PeakPulse 6 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder Review

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What gives me the right to review this product? Well, I own this exact model of PeakPulse Rangefinder. I purchased the PeakPulse 6 Pro golf laser rangefinder back in July 2020. Before I start, It’s important to know I’m not being paid by PeakPulse to write this article. I regularly get asked about my rangefinder when I’m using it on the course, and therefore thought it would be a good idea to share my opinion.

When I put this rangefinder in my golf bag in 2020, admittedly I didn’t know a great deal about them. I was fresh back in to golf again after a long absence. When I had last played regularly 15 years previously, rangefinders certainly weren’t common with club golfers. However, since my comeback I’d seen other golfers using them and really liked the concept so wanted to invest.

Looking on Amazon, I found prices ranging from around £70 ($95) to upwards of £500 ($675). I had a good search around, read a few reviews, and quickly settled on the PeakPulse rangefinder, which at the time was priced at £85.99 ($116). At the time, I couldn’t justify spending more on a premium branded product. This one seemed to have all the features (mainly target lock and Slope Compensation) I thought I wanted from a rangefinder. There are two similar versions of this Rangefinder: The PeakPulse 6Pro Rangefinder and the PeakPulse 6S Rangefinder. From what I can see, the only difference is that the 6S doesn’t have the Slope Compensation feature.

It would be easy to look at the PeakPulse rangefinder’s price and skip past it because it looks too good to be true. DON’T BE FOOLED! For once, the old “buy cheap buy twice” adage is not the case with this product.

How do you use the PeakPulse 6 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder?

You can use this straight out of the box, so no setup is required. The rangefinder is really simple to use: simply look through the sight, aim at your target (twist the black focus wheel if you need to sharpen the image), and then hit button A. Hey presto, you’ll feel the jolt technology vibrate to confirm that you’re locked on, and distance measurement will be displayed on the sight like in the diagram below.

How To Use Rangefinder

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How big is the PeakPulse Rangefinder?

It measures 12cm in length, 7.5cm in height, and is 3.8cm wide at the widest point. It’s the perfect size for holding in one hand, and it’s easy to reach all the buttons you need.

PeakPulse Rangefinder dimensions

How heavy is the PeakPulse Rangefinder?

Out of the case, it weighs 168g without the battery and 180g including it. The case weighs 43g including the carabiner (see my note about the case further on in this article).

What is the quality of the PeakPulse Rangefinder?

The rangefinder feels reassuringly strong. Over the last 18 months, I have dropped it a couple of times, but it still works perfectly. There isn’t a scratch on the outer casing, and cosmetically it looks as good as the day I purchased it.

How far can the PeakPulse Rangefinder measure?

The manufacturer says the range is from 6 to 656 yards. Definitely a lot further than I have ever hit a ball!

Can you adjust the focus with the PeakPulse 6Pro Rangefinder?

Yes, this feature is simple to adjust. To focus on the target, simply turn the black eye piece as shown below. Note: you don’t have to do this every time. I generally don’t touch this from one round to the next.

PeakPulse Rangefinder Fast Focus System

Does the PeakPulse Rangefinder give yardage to bunkers and other obstacles?

Yes, you can “zap” anything you like. I love this feature. I regularly zap bunkers and trees when choosing to layup.

Is the PeakPulse 6Pro Rangefinder Waterproof?

I haven’t read anything to say it is waterproof, but I have used it many times in the rain and it still works perfectly. Like your golf balls, I wouldn’t recommend submerging it in a pond!

How accurate is the PeakPulse Rangefinder?

According to the manufacturer, it is accurate to +/- 0.55yards. Again, it is a lot more accurate than my golf! The technology for rangefinders seems to come from weapon scopes. With the amount of money piled into the weapons industry, its fair to say scopes like this are going to be pretty accurate!

As I mentioned earlier, one of the nifty features of this rangefinder is the slope compensation technology. Essentially, if this feature is turned on, the rangefinder will give you two readings: the standard one and a measurement that is adjusted for slope. For example, as you can see in the diagram below, if you’re 160 yards away from the flag but the flag is on a raised green, it will give you a reading of 175 yards, since that is how far you would need to hit your golf ball to reach the target.

What is a Slope Compensation Feature?

However, while this feature is great for getting to know new courses, it is illegal for use in competitions, so you must ensure that you turn it off or you could be disqualified from your club competition. As you can see below, it’s really easy to switch on and off just by sliding the button left or right. If it is switched on, then you will see a little slope indicator on the top right hand side of the scope when you look through it.

How to turn the PeakPulse Rangefinder slope facility on and off

Battery Life

This takes one CR2 battery. I find it handy to buy a pack of 2 replacements each time so that I always have a spare in my bag with me. A CR2 battery is basically a smaller Lithium version of a D battery. The Peakpulse rangefinder also does a good job of energy saving. After 8 seconds of non-use, it will shut down to preserve your battery. I change the battery every 3-4 months or so when playing 18 holes twice per week.

Does the PeakPulse 6 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder come with a carry case?

Yes, this was supplied with the case below and also a handy carabiner to attach it to your golf bag.

Black PeakPulse Rangefinder Case with carabiner

The case has a magnetic closing, which was perfect for the first six months but then one half of the magnet managed to work loose in the lid of the case, so it became useless because it wouldn’t stay closed. I have since replaced it with a BOBLOV rangefinder case. You can read my review on the BOBLOV case here.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Budget price
  • Easy to use
  • Supplied with lanyard and carrycase
  • Auto switch off
  • Ready to go straight out of the box
  • 2 year warranty

Cons

  • Shorter range than some rangefinders on the market
  • Only one colour of indicators within the scope
  • Needs a relatively steady hand
  • Only available in one colour

Typically in life, you get what you pay for. Some of the more expensive rangefinders are better than the PeakPulse Rangefinder. They are slightly more accurate, offer a longer range, maybe harder wearing, and might just have an extra feature or two on them that I didn’t know I needed. However, the questions to ask are as follows: Do you want to spend extra money on a rangefinder?; Is your golf good enough to justify it?; Do you need the added features? For today’s price of £75 (100$), this product is a bargain. If it breaks tomorrow, I likely buy the same one again. Actually, that’s a lie; if it breaks tomorrow, then it’s still in the manufacturer’s two year guarantee, so I’d hopefully be able to get a replacement!

I hope you’ve found this peakpulse 6 pro golf laser rangefinder review useful to show you the pros and cons and help you to choose the right rangefinder for your necessities and budget.

Bye for now!

Rob

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