp and crisp images. The rotatable eyepiece can zoom the image to a maximum 6 times. The LCD display is bright and visible and depending on the mode it displays selected measurement features.

Accuracy

According to the company, the upgraded, 2019 version, is incredibly precise, with +/-1 meter/yard accuracy. It has the capacity to measure from 1 to 500 yards (550m), including the continuous scan mode. It features advanced Pinsensor technology and it is equipped with a first-class laser and advanced operating system so the possible error rates are driven to the bare minimum. Pinsensor technology is especially effective in measuring overlapping subjects, which can be a big issue when measuring the flag distance near the woods. It is excellent for measuring hazards, wooded areas or flags with great accuracy. This is one of the highest-rated models on the market claiming thousands of five-star reviews which is a great indication of the quality of the product.

Package

The purchase of this distance finder includes a full package for a quick and convenient setup. This means you get a high-quality carrying pouch that keeps it safe and it is tough enough to keep it inside even if you drop it or while moving in a bumpy area. The case has a carabiner clip to attach it to your golf bag or the belt, and a hook to hang it to a tree or where you find it convenient. In addition to the carrying pouch, CR2 battery comes included with it, then a microfiber cleaning cloth, a strap, and a quick start guide. Together with the purchase, you get a two-year guarantee and money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product.

Additional Information

Playing golf is a sport that is played under different weather conditions, so it requires equipment and gear which can respond to all-weather season. This imposes the need for golf manufacturers to offer products that can be weather-resistant, meaning, products that can be used in different weather conditions. Therefore, most of the distance finders sold on the market do feature certain properties that make them usable during rain, snow or fog.

Regarding the TecTecTec VPRO 500, it has been made to provide certain water protection. It is water-resistant, which means it can resist light rain, but it can’t be used for a longer time or during showers. However, the casing is dust resistant which provides you with the opportunity to use it when the weather is windy.

Key Features

Even though the name of TecTecTec might not be the most popular name on the golf course, their performance and the number of features they offer make them the most highly rated distance finders on the market. It is true that it doesn’t feature all the bells and whistles of the modern and premium ones but it is a decent offer, at least when it comes to the money you pay for it.

This is a laser rangefinder that has been among the highest-rated on the market with a distance range from 1 to up to 500 yards with the accuracy of 1 yard. It works in three modes, Normal, Scan, and Pin which allow golfers to get a full measurement to the surrounding objects. Secondly, a multicoated, first-class lens and the highest-quality optics deliver crisp and bright images on the LCD screen. Finally, it features a compact and ergonomic design which is water and dust resistant, making it one of the best budget rangefinders with an unbeatable price point.

Key Features

  • One of the highest-rated budget rangefinders on the market

  • Three working modes, Normal, Scan, and Pin

  • It measures distances from 1 to 500 yards

  • Premium optics including multicoated lens and LCD display

  • Ergonomic and compact design with a rubberized top and ergonomic grip

  • Water and dust resistant

  • Full package offer that includes a carrying pouch, CR2 battery, microfiber cloth, and a manual

  • Two-year guarantee and 30-day money-back warranty




Bottom Line

When you decide to invest in a budget rangefinder, the whole thing can be very tricky. On one hand, it seems to be a great deal since you can save some money but on the other hand, it can serve you for a short time and then it can inflict additional expenditure. So, when making purchases from developing companies that are still establishing their business on the market and trying to attract customers, reviews like ours can keep you away from wasting your money and point to those that are worth every cent you spend. The TecTecTec VPRO 500 is an example of a high-quality distance finder that is worth the investment.