TecTecTec VPRO500 Review
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.
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
No slope function
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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