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Is slope function a gimmick for some rangefinders?


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#31 cxx

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:39 PM

Hard to imagine a couple extra numbers in the view being annoying unless you were bird watching waiting on the group ahead.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:12 AM

It's definitely not a gimmick. It gives you the actual yardage as well as a measurement for the adjusted yardage based on the slope. It's still up to the player to figure out which club to hit.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:50 AM

The math they use is actually just basic triangle math. It measures the hypotenuse with the laser, assumes the flag is a 90 degree angle to that and gives you the other long leg of the triangle as the slope measurement to help you understand what it could "play as". Is it perfect? Nope and the challenge the OP stated is not something they cannot compensate for.

The laser doesn't know whether you are going to play a high shot or a low shot, it is just giving you a distance estimate. It is up to you to interpret that information and engineer the shot you need to make for your swing and the conditions.

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