Shot Scope Pro LX+ Review
2022 has been an incredible year for golf. Not only has the sport seen an amazing influx of new players; but golf gear seems to be getting better and better. It used to be that you had to choose between a laser range finder and a golf GPS device or at least buy the two separately.
Now you don’t even have to make that decision! We are talking of course about the Shot Scope Pro LX+ which is the first handheld laser range finder with an integrated GPS system. The product is essentially two devices in one which will save a lot of time and hassle for a lot of players.
Having the two devices integrated can work wonders for your competitive play. Knowing how far you are from hazards and layups will inform your club selection and help you score lower. But is the Shot Scope Pro LX+ right for your needs? Find out in the following review.
Shot Scope Pro LX+ Key Features
At a glance, the Shot Scope Pro LX+ looks like a typical rangefinder. But if you look closely you will see that there is a mount on the front right below the scope lens where the included golf GPS can be attached.
The GPS device is a very small handheld-size device that can be detached from the actual laser rangefinder at any time. It has a built-in magnet so you can clip it to your bag, your cart or just have it in your pocket. It functions like a normal golf GPS device.
That means it can detect exactly what course you are on, what hole you are on and give you the essential information for each hole. In fact, there are over 36,000 courses preloaded into the GPS! Let’s talk a bit more about the actual GPS device a bit more before we move on to the rangefinder:
- Green Reader – The GPS device allows you to see your distance from the front, back and middle of any green you are trying to get to. When attached to the rangefinder, you can see these distances right in the scope view.
- Club Tracking – The Shot Scope Pro LX+ set comes with club sensors that you can attach to the butts of your clubs so the GPS device will know which club you are playing and records swing data accordingly.
- Performance Tracking – The GPS device can detect and store data such as lie types, shot distance, club usage, round duration and of course, score.
These are the most useful features of the actual GPS device but the rangefinder itself is also very handy. Here are some of it’s features:
- 900 Yard Range – The Shot Scope Pro LX+ can read distance from up to 900 yards away! That’s much more thanwhat you will need it for on the golf course but it’s nice to have anyway.
- Target Locking – The rangefinder will vibrate when it has locked onto your desired target. It will then display your distance from the target so you know exactly which club to use.
- Slope Calculation – The Shot Scope Pro LX+ will also account for slope and calculate it into a “plays like distance. Of course, this feature is not tournament legal which is why you can simply switch it off to make it legal.
- 7x Magnification – You can adjust the lens by hand to zoom in on targets with a 7x magnification scope.
One of the things we really liked about the Shot Scope Pro LX+ system when we tested it was the PinCollect application. It collects the data from your approach shots and putts and organizes it so you can see how your short game is advancing – or regressing.
You can see all this data on your phone with the free mobile app that you get access to when you buy the Shot Scope Pro LX+.
Shot Scope Pro LX+ Selling Points
- GPS accurate to within 1 yard
- Over 100 shot and distance statistics
- 1-year warranty
- GPS device has a 15 hour battery life
- Course maps visible on your phone
- Bluetooth connectivity
Shot Scope Pro LX+ Pros & Cons
- Great for statistical analysis of your game
- The GPS device can be detached
- You can pause stat tracking during your round for practice swings
- The scope is clear and readable in the sunlight
- Fits comfortably in the hand
- It loses Bluetooth connectivity easily
- Sometimes it doesn’t pick up the club you are using
- The GPS device is hard to use on it’s own
- Takes time to detect which course your on
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Other Devices to Consider
Bushnell Golf Phantom 2
This is a great little GPS device to have if all you need is the essentials. For just around $100, it gives you distances to the front, back and middle of the green, movable pin positioning and shot distances.
- Simple interface
- Easy to use
- Lacking shot metrics
Garmin Approach G10
This golf GPS device is about the size of the one included in the Shot Scope Pro LX+ set. We like this one because it is very accurate and actually gives you a small map of the green.
- Hazard distances
- Compact design
- Good battery life
- Buttons are too small
This is a rangefinder that measures decline/inline distances and also has a pin-locking feature that can lock onto targets up to 300 yards away.
- Vibrates when locked onto target
- Slope detection can be turned off
- 6x magnification
- Short battery life
Amazingly, the Shot Scope Pro LX+ will give you pretty much everything you need. It’s a rangefinder and a golf GPS device that is capable of feeding you important performance information. Our only gripe had to do with connectivity issues.
It lost connection to the phone easily and seemed to lose connection with the satellite fairly easily as well. If Shot Scope could fix these connection issues, we dare say they will have made a perfect GPS/rangefinder combo. It’s still definitely worth a look so check it out today!