One may assume that the Bushnell Tour Z6 has all of the same features as the previous model known as the Tour V2. However, this is not true. The Tour V6 has better magnification, introduces Vivid Display technology, a waterproof exterior shell, and readings that are faster, extending to ranges of up to 125 yards. Keep in mind that all of these features are also available on the previous reviewed Bushnell product. Some of them can be found on earlier alternative products from the same company as well.
This particular Bushnell will calculate distance beginning at 5 yards and going to a maximum 1300 yards. It tops up to 900 yards to trees. For flags, the maximum is about 450 yards with a slight margin that could potentially allow it to sight several yards further.
The field of view is wider than many of it’s competitors, a feature that is not marketed as heavily as the other signature features. If you have used rangefinders of top shelf quality before, you may notice that the Tour Z6 cannot automatically scan, which enables users to press the power button to scan across different points for receiving distances to anything that is in range. With the Pin Seeker option, you can only get short readings that are brief. This will force you to pan in on targets that are closer than the primary objects that you wish to gauge.
Visually, the Tour Z6 is very appealing.
It must be used at a vertical angle, similar to what is found on a camcorder. The exterior is enveloped in a heavy duty black rubbing casing that makes it easier for you to grip. The aluminum trim expands from the front of the viewfinder to the back. It weighs about 0.50 pounds but increases to 0.72 pounds when it is carried with the pouch. A swivel allows it to be clipped to your golf bag and features a magnetized latch and a zipper, both providing fast access and placement when you are finished using the rangefinder.
The Tour V6 has a great display that is unobstructed and simple the read. It is tinted slightly, giving it the ability to fight off glare from the sun. Although the magnification is the same as most pathfinders that are on the market, the viewing field is among the widest that is available.
To turn it on, simply press down on the power button, then push it once more to begin your readings on the object you wish the gauge your distance between. Unfortunately, pressing down on the button will require considerably more effort on your part, a slight annoyance that could frustrate you if trying it out for the first time.
Distances are displayed under the aiming crosshairs, with the latter being visible around the aiming circle when it is in use. The battery indicator is shown on the left side of the display. On the right side is the flag icon which is used as an indication for the Pin Seeker feature. When it is pinpointed on the object you want to measure, a small circle with a border around the flag will show. The Pin Seeker remains on during the entirety of the rangefinder’s use. No automatic scanning is available on the Tour Z6, unlike older editions of the product. As mentioned earlier, this allows you to press the power button to receive quick readings with little hassle.
When the Z6 is fastened to a particular target, you cannot pan to an area that is in longer range than the other target. It is a small nuisance whenever you may want to find out the distances that would be needed in order for you to get bunkers for a tee or find out their faces and distances.
Furthermore, it could be an irritant when attempting to ascertain flag ranges when you want to attack green areas. When this situation arises, you will have to find a point and pause until the distance is shown, and then get another reading. A single press of the power button will not suffice for this device.
The eyepiece on the Z6 is adjustable and a breeze to turn. Just be careful not to turn it too much as it could end up twisting. Only two buttons reside on the Z6. The red one is for turning on the product and switching on the laser. On the left side is the mode button. It will allow you to navigate the setup menu and change calibrations such as brightness levels and the units in which you would like the distances to be measured in (meters or yards). You cannot change the style of the cross hairs.
The Tour Z6 has Vivid Display technology, giving good readings on the display in a red color font. It is particularly useful when playing in overcast or other dark environments. It has four settings of brightness but you will probably need only the two highest levels.
Although there is only one Pin Seeker mode, it will lock on to anything you place in its crosshairs. You can activate the laser every four to eight seconds and readings will stay displayed for an additional eight seconds after the power button is set. It has a single CR2 battery with 3 volts that are placed through a cap located in the lower areas of the rangefinder. It will probably need a replacement after six months of use.
For distances that are lower than 125 yards (114.3 meters), the Z6 will give readings for ranges as low as 0.1 yards (0.09 meters). However, there is a high chance that you will be able to tell the difference on the way that it is read. It will sporadically display down to 0.1 yards and on most occasions will not.
This is with or without Pin Seeker being activated. If you like to play when the weather conditions are unpredictable, this product is the perfect golfing accessory for you. It is waterproof, having a protective outer layer around the lens to prevent water from touching and fogging up it’s interior pieces.
As with all Bushnell products, the Tour Z6, a Laser Range Finder with Pinsensor technology, is sure to provide you a more enjoyable golfing experience and is more conveniently priced than some of the other high quality rangefinders. There are mostly positives in it’s design, especially the wide field of range that is available, one key component that really sets this tool apart from other competing scope brands.
If you enjoy the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that Bushnell provides, you will appreciate and love the fast Pin Seeker modes and crystal clear visuals that Tour Z6 has featured on this addition. It is one of the best golf range finders to use in casual, practice, or professional competitions.
- Red aiming circle and words make it easy to see in dark areas
- Very wide viewing area
- Has 2 year warranty
- The power button must be pressed hard in order for it to give readings
- Does not display good distances when attempting to pan across some targets
- Accuracy – 1/2 yards
- Range – 5 to 125 yards (Up to 450 yards to a flag)
- Magnification – Up to 6 times zoom
- Battery – 3 Volt CR2
- Warranty – 2 years
- Waterproof – Yes
- 1 Bushnell Tour Z6 Golf Laser Rangefinder
- Carrying case
- 3 Volt CR2 battery
- User manual
- Warranty Information Card
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