Bushnell Pro XE Laser Rangefinder Revealed

This new laser takes into account temperature and air density for even more accurate distances


Bushnell Pro XE Laser Rangefinder Revealed - New technology takes into account temperature and air density for even more accurate distances

Bushnell Pro XE Laser Rangefinder Revealed

Bushnell Golf, the leader on tour when it comes to laser rangefinder usage, has created a new device that takes accuracy of adjusted distances to new heights.

The new Pro XE introduces 'Slope with Elements', which factors in temperature and altitude as well as slope to give golfers the most precise compensated distances ever.

This level of detail has been put in the spotlight recently with videos emerging of Bryson DeChambeau's lengthy pre-shot routine.


The Pro XE laser also benefits from a update  “Slope” Algorithm, which takes into account the most updated ball flight measurements, giving a much sharper angle of descent over the previous algorithm. Bushnell provides the only compensated “Play As” distance that takes actual ball flight into account, said to be more accurate than simple geometry.

This feature can be disabled via the large button on the side to make the Pro XE legal for competition use.

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Bushnell's Jolt feature, which offers up a vibrating burst when the flag has been detected from the background, now features a red ring that flashes as Jolt vibrates to give the golfer even greater feedback and confidence to know you have locked onto the flag.


Also new to the Pro XE is the introduction of Bite technology - a magnetic mount that allows the laser rangefinder to be secured to a cart or trolley without the need for an additional accessory.

The Pro XE laser rangefinder has a 500+ yard range, 7x magnification and an enhanced ultra-bright backlight display. It is fully waterproof and comes with a new premium carry case complete with a clip for your golf bag and belt loop attachment.

It has an RRP of £449.99 and is on sale now.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

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Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x