The Laser Link XL 1000 is the company’s first model that doesn’t exactly follow its predecessors’ footsteps, being different (in a good way, of course) from previous devices through its fresh design and enhanced capabilities.
The XL 1000 is a laser rangefinder that measures 4 x 3 x 1.5 inches and weighs 7.5 ounces with its 3V battery tucked inside, thus being a compact, lightweight and easy to manage gadget. Unlike other products by Laser Link, the XL 1000 doesn’t have a “pistol” shape and is their first release which is used by simply holding it vertically to your eye for using a magnified viewfinder. Also new in its bundle of features are the 6x magnification and the capacity of scanning a multitude of objects for offering accurate distance readings.
The XL 1000 is able to determine the distance to the flag through the AccuFLAG distance measuring technology which provides correct information by determining the closest target, not the trees or anything else beyond the green. The device has a range of 5-1000 yards and up to 300 yards to the flag, and an accuracy of +/- 1 yard. Also worth mentioning here is that you can change the metering system and set your rangefinder to calculate distances in meters or yards alike.
In terms of build quality, the XL 1000 seems to be a pretty tough fella and is also fearless when it comes to water. My guess is that you won’t be playing golf in the rain too soon, but the device’s IPX4 certification for being waterproof will surely come in handy if you ever plan on doing so.
The XL 1000 is available for about $350, which might seem pricey at first, but, if you’re a passionate golf player that desires something capable and reliable, I assure you that its price is more than acceptable.