Bushnell Tour X Rangefinder Review

While Bushnell is one of the top rangefinder companies, what makes the Tour X different from the rest of their product is the fact that it users can easily switch from slope mode to standard mode. This feature which is called Exchange Technology lets golfers have the option of either enabling or disenabling the elevation measurement that has been universally approved by golf ruling bodies.

This is good news if you are a golf player as you now have one rangefinder that can measure using both standard modes which are the legal use of golf competitions and slope-adjusted mode. Before now, this used to be impossible and professional players who wanted a rangefinder that took slopes into consideration when measuring distances had to have two rangefinders.

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The Tour X also features dual display. Users can easily switch between Vivid Display which is meant for dim conditions and the black display. Before we discuss the impressive features that the Bushnell Tour X rangefinder comes with which enables it to be on our list of Best Golf Rangefinder 2016 reviews, lets us discuss who the device has been manufactured for.

Who Is It For?

It is ideal for anyone that is interested in playing golf, whether for relaxing or professional purposes because of the Exchange Technology feature the Tour X comes with. This feature lets users easily switch from slope mode to the USGA approved standard mode.Also, the ease at which it is used; its compact and ergonomic features make it ideal for anyone who is interested in playing golf as a recreational activity or as a sport, irrespective of age or agility


Dual Display Technology

As earlier mentioned, the Tour X has dual display. While the previous Bushnell Rangefinders have had dual display technology, what makes the Tour X very impressive is that the manufacturers have made it very easy for users to switch between the two displays easily and very conveniently. There is a quick switch on the device that enables users to use either the red vivid display or the crispy black display, depending on the lighting situation. Users would find this feature very useful.

Exchange Technology

Another feature that sets the Tour X apart is the exchange technology feature. Users have the ability to be able to put the device on slope mode or standard mode, depending on the situation or which mode is more useful. While standard mode calculates distances based on the legal requirements of general golfing rules which make it the ideal during formal environments like competitions, slope mode calculates distances with respect to terrain features so that the device puts into consideration things like hitting uphill or downhill.By changing the faceplates, from the red cap to the black or the other way round, users can easily switch from mode to the other. The Tour X is one of the few rangefinders in the market today that features both standard and slope distance calculators.

Precise Measuring

With JOLT technology, the Tour X is ideal for getting precise measurements. What is more, is that it is very easy to use. Once you hit your target, the device vibrates letting you know that you have the distance correctly. This feature of the Tour X makes it very indispensable for golfers who take it both as a professional and recreational activity.


The Bushnell’s Tour X is quite gaining popularity because of the ease at which golfers can use it. It does not matter the level of golfing experience you have gained; whether you are professional or an amateur, the Tour X is quite easy to hold. And this feature stems out from the fact that the device is ergonomic and compact. With a diameter of 21mm, Dimensions of 1.5" x 4" x 3" and Weight of 8oz, the device would easily fit into your palm without much effort.

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Pros & Cons

  • Pros
  • cons

• Compact and ergonomic this makes it easy to hold

• Accurate when measuring yardages

• Can be used under any lighting situation due to its dual display feature

• Both slope and standard mode can be activated• Quickly analyzes targets

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it come with a warranty?

A: It comes with a 2 year warranty

Q: Does it give actual yardage and slope yardage at the same time when using red faceplate?

A: Yes, if you hold it steadily.

Final Verdict

The Bushnell Tour X is a Rangefinder that would not only give you the essential requirement of a rangefinder, but it would also give you things that you did not even think about. From its accurate measurement to its exchange technology feature, you are sure that you have not made a mistake in purchasing it and I believe you will consider it as the best golf rangefinder you have ever used. 

Although it costs well above rangefinders of its range, the Tour X does an impressive job in making your golfing experience exquisite.

Review Overview

• Design: 5

• Features: 5

• Components: 3.5

• Price: 3

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