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#1 Woogie

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

After reading and researching between GPS and rangefinders, I think I am going to pull the trigger and buy a Bushnell V2.  This may be a seriously dumb question, but is there a difference between the one that comes in white as opposed to the one in gunmetal gray?

Obviously, I understand that one is white and one is gray, but I noticed on a couple of websites the white one is more expensive and friend tried to tell me their is a difference (although he couldn't explain the difference) :nea: .  I just want to clarify before I buy, but as far as color it makes no difference to me.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

Before you buy the Bushnell, I would recommend searching the forum (and the web) for: E31 error.  My V2 is now a paperweight.  And it has happened to more than just a few people here.

Perhaps consider a Nikon (Callaway) or Leupold.

Just a suggestion.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Hi, I have had the v2 for 4 weeks now, no issues at all. It does what it is supposed to do; it is accurate and easy to use. No concerns and out of 12 of us in our golf group 5 of us now have the bushnell v2 and no one has had any issues.
To answer your question; The difference is purely cosmetic
To address the above response;Every product will have units that cause issues through faults. Don't think you are buying a substandard product, not a relevant response IMO

Edited by Harry Vivian Jones, 14 November 2012 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

The white one is a tour issue. ;)

I kid I kid...

I have the gun metal grey and love it! No issues at all.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

I appreciate the comments.  I think I am going with "Gunmetal Gray" V2.  From what I have read it seems most love the V2.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

I've been using mine for 6 months and it works the same the day I bought it. I have dropped it on the concrete cart path a few times also.
It does drain batteries faster then my dads Callaway Diablo.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

I actually just bought one.  Had the pro shop order me ''which ever color was cheaper".  Said only white was available.  I assume that's direct from Bushnell.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

I've had mine for over 3 years and other occasionally needing a new battery it has worked flawlessly.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

I bought one 2 years ago. I bought a SkyCaddie and now the rangefinder never gets used.

I highly recommend a GPS over a rangefinger.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

View PostHarry Vivian Jones, on 14 November 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

Hi, I have had the v2 for 4 weeks now, no issues at all. It does what it is supposed to do; it is accurate and easy to use. No concerns and out of 12 of us in our golf group 5 of us now have the bushnell v2 and no one has had any issues.
To answer your question; The difference is purely cosmetic
To address the above response;Every product will have units that cause issues through faults. Don't think you are buying a substandard product, not a relevant response IMO

A whole 4 weeks huh?  I had mine for just over 2 years before it refused to work due to an obvious firmware problem that Bushnell refuses to fix. ( I won't re-hash the whole here.  Do the search I suggested in my initial post - here and via Goggle). Iit's not just a few units and it's not "issues" - it renders the unit inoperable. As for not being substandard, I define any product that fails while using it exactly the way it was intended to work to be substandard. (Who here would tolerate it if their iPhone or Android phone suddenly decided to brick simply because the battery got low?)

Finally, I think it's relevant any time someone tries relay critical failure information prior to a product purchase.  I would certainly hope someone would do the same for me.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

Nice response Harry. I would expect the same for sure.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

View Postchillr710, on 15 November 2012 - 07:59 PM, said:

Nice response Harry. I would expect the same for sure.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

They call the white a limited edition which exactly is what it is! A limited edition color! Same V2 and its Bushnell. I am about to buy my self the patriot pack and if something goes wrong with it , I will inquire with the company hoping there is a warranty of some such!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

I use the Bushnell V2 & golfshot for iPhone, mostly the Bushnell, I've had it a few years with no problem apart from the battery running out, so bring a spare because you don't get a warning.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

View PostWoogie, on 14 November 2012 - 07:03 PM, said:

I appreciate the comments.  I think I am going with "Gunmetal Gray" V2.  From what I have read it seems most love the V2.

I've had my V2 for two seasons now and it works fine. I had to look under the rubber GPS cover that came with my Patriot Pack edition to confirm the color (grayish/silver?). It works fine - easy to get a reading, accurate and reliable. Mine is still on the original battery, but I don't take a reading on every single approach shot like some do. This laser replaced an unreliable SkyCaddie I previously owned.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

I've been using my Bushnell V2 for a year now (got it last Christmas) and it's been great. My only gripe is that it does eat batteries fairly quickly (about a month or two of 3x a week use) and they're not cheap... 2-CR2's run about $14... And, it doesn't give you a low batt. warning - it just stops working (usually out on the course...).

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

View Postdporto, on 27 December 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:

I've been using my Bushnell V2 for a year now (got it last Christmas) and it's been great. My only gripe is that it does eat batteries fairly quickly (about a month or two of 3x a week use) and they're not cheap... 2-CR2's run about $14... And, it doesn't give you a low batt. warning - it just stops working (usually out on the course...).

I purchase my CR2s from Amazon: 6 CR2s for $13

http://www.amazon.co...-1&keywords=cr2

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

View Postkevch25, on 27 December 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:

View Postdporto, on 27 December 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:

I've been using my Bushnell V2 for a year now (got it last Christmas) and it's been great. My only gripe is that it does eat batteries fairly quickly (about a month or two of 3x a week use) and they're not cheap... 2-CR2's run about $14... And, it doesn't give you a low batt. warning - it just stops working (usually out on the course...).

I purchase my CR2s from Amazon: 6 CR2s for $13

http://www.amazon.co...-1&keywords=cr2

Saves a little more $$ when you know you'll use 'em!

Wow! That's a good deal...includes shipping? (I doubt it but it's worth asking...)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

V2

2 years with no issues and I just changed the first battery 3 weeks ago.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Use http://www.batteryju...racell-cr2.html for CR2 batteries.  They are quick ship, and cheap.  $1.95 for one CR2 Duracell.


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