This is a weird one. We don’t get a lot of product review requests in our website. After all, we only talk about cyclin, skin care and sports in general. At least, that’s what we have been doing till now if you look back.
However, we are not one of those rude websites who will ignore your requests. Also, a good news is that the website owner himself is a pro golfer too. Combining everything, I present to you a complete tectectec vpro500 golf rangefinder review.
Unlike some other reviews where they try to redirect you to places like Amazon so that you end up buying the product and helping them make money, we will be a bit different here.
We will focus on the negatives first and then, if we have time and if we think it is important, we will go ahead and talk about the positives too.
Does that sound fair? If yes, read along as we are going to start our mammoth rangefinder review with TecTecTec VPRO500.
As promised, I will start with the negatives. So why you shouldn’t go for a Tectectec VPRO500?
The first concern that will hit you is the inconsistency with yardage. For a product that costs this much and for a brand that is this well-known, it is unacceptable how inaccurate the yardage measurement can be at times. If you are one of those golfers who hate inconsistent result, you will probably not like this rangefinder. After all, all we want from a golf rangefinder is consistency as this is the only true job of one. If it can’t even offer that, I don’t know why would someone prefer buying this unit.
The second thing is that you need to have rock solid hand to keep it steady. The damn thing moves a lot when you point it and if you are not careful, you will never get a good measure. Fortunately, as far as we know, most golfers actually have solid hands so this is probably not that big of a concern for most. However, we have also seen golfers use their cart to keep this rangefinder steady. Think about this. You will have to have your cart with you all around the golf course to make it work. Sounds like something is not right, right?
The third concern that you might have to face is the fog around it. The unit will fog and there’s no internal system to get rid of fogs. You have to do it the old way which is using a napkin or a handkerchief to remove the fog from the frontal area. Where that is not a big trouble as golfers will almost always have extra soft towel with them, it is a pain.
Why would you want to manually remove fog from something in 2018 when even phones have better technologies?
Now, I don’t want you to feel like this is a terrible rangefinder to buy. There are actually plenty of good stuff with this and the popularity also suggests the same.
For example, the weight is light and the warranty period is pretty decent too (2 years).
It is actually a mix of both good and bad. If it was me, i would probably go with this one even after all those negatives because of the solid price and the brand value.
What would you do?