The Leupold GX-4i is the topmost model in the family of laser rangefinders from Leupold. The GX-4i features a rugged aluminum body shell, a red OLED display that makes distances easy to read against any simple or complex background.
It has two faceplates. The yellow faceplate turns on slope, temperature, altitude, and club selection. And chrome faceplate just disables these additional features.
With the yellow faceplate attached, the rangefinder provides slope-adjusted distances, will adjust distance based on the factores of temperature and altitude that is manually input by the player.
The Leupold GX-4i provides 6x magnification with a range of 500-800 yards, and only weighs 7.9 ounces. It’s a very powerful multi-functional golf-playing device but really very handy.
The Leupold features two buttons – The power/laser button is located on the top of the device control the device on/off and fires the laser. The other button on the left side of the device is used to modify settings. To modify settings, this mode button is initially held for one second, then is pressed repeatedly to cycle between different features. The power/laser button is then used to toggle between settings for a specific feature. The user can select either yard or meter as the standard unit of distance.
Altitude and temperature are two unique features of the GX-4i. These are two important facctors that can affect the scores. We do know that we should think about them, but we don’t know how to adjust. Is 10 degrees or 20 degrees colder worth a full club? How far above sea level do I have to be before I can start clubbing down? If you take the time to input these factores (Altitude and temperature) correctly, the GX-4i will do all that thinking for you.
This is is an advanced device and also cost more than the common rangefinders for golf, but the extremely high performance would offer you an extreme enjoyment in playing golf!